A lifelong martial artist, Rob began his training at age 13 in Taijutsu under Shihan Jason Hardy. After several years, Rob discovered Kajukenbo through Professor Tony Morel and fell in love with its eclectic nature and no-nonsense approach to combat and self-defense. Rob earned his first degree black belt in 2014 and was awarded third degree in 2018.
Rob adheres to the philosophy of having “no way as a way” and studies various martial arts in the pursuit of knowledge and skill. Currently he trains in Muay Thai, and has trained in Judo, Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Rob believes each of these styles can only improve his understanding of Kajukenbo.
Rob is also a certified strength & conditioning coach and places a high level of importance to physical fitness in the martial arts.