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Mr. Robert Boggs

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United States Martial Arts Federation

Founding Member, US Pankration General Secretary

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Coaching Association of Canada

Member, Executive Board
United States Karate-Do Kai Inc

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"I'm not upset, but I am ... [cached]

"I'm not upset, but I am disappointed," Bob Boggs, one of the local sponsors, said Thursday. "The mayor said we'd get our day in court, but we didn't even get a chance to speak."

Boggs, who is founder and chief instructor of the Kenkukan Academy of Self Defense in Olathe, said he would have accepted the council's decision if it would have voted against the proposal, but members wouldn't even entertain a vote.
Boggs said he and the other sponsors addressed some of the city staff's concerns in an informational packet they submitted to the city and council, and they could have addressed other concerns if the council had allowed any discussion Tuesday.
"I guess you can't change people's minds when their minds made up," he said.
But better education about mixed martial arts, which is a sport that's undergone several changes in the last 15 years, could have helped the council with its decision, Boggs said.
He said MMA bouts are legal in Kansas and the Kansas State Athletic Commission sanctions and operates these bouts.
Although emergency medical personnel and security are present at an event of this size and type, Boggs said it's no different than a high school football game.
He thinks the violence factor was most likely part of the city's decision, but he says that concern is unfounded if one knows the facts.
A study within the packet given to the council, states that since 1993, only one MMA fighter has died, while 52 boxers have died within that same time. Another study shows that more debilitating injuries occur in other professional sports, such as boxing, football and hockey than in MMA fights.
And whatever expenses the police department would incur, the city would recoup in sales taxes, Boggs said.
"I'm not upset with council and would have respected their decision if it was done more fairly," he said.

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Robert Boggs is the founder and Chief Instructor of the Kenkukan, in Olathe, Kansas where he began teaching in thirty years ago. His wife Bridgett, a former State Karate Champion, and his son Travis, an International Karate Gold Medalist, him in administrative and instruction.
A 7th Degree Black Belt, he also holds Shihan and Renshi titles. Bob is one among an elite few in the world who have achieved the coveted Black Belt in Okinawan, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Marital Arts. Besides personally winning 8 major black belt titles, he recently directed and coached the USA Karate Team to Gold Medal wins at the "94 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russian and brought the USA Team home form the 1995 Mediterranean Games in Greece with 57 medals. You've seen Boggs on NBC's "Sportsworld," ABC's "Wide World of Sport," CBS's "Sports Spectacular: "HBO," and :ESPN."
Boggs began his karate training in the mid-60s on Okinawa under the very famous Grandmaster Taika Seiyu Oyata. Master Joe Lewis, former undefeated World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Three times Grand Champion and Boggs' good friend, trained at the same Kenpukan Dojo at this time.
After training several years on Okinawa, Boggs also tested under the late Grandmaster Shigeru Nakamura, Founder of Okinawan Kempo. Returning to the USA, Boggs trained several more years under Oyata who had followed Bob to Kansas. After Shihan Oyata, Boggs trained under world famous Jim Harrison, founder of Bushidokan and Sakura Warrior Arts Systems, and continues to do so today.
In 1989, Roger Green, an International fighting and forms champion and member of Official Karate Magazine's Legion of Honor and Hall of Fame Society dedicated his 1989 Annual Tournament in honor of Bob Boggs.
In 1989 the American Karate Magazine called Boggs the "Leader of Martial Arts in Kansas. In 1991 he was awarded his Renshi Certificate form the Untied States Karate-do Kai Hall of Famer and coach of 7 World champions, John Townsley.
Boggs was State Karate Chairman for the AAU from 19988-1992. During his leadership he was selected as Sports Commissioner for the 1988 Junior Olympic Games, and received the AAU Coach of the year for 1991 and 1992. Besides serving on the USAKF Executive Committee an as and International Team Coach, he serves on the Executive Board of the United States Karate-do Kai and is currently the Chairman of the USKK rank Oversight, Acceptance, and Promotionals. In 1992 Boggs was selected by Karate International Magazine for the Who's Who in the martial Arts Elite.

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