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Dannel Wilson sits on the advisory board and is a Social Worker who specializes in learning disabilities and bullying prevention. A green belt herself, she is behind bullying prevention self esteem building, and leadership programs in ZBK.


Theresa Landgraff is an avid martial arts practitioner in many styles of Kung Fu as well as learning the Zen Budo Karate system. She helps out as an assistant instructor. She sits on the advisory board and is behind many of our striking drills. 

Kris Ruiz is a Brown Belt with ZBK and an instructor and accounts manager for the company. Kris had been educating children in recreation for the last 10 years, and assists in teaching the developmentally disabled. Kris is an avid meditation specialist and often leads the meditation segments at our workouts. His ‘gentle giant’ manner and martial arts skill is a credit to ZBK.


Chris Bowers is the founder and Director of Zen Budo Karate. With a diverse background and a black belt in two different styles (Karate and Jujistu) and rank in several others (Judo, Tai Chi, and Tae Kwon Do), he is the director of Education for the ZBK. With over 25 years of Martial Arts and teaching experience in a variety of subjects and settings, he created the course curriculum and the vision of ZBK. Chris has taught martial arts to hundreds of different students over the years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with the world.


Zen Budo Karate

holistic Martial Arts for Kids And Adults