Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy // Tim Gjertson, Owner
Tim Gjertson is a CIRI shareholder and the founder of Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy. Tim, better known to his students as Shidoshi TJ, has been practicing the martial arts for more than four decades. Tim mentors students at a training facility located at his home in South Anchorage. The training facility is unlike any other that you will find in Anchorage with multiple climbing apparatuses, a zip line, and hundreds of striking pads. Tim has created both indoor and outdoor spaces to train so weather is never an issue. The Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy is a non-profit organization and is run exclusively from donations.