Ben began training with Shotokan Karate of America in 1986 at the University of Chico. He was promoted by Ohshima Sensei and received his Shodan first degree black belt in 1993 and his Nidan second degree in 1994. Ben is currently a Sandan third degree black belt.
Josh began trainning in 1999 at the Tahoe Shotokan Karate of America Dojo. In 2010 he received his Shodan first degree black belt and currently helps leads the Chico Dojo.