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Robert Butturini

Born and raised in Knoxville, Master Robert Butturini started his martial arts training in 1990 and earned the rank of 1st degree black belt by 1994. In those 4 years he competed and won many tournaments in the TKC "Tennessee Karate Circuit" and the N.A.S.K.A circuit. Master Butturini began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 1996 years before the UFC/MMA craze swept the nation. In 1996 Master Butturini also achieved his second degree black belt in karate. Master Butturini quickly followed by earning his third degree black belt in 1999 and his fourth degree in 2003. Master Butturini is currently a brown belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. In 2008 he was awarded his fifth degree black belt and promoted to Master Instructor. In 2017 he was presented with his 6th degree.

His accomplishments include:

  • Won tough man competition in 2004
  • Undefeated in boxing
  • Undefeated in Jiu-jistu competitions
  • Undefeated inside the ring at 170lbs
  • Undefeated inside the ring at 155lbs 
  • Absolute Cage Fighter 155lb Champion
  • N.A.S.K.A sport karate champion
  • T.K.C sport karate champion
  • Winner of hundreds of tournament championships through the 90's

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