Bob Yoder is the founder of Tai Shu Do "The Way of Ultimate Techniques". He has over 37 years of experience in the martial arts and has taught thousands students to include Corrections Personal, Law Enforcement Officers, Security Officers, Bodyguards, Bouncers, and even members of the United States Military. He was a registered Unarmed Self-Defense instructor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. He instructed Basic and Advanced Unarmed Self Defense for the State of Ohio Corrections and Franklin County Corrections. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Member.
He created Tai Shu Do after studying various styles of martial arts for many years and achieving various ranks to include black belt / instructor rankings in several styles of martial arts. He continues to study the martial arts to this day and believes that a true martial artist never stops studying.
A favorite quote of his is: Blend all tactics and skills. The more one knows, the better, for it is far better to have the knowledge and not the need, than to have the need and not the knowledge. But.. also, if knowledge is power, then the power of knowledge is truth. Seek it!
Many of his students that have studied under other instructors before coming to him have said that they have learned more from him in their first month than they did in several months of training they received from other previous instructors. That is because he trains his students in a no nonsense easy to understand manner. It is up to the student if they want to train in a traditional martial arts uniform or sweats. The student has the option of receiving traditional training where they progress through belts and receive certified ranking or if they wish to study in a strictly self-defense manner.
Besides Martial Arts Mr. Yoder is also an Official BDFS Anti-Bullying Certified Instructor for the State of Ohio, Certified Sports Performance Coach, Personal Fitness Trainer, Senior Fitness Instructor, Certified Life Coach, a Tai Chi / Chi Gung, Yoga Instructor, and CPR AED FIRST AID certified through NHCPS. He also belongs to a wide assortment of martial arts associations, clubs, councils, confederations, federations, organizations, and societies. He is a Christian as well as a Theo-Centric Martial Arts Chaplain. He is also a Freemason of the Neoacacia Masonic Lodge No. 595 Free & Accepted Masons. He believes that it is his God given calling in life to unite as many open minded martial artists and their organizations as he can so that they may share in their knowledge. For a full list of positions held and awards & honored bestowed onto him please visit our links page.
He has been awarded the following ranks: 6th Dan Dragon Fist Kenpo Karate, 3rd Dan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 1st Dan Judo, Senior Instructor Universal Jeet Kune Do, and Full Instructor Krav Maga from Grandmaster Israel Velez III. Professor 6th Dan American Kempo Jujitsu System from GM Brad Marshall. 6th Dan Krav Maga System Military Police from GM Pietro Abbate Rosanegra Combat Fedration. 5th Degree Black Belt Kali 9 Trios, Kali - Jun Fan, and Jeet Kune Do from Grandmaster Leonardo Panzardo. Jeet Kune Do Concepts Full Instructor, Kali Silat ,Senior Instrutor, Kali Silt Karambit System, and Assoc. Prof. 5th Dan Dragon Shaolin Kenpo Karate from Master/Sifu Jason Velez. Senior Instructor Pate Modern Martial Sciences, Senior Instructor Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Senior Instructor Progressive Combat Kali-Silat, and Level-4 Instructor Black Wolf Combatives from Founder/Headmaster Guru Chief Instructor Alvin L. Pate. Full Instructor Red Sash Golden Snake Kenpo-Gung Fu, JKD Specialist-Senior Instructor from Instructor Daniel Rivera. 3rd Dan Yoshin Ryu Combat JuJitsu from Sensei Michael Carmiche. 5th Dan Krav Maga from Soke Aaron Malone National Krav Maga Association. Master Expert Level 4 in Combat Street Krav Maga from Okitaekundo Martial Arts Systems. Rank of Instructor from System Combat Israeli KAPAP & Krav Maga Association. 1st Dan Black Belt Elite Freestyle Hapkido from Ryan Yarbrough. Ohio State Certified Unarmed Self Defense from the Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections. 2nd Degree Black Sash Shaolin Iron Tiger Kung Fu and Kickboxing from Mr. Greg Greene and still continue to study with him working on adding his forms to my art. I'm an Official BDFS Anti-Bullying Certified Instructor for the State of Ohio. I also hold ranks in other martial arts as well.
He is also President/Founder of: The Golden Dragon Fighting Society, The Iron Tiger Fighting Society, The International Tai Shu Do Association, and of course Bob Yoder's Kung Fu & Kickboxing Academy.
He has also received a Professional Letter of Recommendation from Wayne Wiggins Senior Law Enforcement Training Officer of the Ohio Peace Officer Training academy.
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