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Shihan Robin Sullivan
9th Degree Black Belt
President / Tournament Director

Shihan Robin Sullivan has trained with Hanshi Larry Sullivan, Professor Nick Cerio, Shihan Angelo Oliveira and many other Masters in her over 30 years of training. Shihan Robin is currently a 9th degree black belt in Sullivan’s American Kenpo, a 5th degree black belt in Nick Cerio’s Kenpo, a 2nd degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo and a certified Muay Thai kickboxing Instructor. Shihan Robin continues to train under USA Karate’s founder Hanshi Larry Sullivan.


Shihan Robin is well known for her tournament background. She competed nationally and has a long resume of tournament victories including many state titles, seven national championships and a world championship in 1995. For her competitive victories Shihan Robin was awarded Competitor of the year in 1996 by the Nick Cerio’s International Martial arts Association and in 2001 she was awarded Female Martial Artist of the Year by the New England Karate Commission. She was also awarded 1996 Program Director of the year by the International Martial Arts Association.


Through the years Shihan Robin has worked with the C & S (Cerio & Sullivan) Martial Arts management cooperation, the International team Karate League and was a promoter and director of the prestigious Challenge of the Champions karate tournament. She created Team USA a competition team that competed successfully all over the east coast. Shihan Robin is currently the Vice President of the USA Karate Organization and is Director and Promoter for the Grand Masters Challenge Tournament Circuit.

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