This martial artist could be Winnipeg’s next Filipino woman in politics. (Facebook)

First update:  October 13, 2018, 3:53 PM.

Second Update: Oct. 13, 2018, 8:00 PM

Winnipeg

Will martial arts expert Kelly Legaspi be Winnipeg’s next school trustee?

By Ted Alcuitas

In the game of politics, you need a thick skin in addition to brain smarts.

But martial arts? Maybe so.

Kelly Legaspi is determined to prove that physical prowess can combine with brain power to make a good politician.

Legaspi, a trained nurse who also holds a 4th degree black belt in the Filipino martial arts Sikaran , is running for school trustee in the Seven Oaks School Div., Ward 2.

The mother of four says she earned  her belt “through hardwork, diligence, & passion”. She is passionate in mentoring young children and teaches Sikaran at their own school – Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy. The school was founded in 2004.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: From left: Kelly, Lee Angela, Red Jr.,  Lynlyn, Red Sr.  Not in picture is eldest son,Lex. (Facebook)

 

She plans to  have an affordable child care in the division that can operate longer hours to help parents with shift work.

Legaspi believes that children’s safety is important and would  and like to see better street signage to remind motorists of the 30km school zone.

She believes in the “strength and  beauty of a community through multicultural diversity.”

A native of Meycauayan, Bulacan, she finished her nursing degree at the University of the Philippines and St. Mary’s College of Meycauayan.

Legaspi is an Event Promoter at 71 Lab Rats Events and Productions.