Mercedes Povedano Martín *1983
From Málaga, Spain. Even before I could walk, I played with the waves... From 4 to 17 years old, I studied dance at the Royal Ballet Academy of London. At the age of 17, I started to look for new ways of moving: contemporary dance, improvisation, natural movement... I have been practicing Yoga Iyengar since 2005, when I finally approached the martial arts through self-defence.
2015 I came to the KungFu of the praying mantis KungFu School Berlin e.V. I train with Mascha Rohner and Ulrike Ertl, who train me in Hsiang Chia T'ong Long Pai. In addition I have participated in courses with Friedhelm Tippner and Li Schlüter.