Ana was a very active and impatient child. In 2008 her godparents introduced her to Sensei Mano Santana. They took Ana to his karate class and her life was instantly changed. Since then Ana has not stopped practicing karate. Ana was an athlete of the Brazilian team from 2012 - 2018, winning important titles for her country on a domestic level all the way to the international Olympic Circuit. She is heralded as one of the most talented Brazilian karate athletes. Ana is good friends and training partners with Luiz Rocha, another Karate Combat athlete; and many who know them both point out their positive similarities in life, training and competing.