- “Most people graze through life, waiting on success to find them. Always reach for something; never settle for comfortable!” – Master Rick Rando
Master Rick Rando is Owner and President of Kick Masters Karate, LLC, head facilitator at www.facebook.com/randospeaksmd, and CEO of Adron Enterprises, a land developing company in Western Maryland. A traditional taekwondo practitioner for the past 28 years, Rando owns one of the largest, open-space martial arts schools in the country. He is currently a sixth degree black belt endorsed by martial arts legend, Grandmaster Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, and has been featured in both Black Belt and MASuccess Magazines as a Master Instructor/Business Professional.
As a keynote empowerment speaker, Rando has conducted thousands of demonstrations/talks in the school system, and in the business community at large. He’s been the keynote/featured speaker at hundreds of events, including Frostburg State University’s Distinguished Scholar Dinner and Leadership Conference, the “Living Self Directed Lives through the Principles of Self Determination” Seminar at Allegany College, the Positive Guidance Seminar for the Allegany County Childcare Professionals Association, the Western Maryland Guidance Conference, the Belt Leadership Summit, the Annual Safety Summit for the Columbia Gas Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, York, PA, and Columbus, OH, at the 63rd Annual Dapper Dan Sports Awards Dinner, and at the 10th, 12th, and 13th Annual Martial Arts Supershow in Las Vegas, NV. He’s worked with various distinguish companies with his “Corporate Team Building” program such as The Boys Scouts, Columbia Gas/NiSource, Flagship Rehab, First People Community Credit Union, Frostburg State University, and Chick-fil-A to name just a few. Most recently, Rando has been featured on several business Podcasts including MATalk with Cliff Lenderman and “The Real Deal” with Jason Silverman, touching on memorable branding and enhancing the customer experience by utilizing all 5 senses.
Rando is currently a member of MAIA (the Martial Arts Industry Association) and a member of the Allegany County Schools “Character Counts” Program. He recently graduated from the Disney Institute: Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence program, and has earned the “Gold/Platinum Level Mark of Excellence Award” by Century Martial Arts for the past six consecutive years. An accomplished author, Master Rando has penned four cover articles featured in MASuccess Magazine and has appeared on the cover of both Allegany and MASuccess Magazines respectfully. He’s been featured in 5 MAIA Monthly Instructional DVD’s, teaching instructional skills to martial arts school owners around the world, and was named one of Allegany County’s Top 10 Most Fascinating People in February 2013. In 2004 and 2006 he was awarded the Dream Catcher Award through the Arc of Frederick for working with persons with disabilities, and in 2007, conducted two Tae Kwon Do Seminars/Demonstrations in Thailand as part of a cultural enrichment program.
Master Rando is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Frostburg State University where he has achieved a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Political Science, with a minor in Sociology. A member of the Phi Eta Sigma and the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Societies, Rando was a two-time Maryland House of Delegates Scholarship Award winner. As a college senior, he earned the first ever Maryland Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship at FSU, earned the highest award in Criminal Justice at the Convocation Award Ceremony, and worked for Maryland State Senator John J. Hafer as a student intern. Additionally, Rando is a Board Member of the Vicki Via Dotson Leukemia Foundation, an honorary Fireman with the City of Frostburg, a former high school freshman basketball coach, an Eagle Scout, a former independent percussionist with a drumstick endorsement from world-renowned stick manufacturer Silverfox Percussion, a marathon runner, and is only one of three people from his Congressional District to earn the “Congressional Award” for community service. Most importantly, Master Rando is happily married to wife Julie and father to his son Lawson and daughter Dylan.
“The Real Deal” with Jason Silverman
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Gold/Platinum Award Winner
Century Martial Arts 2008 – 2015
Appeared on the Cover of MASuccess Magazine
Appeared on the Cover of Allegany Magazine
2009 Special Edition
Training DVD Feature
Featured in 5 MAIA Monthly Instructor DVD’s
“Allegany County’s Top 10 Most Fascinating People”
Allegany County 2013
Featured in Lifestyles in Annapolis Magazine
Lifestyles in Annapolis Magazine – “A Modern Day Motivational Speaker” Article
Featured in Black Belt Magazine
Black Belt Magazine – “What They Want + What They Need” Article
Disney Half Marathon, Tower of Terror 10-Miler, Rock and Roll – St. Jude Country Music Marathon
2013 – Present