Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Kung Fu and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Bob Yoder  (Founder)  Send E-mail to Bob Yoder

Bob Yoder is the Grandmaster/Founder of Tai Shu Do "The Way of Supreme Techniques". He has over 38 years of experience in the martial arts and has taught thousands students to include Corrections Personal, Law Enforcement Officers, Security Officers, Bodyguards, Bouncers, and even members of the United States Military. He was a registered Unarmed Self-Defense instructor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. He instructed Basic and Advanced Unarmed Self Defense for the State of Ohio Corrections and Franklin County Corrections. He served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. and in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Member. 

He created Tai Shu Do after studying various styles of
martial arts for many years and achieving various ranks to include black belt / instructor rankings in several styles of martial arts. He continues to study the martial arts to this day and believes that a true martial artist never stops studying.

A favorite quote of his is: Blend all tactics and skills. The more one knows, the better, for it is far better to have the knowledge and not the need, than to have the need and not the knowledge. But.. also, if knowledge is power, then the power of knowledge is truth. Seek it!

Many of his students that have studied under other instructors before coming to him have said that they have learned more from him in their first month than they did in several months of training they received from other previous instructors. That is because he trains his students in a no nonsense easy to understand manner. It is up to the student if they want to train in a traditional martial arts uniform or sweats. The student has the option of receiving traditional training where they progress through belts and receive certified ranking or if they wish to study in a strictly self-defense manner.

Besides Martial Arts Mr. Yoder is also an Official BDFS Anti-Bullying Certified Instructor for the State of Ohio, Personal Fitness Trainer, Senior Fitness Instructor, Certified Life Coach, Tai Chi / Chi Gung Instructor, Tibetan Yoga Instructor, and CPR AED FIRST AID certified through NHCPS. He also belongs to a wide assortment of martial arts associations, clubs, councils, confederations, federations, organizations, and societies. He is a Christian as well as a Theo-Centric Martial Arts Chaplain. He is also a Freemason of the Neoacacia Masonic Lodge No. 595 Free & Accepted Masons. He believes that it is his God given calling in life to unite as many open minded martial artists and their organizations as he can so that they may share in their knowledge. For a full list of positions held and awards & honored bestowed onto him please visit our Affiliations & Awards page.


He has been recognized as the Grandmaster/Founder of Tai Shu Do by over 100 national & international organizations. He has also earned several high level ranks/titles in various martial arts as well as receiving many honorary ranks/titles as well.

He is an Official BDFS Anti-Bullying Certified Instructor for the State of Ohio.

He is also President/Founder of: The Golden Dragon Fighting Society, The Iron Tiger Fighting Society, The International Tai Shu Do Association, and of course Bob Yoder's Kung Fu & Kickboxing Academy.

He has also received a Professional Letter of Recommendation from Wayne Wiggins Senior Law Enforcement Training Officer of the Ohio Peace Officer Training academy.

Bodyguard, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Credentials: Please ask if needed.

Licensed Instructors:

Assistance Instructors:

Mr. Donny Lagore Black Sash

Mr. Brandon Leibee Black Sash

Mr. Justin Dillie Black Sash

For more information about the Bob Yoder's Kung Fu Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 614-649-5971 or bob_yoder@live.com.

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