Robert Lewis

Founder/Master Instructor

Master’s Robert Lewis began training in Tang Soo Do during the late 80’s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma under his instructor Ko Sa Bom Nim Rick Bailey.  In the early 90’s he began teaching under the direction of Ko Sa Bom Nim Bailey in Bartlesville, OK.  Over the past 30 years he has trained and studied in many different styles and forms of martial arts.  Currently holding the rank of 5th degree (Black Belt) Master Instructor in Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) his vast martial arts experience extends to several other styles of martial arts.

  • Aikido (made famous in Steven Segal movies)

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with personal training with Royce Gracie, Bas Rutten, Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz and many others)

  • Hwa Rang Do (joint locking and throwing art)

  • Judo (grappling, throwing and pinning)

  • Kendo (the art of Japanese Samurai Sword)

  • Kimber Hill (Spokeswomen for Century’s Lil’ Dragons Program)

  • Krav Maga (Israeli Defense Force)

  • Mike Chat (XMA founder, world champion in Tae Kwon Do)

  • Okinawan Bo Staff (Master Fred Scott, world champion in weaponry)

  • Philippine Escrima (Richard Bustillo, Bruce Lee’s personal weapons instructor)

  • Philippine Escrima (Julius Melegrito, Sticks 4 Kids)

  • Shotokan Karate (Traditional Japanese Karate)

  • Tae Kwon Do (Korean Sport Karate)

  • Tom Patier (America’s Personal Safety Expert)

In 2004 Ko Sa Bom Nim Rick Bailey established Tang Soo Do – USA which serves as the National Standards and Certification Board for all rank promotions for Mid-America Karate studios and its affiliate studios; such as Christian Karate Academy.  Master Robert Lewis was personally chosen with a handful of other high ranking Masters by Ko Sa Bom Nim Bailey to make up the Board of Examiners.  All belt testing and belt test standards are overseen by this Board.

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