3rd Dan Black Belt - Taekwondo
3rd Dan Black Belt - Kempo Jujitsu
Red Belt - Hapkido
Certified Instructor - Koryo Gumdo
Level 4 Army Combatives Instructor
USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor
Instructor Chris is a Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt and full time Instructor at Tiger Martial Arts. Chris teaches Taekwondo and Koryo Gumdo to adults & children of all ages. Instructor Chris began training in Martial Arts as a child. Since then, he has trained in several Martial Arts disciplines including: Taekwondo (ATA & WT), Capoeira, Kickboxing, Hapkido, Kempo Jujitsu, Modern Army Combatives, and various weapons. Chris began training at Tiger Martial Arts in 2011 and began teaching in 2013. Instructor Chris began training in Hapkido in 2012 and is currently a Red Belt.
Instructor 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.
Chris is an active competitor in Weapons(forms & sparring), Taekwondo Forms, Taekwondo Olympic Sparring, and Kickboxing. He has won many competitions at State and National levels. Chris is a 2-time Grand Champion in the jumping high kick with a height of 8ft 1in. (2018 & 2019)
World Taekwondo Headquarters (WT – Kukkiwon)
Midori Yama Budokai (Kempo Jujitsu)
Small Circle Jujitsu International
Koryo Gumdo International (Certified Instructor)
Moo Do Won International
Member of AAU, USAT & USNTF
Member of USPSA, USCCA, NRA
CPR/First Aid Certified
Instructor 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)
Instructor 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 Instructor 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.