Shihan Richard Bennett, Renshi
Uechi Ryu Karate Do - 6th dan
Matayoshi Kobudo - 4th dan
Aikido - 1st dan
Richard Bennett has been involved with Uechi Ryu since he was 4 years old, and was among the first set of students to receive a junior black belt in Uechi Ryu. Currently Richard still continues to test at the youngest minimum age requirements for each black belt level. With over 25 years teaching experience, Richard Bennett has dedicated his time to expand traditional martial arts throughout Colorado. Richard Bennett is a member of the Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai dojo located in Naha, Okinawa headed by Master Itokazu Seisho, Hanshi and is directly affiliated through Okinawa.
Richard Bennett is the owner of Bennetts Karate and chief instructor for karate and kobudo at our main dojo in Erie, Colorado. He is also the technical advisor for our rec center affiliates in Erie, Lafayette, Westminster, Denver and Frederick.