MATA Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 – Dr. Judy Flury Martial Arts Teachers Association

Reflections on a remarkable career Dr. Judy Flury of Grand Prairie, Texas It quickly turns out that she is fearless and does not waste time.

Taekwon-do fascinated her from the first grade at the age of 12 and within five years opened her own school at the age of 17!

She also soon realized that she had a passion for working with children, perhaps because she was.

While running a full-time school as a teenager, she began college and then a graduate school, where she obtained a degree and doctorate in personality psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Her dissertation in 2004 focused on the development of a method for accurate measurements indicators of borderline personality disorder.

This personality scaling tool, “Sense of Self Scale”, has since been validated by a is used today by researchers and mental health professionals.

Dr. Flury is the author Educate a true winner: How to teach your child the qualities of success and is the author and co-author of many manuals, chapters, and articles in various peer-reviewed journals of the American Psychological Association.

In the 1990s, Dr. Flury named “Instructor of the Year” from the American-Korean Karate Association for three years, until the association decided to limit the number of times one instructor can win the prize.

It is currently on Certification of the Association of Martial Arts Teachers Board of advisors and a member of Game Changes International.

After running a successful martial arts school for 34 years, she seems to have nothing else to do, obtained a certificate of special pedagogy and obtained certification for teaching general preschool and 6th grade education.

He currently teaches general education and may have redefined the idea of ​​breakthroughs in education because her 3rd grade class breaks the boards when she gets high grades!

Dr. Flury is married and has one son and three chihuahuas. In addition to martial arts and psychology, she enjoys reading, shooting, spending time with her family, and practicing her Christian faith.

She was a member Martial Arts Teachers Association (MATA) since its founding in 1993 and is an Send a kickboxing school ™.

MATA proudly acknowledges Dr. Judy Flury, Ph.D. as a stellar model of courage, effort and execution.

David Berry

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