ROBERT SCAGLIONE, Hanshi, began
his karate training in 1967. This is his 41st anniversary as a Black belt
under Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro, founder of the Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A.
system. Hanshi Scaglione is the Chief Administrator of the original style
in the United States. He has traveled with Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro
throughout the U.S.A. and as his representative worldwide.Born
in Brooklyn, New York, Hanshi served in the U.S. Navy and became a NYC
Police Officer. He voluntarily worked exclusively in high crime/high hazard
areas during his entire 20 year tenure with the NYPD. He served in many
assignments in all five boroughs of New York City including uniformed
street cop, undercover officer and as a Detective in the elite Special
Investigating Unit featured in the film "The French Connection." He led
the NYPD in felony arrests many times and has numerous awards, citations
and letters of commendation from Police Department officials, Federal
Agencies, District Attorneys, Grand jurors and the civilian community.
He retired from police service in order to devote himself full time to
the art of karate.
has continued the propagation of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu USA Karate in Florida
with the founding of the Cocoa Beach Karate Dojo (2002), the Cocoa YMCA
Brevard Community College Dojo (2004), Ueshiro Merritt Island Karate at
Tropical Elementary School (2007), the Ueshiro Suntree-Viera Shorin-Ryu
Karate Dojo (2007), and the Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA Dojo at the
Viera Regional Park Rec. Center (2007).