The late Senior Master Robert Quinn (1958-2010) had over thirty years of martial arts training. He held Black Belt in three disciplines of martial arts – 7th Degree Black Belt in American Karate, 5th Degree Black Belt (Lakan Lima) in Modern Arnis, and 4th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. As an expert in various types of weapon and forms, his teaching emphasized on application which make the forms more relevant, exciting yet understandable and effortless when implementing, both with weapons and in empty-handed. In addition to having opportunities to train with a number of recognized Grandmasters nationally and internationally, Senior Master Quinn had the distinct honor of having been trained and granted rankings by two of the greatest martial artists of the twentieth century – the later Grandmaster Ed Parker (Kenpo Karate System) and the late Grandmaster Remy Presas (Modern Arnis System).
Under late Grandmaster Presas, Senior Master Quinn earned his Lakan (Black Belt) in March 1986 and was awarded the Advance Instructor Certificate in November 1986; both of which were sealed by the International Modern Arnis Federation of the Philippines. Subsequently, in April 1998, he was promoted to Lakan Lima (5th Degree Black Belt) by the late Grandmaster Presas which was also sealed by the International Modern Arnis Federation. Senior Master Quinn sponsored a number of Arnis Training Camps during which he served as the instructor assisting late Grandmaster Presas. In May 2005, as an invited instructor, he instructed at the Modern Arnis Senior Masters Camp at Brevard, North Carolina. In November 2007, Senior Master Quinn visited Iloilo City and Guimaras Island Philippines where he was trained in Tres Puntas and Sport Arnis. At this visit, he was appointed as the Sport Coordinator for the Sport Arnis in Georgia, USA under International Modern Arnis Federation Philippines.
Senior Master Quinn and his wife Sang Le are the owners of the Robert Quinn’s American Karate Productions, Inc. located in Tucker, Georgia. He was also the founder of the Tactical Emergency Security Training (TEST©) which had been established with the goal of supplying a comprehensive approach to security of the corporate employee, company materials, senior citizens, single parents and subsequently protect the children under their care at the time, prevent our youth of becoming a victim to personal attack, and provided specialized training for law enforcement and security level personnel that complementing the training that they have already received. During his life-long martial arts training, Senior Master Quinn discovered that the training helped in all aspects of his life and he was always eager to pass on the extensive knowledge to his students.