Chris began his aikido training in 1990 and holds a godan (5th degree black belt). He is a mid-morning instructor and is interested in all aspects of aikido. In addition to aikido, he is a professor of Jazz Studies at Howard University. He is a master musician and plays trumpet with bands and performers in the DC Metro area, and has played at the Kennedy Center and other well known venues. His passion for music, aikido, the arts, and humanity is profound and we are honored to have him here with us at Shobukan.