Rank: 3rd Degree Black Belt
Martial Arts School: Nicklaus’ Martial Arts America
Instructors: Fred Nicklaus & William Cornell
Trained here since Summer 2002
“Hello! My name is Mclaine Schwertfeger and I’m an instructor here at Nicklaus’ Martial Arts America. I have been training since I was 6 years old, and recieved my 1st Degree black belt in October of 2008. Since then I have earned my 2nd and 3rd degree black belt and will hopefully receive my 4th in early 2018. Martial Arts has done much more for me than just physical health. While growing up at the karate studio I adopted a strong sense of self-confidence, perseverance, respect and a positive attitude.
When I’m not training at the studio you can find me reading through my extensive collection of books, hanging out with my family and enjoying the beautiful La Crosse area. I also travel quite a lot.
Martial Arts has taught me to hold myself to a higher standard no matter what the task, whether it be academics, friendships or work. I plan to continue my martial arts training for as long as I can.”