Shihan Robert Hawk, 4th degree, is a consummate and lifelong martial artist. His grandfather studied at the Kodokan in Japan. As a toddler he cut his teeth watching Kung Fu theatre with his dad. Shihan Hawk took his first karate class at the “Y” when he was 6 years old and has been studying in one system of the arts or another ever since. Shihan Hawk has been training with the Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu system and its predecessor since 1995. In that time he has achieved the rank of Shihan under Shinsho founder, Prof. Brian S. Allen. He has completed his ECE credits at Riverside City College and was a Karate Kids instructor for many years making his living teaching martial arts at preschools and daycare Tcenters across the Inland Empire.
He is a member of the Defensive Tactics Team and The Elite Training Program and is a seminar instructor. In 2004 he was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame. He assisted in the development and founding of the Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu system. He has over 1000hrs of instruction and more than 500hrs leadership training and seminars. Shihan Hawk has launched Tai Chi and Internal Energy classes at senior centers and community programs and has taught at these programs for 10+ years.
Shihan Hawk is happily married and he and his wife have a beautiful daughter together. He enjoys outdoor adventure hiking, war and strategy gaming, target practice, bonsai and spending his time divided between his family, his work and his school. His continued support drive and direction is dedicated to maintaining Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu’s modern relevance and tactical effectiveness.