Master Randy Kirkby has over 30 years of Martial Arts experience. He studied karate while in the US Air Force in 1968 and was on the college Tae Kwon Do team while pursing a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at Buffalo State University.
From 1991 to 1996, Master Kirkby (in partnership with Grandmaster John Pellegrini) was President and Chief Instructor of American Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido Academy’s. He holds Master Instructor Certification in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido and Instructor certification in Tai Chi.
He has been instructing Tae Kwon Do for the last 20 years and Hapkido for the last 10 years. In May of 1995, he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In 1996, Master Kirkby received a Master’s Instructor Certificate from Grandmaster In Sun Seo, President of the World Kido Federation.
Master Kirkby has appeared as a guest on TV and radio programs to educate the community on self-defense issues.