Background: Duethorn has a husband, Mark, and two sons, Colin, 15, and Kyle, 13. She is a former English teacher who worked at Woodstock Academy and Hyde School of Woodstock. She has been involved in martial arts for 11 years. She was program director and lead instructor at the martial arts school before becoming co-owner.
Martial Arts Center: The school is designed to be an achievement center that teaches modern self-defense and life-skills, such as goal-setting, a commitment to attitude of constant personal improvement and the possession of an indomitable spirit. For information about the school, go to www.martialart-skills.com.
Quotable: “(Martial arts) has helped me so much with my health and confidence and learning about life and how people work. It took me by surprise. It’s not all about punching and kicking. It’s one of the most transformational experiences I can think of.”