Sensei Craig is a charter member of Best Karate dojo; he started training from our opening day in 2004. Sensei Lawton, a 5th dan, completed two years of instructor training in Philadelphia, teaches beginner and advanced adults, and is part of the coaching staff for the dojo’s competition team. Sensei Craig is rated as a Referee A (highest before Chief) in the U.S. and received a Judge B rating at the WUKF World Championship 2022.
Sensei Craig has two other black belts in his family, his daughter Brianne and his son Joshua, both of whom were members of the AAU Karate Junior National team. Sensei Craig also is an executive with an international banking institution. His high school sports were swimming and water polo.