Mary has always wanted to learn martial arts, both for self-defense and because the sport is an exciting new challenge. Since starting training in 2019, she has grown to love everything about jiu jitsu and hopes the same for her children (her two oldest are both grey belts!). Mary looks forward to being a life long participant in jiu jitsu. As one of Colossal's two female Smart Defense instructors, the self-defense aspect of jiu jitsu is definitely very important to Mary. She enjoys being able to teach students how to be aware of their surroundings and how to defend themselves. She is especially focused on teaching women and children to have skills and options for any hard situation life presents.
Outside of jiu jitsu, Mary is proud to have been born and raised in New England. She loves to spend time with her family, hunt, fish, train jiu jitsu, ski, snowboard, swim, garden, and exercise.