Marianne has been with us for over a decade. She started after her daughter joined Karate. She is currently our highest level black belt under Sensei.
"For fun, I love hiking, kayaking, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors. I also like the physical fitness aspect of (martial arts) training. What I love about PIMA is the non-judgemental camaraderie. We all support each other. I learn from white belts as often as black belts and from all age groups."
My name is Raina Lovelady, I am 37, often still feel, just 7 at heart. The proud wife to David for 18 years and mother of three amazing children.
I was born and raised in Oregon, recently moved to Long Beach in fall of 2021. member of PIMA for almost 3 years. Although we live in Long Beach, I still commute for work as needed. I own and operate Nice & Tidy Housekeeping which has served the Clatsop county Oregon coast for the past 15 years and I am excited as we have been expanding to the peninsula.
As our children have grown, now from ages 17-12 I have always done my best to be helpful and involved in all they strive to do. I have enjoyed learning and growing with them. From Sunday school teacher and youth leader at our home church for the past 17 years, to den leader, cub master and scout master for 9 years. I also taught a year of per-K at the Christian school while my children attend in 2015.
We found PIMA at the beginning of 2019, to build confidents of our youngest son who had encountered bullying in school. In time our whole family fell in love with our dojo, which in turn brought us to live "over the bridge." I love watching my children grow in confidence and skill, and just have a lot of fun at the same time. I have been a part of many organizations with my children, but one of my favorite parts of PIMA is doing with my husband David. We have both come to be in better shape mentally and physically. All in all, love sparring with my family members, most exspecialy my husband.