Robin Hunt began training karate in 1975. She has studied most of the major modern karate styles at one time or another including Shorin Ryu, Shito Ryu, Wado Ryu, Shotokan and Goju Ryu, along with a wide range of Okinawan weapons. She joined Dan Ivan and Fumio Demura’s organization, the Japan Karate Federation, in 1981 and still belongs to Demura Sensei’s Genbu-kai. She also holds advanced black belt rank in kobudo and, in addition, with the Japan based International Martial Arts Federation (Kokusai Budo Renmei).
With a wide range of kata and experience encompassing most of modern traditional Okinawan based karate, Mrs. Hunt has competed and won both nationally and internationally and has been an internationally certified referee. A recognized authority in kata, she is currently an advisor and coach for the Arizona national team and is on the board of directors for Arizona ASO Karate, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training to underprivileged youth.
Mrs. Hunt holds a degree in Art History from Arizona State University and sits on the board of St. Stephens Foundation, a nonprofit organization helping provide housing for at risk families. She was recognized for her contributions and accomplishments by the City of Phoenix, Arizona.
Mrs. Hunt has been a stunt woman in film productions in Hollywood, Japan and the Philippines. She has traveled and studied in Asia and Europe and currently teaches regular karate classes at the Scottsdale Martial Arts Center.