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Rob Castro, Head of the Shaolin Kenpo Family
Rob began his training under the guidance of his father at the age of 5 with his 6 siblings. The following excerpt about an 8 year old Rob Castro is shared with full permission by Mr. Tom Bleecker, Historian and Biographer who also Co-wrote, ‘The Bruce Lee Story’ with Bruces widow Linda Lee Cadwell, later used as the reference for the movie ‘DRAGON’ the Bruce Lee story…. Concerning SGM Ed Parkers 1st Long Beach International Karate Tournament, 1964:
This is a quote from my book, “Unsettled Matters” — “There were many demonstrations that evening. John Rhee, who stood 5’5”, gave an incredible display of aerial kicking, shattering pine boards held seven feet in the air. Later, Ben Largusa thrilled the audience with a performance of the Filipino deadly stick-fighting art of Escrima. Takyuki Kubota demonstrated what Black Belt magazine later called “shocking feats,” and eight-year-old Rob Castro, the son of renowned Bay Area black belt Ralph Castro, gave a demonstration that brought the crowd to its feet with resounding applause.
“It was amid this grand spectacle that Bruce Lee, a relatively unknown kung fu practitioner from Hong Kong, walked onto the main floor with his advanced student Taky Kimura. Bruce wore a black uniform and these strange black boots, and Taky resembled something from another planet with his padded suit of body armor, shin guards, and what looked like a catcher’s mask over his face.” Many thanks to Mr. Bleecker for this eyewitness account.
The Demonstration a young 8 year old Rob Castro performed at the 1964 Internationals can be viewed at Youtube: Shaolin Kenpo, Rob Castro performs ‘Galloping Horse’….
Kind and soft spoken, Rob is a Family man who loves to share with others, and is very proud that his Brother and 5 Sisters have all achieved High Levels of Experience in the Art of Shaolin Kenpo.
He is from one of few Families in the Continental U.S born into and raised in the Arts, as his Father started teaching full time in San Francisco in 1958. Experienced in competing and hosting Tournaments, the Castro Family hosted the California Karate Championships each year, also known as the CKC’s.
Rob is patient and personable with one on ones and No Stranger to Rooms full of Eager students of all ages and levels. I invite you to share your time with Rob Castro as he makes learning seem easy and exciting. Thank you, Shaolin Kenpo! ~
Roy Robert Castro with his Father Ralph Castro and Mr. Ed Parker, from James Lee's 1962 Book.