Li Mei Miller
Li Mei Miller is a mixed martial artist from Columbus, GA. She began her study of karate at age three and is now a lead instructor at East West Martial Arts located in Columbus, GA. Li Mei received her black belt at age twelve and immediately began instructing. She received her second-degree black belt at 15. Li Mei also studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Filipino Kali, frequently helping with instruction. She has been allowed to serve as the head coach of the Marital Arts Demonstration Team. She loves teaching her students how to defend themselves and life lessons on the way. Li Mei carries the discipline learned from martial arts into her academic life, carrying a 4.3 GPA, and serves as a member of the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National Social Studies Honor Society, and Student Council. She would like to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering in college.
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