Robert Gouthro | Martial Arts Instructor

Robert Gouthro in Goose Creek - Charleston Self-Defense & MMA

Robert Gouthro

Robert is 2nd degree black belt in Judo and a current member of the USA’s world kata team.  He has taught judo, karate, and other martial arts for over ten years.  Robert’s competition record includes two gold medals at the 2016 Pan American Kata Championships (in Panama) and two gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Championships (in Cuba), multiple gold medal finishes at the Am-Can (American Canadian) Championships, and wins as the 2014 and 2016 overall kata champion at the USA Senior National Championships.  Robert has represented the USA three times at the IJF Kata World Championships.  He is a certified national judo coach, referee, and kata instructor and judge. 

Robert is the director of the non-profit American Judo Foundation (501c3), which promotes the growth of youth, collegiate, and adult judo programs in South Carolina and beyond.  Robert also volunteers as an instructor for the Samurai Judo Association, a free club for active duty military on the naval weapons station, and off of the mat Robert teaches English as Second Language in Dorchester District 2 schools. 

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