Master Christopher Perry
4th Degree Master (Sah Dan)
How long have you been training at VK?
I began training at Valentin Karate in 2019 but started my WTSDA training in 1991.
Martial Arts Accomplishments:
Chief Instructor/Manager at Valentin Karate – Tribury
Certified WTSDA Instructor
Certified International Center Judge
8x WTSDA Region 9 Championship Cup Winner
Graduate of Western New England College, Springfield, MA; Majoring in Sports Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2006
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
I work at Candlewood East Marina where I am a Sales Consultant, Marketing Manager, Finance Manager and Watersports Coach
In the late-spring, summer, and early-fall months I spend a lot of time on the water as a watersports coach for kids and adults interested in taking their wake surfing and wakeboarding skills to the next level.
How has VK helped you?
VK has helped me grow as an instructor and technician in the WTSDA. Through the leadership of Master Valentin and his team I have learned how to communicate important life lessons (e.g., growth mindset, integrity, and focus) into our classes to ensure we are teaching our students not only how to be better martial artists but also how to be better people as well. Thanks to the leadership classes, VK Blue & Black Belt Sessions, Sparring Clinics and other training opportunities offered by Valentin Karate I continue to hone and refine my own technique and leadership abilities.
FAMILY…more specifically, I enjoy being outdoors and staying active with my wife and daughter. You can typically find us wake surfing and wakeboarding behind a boat on Candlewood Lake, snowboarding at Sugarbush Mountain or skateboarding down our street.