8th Dan Kyoshi - Chief Instructor
Karatedo is the way of life since Pete Rabino set foot on the way at the age of 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Though the path was often long and arduous, it brought to his life a sense of peace, harmony and a certain fulfillment of his cultural heritage. half Filipino and half Apace Indian, Pete was born to be a fighter, and today credits Grandmaster Trias with channeling his fighting spirit in a positive direction. With the structured training of the Trias Dojo, Mr. Rabino quickly established himself as an outstanding competitor in both kumite and kata. He won the USKA Grand nationals from 69-73. He is remembered by many for his lightning fast backhand and deceptive drop kick, both of which he used on the day he come out of retirement to place in the Masters division of the 1985 World Karate Championships in Houston, Texas. In 1971 Master Trias appointed Mr. Rabino as one of the first Chief Instructors, and in 1974 he was elected into the Trias International Society.