Kris McKinney is a nationally certified practitioner of acupuncture and oriental medicine under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), earning his Masters of Science at Pacific College in Chicago. He completed his Bachelor degree in Movement Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is also a nationally certified and licensed Massage Therapist under the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Kris began martial training at 15 and has been studying for nearly 20 years. His past experience includes Ed Parker’s Kenpo, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, and Jujutsu.
Kris discovered James Morganelli online and has been training with him regularly – three times a week – for more than six years.
In 2013, he earned his Shidoshi (teacher’s) license on his first trip to Japan.