Keith Vitali began his martial arts career at the University of South Carolina in 1971 and it only took two years for Mr. Vitali to earn his 1st degree Black Belt. Keith began competing in regional tournaments then moved on to major events throughout the United States, then the world. Before he was done, Keith was named World Karate Champion one time, and US National Karate point Champion 3 consecutive years. (1978-1980). Keith is considered one of the 10 Best Fighters of all time according to Black Belt Magazine and was inducted into the Black Belt Hall Of Fame. He has appeared on more than a dozen Covers of other National Martial Arts Magazines.