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MASTER INSTRUCTOR:                                            

Don Rethage, owner of American Karate, started training in 1977 while in the United States Air Force at Dover A.F.B., Delaware.  After spending 18 months at Kadena A.B. in Okinawa, he found that cross training in other styles makes for a well rounded student.  Mr. Rethage holds Black Belts in Isshinryu Karate, Alemany Kenpo, Kemscrima-Doh, and Doce Pares Eskrima.  His current rank is 8th degree Black Belt, promoted by Grandmaster Rick Alemany.  Mr. Rethage was inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006 in the category of Mixed Martial Arts Master.  Mr. Rethage has trained with some of the top instructors in their respected disciplines:
        Reese Rigby, 9th degree Isshinryu Karate
        Grandmaster Rick Alemany, 10th degree Kenpo
        Grandmaster Glenn Abrescy, Kemscrima-Doh
        Grandmaster Cacoy Canete, 12th degree Doce Pares Eskrima
        Grandmaster Carley Gracie, 9th degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
        Ricardo Kayanan, Sayoc Kali
        George Tsutsui, 4 Time Muay Thai World Champion


 Suzanne Brown - 3rd Degree Black Belt

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Don Rethage

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