Bob Young has been involved with the martial arts for more than 25 years. During his martial arts career, he has studied with many respected martial arts masters ion such arts as taekwondo, kuk sool, tae kyon, Brazilian jujutsu, sambo, karate and kickboxing.
He is the executive editor for Black Belt Magazine and it is his job to oversees the editorial content and artistic vision for the magazine. He is also responsible for the books and DVD's publiched by the magazine.
As a freelance writer in the 1980s and early 1990s, he wrote numerous freelance articles about the historical and technical aspects of Chinese, Korean and Thai martial arts for magazines such as Black Belt, Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated and other publications.
Robert spent nearly 6 years in Asia doing field research, which contibutes to his extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts. He served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1985 and he has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Radford University. Robert began his in-house association with Black Belt in 1993 and he is presently the executive editor, a position he took in 1997.
Outside of the office, Robert enjoys grappling, Brazilian jujutsu, mountain climbing, camping, running and traveling around the globe seeking outdoor adventure. He has a wife and two children who he enjoys.