In 1984, while working as a Sous Chef at the Gold Coast Hotel, Bob started training at United Studios in Las Vegas. Three years later, Bob received his Honorary Black Belt from his instructor and mentor Arthur Iudice. After Arthur’s untimely death in June of the same year, Bob stepped into the role of Chief Instructor. He managed United Studios locations in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sandy, Utah for the next five years.
In 1991, Bob pursued an opportunity as Banquet Chef at the then Flamingo Hilton Hotel. In 1998, he founded a recycling company that serviced numerous Las Vegas Resorts. During his time in Banquets and as CEO, he found himself implementing many of the lessons the martial arts taught him.
Bob attributes much of his success in his endeavors directly to the goal setting, tenacity, discipline and honor he learned at USSD. While professionally he was doing something else, he continued his training under Master Richard Black and Master Tony Barajas.
Bob sold his recycling company in 2008 to open USSD Las Vegas West. Bob is a very goal oriented individual and his primary goal is to make an impact in the world. He is doing this by sharing his love of the Martial Arts, with the hope that his students will benefit as he did. As soon as you step foot in his dojo, Bob’s charisma and dedication is evident. He is always either teaching class or going above and beyond for his students and their families. He has a sincere joy for what he does and because of this joy, Bob is sure to achieve his goals for his students.