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Bob Koch


Bob's martial art journey began in 1984 at American Self Defense Studios in Cheektowaga, New York with Sensei Robert Garus. I was a full time instructor at that academy from 1985 through 1992 and earned my Black Belt under Sensei Garus in 1992. In September of 1992, I launched my career as a full-time studio owner, which I continue to operate today. In 1993 I initiated tutelage from Kyoshi Robert Austin of Fort Collins, Colorado. Kyoshi Austin is President of the United Martial Arts Alliance International; and I am the east coast representative for the UMAAI. Currently, I am ranked as a 6th Degree Black Belt in International Kenpo/Ju-Jitsu under Mr. Austin. I also recently began additional instruction from Francisco Vigoroux of New Jersey, an 8th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate. I plan to continue developing both my academy and my martial arts skills with the knowledge and expertise provided by both Mr. Austin and Mr. Vigoroux