Instructors

Current instructors at Bob White's Kenpo Karate Studio. All of these instructors have achieved and shown that they deserve the recognition as a teacher at Bob White's Kenpo Karate Studio.

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Bob White

Black Belt - Senior Master

Passing up a professional baseball career at a young age, Senior Master Bob White has been contributing to the art of American Kenpo for over fifty-years. On the tournament circuit he won numerous state, national, and international fighting championships. Bob White fought on the National All Star Black Belt Team, which went undefeated in 1973 and 1974. As a teacher and coach, he has consistently turned out some of the worlds finest karate fighters.

Barbara White

Black Belt - 5th Degree

Barbara is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt, and teaches private lessons. She has a personal commitment to each of her students, many of whom have reached the degree of black belt.

Jim McClure

Black Belt - 7th Degree

7th Degree Black Jim McClure began training under Mr. White in 1981 and quickly established himself as one of the top prospects at BWKS.

Vishal Shukla

Black Belt - 6th Degree

Vishal trained under Mr. Bob Leonard for a while before eventually finding his way to Bob White’s Karate Studio in 1998 where he is a personal student of Professor White. Vishal was promoted to 5th degree Black Belt in 2008.

Chad Gundlach

Black Belt - 5th Degree

Chad Gundlach has been a student of martial arts for 20 years. He received his first degree Black Belt from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1991 in Okinawan Kenpo.

Dr. Rod Smith

Black Belt - 5th Degree

Dr. Smith joined the Bob White Karate studio in 1995 after moving to Orange County. He earned a black belt in American Kenpo in 2000.

Tom Cammann

Black Belt - 5th Degree

Inspired by his son Matthew, a fellow black belt who began training with Mr. White in 1997, Tom became a student of Mr. White’s in 1998.

Virgil Bartomolucci

Black Belt - 5th Degree

Virgil Bartomolucci is a 5th degree Black Belt and a valued student, instructor, and friend at our school.

Gordon Alexander

Black Belt - 4th Degree

Mr. Alexander currently holds the rank 4th degree black belt.  Mr. Alexander started teaching children karate in 1996 and maintains a special interest in teaching karate to both adults and children.

Bob DeCresentis

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Bob DeCresentis is a 3rd degree black belt who teaches group classes and private lessons.

Chantal DeAngelo

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Chantal DeAngelo started her kenpo karate training with Bob White when she was 4 yrs old. Miss DeAngelo is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is one of the finest children instructors we have ever seen.

Heather Flessing

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Heather Flessing began her Kenpo journey at Bob White’s Karate Studio in 2009. She is a 3rd degree black belt and teaches one of the children’s intermediate classes.

Ralph Wilson

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Ralph Wilson is a 3rd degree blackbelt who teaches group classes and private lessons.

Seamus McGeough

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Seamus McGeough is a 3rd degree black belt who teaches group classes and private lessons.

Sean Scanlon

Black Belt - 3rd Degree

Sean is a 3rd degree blackbelt and teaches group classes and is available for private lessons.

Alia White-Cass

Black Belt - 2nd Degree

Alia was raised in the karate studio and has been teaching for many years. She is a former IKC champion and loves sharing her knowledge with her students.

Andree Scanlon

Black Belt - 2nd Degree

Andree, currently a 2nd degree blackbelt, first began at the studio in 1999, but has been actively studying since 2007.

Kimberly Alcala

Black Belt - 2nd Degree

Kimberly Alcala is a 2nd degree blackbelt who teaches both group classes and privates.

Mike Hardesty

Black Belt - 2nd Degree

He is currently a second-degree black belt who teaches group classes and private lessons.

Daniel Fisher

Black Belt - 1st Degree

Daniel Fisher is a 1st degree black belt that has been with the studio since he was six years old.

Jacob Leger

Black Belt - 1st Degree

Jacob is a 1st degree black belt and started karate when he was 10 years old In Fitchburg Massachusetts. Jacob started training at Mr. White’s school 5 years ago when he moved to California.

Samantha Alcala

Black Belt - 1st Degree

Samantha Alcala is a 1st degree blackbelt who teaches both group classes and privates.