Alumni Of the Week “Robb Blackaby”


Robb Blackaby

Robb began training Wado Ryu karate under Sensei Rick Savagian in 1990, while studying at the University of Arizona. Robb learned that karate was much more than a self-defense art, but a character improving discipline that can be applied to all aspects of life. Robb competed in karate tournaments at the highest level, and continues to train every day. He has also introduced his family to the art, who train with him.

He and his wife Corrie currently own and operate the Desert Institute of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, as well as Medicine in Motion. Robb has co-developed continuing education classes, and teaches manual therapy courses to athletic trainers. He is also an adjunct instructor for Grand Canyon University.