Hi Everyone! My name is Krista Coash. I began training in the martial arts in 2000, when I was just 14 years old. I earned my first degree black belt in April of 2003. As a shy, soft spoken teen, I was hesitant to get out on the mats, and never imagined I'd fall in love with the martial arts the way I have. It has since developed into a passion that I plan to continue pursuing for the rest of my life.
These days, I am proud to be a lead instructor at Karate Ken's, helping to teach the Junior and Adult classes, and I am currently working towards my 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo. I enjoy teaching others something I've always been so passionate about and there is nothing as rewarding as watching our students grow from nervous beginners into confident, talented martial artists.
I am a self-taught natural light photographer. In October of 2016, I started my own on location photography business, Krista Coash Photography, which I'm hoping to eventually grow into a full time career! I am a mom of two great kids, Emma (8) and Parker (3). My daughter, Emma shares my love of the martial arts and is in the advanced junior class as a 3rd brown belt, and I plan to enroll Parker in the ninja program once he is old enough (one more year!). When I'm not at the dojo or taking photos, I enjoy listening to music, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to seeing you at Karate Ken's! :)