All About ROBERT TUCKER
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Purple Belt
With over 39 years of Martial Arts experience, Sr Master Tucker brings a level of experience and professionalism to the Florida (Sarasota) area that is unmatched. Master Tucker began Martial Arts training at the age of 7 in Winston-Salem, NC in Kyokushinkai Karate. He was awarded his first Black Belt at the age of 14 in Milford, CT. Here are some of Master Tucker’s rankings:
7th Degree Black Belt – American Karate
3rd Degree Black Belt – Kyokushinkai Karate
1st Degree Black Belt – Doce Pares
Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Associate Instructor – Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan
Kru – Muay Thai
Master Tucker has trained with many notable instructors including: Master Darrel Wilson, Sifu Richard Bustillo, Tuhon Tom Kier, Professor Charles Dos Anjos, Masters Jean Jacques and Rigan Machado, Grand Master Bobby Toboada, Grand Master Cacoy Canete, Bapak Willem de Thouars, Master Chai Sirisute and many others.
Master Tucker is one of the most well known martial arts business speakers and coaches in the US and has appeared in numerous magazines and articles. He has been a speaker for the National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA) and the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA).
Master Tucker has competed in and either won or placed in many different types of martial arts competition including: full contact stick fighting, Muay Thai/Kickboxing (former US Middleweight Champion 12-0 record), point and continuous sparring, kata/forms, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and more.
Master Tucker’s background also includes time serving in the US Army, a Professional Cyclist and Adventure Racer and a highly successful Real Estate agent
Master Tucker was formerly the VP of Franchise Operations for Mile High Karate. He was the Chief Operating Officer for The Center Martial Arts and established a chain of schools in Charlotte NC from 1994-1997. He is the founder and Senior Master Instructor for Florida's Best Martial Arts in Sarasota Lakewood Ranch Bradenton Florida.
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