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Richard Kahn Black Belt Credentials

Our principal Richard Kahn's Black Belt Credentials

Richard Kahn is a Hanshi Hachidan (8th Dan) Black Belt in Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo. Hanshi is an Exemplary Professor ranking. He also holds black belts in Tracy's International Kenpo Karate as well as in Kenpo Jiu Jitsu. 

Richard has over 40 years of continuous martial arts training.

Below is a brief photo gallery.


Richard Kahn fought competitively for 7 years. 2 years full contact and 5 years sport karate. He has over 220 amateur judged fight rounds on the official records, competing regionally in the Northeast, Nationally and Internationally. He's won over 70 trophies, awards, plaques and medals. While competing he enjoyed top regional, national and international ranking.

He continues to practice and receives ongoing awards recognition for his contributions to the martial arts.

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09/26/21 Richard Kahn (far left) in group photo at Black Belt promotions in New York City. Now wearing the rare and highly coveted 8th Dan Hachidan Hanshi gold stripe on black belt.

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Posing for official recordation photo. Ceremonials. Presentation of rank promotion

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09/26/21 Richard Kahn with Grand Master Sifu Jack Shamburger

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09/26/21 Richard Kahn (far left) wearing his rare and coveted Shihan master's black belt (red stripe on black belt) coming into the Black Belt promotions in New York City. This belt will now be retired and join the collection.

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01/2020 Richard Kahn honored by inclusion as one of the elite world class martial artists featured in the Martial Arts History Book.

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01/24/2020 Shihan Richard Kahn making a recorded acceptance speech (with son Craig) after receiving his 2020 AMAHOH Esteemed Martial Artist award. In the company of 4 other CHKA Shihans receiving similar honors and accepting an additional for Grand Master Sifu Jack Shamburger who fell ill and could not make it.


08/11/2019 Richard Kahn honored with inclusion as one of The World's Greatest Martial Artists, vol 12. Each volume features 100. Click to purchase

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06/2019 Richard Kahn receiving CHKA Shihan Godan 5th Dan rank from Grand Master Sifu Jack Shamburger

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Richard Kahn celebrating  CHKA 

Sensei 3rd Dan rank 

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Richard Kahn masters black belt and certificate

Richard Kahn honored at Kenpo International Hall of Fame and Gathering of Eagles in 2015 Chicago. Seen here with his instructors Grand Master Sifu Jack Shamberger and Great Grand Master Al Tracy, also with son Craig Kahn. Richard's name on the family tree. 

Richard Kahn honored for lifetime acheivment at 2017 Gathering of Eagles Kenpo Hall of Fame
Richard Kahn is listed on the family tree of black belts

Richard Kahn inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine and Hall of Honors in Atlantic City in 2013. 

2013 Richard Kahn inducted into the Action Martil Arts Hall of Honors

1997 Richard Kahn receiving his black belt certificate #6 from now Grand Master Sifu Jack Shamburg.

1992 Richard Kahn awared black belt certificate #6
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