Dr Larry C. Bobbert has been practicing Tai Chi for nearly 25 years.  He’s studied several styles, earned a Black belt in Aikido and rank in two styles of Karate and Arnis.
He also studies Qi Gong which he believes goes well with both Tai Chi and Aikido.

Dr. Bobbert began his Martial Arts studies with Ishinru Karate under Sensie Doug Noxin in Inkster, Michigan where he earned the rank of First Brown.

He led classes at Bloomfield Hills High Schools with the help of  Norbert Donnely who later became the Michigan State Champion four times.

Dr. Bobbert moved to Brazil where he continued his studies by setting up classes for American Graded School.

When he came to Kentucky he studied with the Sin Ti Lexington Karate schools.

He began studying Tai Chi from Mason Smith at Eastern Kentucky University  and then from Randy Johnson who learned the  Five Element form in China.

Dr.Bobbert began studying Aikido in 2004 with Sensei  Ronald Boyd (Member of the United States Hall of Fame) at Ronin Bushido Aikido where he earned the following Certifications.


Certification Letter written for Dr. Larry C. Bobbert

August 14, 2010                                                                                859 408 9015
Ronald G. Boyd, Shihan                                                                  ronboyd@roadrunner.com
Ronin Bushido Aikido of Kentucky                                             www.roninbushidoaikido.com
100 Lewis Drive, Richmond, KY 40475     Dojo at:  112 Porter Drive, Richmond, Ky

Dr. Bobbert completed the requirements for the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt with Ronin
Bushido Aikido Club of Kentucky on January 12, 2008 and Nidan August 2011.

The Black Belt requirements include mastering  a 24 posture Tai  Chi  series.

He has assisted and lead Aikido classes in the home Dojo, Berea, and Northern Kentucky.   He has helped with ACT for Teachers  and ACT for Firefighters on several occasions.  He has participated in the recertification seminars for ACT instructors.

Larry reactivated and rebuilt the Ronin Bushido Web site that includes Aikido, ACT (Aikido
Control Training) for law enforcement personnel, ACT for Teachers and ACT for Firefighters

Dr. Bobbert has also has been certified or ranked as a result of attending  special seminars
conducted on the behalf of Ronin Bushido Aikido.

a.        Five Element Tai Chi with Sensei Randy Johnson who studied it in China
b.        Tai Chi Sword also with Randy Johnson
c.        Arnis  he attended two seminars and a credit class at Eastern Kentucky University
d.        Tai Chi  credit class at Eastern Kentucky University in 2006
e.        Shiatsu Massage – 2 seminars

Larry attended “Cane Self Defense” certifying seminar with me in Lexington, KY

Dr. Bobbert taught Tai Chi for Eastern Kentucky University Workforce Development  several years.

He publishes a web site on Tai Chi that includes original drawings of various postures and
I have used some of  the “handouts” in various venues including some in other countries.

Dr. Bobbert brings his own unique methodology to his teaching including the use of video
training such as the Ron Dori DVD  and the Five Element Tai Chi CD  that he created for Ronin
Bushido Aikido.

Ron Boyd       August 14, 2010___
Ronald G. Boyd, Shihan                                       
Ronin Bushido Aikido


For several years Dr. Bobbert taught Stress Management through Tai Chi Exercises
at  Eastern Kentucky University.   Anyone of any age can benefit from the positive health effects of Tai Chi.