Yodan (4th degree black belt)
Walt trains directly under Mr. Ohshima. He began training in SKA in 1973, at the Long Beach Dojo in Southern California. He earned his black belt in 1979, and began instructing at the Sacramento SKA dojo that same year. Black Belts from other systems often seek him out for instruction, recognizing his skills, experience and ability as an instructor. He promoted to the rank of Yodan in 2002.