My name is Sensei Keith Smith, and I began my journey with ActivStars in 1999. In 2014 I came under the instruction of Renshi Dave Elam, this placed me alongside many other great martial artists who also helped guide me. Through the ActivStars program, I received my 1st degree black belt in Shotokan Karate in April 2019. I became an instructor with ActivStars just a few months later. My main martial arts style is Shotokan Karate, I have also studied various other martial arts including Ninjustu. I also have a first degree black belt in Ninjutsu.
I have had the honor and privilege to meet and learn from Master Hollingworth, and train with many other amazing and talented instructors. Outside of martial arts, I work with students in the Missouri school system. I am a Paraprofessional in the Kansas City Public School district where I work with students who have special needs such as Autism.