Sensei Robert "Frank" Beall is a 6th Degree Black Belt in the International Association of TAI Martial Arts. Sensei Beall has been studying the martial arts for over 15 years, and has been teaching for over 10 years. Sensei Beall earned his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Black Belt promotions under O'Sensei Virgil D. Kimmey, PhD. 10th Degree Black Belt in US TAI Karate. Sensei Beall was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster David German out of La Covina, California; 10th Degree Black Belt and founder of the TAI system of martial arts. Most recently, his 5th and 6th Degree promotions were presented to him by Sensei Robbie Sikes and Sensei Steven Fishman.
Sensei Beall has had experience training in TAI Karate, American Kenpo Karate, Japanese Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, American Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Kung Fu. He has spent time training in Aiken, Augusta, North Augusta, Columbia (SC), Florida, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. He got his start in martial arts in Taekwondo, but quickly moved to training in TAI Karate.
Under O'Sensei Kimmey.Under O'Sensei Kimmey, Sensei Beall moved from White Belt to Black Belt to Assistant Instructor to finally Head Instructor. Sensei Beall ran Virgil Kimmey's US TAI Karate Dojo from 1999 to 2002. Sadly, O'Sensei Kimmey passed away in May of 2002. Six months after his teacher's death, Sensei Beall decided to leave Mr. Kimmey's school and to open his own school. In January of 2003, Sensei Frank Beall officially opened his new school; North Augusta Martial Arts and Self Defense.
"It just wasn't the same after he (O'Sensei Kimmey) died. Things began to change with the school, and after a short time, I decided it would be best for me to leave. I didn't honestly plan on teaching after that. I thought I would go back into training for kickboxing or Jiu-jitsu. But the night after I left, I had fifteen students wanting to know where I would be holding classes next week. That was when I decided to open a school of my own."