I Don’t Need 9-1-1. I Have Her.

2020 Smith, Lynn Rilean

What does it mean when you are the oldest sybling to a Ninja?

I took one of her kick boxing classes once.
I felt every time I ever crossed her in our life during that one class.
I heard her singing a song from the movie Grease.
You Better Shape Up.

All kidding aside~ It was probably the best exercise I’d had in 30 years.


I tease as I say Ninja, but honestly I don’t even attempt to challenge my sister today. Not only because we have out grown that part of us but I’m not stupid. I have no doubt that Chuck Norris would even tap out.

Knocking Knees~ A game we played as children.
Part of that big imagination we had as kids is my guess as to why we would think this was fun.
Also part of the reason why I take Tylenol on occasion for knee pain.

Jennie Nill Tate ~I am looking forward to our one on one interview. Prepare for this topic.

No one was injured in order to write this.
Although it looks like we had an OUCH moment.

If you have ever wondered if Martial Arts is something you would want to do or even could do. I encourage you to watch the videos I have attached and read this blog entry.

Could it really make that much of a difference?

I chose to share a few videos that touched my heart the most, and I answer the question with an absolute yes.

So what does it mean exactly when little sister is a Ninja?

It means you respect her more now then ever because she has self discipline, self control and in my experience arm wrestling her, she has strength that I can’t compete with.
A self defense tool? More like a self defense tool box. Extremely Valuable.
Full of knowledge and wisdom.
Armed with weaponry’s that begin in the mind.
The ultimate weapon, I must say.

Truly, it is more than just a method of self defense.

It is somewhat of a spiritual experience as well, from what I have witnessed.
Sure. You have the strength and muscle on the outside, but it is that inner strength and control that is the force to reckon with.
Beautiful in my eyes.

Do you know her? Can you relate?
The once shy girl that you would barely speak to, and she would cry?

Speak in public? Her? Ha. Never?

Until this journey, she took me traveling just so I could do the talking.
Now, today, in our 40’s, it is her I want to take traveling with me. Ever made a wrong turn and found yourself alone in a dark alley? Or a playground?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren’t real, but my Ninja Sister is, and what she teaches children today in her Dojo is available to arm your children with confidence because she knows first hand what it is to be without.

I say this with great confidence myself today as a writer, and I have no doubt our late father, Douglas Lee Nill, 2nd degree black belt in Karate~ Lotus style Self Defense, is no doubt, very proud, of his once very shy and quiet little girl.

Our father Douglas Nill ~ Testing up.
He is no doubt smiling down on Jennie.

See attached link to video below that shows the transformation that signing a child and/or adults up for Martial Arts can make all the difference in the world for self esteem and security in oneself.

https://www.facebook.com/BroadmoorKarate/ You can be a part of her fan club here.


I know, because this is my once very shy, timid, insecure little sister.

2020 Smith, Lynn Rilean

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