Biography

bobbIt is important to note that Bob Otto is constantly developing and acquiring new skills and techniques through specialized training by instructors who are considered to be experts in their respective fields. Such training may or may not be listed below.
(in short, It’s hard to keep up with the guy…)

Law Enforcement:

1886-1994 Tomoka Correctional Institution {Confinement Sergeant, lock down}

Riot Squad Team Member.

1994 -Present New Smyrna Beach Police Department.

1994-1998 NSB SRT Special Response Team.

1994-1998 Patrol Division

1998-Present Youth Services/Detective Division

Martial Arts Background :

1973-Present Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do.

1979-Shodan-(First Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

1983-Nidan-(Second Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

1987-Sandan-(Third Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

1990-Yondan-(Forth Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

1994-Godan-(Fifth Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

2001-Rokudan/Renshi-(Sixth Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

2008-Nanadan/Kyoshi-(Seventh Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

2015-Kyoshi/Hachidan-(Eighth Degree Black Belt) Uechi Ryu Karate.

(Tested And Promoted In Okinawa,Japan)

Okinawan Karate Teaching Certifications:

1987-Shidoin (Apprentice Instructor)

1990-Jun-Shihan (Instructor)

1994-Shihan (Master Instructor)

All Above “Dan” Ranks And Teaching Certifications Received From Okinawa, Japan.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2006-Present Blue Belt Gracie Barra.

Muay Thai, Kali, Escrima.

Through The 1980’s Bob Competed Through Out The New England States

Winning Numerous Heavy Weight Black Belt Fighting Tournaments 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place.

1987 Bob Won The Heavy Weight Black Belt Fighting Division At The

First Florida Uechi-Ryu Karate Championship In Largo, Florida

Commando Krav Maga Teaching Certifications:

#-Present Level 2 Instructor

Urban Survival Tactics (UST)

2009-Present Founder & Chief Instructor