Soke Dai Chris Foster
Soke has been a martial artist for 21 years. Over the last 16 years, he has been teaching as the Chief Instructor for Ichiban Karate School. He also teaches Stage Combat in the Theatre Department at NKU.
As an admitted "Star Wars" enthusiast, he has collected over 150 memorabilia including more that 25 lightsabers. Our Demo Team gets this honor of using these fun tools to entertain the public during performances. He credits his son, Joshua, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for kindling his love of martial arts.
7th Dan Nintai Do Shorin Ryu Karate
4th Dan Okinawan Kobudo
5th Dan Ji Kai laido
2nd in Command of Nintai Do Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate System
Ji Kai Samurai
Member of US Martial Artists Hall of Fame
BFA Theatre Performance, Northern Kentucky University
MA English Literature, Northwestern State University