Daily Takeaway

  • “Confidence comes from the belief that what you’re about to do is well rehearsed, relevant, is heart-felt, and will be presented with a self-less attitude of service.” – 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 31 years, Rando owns one of the largest, open-space martial arts schools in the country. He is currently a seventh degree black belt endorsed by martial arts legend, Grandmaster Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, and has been featured in Black Belt Magazine, MASuccess Magazine, and Lifestyles in Annapolis Magazine as a Motivational Master Instructor/Business Professional.

As a keynote empowerment speaker, Rando has conducted thousands of demonstrations/presentations in the school system, and in the business community at large. He’s been the keynote/featured speaker at hundreds of events, and has worked with various distinguished companies such as Columbia Gas/NiSource, Flagship Rehab, The Boys Scouts, The Belt Group, Frostburg State University, Garrett College, Charm City Cakes (from Food Network’s hit show, “Ace of Cakes”), and Chick-fil-A to name just a few. Most recently, Rando has been featured on several business Podcasts including MATalk with Cliff Lenderman, the 10 Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis, and The Real Deal with Jason Silverman.

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 ten consecutive years. An accomplished author, Master Rando has penned five 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 taekwondo 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.

Additional Highlights



“TRIBE – The New Synergized Approach to Team Building”
Featured in MASuccess Magazine
(November 2016)

“Maximizing Studio Senses – 22 Ways to Upgrade Your Guest Experience”
Featured in MASuccess Magazine
(July 2014)

“Brand Leveraging at Its Best: Finding the Right Corporate Partnerships”
Featured in MASuccess Magazine
(August 2013)

“Conquering the Fine Art of Brand and Branding”
Featured in MASuccess Magazine
(December 2010) (Cover Story)

“An Instructor’s Role as Role Model”
Featured in MASuccess Magazine
(December 2009)

Podcast Feature

“The Real Deal” with Jason Silverman
Topic: 5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School »
February 2018

“The Real Deal” with Jason Silverman
Topic: Brand, Branding & a Successful Business »
April 2015

MA Talk Podcast

MATalk Podcast
November 2014

Gold/Platinum Award Winner

Mark of Excellence
Century Martial Arts 2008 – Present

Cover Appearance

Appeared on the Cover of MASuccess Magazine
December 2010

Cover Appearance

Allegany Magazine
Appeared on the Cover of Allegany Magazine
2009 Special Edition

Training DVD Feature

Mark of Excellence

Featured in 5 MAIA Monthly Instructor DVD’s

“Allegany County’s Top 10 Most Fascinating People”

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

Lifestyles in Annapolis Magazine – “A Modern Day Motivational Speaker” Article
September 2016

Featured in Black Belt Magazine

Black Belt Magazine - “What They Want + What They Need

Black Belt Magazine – “What They Want + What They Need” Article
January 2011

Marathon Runner

Disney Half Marathon, Tower of Terror 10-Miler, Rock and Roll – St. Jude Country Music Marathon
2013 – Present


Martial Artist Hall of Fame

2018 United States Martial Artist Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

2019 Frostburg State University’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award