Don Rodrigues

Name: Don Rodrigues
Position: Head Coach and Co-Founder
Team Member Since: 1987
Coach Don Rodrigues is noted as the best in the World. He has been coaching Team Paul Mitchell for over 24 years. He is also the coach of the WAKO-USA team since 1991. He has trained and coached over 150 competitors to over 200 World titles since 1985. In 2001, he was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine’s Hall of Fame as “Coach of the Year”. Coach Rodrigues is the founder and President of the Don Rodrigues Karate Academy and the Oki-Ryu Kenpo system (since 1982). He currently holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt and is the promoter of the Ocean State Grand Nationals, one of the top ten tournaments in North America. In 1997, he was awarded “Coach of the Year” by KRANE International, and in 1995 by Inside Kung Fu Magazine’s Hall of Fame award. He has coached Team Paul Mitchell and the WAKO-USA Team all over the World (from Poland to England, Canada, Germany, Guatemala…..). In 1998, he coached the US Sanshou Kickboxing Team in Beijing, China. In 1999 Inside Kung Fu Magazine included Mr. Rodrigues as one of the great 100 people that made an impact on the Martial Arts in the 20th century! Coach Don Rodrigues is the co-founder and head coach of Team Paul Mitchell Karate