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Who's Who -> Biography: Professor Bob White (9th Degree Black Belt)

Professor Bob White
Years in Martial Arts - 37 +
Current Rank - 9th Degree
Rank Promoted by Ed Parker - 7th Degree

Hobbies - Running, Tennis, Big Game Fishing and Skiing

As a competitor and as a teacher and coach, Professor Bob White has contributed to the art of Kenpo in particular the fighting arts, for over thirty years.

As a competitor, Professor White won numerous state, national, and international fighting championships. He fought on the first International Kenpo Karate Association's team, defeating the Chuck Norris team for 1st Place at the International Karate Championships. He fought on the National All Star Black Belt Team which went undefeated in 1973 and 1974. During this time, he competed with and against some of the great champions of our sport such as the Urquidez Brothers, Brian Strain, Bob Alegria, Tom Kelly, Steve Fisher, Steve LaBounty, Howard Jackson, Darnel Garcia, Bob Mitchell, John Natividad, Ron Marchini and many more.

Professor White began teaching Kenpo in 1968 at the Ed Parker School in Garden Grove, California and first opened his own school in 1972. He has consistently turned out some of the world's finest Kenpo fighters. Every year in the 1990s, his students accounted for at least one of the Black Belt Grand Champions at the International Karate Championships. Over the past 25 years, the school has won more than 1200 trophies at the International Karate Championships.

Professor White advised and acted in Columbia Pictures' "The Karate Kid" movie in the mid 80's and was hired by the then Los Angeles Rams to teach Kenpo to players; he continues to work with many professional athletes.

Professor White provides seminars on a wide range of Kenpo-related subject including sparring and special self-defense presentation. At the present time, Professor White, along with long time student [27 years] Captain‚ Ron Sanchez, a 22-year veteran police officer, offer a seminar series on "Urban Predators".

Professor White is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California but has affiliated schools all over the U.S. and teaches Kenpo all over the world.

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