Christopher R. Braun Sensei
Braun Sensei began training in the martial arts in 1986 under the direction of Robert Brown Sensei at the Kenosha Youth Foundation. From that day on, Braun has dedicated his life to training and teaching the martial arts. Originally he was taught Shorei Kempo Karate, but has also added many other styles to his skills; including Shihequan (under Shifu Liu Chang I), Aikido and Kenjitsu (under Thomas Li Shihan), Escrima (under Danny Turner Sensei) and Pankration (under Master John Townsley). In 1996, Braun Sensei took over Brown Sensei's Karate classes as the head instructor, changing it to his own martial arts club which is now BKMA. Braun has traveled to Okinawa to seek more advance training in Karate where he studies under some of the world's living masters (Yagi Meitetsu Sensei and Tesuhiro Hokama Sensei) and brings back much of the training that he learns.
He is a proud member of the Yin Yang Do Karate Association (which he is a former member of the Board of Directors), the United States Karatedo Kia, the former Meibukan Houkonkai, Feeding Crane Kung Fu International (which he is the Wisconsin state rep), Shogun International Kenpo AiKi Bu Jitsu & Kubudo Federation and a US Army veteran (Infantry Airborne).
In 1999, he was introduced into the Pankration Hall of Fame for his skills as a youth martial arts instructor and competition fighter.
Braun Sensei continues to volunteer his time teaching martial arts at the BKMA hombu and other locations. His is an emergency medical technician and firefighter. Currently he is employed full time at a local emergency room.
Godan (5th degree black belt) Okinawa Karate
under Sensei Wendi Dragonfire and Sensei Gregg Brown
Sandan (3rd degree black belt) Shorei Kempo Karate
Nidan (2nd degree black belt) Aiki Bu Jitsu
under Sensei Gregg Brown
Shodan (1st degree black belt) Kobayashi Aikido/ Kenjitsu
under Shihan Thomas Li
Instructor Level in Shihequan under GM Liu Chang-I
"May we never lose the lessons we have learned"
Itoshiki oshieo idaki
- Braun Sensei