Not only was he a karate school owner/operator - he was a public school teacher.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/art...yssey=obinsite

And if that is not enough:

http://www.bullshido.net/forums/arch.../t-101496.html

In pertinent part:

"Some of his distinctions and awards in the field of martial arts include: grandmaster of kickboxing, grandmaster of full contact karate, grandmaster of black tiger hand to hand combat, 6th degree black belt in Superfoot kickboxing and karate, CDT advanced tactical master instructor, and ITC certified executive protection agent."

This looks like Bullshido to me. "Grandmaster of Black Tiger hand to hand combat. And he says his father was special forces in Israel. I'm calling BS, but I don't think an investigation is neccessary. 16 years old? Not cool. Not cool.