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ROBERT (ROBIN) TABERNA SR.

Robert Taberna

RECEIVED BLACK BELT 1968

MASTER INSTRUCTOR: JAE SIO KWON (KOREA)

OTHER INSTRUCTORS: SON WON TREE

NORMAN WONG

LEO FONG

PROF. WALLY JAE

PROF. ART DIOCSON

ERIC LEE

 

MR. TABERNA HAS BEEN A MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR FROM 1971 TO PRESENT AND IS A VIETNAM VETERAN. HE IS A 5TH DEGREE BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO AND PROFESSOR 7TH DAN IN GO SHIN JITSU KAI.

INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITORS FEDERATION:

"1990"Presented 7th Dan in Tae Kwon Do by Philip Porter

BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME (IMACF) 1992

VOTED BEST INSTRUCTOR “ 1992

VOTED BEST OFFICIAL “ 1992

BLACK BELT FORMS CHAMPION “ 1993

BLACK BELT FORMS CHAMPION 1994

Masters Hall of Fame 1994

FORMS CHAMPION AT NUMEROUS TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING:

ED PARKER’S INTERNATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DON (THE DRAGON’S) HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS

LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONALS AND OTHERS

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF THE GOLDEN STATE KARATE ASSOCIATION

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MARTIAL ARTS:

VOLUNTEER MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR AT THE MANTECA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB - 1982 TO PRESENT, TEACHING OVER 5,000 YOUTHS SINCE THE PROGRAM BEGAN AT NO COST.

“1987” UNITED STATES VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARD FROM PRESIDENT RONALD REGAN

“1995” UNITED STATES OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARD FROM PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

“1995” STARTED THE GOLDEN STATE KARATE ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT. A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE MANTECA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

“1996” CITY OF MANTECA HALL OF FAME FOR ATHLETICS

“1997” 15 YEAR VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD FROM THE

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA.

“2000” VOTED INTO THE GOLDEN STATE KARATE ASSOCIATION’S BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME.

“2002” Volunteer award for 20 years of service to the youth of manteca.

“2002” INDUCTED INTO THE ACTION MARTIAL ARTS MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME

"2003" INDUCTED INTO THE "MASTERS HALL OF FAME"

"2003" MASTERS HALL OF FAME HUMANITARIAN AWARD

"2004" MASTERS HALL OF FAME LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

"2004" INDUCTED INTO THE WORLD MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS HALL OF FAME

"2004" INDUCTED INTO THE INTERNATIONAL KARATE AND KICKBOXING HALL OF FAME

"2004" LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY GRAND MASTER LEO FONG

"2007" Manteca City sports hero Hall of Fame

"2007" Manteca Best Athlete

"2007" Robin accompanied Master Eric Lee and 26 other Black Belts to China to train with the Buddhist Monks at the Shaolin Temple

"2008" Certified Master Instructor by the United States Martial Arts Association

"2008" Lifetime Membership Award in the United States Martial Arts Association

"2009" Manteca Best Martial Arts Studio

"2009" Won 2 gold metal in the California Senior Olympics in the martial arts events : Sparring and Traditional Weapons Forms

"2013"  USA Martial Arts Hall of fame