RAYNA VALLANDINGHAM

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      Rayna Vallandingham is the youngest black belt martial artists to attain 11 World Championships by age 9, she has now retired from competing at tournaments. In 2011, at age 8, Rayna won 4 World Titles in Little Rock, Ark (the Triple Crown in Traditional; Forms, Weapons, Sparing and Creative Weapons) making her the youngest black belt ever to win a Championship (competing against girls twice her size and a number of years older). The next year (2012) she won 6 more world championships (Triple Crown in Traditional, Creative Weapons, XMA Forms, and XMA Weapons), and in 2013 she won the XMA Forms World Championship.
    After winning her last World Championship at ATA's World in Little Rock, she flew to Los Angeles to make her debut in Phillip Rhee's film UNDERDOG KIDS as Leticia. The film was awarded the Dove Award (June, 12015) release date - July 7, 2015.  Rayna along with her co-stars in Underdog Kids (Aidian Considine and Andrew Franklin) are performing at Expos as well as giving seminars.
    Rayna trains everyday with Olympian Peter Lopez, when not acting, under the watchful eye of Three Time Olympic Coach Jean Lopez.  She studies acting with Oscar Nominee, Sally Kirkland and is home schooled (Louisa Karam is her private teacher).
    Rayna is part of a Demo Team/Act and appears as "Child Prodigies" (Channah Zeitung and Rayna Vallandingham) at County Fairs, Carnivals, schools and events promoting stop bullying. Rayna and Channah are now Ambassador's for Deux par Deux Clothes.
     Rayna and Channah were chosen in 2013 to be the poster kids for the WISHING FOR MOMMY Pink Belt campaign so kids with mothers that have breast cancer can treat their Mom to a wonderful day. They have traveled the US as well as Bali and Australia promoting the Pink Belt Revolution and ATA Leadership, appearing at Martial Arts schools as well as The Green School in Bali..
    Recently she was featured in ATA's Iridescent Jahng Bong with Mike Chat, Rayna Vallandingham and Channah Zeitung promotional video and an instructional video on the Advance Body Roll.
   Her journey in Martial Arts began with Sr. Master Ken Church (CHURCHS MARTIAL ARTS in Encinitas) where she won her Championships. She learned her performance skills with, World Champion Caitlin Dechelle and World Champion Trish Church. Her weapon (the Bo) was taught to her by World Champion Jackson Rudolph. Keeping up her black belt ATA skills she trains with Sr. Master Ken Church and Trish Church. Rayna is also a certified Martial Artist Instructor.
     Last year Rayna began her Olympic Journey under the eye of the US Three Time Olympic Coach Jean Lopez, with day to day training with Olympian Peter Lopez. Under their banner she won the Nevada State Championship this in February 2015.
    She lives in the Encinitas, CA area along with her parents (Joty, who was born in England but her parents are from India,  and Jeffery who is of Dutch decent - both parents are licensed Chiropractors in the State of California ) and her older brother Zane and her dogs Buster and Bo..

 
The youngest Black Belt to be a 11 time World Champion in Martial Arts
(Rayna is now 12 years old)
 
 
 
                         
 
2015
9/1/15     
 
8/22-23/15    The FitExpo Anaheim appearance and doing a special 2 day Seminar training (Martial Arts)
                        
 
8/9/15  ITV- Gold
                        

ITV-Gold Sneha - Skype - Rayna

 
7/28/15   Special Screening in Burbank of UNDERDOG KIDS - AMC 8 Burbank
 
7/19/15   appearing at DRAGON Fest with Phillip Rhee (Underdog Kids) - Holiday Inn Media Center, Burbank, CA
 
7/7/15   Underdog Kids release on Paid on Demand and DVD
 

7/6 - 8/15   Martial Arts Super Show - Las Vegas   with Phillip Rhee signing autographs for UNDERDOG KIDS
                    

 

                      
            
Want to learn a new TRICK? Check out what Rayna Vallandingham can do!
 

