Black belt - 4th degree
Lorena Ausa was born in Uruguay, South America in 1983. She Started her Martial Arts training in 2003 with her husband and Instructor Daniel Madriaga. This is also the year her first daughter Sofia Belen Madriaga was born.
Lorena Ausa moved with her family to the US in 2004. When she was only a green belt, she started teaching Tiny Tigers (kids 3-5 years old) in one of Chief Master Ozuna’s schools in Miami , FL.
While working in Miami FL , Mrs. Ausa won 1st place in sparring multiple times, which is her strength and favorite part in this sport. She teaches all ranks and ages but her speciality is teaching Tiny Tigers.
In 2007 Lorena Ausa returned to her country (Uruguay) with her husband,and opened a new school, which grew to 120 students in 4 months.
In 2009 her second daughter Brenda Melanie Madriaga was born, and she returned to US with her family.
In 2010 she became a 3rd Degree Black Belt.
She moved to South Carolina in 2011,and with her husband Daniel Madriaga, opened their first ATA school in the Five Forks area of Simpsonville area. Today they own 4 locations in the Upstate.
In 2013 Mrs Ausa became 4th degree black and competed in the Top Ten of the World Championship obtaining 4th place in sparring.
In 2015 Mrs Ausa competed in the Top Ten of the World Championship obtaining 3rd place in combat weapons.
In 2016 Mrs Ausa competed in the Top Ten of the World Championship obtaining 3rd place in combat weapons, 4th place in weapons forms and finally after a lot of work, perseverance and discipline she won 1st place in sparring obtaining the title WORLD CHAMP.
She has earned the titles of SC State Champ and District Champ multiple times. She is working on getting her 5th degree black belt and is determined to get her second crown (World championship)