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    Biography: Professor Bob White (9th Degree Black Belt) Professor Bob White
    Years in Martial Arts - 40 +
    Current Rank - 9th Degree
    Rank Promoted by Ed Parker - 7th Degree


    WebSite: http://www.bwkenpo.com/
    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 forty 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".

    Master White promotes an annual karate tournament www.bobwhiteinvitational.com that raises money for the Royal Familys Kids Camps www.rfkc.org This is an organization that provides a week long camp for abused children.

    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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    Bob White Bio
    by Zoran Sevic

    Martial History:

    Mr. Bob White began in training in Kenpo in the mid 60’s under Mr. Edmund K. Parker. He began teaching Kenpo at Mr. Parker’s school in Garden Grove, California in 1968. By September 11, 1971, he earned his 1st degree black belt from Mr. Parker. The following year (1972), Mr. White opened his first Kenpo school.

    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 also fought on the National All Star Black Belt Team which went undefeated in 1973 and 1974.

    Professor White advised and acted in Columbia Pictures’ “The Karate Kid” movie in the mid 80’s. He was also hired by the Los Angeles Rams to teach Kenpo to players. He continues to work with many professional athletes to this day.

    Three years before Mr. Parker’s passing, Mr. White was awarded a 7th degree black belt in “Ed Parker American Kenpo”. The exact date being July 11, 1987.

    Mr. White Today:
    Mr. Bob White is very much active in Kenpo. He teaches at his school in Costa Mesa, California. His school is responsible for winning over 1200 trophies in the International Karate Championship. He also travels all over the U.S. and abroad doing seminars on American Kenpo. 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.

    Currently, he presides as Chairman to the American Kenpo Senior Council. An organization dedicated to preserving the standards of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo.

    Links to Professor Bob White
    Bob White’s American Kenpo Karate


    Author’s note:
    A very respectable career. Also, thank you to Mr. White for your assistance.

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