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"Sensei Allen"

Allen Roth is currently a 9th degree black belt and recognized as Soke of Tai Shin Doh and Tai Shin Jitsu. Despite being able to be called by many titles, he prefers the simple "Sensei." For him, it's not about the titles or accolades, it's all about the students. 

 

Allen started his study of the martial arts in 1974 in the style of Tae Kwon Doh with Sa Bum Nim Ray Szuch, at age 10. During his teenage years, he made the rounds of the regional tournament circuit and earned a spot to compete in the AAU Martial Arts National Tournament in Washington DC, for both Kata and Kumitae on the same team as Tai Bo creator Billy Blanks. After achieving this goal, Allen diversified his training by studying Gushin Kun Doh with Master Mickey Kramer, and Krav Maga from one of the first instructors in the U.S. In his college years, he was part of The Ohio State University Shai Chao Kung Fu club studying under Master Danny Weng.

 

While pursuing his career that took him to different parts of the country, he would pop in and out of dojo's to keep his skills up. After this absence from consistent formal Martial Arts training to pursue his career and a family, Allen returned with his son in 1999 to study Tai Shin Doh, and Tai Shin Jitsu with Soke Ron Balas, once again putting on a white belt to learn the style from the ground up.

Awards and Achievements

2018 Appointed to the International Council of Grandmasters Board of Advisors

2018 Elevated to Kudan by GM Dan McEaddy and the International Circle of Masters

2018 Recognized as Soke of Tai Shin Doh by several other Soke's, Grandmasters, the International Circle of Masters, and the International Council of Grandmasters

2017 Received the first, Ron Balas Memorial Award, International Circle of Masters

2017 National Master of the Year, World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2017 Recognized as Soke of Tai Shin Doh by New World Martial Arts

2016 Initiated into the International Circle of Masters as an Open Eye Master

2016 Promoted to Shichidan fulfilling Soke Ron Balas' wishes upon his demise

2015 FOUNDED: Beachwood Tai Shin Doh Academy

2015 Council's Master Award, World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2013 Silver Life Achievement Award, Action Martial Arts Magazine

2013 Silver Life Achievement Award, World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2013 Promoted to Rokyudan in front of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2012 ESTABLISHED: Women's Self-Defense and children's Karate classes at the Cleveland, Jewish Community Center

2012 Forms Instructor of the Year, International Circle of Masters

2012 Joined Stunt Predators USA, Movie Stunt Team

2011 Named Soke Dai (Inheritor) - Tai Shin Doh/Tai Shin Jitsu, in front of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2011 Master Instructor of the Year, World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2011 Honored by Action Martial Arts Magazine for Outstanding Achievements in Martial Arts

2011 Promoted to Godan - Tai Shin Doh/Tai Shin Jitsu

2010 Inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as Tai Shin Doh Master of the Year

2009 Masters Award, Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association

2008 Pinnacle Award of Success, Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association

2008 Master Instructor of the Year, World Head of Family Sokeship Council

2007 Black Belt Instructor of the Year, Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association

2007 Promoted to Yondan - Tai Shin Doh/Tai Shin Jitsu

2006 Black Belt of the Year, Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association

2005 Instructor of the Year, Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association

2005 ESTABLISHED: Young Israel of Cleveland, Martial Arts program

2005 Certified as Instructor of Tai Shin Doh/Tai Shin Jitsu by Soke Balas

1999 Became a student of Soke Ron Balas studying Tai Shin Doh and Tai Shin Jitsu

1974 Began the study of martial arts

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