Instructors (師範 & 先生)
Bob Bakos, Shihan
Bob Bakos, Godan, began his karate practice as a student at the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. Bob was privileged to train directly under sensei Sadaharu Honda.
Waseda Senior Mr. Tsutomu Ohshima awarded Bob the rank of Godan (fifth degree Black Belt) in August, 2006, at “Unity” – the 50th Anniversary of Shotokan Karate of America.
Bob taught karate-do to college students at the California University of Pennsylvania. He currently assists long-time black belt friends in teaching students and other interested individuals at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bob attributes much of his philosophy and understanding to his karate students and teachers from which he learned so much over his lifetime.
Bob is the President of Mumon Karate, Inc. and active contributor in the conveyance of Shotokan-style karate.