O'Sensei Bob Boggs Profile

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O'Sensei Bob Boggs

Kenukan Budokai, Senior Advisor

Kenukan Academy, Founder

Kenukan-Ryu, Founder



All Okinawa Black Belt Traveling Team Member – Coach Sensei Seiyu Oyata (1966)


Established Kenukan Academy (1968)


Kansas Karate Invitational Black Belt Grand Champion (1970)


Founding Member of the US Ju-Jitsu Federation (1971)


Founded and personally instructed the 1st Karate Program at Johnson County Community College (1975)


Personally selected  by Coach Sensei Jim Harrison

for International All-Star Black Belt Team that fought in Dallas, Texas (1975)

(Team Members: Bob Boggs, Mark Payne, Roger Carpenter, Greg Wilkerson, & Pat Worley)


Rated in Top 40 Professional Karate Fighters in US (1976)


Personal Bodyguard for Chuck Norris (1976)


Certified Judge for Professional Boxing in Kansas City (1976)


Promoted 1st Professional Kickboxing Event in the State of Kansas (1977)


Selected Regional Director of Chemical People Project - spearheaded by Mrs. Nancy Reagan (1983)


Appointed AAU State Karate Chairman - served for five years (1988)


Selected as Sports Commissioner of AAU Junior Olympics held in Lawrence, Kansas

- first time Karate was a sport in the Junior Olympics (1988)


Center Referee for PKC World Kickboxing Championship Bout between

World Champion Bob Thurman and Mike Winklejohn (1989)


Named the “Leader of Martial Arts in Kansas" by AMERICAN KARATE MAGAZINE (1989)


 AAU Coach of The Year (1991)


AAU Coach of The Year (1992)


Certified 6th Degree Black Belt by the World Union of Karate-Do Organizations (WUKO)

- recognized by 130 countries (1993)


Certified American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP) Leader Level Coach (1993)


Founded the Martial Arts Education Fund, Inc. - Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Organization (1993)


Awarded Honorary Ph.D. in Research, Analysis and Instruction in Martial Arts

from Hall of Fame Society’s College of Yudansha (1993)


Awarded 7th Degree Associate Black Belt from Kaicho Jim Harrison (1994)


Awarded 7th Degree Black Belt by the United States Karate-Do Kai (1994)


Directed and Coached TEAM USA Karate & Ju-Jitsu to 11 Gold Medals at the Goodwill Games

held in St. Petersburg, Russia - first time Karate & Ju-Jitsu was entered into Goodwill Games (1994)


Awarded 4th Degree Black Belt by the Russian USSR Full-Contact Kickboxing-Karate Federation



Directed and Coached TEAM USA Karate & Ju-Jitsu to 57 Gold / Silver / Bronze Medals

at the Mediterranean Games held in Athens, Greece (1995)


Certified 7th Degree Black Belt by the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (1995)


Received “All American” Award for contribution of getting American athletes

into 1995 Pan American Games (1996)


Founded the 1st Karate Program at Baker University (1996)


Inducted into the USA Karate Federation Hall of Fame (1997)


Presented Associate Black Belt Certificate from Kaicho Jim Harrison (1999)


Unanimously elected by 22 Countries to serve as Secretary General of the International

Federation of Pankration Athlima (IFPA) - headquartered in Lamia, Greece (1999)


Inducted into the US Ju-Jitsu Federation Hall of Fame (1999)


Named one of 150 Most Influential People & Top Athletes in Olathe's (Kansas City Suburb)

Sesquicentennial (150 Year) Celebration (2008)


Awarded United Society of Ju-Jitsu Organizations (USJJO) Life-Time Membership Award (2014)


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Olathe, KS





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