Conflict Resolution Specialists

The Founder

Shoto-Chi_Founder Robert James Norton started learning Shotokan karate at the age of 11 under the instruction of Sensei Barry Lewis in England. He started to teach from age 13 and obtained 1st Degree Black Belt and his instructors certification at age 15. At this time he had ambitions to formulate his own system. After a few years of studying other arts he founded Shoto-Chi at age 17. Throughout the 90's he continued to develop Shoto-Chi while studying human behaviour. After facing much adversity for founding an art at such a young age he became even more determined to prove that his art was unique. In 1999 he was officially recognized as a founder of a unique martial art and awarded the title of Master within the UK. Since then Shoto-Chi has been recognized in Canada and the USA. Founder Norton is also the program developer for BullyProof Canada and the specifically developed program for focusing children with challenging behaviours called Pine-Wave Energy. He is a member of the U.S. Grand Master’s Council and holds a Ph.D. in Martial Science. He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as an International Founder. Effective 2014 he is also a published author for the book based around conflict resolution titled; Pine-Wave Energy: A Guide to Conflict Resolution His passion for teaching is evident in his teaching style and he tailors his art to suit the needs of the individual built around resolving conflict. In his own words "Shoto-Chi is part of my core being". Shoto-Chi_Founder2  

2 Responses

  1. Dear Master Rob Norton

    You have made many of us martial artists proud well done.

    Best regards
    Blessings, Joy, Laughter & Peace
    Si-Jo Dr John Souglides Ph.D.

    July 4, 2010 at 17:32

  2. Being in a position to help change the dynamics of martial arts is something I take seriously. It is certainly something I am proud to be a part of.
    Thank you for your kind words. You to are also an inspiration. Keep up the excellent work.

    July 8, 2010 at 18:12

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