Dessi started with Bushido Hombu in 2015 after completing a 6-week ladies’ self-defence course run by Kevin Archibald Sensei. Even though her initial motivation was mainly the self-defence aspect of karate, what has fascinated her ever since is how karate can work as a way of approaching and understanding life, a mindset which leads us to develop ourselves as persons. She especially enjoys kata because it combines all sides of karate in discrete yet ever evolving self-contained forms.
Dessi has spent most of her professional life around books, having worked in libraries and owned her own bookshop. Currently, however, she is focusing on completing her MA in Continental Philosophy.
Outside of karate Dessi enjoys music, art, walking and hiking and being closer to nature and further away from the urban way of life.