Sensei Richard Triplett is recognized as a word class athlete whose dynamic leadership has resulted in numerous local and international awards for excellence. Richard Triplett studied under the Grand Master Gordon Doversola of the Okinawa-Te Organization, one of the forefathers of karate on the West Coast.
After years of studying under Shihan Doversola, Sensei Triplett opened his school to help spread the knowledge of Okinawa-Te, under the supervision of Shihan Doversola. Sensei Triplett has been teaching in the Antelope Valley since 1980 and has won numerous awards.
Some of the awards received include:
- The World Karate Organization (WKO) Light Heavyweight Champion Title Belt held from March 4th, 1995 to January 31, 1998
- Tournament Promoters Association (TPA) Hall of Fame for Best Instructor in 1989
- International Dojo of the Year Award 1998.