4th Dan Black Belt - Taekwondo
3rd Dan Black Belt - Kempo Jujitsu
Deputy Black Belt - Hapkido
Certified Instructor - Koryo Gumdo
Level 4 Army Combatives Instructor
USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor
Master Chris is a Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt and full time Instructor at Tiger Martial Arts. Chris has been training in Martial Arts for most of his life and he has trained in multiple disciplines. Master Chris began training at Tiger Martial Arts in 2011 and began teaching in 2013. As an experienced Instructor, Master Chris teaches classes of all ages. (adults, children, teens, and tiny tigers)
Master Chris is a Combat Veteran and former Infantry Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, Chris was awarded several accommodations for his service, most notably: Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, and Bronze Star. Chris successfully completed the US Army Air Assault School & Sapper Leadership Course. As a level 4 Army Combatives Instructor, it was his job to train soldiers and rank them in the Army's Martial Arts Program (M.A.C.P)
Master Chris is an active competitor and coach in Olympic Sparring, forms, and weapons. He has won many competitions at State and National levels. In 2013, Chris won his is first International Kickboxing Championship. Master Chris is an Indiana State Hanmadang Silver Medalist and 2-time Grand Champion in the jumping high kick with a record height of 8ft 1in. (2018 & 2019)
World Taekwondo Headquarters (WT – Kukkiwon)
Small Circle Jujitsu International
Koryo Gumdo International (Certified Instructor)
Member of AAU, USAT & USNTF
Member of USPSA & USCCA
CPR/First Aid Certified
Master Chris runs both our Samurang Sword (Koryo Gumdo) & Jedi Training Academy classes. Chris is a Certified Koryo Gumdo Instructor through Koryo Gumdo International and Moo Do Won International.
For more information, click the links below
Samurang Sword (click here)
Jedi Training Academy (click here)
Master Chris provides technical support to our students, parents and staff. He is responsible for maintaining a safe and easy to navigate virtual training experience. Chris has a professional background in Network Security and Information Technology. If you have any technical issues with either of our Online Training platforms (ZOOM & Facebook), please contact Master Chris and he will get you squared away.
Chris is the owner of Midwest Concealed Carry Academy and he is a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer specializing in Concealed Carry Safety and Home Defense Fundamentals.
MCCA has partnered with Tiger Martial Arts to bring you a firearms safety and defense program unlike any other!
For more info and available classes, click the link below.