Hanshi Robert Handley was born in Louisville kentucky and has over 47 years of experience in the martial arts. Hanshi Handley began his martial arts study in 1964 under Teji Saito Grandmaster in Saito Ha shotokan karate-do, and later spent four years living and training with the Grandmaster in Kyoto, Japan. In 1999 Hanshi Handley was promoted to the rank of 8th Dan and appointed the President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate-do Association by Saito Grandmaster. Hanshi Handley Co-Authored the book Shojukempo with Hanshi Martin. Hanshi Handley brought a self-defense propgram to the Louisville Public school’s for children to be aware of child abduction. Hanshi Handley has extensive work with the state of Kentucky community based service community partnership for the protection of children. Hanshi Handley was awarded his 10 Dan Black Belt and ask by the window of the late Teji Saito Grandmaster to carry on the Saito Ha system in 2011 . Hanshi Handley is widowed and has two sons Dashon and Robert who regularly train.