5th Degree Black Belt
Dr. Sicher is an accomplished grappler and tournament competitor and has been with Bendell Karate for years. He has two sons and a daughter who are second degree black belts and a son who is a first degree black belt with Bendell Karate. One son graduated from the US Naval Academy with honors. Dr. Sicher is senior partner of Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates and practices medicine in southern Colorado with clinics in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Trinidad, and elsewhere. He and his fellow doctors provide the largest majority of kidney dialysis for southern Colorado .
Grandmaster Don Bendell has learned from a number of martial artists, but his only recognized instructor has been for decades and remains former World Champion Grandmaster Bob Chaney of Temecula, California.