Dr. Larry C. Bobbert has been practicing martial arts for nearly 50 years. He’s studied several styles, has Black Belts in Aikido (Nidan), rank in two styles of karate and arnis and 25 years practicing Tai Chi that included two trips to China. He includes Qi Gong (breathing) which he believes is an integral part of both aikido and tai chi.
He developed No Nonsense Self Defense for young people who need to cope with bullies and be aware of adults who might harm them. The process began when he was approached to develop training for Public Safety personnel. While watching young people practice martial arts Dr. Bobbert became aware that it would take them years to be proficient enough to defend themselves. Teens, preteens and adults need techniques that are simple to learn, effective in emergencies and don’t take years to master.
For several years Dr. Bobbert taught Stress Management through Tai chi Exercises at Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Doctorate at the University of Cincinnati, Masters at Wayne State University and BS at Clarion University. He has given presentations in 34 states and 4 continents.