Christina M. Kebort
Christina M. Kebort is the second martial artist and the first woman from that discipline to be inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2022.
Kebort was introduced to the sport at the age of 5 by her uncle Bill Kebort who began his martial arts career while serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. She began competing at 6-years-old.
Kebort earned her 1st Dan Black Belt in 1996 and became a certified karate instructor in 1998. Her 5th Dan Black Belt was achieved in 2002 and her 8th Dan Senior Master Black Belt was awarded in 2014. She credits the mentoring she received from Rick Johnson at Johnson’s Martial Arts Academy of Warren, PA and Daniel Genovese Kempo Karate for her success. Also instrumental in her career was Bob Servis. She is grateful for all those who supported her through the years.