Rick Roberts Stephen Ferraro Steve D'Antonio Rob Ksiadz
Black Belt Timeline
1995 Steve D'Antonio
1996 Stephen Ferraro
1997 Tara Thompson
  Tamara Thalman
1999 Wade Vanderkraak
  Rob Ksiadz
Jen D'Antonio
2000 Don Rieger
2001 Jordan Thompson
2003 Kristian Klosak
  Andrew Pittet
Rich Pittet
Spencer Ball
Marijan Percic
Dara Mussar
2004 Judy Tack
  Tim Popp
Scott Young
Matt Maginnis
Gabriel Fortin
2005 Jethro Beatie-Booth
  Ana-Maria Rajcan
Patrick Gormley
2007 Barb Booth
  Andrew Wood
Gautham Krishnaraj
Danielle Ray
2009 Joel Repta
  Eugene Enriquez
Toby Finlay
2010 Alex MacKeigan
2011 Jessica Gaughan
  David Mussar
2012 Gary Young
  Darryl Bennett
  JD Smith
  Phil Matthes-Sears
2013 Gabriel Bain
2014 Irena Rajcan
  Lydia Rajcan


Roberts Karate Head Instructor is founder Rick Roberts, a 7th Degree Black Belt with over 30 years of study who holds the title of Kyoshi.  Since 1989, Sensei Roberts has guided 40 of his students to earn Black Belt promotion.  Many of the Black Belts continue to train and assist in the instruction of our students.

The majority of classes are instructed by Kyoshi Roberts and Sensei Steve Ferraro - a 5th degree Black Belt.  Sensei Ferraro has been a student of Sensei Roberts since 1991 and has been teaching in the dojo since the late 1990ís.

All ranks and titles for our Black Belt Instructors have been awarded on merit in open testing conducted by a grading board comprised of senior ranking Black Belts and are sanctioned by the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Kyokai in Okinawa, Japan.  We do NOT hand out promotions based on "time put in".  Yudansha ranking is awarded as the result of many years consisting of blood, sweat, hard-focused training, and achieving the same level of grading requirements as your instructors have before you.

It requires roughly 5 years of training to achieve Shodan (1st degree Black Belt).  During this time, our students will learn that Karate training is not simply about learning to defend oneself from physical conflict, but is a tool to improve oneself both mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Disclaimer:  Effective July 2014, this website presents the 26 year original history of Roberts Karate.
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