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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.
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.
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
"Sportsworld," ABC's "Wide World of Sport," CBS's
"Sports Spectacular: "HBO," and :ESPN."
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
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
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.
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.