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Mr. Boozer’s karate training began in the fall of 1960 at Oklahoma State University under the direction of Alan Lee, a graduate student at that university and a Japan-trained Shotokan black belt. After completing his university degree he moved to Arlington, Texas, and put his training on hold for several years.

Mr. Boozer began studying Tae Kwon Do in 1980 and received his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1987 from Dr. Brax Boyd. His teaching career began as a brown belt in 1982, and currently holds the rank of 5th Dan. He has taught more than 2000 students and awarded over 60 black belts.

He has also officiated in various capacities in the majority of the tournaments held by the Traditional Karate League and the Texas Karate League, and is a TKL certified judge and referee, has officiated in hundreds of kata and kumite matches, in positions of timekeeper, scorekeeper, judge, and head referee.

Since opening the Lake Arlington Karate Academy in 2000 he has broadened the training curriculum for himself and his students to encompass techniques in Judo, Aikido, and Jujitsu. By adding the new curriculum, Mr. Boozer wishes to maintain the interest of black belts by introducing new self-defense techniques, thereby enhancing self-defense skills at all belt levels.