Hanshi James Mather, founder of the United States National Karate Association, was a close adviser to the Hanshi George Anderson. He participated as a National Coach and as the National Training Director for the Olympic Training Center and is a graduate of the Elite Coaches Collage, US Olympic Training Center. He was actively involved in coach?s education. Hanshi Mather still trains and runs his dojo in San Jose. Many of his students competed on the USA Karate national team.