We are happy to announce that Dr. Jeff Christian has joined the editorial board of The Shotokan Times. Dr. Christian will reinforce the website team and contribute as senior editor and regular author.
Dr. Christian Tribowski, managing director and chief editor, said about this decision: “I am more than happy that Jeff offered to support us. He brings an unusual mix of traits and enthusiasm to our website that we appreciate. On the one hand, he is an excellent karateka. On the other hand, he has an excellent academic record. That qualifies him perfectly for the position of the senior editor.”
Originally from Texas, USA, Dr. Christian started early with Kyokushin karate and moved later on to Shotokan. Today, he trains up to five times per week in Houston, Texas. In addition, he runs the Instagram channel @JEFFSHOTOKAN that has attracted more than 5,500 followers.
Educated as a philosopher and theologian he serves as a guest lecturer at universities and seminaries, and has taught through the years as an adjunct professor at Abilene Christian University where he supervises graduate students. He regularly conducts ministerial service.
Among his degrees and experience at academic institutions:
- 2007 Doctor of Ministry, Abilene Christian University, Aristotelian Philosophy and Ethics
- 2002 Ph.D. work at Texas A&M University, Rhetoric and Hermeneutics
- 1999 Institute of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1999 Master of Divinity, Abilene Christian University
- 1994 Bachelor of Arts, Abilene Christian University, Greek
Furthermore, Dr. Christian has written multiple publications in the field of theology and practical ministry.