Our Instructors

Meet Our Instructors - Karate International of West Raleigh NC - 1chesterChester Rowe

Mr. Rowe is the chief instructor at Karate International of West Raleigh. He currently is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Sanshinkai Karate. Some of the other martial arts Mr. Rowe has trained in over the past 30+ years include Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Taekwondo, Shotokan, and American Shaolin Wu Shu. At 16 years old he earned his Eagle Scout. Mr. Rowe graduated with honors from NC State University in 1997 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Pulp and Paper Science & Technology with a minor in Economics. In 2010, Mr. Rowe received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He is especially proud of his wife and two children for earning their black belts.

“I have a passion for the martial arts as it provided me the foundation for success in my life. Now, I wish to share that passion with others. Transform your life by calling today!” 
-Chester Rowe, Chief Instructor


Meet Our Instructors - Karate International of West Raleigh NC - 1alexAlex Tsikos

Alex Tsikos is a college student attending NC State.  He has received his Associates Degree in Art from Wake Technical Community College in 2013.  While attending North Carolina State University, he is currently working on his bachelors in operations management for 2017.  At twelve years of age he received his first black belt in Kenpo Karate.  At age twenty-one he earned his first degree black belt in Sanshinkai Karate in 2013, and is an assistant instructor and student under the guidance of Mr. Rowe.