Sensei Bobby Benner

Narragansett Bay Budokai was founded in 2011 by Sensei Bobby Benner. Sensei Bobby is a 4th Degree black belt with over 20 years of martial arts experience. His passion for improving physical fitness, mental discipline, and spiritual strength is apparent in every class he teaches. Sensei Bobby has been a positive influence in the lives of many. His ability to reach children and adults alike has earned him the reputation as one of the state's best.

​​Sensei Bobby has been involved with martial arts his entire life. In his youth, he was taught the fundamentals of Shorin-Ryu by highly respected instructors in the area. He believes in a principled approach to martial arts, that includes the development of personal character as well as physical strength. His focus on respect, confidence, righteousness, discipline, and vision has made him one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in South County. 


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671 Boston Neck Rd.

North Kingstown, RI 02852


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Sensei John Dodd

Sensei John has been studying Japanese and Okinawan karate for some 40 years, starting as a college freshman learning Shito-Ryu. After graduating from the University of California, he continued studying Shito-Ryu for several years, then later studied various related styles as his business career took him across the country. Since 2015, he has been training hard with us at Narragansett Bay Budokai learning Matsubayashi-Ryu Shorin-Ryu.