Chris has been training Shotokan Karate (traditional Japanese karate) since 1985. She achieved her first level of black belt in 1992. Over the years she has trained and tested for subsequence ranks, achieving her 6 th Dan rank in 2014.
In 2002 she became owner and Chief Instructor of Peak Performance Shotokan Karate-Do dojo located in New Brighton, MN. Her school teaches all ages of students, specializing in youth programs. Chris is also honored to be teaching preschool programs at Creative Kids Academy in the Minneapolis area and youth/adult programs for the YMCA Emma B. Howe-Coon Rapids. Chris has also served on the Shotokan Karate International Federation-USA board of directors since 2005; an organization dedicated to growing Shotokan Karate schools throughout the US.
This organization is the USA branch of Shotokan Karate International Federation located in Japan and founded by Kanazawa Soke. Chris is a certified instructor, judge and referee through SKIF. And has competed on the international stage in Kata.