Martial Arts

Chris Cander is a writer–and a fighter.

With Grandmaster Mark Giambi, Dec 2015


  • August 1987 – May 1988: Studied Chayon Ryu with Grandmaster Kim Soo at the University of Houston
  • October 2009: Began training with Grandmaster Mark Giambi at Young Brothers Taekwondo
  • Direct Lineage from 1st generation taekwondo instructors GM Park > GM Young Il Kong > GM Young Bo Kong > GM Giambi
  • June 2011: Promoted to 1st Dan
  • December 2012: Promoted to 2nd Dan
  • May 2013: Certified as ICSU Women’s Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • December 2015: Promoted to 3rd Dan