Nicole started Goju-Kai Karate under Sensai Steve Duffy at 10years old. She entered many competitions as a teenager, performing in team Katas, individual Katas and ipon fighting.

Nicole attended the Goju-Kai championships in 1997 in Rotterdam, Holland where she won third place individual Kata and Team Kata.

Achieved junior black belt in 1997 then 1st Dan in 2007.

Nicole changed styles to Shidokan in 2009. After falling in love with the club under Shihan JJ Burnel and all his students, she went on to achieve 1st Dan in May 2018 in Nice, France.