Hanshi Robert Shortlidge

Kids Karate near New Cumberland

Hanshi Robert Shortlidge

Born August 17, 1948

Golden Gloves boxer 1963 to 1964

Studied karate in 1970 to 1971 from Gary Brooks

Began Isshinryu karate training from George Iberl in 1972 in York Pa.

Attained Sho Dan (1st degree) black belt

Competed and won 200+ events during his storied martial artist career

Owned and operated Bob's Iron Fist Society in Manchester Pa

1992 - 1999 Oversaw additional BIFS branches in Red Lion and Dillsburg PA

2000 - 2007 Oversaw Dillsburg Karate Academy

2016 - Present Oversees Elite Martial Arts in New Cumberland PA

Currently holds the rank of 9th degree Ku Dan in Isshinryu karate

Happily married and living in Palm Beach, FL


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