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Dec 4, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Surfer Chick Catches a Purple Wave

Judy “Striker” Gompf, aka Laguna Beach Surfer Chick, catches a Purple Wave propelling her up the ranks of the Karate Institute of America after passing her Purple belt test on 24 November 2017.

Judy is a professional real estate agent, mother of two, possesses multiple collegiate degrees with a résumé heralding nearly two decades of work as a paralegal.

A gifted surfer, Striker has applied her athletic skills of strength, balance, timing and concentration to her martial arts discipline. She has developed excellent hands, both offensive and defensive. Her kicks are extremely powerful—daunting weaponry to any would-be assailant.

The following photo juxtaposes her transition from Orange Belt to Purple Belt. Nice smile both before and after. Next stop, Blue belt.

Developing championship form is challenging, as any KIA forms competitor understands. Judging by the following photo, Striker certainly has what it takes to be a kata champion.

Born and raised in Laguna Beach, Striker is a perfect match for anyone looking to buy or sell property in the area. She knows South Coast communities thoroughly, and with her paralegal background she’s a perfect fit for interested buyer and sellers.