Associate Professor Chris Tanaka

Associate Professor Chris Tanaka

Associate Professor Chris Tanaka 5th Degree Black Belt Instructor

Senior Instructor

Chris Tanaka, a 5th Degree Black Belt Associate Professor, has been a martial arts enthusiast for most of his life.
He began training in martial arts in 1986 at the age of 5. In 1995 he began his journey in Kenpo and began training privately with Master John Sepulveda in 2000.
Because of his love for martial arts and love of teaching, he decided to take over Sher Khan Karate in 2002 at the age of 21.
Mr. Tanaka is always working towards improving upon his knowledge of Kenpo and has dedicated his life to helping others in their knowledge of self defense.
He is an active member of the Nor-Cal Kenpo Group, training and teaching as much as possible. He also trains as a knife student under Marty Zaninovich and is consistently working to increase his knowledge in that art as well.
Because of his love for the art, Mr. Tanaka will continue to train and teach as often as possible so he can give back to the martial arts community.