Meet Our Instructors

Nanika Thiara


Sam Dan  (3rd degree black belt)

(Dan Bon:  MWA 06-05)

from:  Martial Way Association


Miss Thiara began her martial arts training at age 7 under Master Steve Propst at Yuba Sutter Tang Soo Do Academy. She was awarded the rank of Cho Dan (1st degree black belt) by Grand Master Andy Ah Po (Martial Way Association) in 2006 when she was just eleven years old.


She continued her training under Grand Master Ah Po, Master Propst, and Master Mathias and was promoted to E Dan (2nd degree black belt) in 2010 and Sam Dan (3rd degree black belt) in June, 2013.


She is currently as student at Yuba College.  She also is an accomplished musician, playing viola in the Yuba College Orchestra.


She other hobbies include Dance (she studied dance at Jacque's Dance Expressions from the age of 5 and was part of their competition team for two years) as well as horseback riding.


Her career goals are either law or medicine.