Ms. Sheets has more than twenty-five years experience training and teaching in the martial arts and has been an instructor at WKA since 1998. She is a proud member of the LBGTQ+ community. 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.
They have trained in Uechi-ryu karate for more than 25 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
Mr. Cox holds a 7th degree black belt in the traditional Okinawan style of Uechi Ryu Karate-do. His training began in 1984 and continues today. He has also trained Kung Fu, Qi Gong, and MMA as well as Arnis.