7/1/15    SAN DIEGO LIVING - CW

                                         

KARATE COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN -San Diego Living

 
6/30/15      FANLALA
 
6/29/15             
 
6/27/15    UT San Diego Union Tribune -

 
 
6/26/15    INDIA WEST ARTICLE on Underdog Kids

         
 

        

 

6/16/15 <AMC Bay Street 16 at 7:30pm> 1st SCREENING

 
 
SPECIAL SCREENINGS Rayna will attend:  6/16/15 <AMC Bay Street 16 at 7:30pm>, 6/18/15 <AMC La Jolla at 4:30pm>, 6/21/15 <Universal City at 2:00 pm>, 6/29/15 <AMC Ontario at 7:30pm>
                         
                                                                          
 
stills from the movie:

                 
                                               
    


Coming soon JULY 7, 2015
info on the film
6/9/15   - ENCINITAS ADVOCATE   
 
       TKD Times      
 
3/20/15   UNDERDOG KIDS will be released this July 7,2015
 
2/14/14   2 Nevada State Championships WTF
 

Underdog Kids Trailer 

 
1/6/15    Film Combat Syndicate
 
<pink-belt official photos>
 
12/31/14        VALLEY NEWS
 
10/25/14     WTF Win in Forms
 
10/13/14    Check out the new website for UNDERDOG KIDS
 
 
8/31/14      LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR - Pomona 5pm (with XMA Performance Team)
 
3/28/14   
 
3/15/14    
Join the Pink Belt Dojo Revolution on Facebook and watch Miss Rayna Vallandingham perform at the March 2014 launch.
 
3/11-19/14    Team XMA -Bali/Australia
 

3/18/14 Rayna teaches Advance Body Roll

 
3/15/14 Pink Belt Dojo - Australia
 
3/7/14    Off to Bali with Channah Zeitung
              
 
1/31/14       92130 Magazine     
 
1/23/14     Del Mar /Carmel Valley News/ Solana Beach/Rancho Santa Fee
                       click for Online
 
1/22/14    CW SAN DIEGO LIVING - SUMMER CAMP SEAWORLD
                 
 
1/17/14    ABC News - Grant at Beth Am Pre School - Wish Warriors
                 
          
 
1/15/14     92130 Magazine       
 
1/8/14      LA PREENT MAGAZINE      LA Parent page 50 Jan issue
 
1/3/14    Temecula Valley Times     Temecula Valley Times tells about Pink Belt Grant
 
12/3/13    Del Mar Times    Del Mar Times tells about Grant
 
 
11/26/13   CW XETV TV - 10 pm News - first Grant given to a Mother with Breast Cancer
 
10/25/13      Girl Power     Pride Martial Arts Champions
 
XMA cheers Rayna for ESPN TV Open
10/18/13    ESPN3 ATA Fall Nationals - Rayna will be competing in ATA Xtreme Forms
 
 
10/11/13    taking WISHING FOR MOMMY to LA - XMA Headquarters
 
 
 
10/9/13   CW- CH 6  PRIDE PINK BELT for Wishing for Mommy with PRIDE MARTIAL ARTS
 
9/25/13        India-West     India-West Talk about Rayna Vallandingham and her Movie Debut  
 
10/10/13    CITY ON FIRE         Phillip Rhee and Rayna Vallandingham on the set
 
9/13    Kung Cinema       Bl;og on UNDERDOGS
 
9/13    Far East Films    On the Set of Underdogs 
 
8/30/13    LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR performance with Channah Zeitung with Pride Martial Arts Demo Team - 6 pm performance
 
8/22/13     DEL MAR TIMES on Rayna's debut in Underdog Kids   
                  Rayna Vallandingham's debut in themotion picture UNDERDOGS
 
8/16/13      Pride Demo Champs on KUSI
 
 
UNDERDOGS - Philip Rhee and Rayna Vallandingham
7/15/13 - 8/10/13    shooting the feature Motion Picture UNDERDOG KIDS under the direction of Phillip Rhee until Aug 10th
 
4/11/13    90213 Magazine
 
1/18/13    San Diego Living CW
 
12/12   Jewish Journal    Story on Channah Zeitung but talk about Rayna Vallandingham with photo
 
8/12/12    U-T San Diego -
 
8/11/11     U-T San Diego
 
LINKS:
Wishing for Mommy Rayna Vallandingham:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhCAYp4ynIo&sns=em

XMA Weapon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKiqnO2Tmyk&sns=em

2013 Try ATA Invitational: Rayna Vallandingham Weapons:     www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgjO5TqY3E 
2013 Try ATA Invitational: Rayna Vallandingham Extreme Forms http://youtu.be/HNSWkGnajrc
Bo Staff 10/10/12     http://youtu.be/h5K3XG7Va_I
 
 
Personal Manager: Shephany Hurkos 818.652.7401 steffy@stephanyhurkos.com
   
 
   
 
 
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