Philip W Koeppel
Hanshi Philip Koeppel, founder of the United States National Karate Karatedo Kai was for many years involved with Robert Trias in the United States Karate Association ? the first national karate association in the United States. Hanshi Koeppel?s involvement with the USA Karate effort goes back to the late 1979?s. He participated on the USA Karate Kobudo Committee and is considered one of the main experts in the United States for Kobudo. His martial arts career spans over 50 years.