Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Kung Fu and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Bob Yoder (Founder) Send E-mail to Bob Yoder

Bob Yoder is the founder of Tai Shu Do “The Way of Ultimate Techniques”. He has over 34 years of experience in the martial arts and has taught thousands of students to include Corrections Personal, Law Enforcement Officers, and even members of the United States Military. He was a registered Unarmed Self-Defense Instructor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. He instructed Unarmed Self Defense for the State of Ohio Corrections and Franklin County Corrections. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Member.

He created Tai Shu Do after studying various styles of martial arts for many years and achieving various ranks to include black belt / instructor rankings in several styles of martial arts. He continues to study the martial arts to this day and believes that a true martial artist never stops studying.

A favorite quote of his is: Blend all tactics and skills. The more one knows, the better, for it is far better to have the knowledge and not the need, than to have the need and not the knowledge. But.. also, if knowledge is power, then the power of knowledge is truth. Seek it!

Many of his students that have studied under other instructors before coming to him have said that they have learned more from him in their first month than they did in several months of training they received from other previous instructors. That is because he trains his students in a no nonsense easy to understand manner. It is up to the student if they want to train in a traditional martial arts uniform or sweats. The student has the option of receiving traditional training where they progress through belts and receive certified ranking or if they wish to study in a strictly self-defense manner.
Besides Martial Arts Mr. Yoder is also a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition and in various other Energy “Reiki” Systems. Mr. Yoder is also a Certified Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Personal Fitness Trainer, Senior Fitness Instructor, Certified Life Coach, and a Tai Chi / Yoga Instructor. He also belongs to a wide assortment of martial arts associations, councils, confederations, federations, organizations, and societies.


Founder Iron Tiger Fighting Society – ITFS
Founder Golden Dragon Fighting Society – GDFS
Founder International Tai Shu Do Association – ITSDA
Founder Peaceful Tiger Martial Arts Federation – PTMAF
Ohio Representative Eagle Martial Arts Federation – EMAF
Ohio Representative Elite FreeStyle Hapkido Association – EFHA
Representative USA Diversified League of Martial Artists – DLMA
National Representative USA International Sifu Organization – ISO
Member Judges’ Panel International Chinese Martial Arts – ICMAC
Representative for U.S.A. Ko Ryu JuJutsu Federation Europe – KRJFE
Representative State of Ohio Madison Martial Arts Academy -MMAA
Board Member United States Traditional Kung Fu Federation – USTKF
Member Board of Directors Martial Arts Masters Association – MAMA
USA Representative United States Italian Martial Arts Alliance – USIMAA
Representative for State of Ohio-USA Martial Arts Police Methods – MAPM
USA Direcetor World International Martial Arts Association & Organization – WIMAAO
Representative for Grove City, USA International R’GUIBA-DO SHIN KI Academy – IRDSA
National Representative USA Wakazamurai World Martial Arts Association – WWMAA
Official Representative USA International Gojitsu-Ryu Karate-Do Orgnanization – IGKO
Representative for Ohio – USA International Hapki-Do Police Methods Federation – IHPMF
Official Representative U.S.A. International Martial Arts Sciences Organization – IMASO
Official Representative Ohio, United States World Kyongchar Moosul Federation – WKMF
USA Chairman International Kyokidoki Karate & Mixed Martial Arts Federation – IKKMMAF

For more information about the Bob Yoder’s Kung Fu Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 614-649-5971 or bob_yoder@live.com.

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Bob Yoder’s Kung Fu Academy
2048 Sondra Lane
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: (614) 649-5971