Master Rick Rando is President and Owner of Kick Masters Karate, LLC in Frostburg, Maryland. A traditional taekwondo practitioner for the past 23 years, Rando owns one of the largest, open-space martial arts schools in the country. Master Rando began his karate training in 1988 and started instructing at the age of 14. In 1998, he earned disciple status, and became the systems head instructor under founder Mr. Ronald W. Burner. In September of 2000, Master Rando became Co-Owner of Kick Masters and became one of the youngest, martial arts studio executives in the United States. In January of 2005, Rando became the sole owner and President of Kick Masters Karate, and three months later, was awarded the title of State Director through the I.T.A (Independent Taekwondo Association). He is currently a fifth degree black belt endorsed by martial arts legend, Grandmaster Bill Superfoot Wallace, and just recently was awarded Master Instructor status. During his martial arts career, Rando has stayed quite active. Hes graduated from Karate College in Radford, VA and from the Danny Lanes Superstars Karate Camp in Ripley, WV. Master Rando has trained at various martial arts seminars hosted by world martial arts champions such as Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, 5-time Olympic Judo Champion Mike Swain, Grandmaster John Pellegrini, Grandmaster Joe Lewis, Master Tom Callos, Master Dave Kovar, Grandmaster Femio Demura, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, Grandmaster Ernie Reyes, Olympic Gold Medalist Herb Perez, and Jiu-jitsu Master Royce Gracie to name a few. A former member of the Stars and Stripes Demo Team, Master Rando himself has conducted hundreds of demonstrations and martial arts programs in the local school system and surrounding community. Hes been a featured speaker at hundreds of events, including the Living Self Directed Lives through the Principles of Self Determination Seminar, Frostburg State Universitys Distinguished Scholar Dinner, the Positive Guidance Seminar for the Allegany County Childcare Professionals Association, the Western Maryland Guidance Conference, the Belt Leadership Summit, the 63rd Annual Dapper Dan Sports Awards Dinner, the Annual Safety Summit for the Columbia Gas Company, and at FSUs Leadership Conference in 2007. Master Rando is scheduled to speak at the Martial Arts Supershow in Las Vegas in July. More specifically, Rando has created and implemented several curriculums throughout the martial arts community including the Bully Busters Program for victims in elementary school, the Little Dragons Program for pre-schoolers, Leadership Training for children with low levels of confidence, the Stranger Danger Program, Corporate TEAM Building for business professionals, the Childrens Summer Karate Camp, a martial arts unit through the Adventure Sports Program at Allegany High School, and has created a special Self Defense Curriculum for students with physical challenges. Featured in Black Belt Magazine (January 2011), Master Rando is currently a member of MAIA (the Martial Arts Industry Association) and a member of the Allegany County Schools Character Counts Program. He recently graduated from the Disney Institute: Disneys Approach to Business Excellence program, and has earned the Gold Level Mark of Excellence Award by Century Martial Arts for the past three years. An accomplished author, Master Rando has penned two cover articles featured in MASuccess Magazine and has appeared on the cover of both Allegany Magazine (May/June 2009) and MASuccess Magazine (December 2010). Earlier in his career, Rando was asked to represent the United States as a member of the National Junior Karate Team performing in Cuba. In 2004 and 2006 he was awarded the Dream Catcher Award through the Arc of Frederick for working with persons with disabilities, and in 2007, conducted two Tae Kwon Do Seminars/Demonstrations in the country of Thailand as part of a cultural enrichment program. Hes a previous member of the Speakers Bureau with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, is a current member of the Allegany County Student Business Advisory Committee, and is a part time personal trainer.
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