Shankar began training in Isshinryu with his two young children in 2009 at FSDC. All three of them reached their goal of achieving black belt, or Sho-Dan, in 2014. Shankar has participated and placed in several local and national tournaments, and enjoys training at the dojo with his fellow karate-kas. He likes teaching children and young adults, and participates with the dojo at various community events. Outside of Karate, he enjoys spending time with family, visiting places, temple activities and philosophy study groups. He also appreciates time spent in contemplation and meditation. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering, two Masters degrees in Engineering, and a Masters degree in Business and Finance.