Richard Branden

Mike Bernardo Promo photo from the TV Series WMAC Masters from around 1995.

Karateka Richard is respected as one of the best forms competitors on the open circuit in North America. His captured a softstyle weapons world title and took second place at the prestigous WAKO world championships in softstyle kata in 1991 in London, UK, by a narrow margin only to Benjamin Jugwels. Richard Branden died in 2013 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Ocean State Nationals
Richard Branden winning the forms grand championship title at the Ocean State Nationals tournament promoted by Don Rodrigues and Christine Bannon-Rodrigues round 1996.