Ms. Wieting holds a Rokudan, sixth degree black belt, in the traditional Okinawan martial art of Uechi-Ryu karate-do, which was awarded in 2008. She was awarded her Yondan, 4th degree black belt before a panel of master instructors in Okinawa, Japan, in 2004. Donna has studied a variety of martial arts for more than 30 years, including the arts of judo, jiu jitsu, and tae kwon do.
They have trained in Uechi-ryu karate for the last 20 years at the Washington Karate Academy, under the tutelage of Robert Kaiser, Kyoshi-Hachidan, and his teachers, Frank Gorman, 9th degree black belt, and Sensei Ken Nakamatsu, 9th degree black belt, of Okinawa
Ms. Sheets has more than twenty years experience training and teaching in the martial arts and has been an instructor at WKA since 1998. Her studies have included judo, arnis, adrenal stress training, qigong, and Uechi-Ryu. Ms. Sheets currently holds the rank of Rokudan, sixth degree black belt, in Uechi-Ryu.