Kristie Schafer is a Sandan (2nd dan) and assistant instructor for the ASK. Senpai Kristie has been training in karate since 1998 and has competed at the provincial, national and international levels since 2000. She has competed at 14 Canadian National Championships and was the 2013 Canadian Heavyweight Kumite Champion. Kristie became a provincial coach in 2013 and is currently working to become a Certified Coach with the National Coaching Certification Program. Senpai Kristie is planning to open her own club in southwest Calgary in early 2016.