Grand Master Ronald L. Boucher

Ron Boucher began his martial arts training after high school with Grand Master Lewis Lizotte and made First Degree Black Belt in 1967. Master Boucher spent 1967 - 69 with the U.S. Army as an Operations N.C.O. with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.

After the military, he resumed his martial arts training with Grand Master Lizotte. Active as both an instructor and competitor, Master Boucher was ranked among the top fighters in New England during most of the 1970's and was regionally rated #1 as a forms and weapons competitor in the 1980's. He also spent several years competing on the National circuit in both weapons and kata.

Master Boucher has been active in various martial arts organizations throughout his career, having served on the Board of Directors for the Karate Referees' Association of New England (KRANE), American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) and Advisory Board for the United Southern Isshinryu Karate organization (USIK).

Master Boucher served as a tournament coordinator for most of the major national tournaments in New England. He has been awarded the AOKA "Instructor of the Year" and "Spirit of Isshinryu" awards, along with being inducted into the KRANE Hall of Fame.

Master Boucher is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in science and Natural Resources Conservation. He is currently retired and splits his time between his home in Florida and visiting his family in Connecticut

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