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 and teacher to many famous people including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Anne Francis, Steve McQueen, Joe Lewis and Jim Kelly, to name a few. 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 for over 20 years now 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.