Mitchell Bobrow
Mitchell Bobrow
Born Mitchell Paul Bobrow
April 12, 1950 (1950-28-12) (age 60)
Washington, D.C., US
Other names Boy Wonder
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Style Tang Soo Do, Karate, Aikido, Boxing, Taekwondo, Jujitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Kim Studio Silver Spring, Maryland
Trainer Grand Master Ki Whang Kim
Years active 1963–present

Mitchell Bobrow[1] was a champion martial arts fighter trained by Master Ki Whang Kim in the early 1960s and quickly developed as Great Grand Master Kim's first Grand Champion student. Mitchell Bobrow was known for his ruthless unedited continuous attacks using a unique combinations of kicks, punches and sweeps including his Trademark Jump Back Kick[2] that scored on his opponents with either leg. Bobrow was nicknamed by Blackbelt magazine the "Boy Wonder" in 1967.[3] Bobrow fought with competitors Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, Ron Marchini, Toyotara Miyazaki, Thomas La Puppet, David Moon, Louis Delgado, and Bill Wallace just to name a few during the golden era of martial arts in the US. Bobrow was a personal friend of Bruce Lee as Lee was often seen on the sidelines when Bobrow competed. Blackbelt magazine yearbook rated Bobrow as a top ten fighter in the world throughout the 60s and Karate Illustrated magazine gave Bobrow the honor of #1 in 1969 above Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. Bobrow was inducted into the Inaugural Taekwondo Hall of Fame as Best Fighter of the 60s and honored as the Official Chairman of the event.[4] Bobrow in 2009 was selected as a Technical Advisor for the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.[5] He represented the United States in Tokyo, Japan in the First World Karate Championships World Karate Federation#WKF Karate World Championships held at the Budokan. Grand Champion at the 1969 All American Open Championship at Madison Square Garden,[6] American Invitational Tournament of Champions, Marine Corp Champion, International Heavyweight Champion. Universal Open Champion. Bobrow was the founder of the first chartered karate club in the United States at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1966. Bobrow is currently the founder–owner of Otomix Martial Arts Gear. Otomix was the official sponsor of the first UFC mixed martial arts fighting championships. Mitchell Bobrow has appeared in films and television.[7]


Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Coneheads Garthok Combatant
1992 Blackbelt Rene Co-Star
1990 Max Monroe Thief
1989 Wild Jack Chet

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