Robert Thomas was a karate instructor who was approached by some people at his job some eight years ago about teaching women some self-defense techniques.
He agreed, and, evidently, that has turned out to be a great choice. Thomas was honored as the self defense instructor of the year during the 19th annual World Karate Union Hall of Fame Award ceremony on June 21.
“I was very surprised and very humbled,” Thomas said. “There are so many people from so many countries, and they pick only one person in the world to get this honor.”