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Robert S. Menders

8th Dan

Shido Kan Kanji

Menders Sensei, often referred to as "Big Bob" within the Shido-kan organization, has been studying under Iha Sensei for 35 years and has been a martial artist for 40. He is the longest student of Iha Sensei.

Iha Hanshi awarding Robert Menders his 8th Dan on July 14, 2011.

Below is Bob (Front row, 2nd from left) with Sensei Miyahira and Sensei Iha in Grand Master Miyahira's dojo in Okinawa.Sensei Menders at Grand Master Miyahira's Dojo.

Sensei Menders with Randy Hall and Jessica Rose.

Bob with Randy Hall and Jessica Rose at the 2004 NTS Banquet.


Sensei Menders with Sensei Bassinger of St. Louis
Sensei Bob with Sharon Bassinger, Sensei of the St. Louis Shido-kan Dojo


Big Bob at the 2004 Friendship Picnic

He is a graduate of Michigan State University and of Thomas Cooley Law School. He is a practicing member of the Michigan State Bar.

His professional web site can be found at

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