- Name: Sensei Josh Theis
- Role: CMK Instructor
- Rank: 3rd Dan
- Favorite Basic Kata: Heian Godan
- Favorite Int. Kata: Bassai Dai
- Favorite Adv. Kata: Unsu
Josh began his karate career in November of 1992. His diligent training and respect was quickly
recognized by Sensei Kiel. Under Sensei Kiel's guidance, Josh became an outstanding
student and competitor. He has competed at the local, state and national levels. At
the ISKF national tournament in 1994, Josh received a bronze medal in team kata with
his brothers Richard and Steven.
In February 1996, Josh earned his shodan under Sensei Yaguchi. And in October of 1997,
Josh was a four time gold medalist at the Windy City 5 Traditional Karate Championship.
In February 2000, Josh earned his nidan under Sensei Kiel and in February 2010 he earned
his sandan under Sensei Kiel.
During his time in college at St. John's University, he organized and was the
lead instructor for the Shotokan Karate Club. In addition, he also traveled to
Austrailia where he competed and placed first in men's black belt kata at the Shoto Cup.
In September 2002, Josh traveled back to the Windy City 10 Traditional Karate
Championship where he took home the gold in team kata with his brother Richard
and Sensei Kiel.
Today he is an instructor at the Sartell dojo and looks forward to continuing
his karate training.