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Williamsburg Dojo instructor embarks on Southeast Asia martial arts pilgrimage

Williamsburg Dojo instructor embarks on Southeast Asia martial arts pilgrimage

— There may be American instructors of the Southeast Asian martial art of silat who are more skilled or more experienced than Chris Robinson. But none is receiving more attention, or is perhaps as respected as the 50-year-old Honda sales manager that started Williamsburg Dojo martial arts training on Richmond Road near Norge.

The reverence that Robinson, a Yorktown native, garners globally led to an invitation to train and learn on a martial arts pilgrimage to Malaysia and Indonesia. He brought along his 37-year-old student, Noah Schiller, a NASA engineer.

Indonesia — specifically, on the large, tropical island of Sumatra — was Robinson's last scheduled visit before he returns...

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