Jesse Jane McParland, who goes by JJ Golden Dragon, is a competitive martial arts practitioner from Co. Armagh. She is nine years old and she is absolutely amazing.
With 172 titles to her name, JJ became famous beyond the world of martial arts when she made it to the final round of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.
And last week, the following video of JJ wielding a samurai sword and a competition went viral:
If you want to learn more about JJ, check out this incredibly charming interview, filmed when she was on Britain’s Got Talent. JJ shares all her favorite things about martial arts, and talks about how she began training when she was three years old (she just didn’t like the other sports her parents let her try out).
*Originally published in November 2015.