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Little Girl's Powerful Karate Moves on Ellen DeGeneres Show

This Little Girl's Martial Arts Routine Gives Fierce a Whole New Meaning

“Not every girl dreams of being a little princess.”

Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Most little girls hope to dance with tutus, but this little girl is doing it with her sword.

To say that we're impressed (and a little intimidated) by 10-year-old Jesse Jane McParland is a total understatement. This karate kid talked to Ellen DeGeneres about first getting into martial arts at the age of 3 when she decided to drop out of ballet and dance class. McParland's parents still wanted her to do a sport, and after she passed up basketball, she was determined to give karate a try.

At first, her parents were concerned that martial arts might be too dangerous. But when McParland's mom asked why she didn't enjoy dance classes, her definitive response was perfect: "I said, Mommy, not every girl dreams of being a little princess."

The strength that flows from McParland's body as she shows off her moves is just incredible. Just because she doesn't want to be a queen doesn't mean her ambitions are any less powerful!

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