One of the greatest fighters from the state of Texas, Master Robles is a 2 time United States karate champion, a 2 time (WKA/PKA) U.S. champion and the former KICK welterweight kickboxing champion of the world.
He is a member of the Texas, AmeriKick, Battle of Atlanta and United States Masters Halls of Fame and was promoted to 10th degree Black Belt in 2017 by the American Karate Black Belt Association.
Involved in the Galveston community he has served on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Historical Association, Community Action Council, KIWANIS Club, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. He was twice named "Man of the Year" by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. He served the City of Galveston as the Director of Parks and Recreation for 5 years. His students include 33 time world champion Regena Thompson, GrandMaster Al Garza, and 7 time world kickboxing champion Cliff Thomas.
Master Robles' personal instructor was GrandMaster Jhoon Rhee known as the Father of American Tae Kwon Do. The system taught at Martial Arts America is Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do.
June 15, 2018, at the Battle of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia GM Robles
was honored with the most prestigious award in sport karate and
professional kickboxing...the Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award!
Assistant Instructors: Master Terrance Haynes, Master Michael Cooper
Mr. Angus Zaring, Mr. Chase Oates