Renshi Chris Amato

Renshi Chris holds his fourth-degree black belt from the AIKA federation. He began his martial arts career at UMass Amherst in 1996 achieving the rank of 1kyu with ISKF Godan Sensei Sara Grimes. Chris was granted black belt under Shihan Wayne Mello in 2001. Sensei Chris has always had a penchant for seeking out instruction from as many Sensei as possible over the years and brings a wealth of knowledge in how to perform and apply Karate technique to forms (kata) and fighting (kumite).

Professionally, Sensei Chris graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with his BS in both Physiology and Chemistry. He then proceeded to attend Framingham State University and received his MBA. Currently employed at Alexion Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Director of Global Supply Chain bringing medicine to people with Rare Diseases.