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Master Sayagyi/Sensei/Sifu/ Dr. Robert Hill

- (RIP) Dr. Hill is one of the original 18 Black Belt instructors initiated into the American Bando Association & Brotherhood in 1968. At this time, Dr. Hill was already a 6th degree Black Belt instructor in the Okinawan Isshinryu Karate system, and also an instructor in Chinese Gung-Fu. He was widely known for his unique ability to strike & break boards, coconuts, bricks, and balloons with his hands, fists, elbows, or kicks. Born with polio, and moving naturally with a decided limp, he had an amazing ability to quickly cover distances from 3-20 feet in an extremely short period of time, and to deliver extremely powerful blows/strikes to all parts/levels of an opponents body. He was to say the least, eccentric in his training methods and regiment, and he commanded great respect from martial artists from every venue, style, or system; as did many of his outstanding students and fellow Bando practitioners.

This article is from the Bando Legends website


 


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