Richard Tirschel, known as Duke Tirschel by his friends, is a multi-talented and unique individual among men. He has been an undefeated boxer and professional full-contact fighter, body guard for Steve McQueen, partners with Chuck Norris and Bob Wall in a karate stunt workshop, vice president of an advertising agency in Los Angeles, a technical representative for the Industrial Marketing division of Polaroid Corporation, owner of a chain of karate studios.
Duke Tirschel is the National Director for Chuck Norris’ UFAF organization and author of two books on karate and fitness published by Bantam, recently penned a book titled “I Stand convicted” and it is presently available online in E-Book format.
Duke Tirschel was the official photographer for the Modern Penthalon in the 1996 Olympics, writer and photographer for several Martial Arts magazines including the Martial Art Insider, president for the American Fighting Arts Federation, heads a Georgia based Karate Ministry, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of California Long Beach, Post Certified Instructor at the Georgia Police Academy, International Karate Champion, California Heavyweight Professional Karate Champion, member of SAG and AFTRA and appeared in major motion pictures and television with Burt Reynolds, Patty Duke, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall, Julie Andrews, David Carradine and many others, presently working on his Masters at the Jacksonville Theological Seminary, associate pastor at the Church of God in Rex Georgia, minister with the Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church Prison Ministry in Atlanta Georgia.
Grandmaster Tirschel started the Martial Art School Photography program in America over thirty years ago and still travels to 38 states and Canada photographing everyday Martial Artists practicing their art. If that isn’t enough Duke is finishing up on his next book called “Man-To-Man”, working on a script for a video on Christian Karate and Spiritual Survival, and he is an author and the Official Photographer for Martial Arts Enterprises, Inc. the company that owns USAdojo.com and numerous other martial arts websites.
For more information about Duke Tirschel and Tirschel Photography visit his website at http://tirschelphotography.com and their listing on the Martial Arts Schools and Businesses Directory by clicking on the image on the left.