Master Randolph started his Martial Arts training as a gift for his 11th birthday. He soon discovered a passion for it.
Master Randolph received his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 15, and continues his training under 10th Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Jim Brassard, who has achieved countless awards, including one from President Obama himself. Master Randolph has been a leading competitor in tournaments since 1997, and in 2007 he achieved the coveted “Tournament Champion” – 1st Place in all three advanced Black Belt Instructor events: Kata, Weapons, and Sparring. In 2009, Master Randolph won 1st Place in the Black Belt Instructor Fitness Competition, beating over 20 black belt head instructors from around Colorado.
On March 2nd, 2013, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Martial Arts Master of the Year. On March 18th, 2017, he was inducted again as Master Instructor of the Year. He has been Head Instructor of Boulder Karate since 2003, loving every minute of it!
The father of two wonderful young boys, Master Randolph understands parents’ needs for their children through the martial arts. He also enjoys training weekly with his lovely wife, Nikole Randolph, who is also a Black Belt with over 10 years of training.
When he’s not practicing Kempo Karate, Master Randolph enjoys testing his grit and appreciating Colorado’s beautiful mountains. He has climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers (mountains over 14,000′), scaling over 1/3 of them in calendar winter. He also leads Boulder Karate’s yearly Climbing For Cancer hikes, bringing dozens of Boulder Karate students and parents to the summit of eight 14ers so far, having raised over $32,000 for cancer research. Master Randolph applies the discipline he has learned through the martial arts to physical challenges, pushing himself in pursuit of the highest achievements, having run two Spartan Ultra Beasts and recently completed the 48-hour GORUCK HTL (endurance event led by Special Forces).
Today, Master Randolph holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt, and is committed to helping the community of Boulder experience how the martial arts can change their lives, inside and outside the dojo!