Instructor Bio

Rich Borges started his Martial Arts training 25 years ago. He is a Martial Arts professional and holds black belt rankings in Shotokan Karate, Aikido & Kobudo (Weapons). Rich has had brief training in several other martial arts such as Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Uechi-ryu, Kyokushin, Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do.

Rich is a Certified COBRA Self-Defense Instructor. He specializes in Self-Defense and has traveled internationally to help law enforcement personnel with armed and unarmed combat. He has also instructed classes for Children and Women’s Self-Defense.

While focusing on Self-Defense, he has continued to train and teach Shotokan Karate for the past 25 years under the direction of the A.I.K.A. His mission is to provide the best atmosphere and training experience for all students without bias to age, race, sex or experience level.