Grand Master Robert Price, 8th Dan.
(MDK Dan Bon #13249, 1968)
He began his martial arts journey in 1968 while in the Air Force stationed in Osan, Korea. He became a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do in 1969 and years later his 2nd and 3rd Degree Black Belt while under the instruction of Grandmaster Chun Sik Kim.In 1971 while stationed in Thailand he became the 1st American to be tested and promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster Precha Mahachanavong in the Lotus Style of Muay Thai Kickboxing Self-Defense. He trained with the Founder of and Grandmaster of the Okinawa Weapons System while stationed at Kadena Okinawa from 1977 to 1980.He currently holds an 8th Degree Grand Masters Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, awarded in 2018 after over 50 years of dedication and instruction.He has over 30 years of teaching in law enforcement and security officer training. He is a staff instructor in a highly recognized Sheriff's Regional Training Center. He holds teaching credentials in Medic 1st Aid and CPR, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms training, Pressure Point Control Techniques (PPCT) and Edged Weapon Defense, BSIS firearms and ASP baton, Crisis Prevention Intervention, POST Weaponless Defense.