Robert began his study of Martial Arts at the age of 16. His studies include the arts of Praying Mantis, Kung Fu, Ta Kwon Do, and Shao-lin Gung Fu. Robert’s outstanding ring accomplishments are as follows:
1973 Light-Heavy Weight Ohio Champion
1979 Light-Heavy Weight PA Champion
1979 Light-Heavy Weight NY second place
1983 Was invited to compete at the USA Fighting Champions Tournament
1987 Presented with the Shao-Lin Cobra Student Award
1991 Presented with the Lifetime Fighting Championship Award by the Chinese Martial Arts Federation.
1999 Light-Heavy Weight NY Champion
2000 Light-Heavy Weight NY Champion
Robert retired in 1988 with a competitive fighting record of 54 wins and 4 losses. Soon after Robert became a Personal Trainer at Kings Gym ( TNT Fitness). When the Kings Gym Boxing Club opened in 2008, Robert became the Head Coach of the Boxing Program. He is certified coach through USA Boxing. Robert teaches many of the boxing classes throughout the week as well as having many One on One students he personal trains in the sport of Boxing. He also trains numerous athletes who compete in USA Boxing events throughout Northeast Ohio.