Robert D. Price started his
martial arts career in 1968 when stationed with the U.S. Air Force in
Korea. After transferring to Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Robert became a
student under Ajarn Precha Mahachanavong and was in the
first classes when
Lotus was developed. Robert opened the first Lotus
school in the United
States in 1974, two years after he returned from Thailand.
Robert was the first American
to test to black belt in 1972 in Ubon, Thailand and proudly
wears the gold ring Ajarn Precha awarded him as achieving a black belt.
In addition to the 2nd
degree black belt Robert currently holds in Lotus, he has earned the 6th
Degree International Master Black Belt in Korean
Tang Soo Do. Robert is
currently a training manager at the California City Correctional Facility,
located in California City, California. He is a staff
instructor at the San Bernardino Regional Sheriff's Training Academy.
He is also a certified instructor in PPCT, and Control Force and is the
owner and operator of Price's Academy of Correctional Officer and Security
and Self-Defense since 1982. His personal website may be accessed
File Interview with Robert Price conducted in 2006
of Appreciation for Self-Defense Demonstration