S.L.Martin Providence, R.I. 02909 (401) 464 - 0344 I began my martial arts
training October 15th,1964
at the age of 11 years old under my father, Jessie S.R.Martin & Sensei
Richard Chun in the Art of Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. 1971 - Received my Shodan
Black Belt at the age of 17 years old in Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do under Sensei
Richard Chun. 1972 - Started training with Sensei Lee Getty in Kyokushin kai
Karate-do. 1973 - Received my Nidan Black Belt at the age of 19 years old in
Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. - Started training in the Kajukenpo Pai Lurn Kung-fu
under Master William R. Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K.Pai. 1974 - Received
my Sandan Black Belt at the age of 20 years old in Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. -
Started training in the Japanese ryu of Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest
St. Laurent Sr. and David St. Laurent Jr. 1978 - Received my Shodan Black Belt
at the age of 24 years old in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St.
Laurent Sr. and Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1979 - Received my Shodan Black Belt at
the age of 25 years old in Kajukenpo Pai Lum under Master William R.
Gregory. - Received my Shodan in Kyokushinkai Karate-do under Sensei Lee Getty.
- Krane New England Kata Grand Champion and the New
England middleweight Champion in full contact Karate! ( 1978-1979
). 1980 - Received my Nidan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai lum under Master
William R. Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K. Pai. Received my Nidan Black Belt
in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. and David St Laurent
Jr. - Professional Karate Association's New Englang Middleweight Champion in
Fullcontact Karate undefeated! 1982 - Received my Sandan Black Belt in Shotokan
Karate-do under Sensei Earest St. Laurent St. Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1984
- Received my Sandan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum kung-fu under Master's
William R.Gregory and Ed Strok Canada.
- Received my Yondan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St.
Laurent Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1985 - Received my Yondan Black Belt in Kajukenpo
Pai lum kung-fu under Master William R.Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K.Pai.
1987 - Received my Godan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest
St. Laurent Sr. - Received my Godan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum kung-fu
under Master William R. Gregory and Master Ed Strok From Canada. 1990 -
Received my Rokudan in Kajukenpo under Grandmaster William R.Gregory. 1993 -
Received my Yondan Black Belt in Aikijujitsu Federation under Master Toshihizo
Obata. 1994 - Received an update on my MooDuk Kwon Taekwon-do Certification
Sandan Black Belt from Sensei Richard Chun. - Received Rokudan update
Certification Black Belt from Grandmaster William R. Gregory and Sensei David
St. Laurent Jr. ( 1990 ). - Received my Rokudan Black Belt from Nick Cerio's
International Martial Arts Association from Professor Nick Cerio. - Received my
Rokudan from the United States RyuKuKai Karate-do Association Shihan Robert M.
Handley, Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman and (Maestro
Giuseppi Guaraldi JKA Italy). - Received the Grand Championship Title in
(Kumite) Heavyweight Champion. Plus first place runner up in Kata &
Weapons. in the Nick Cerio's International Martial Arts Association. Karate
Championships! 1995 - Received my Nidan Black Belt in Aikido, Japan
Aikido Federation under Master Tikki Oyama. 1997 - Received my Sokeship from
Grandmaster William D. Miller International Soke Head Founder's Society and the
International Society of Combat Martial Arts. - Received my W.B.B.B
Certification from Grandmaster Kang Rhee as the W.B.B.B. Certified School
Instructor. - Founder of Shojukempo Karate-do with the rank of Soke 8th Dan.
(Hachidan) Presently Holds: - 10th Dan. Black Belt in Shojukempo Karate-do
Soke, Hanshi, Grandmaster ( founder ) - 8th Dan Black Belt American Kenpo /
Kempo Karate - 7th Dan Black Belt Kajukenpo - Master's Level 5th Dan Black Belt
Bok Lum Pai Kung-fu - 6th Dan Black Belt Shotokan Karate-do - 5th Dan. Black
Belt Aikijujitsu - 3rd Dan. Black Belt Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do - 2nd Dan Black
Belt Aikido - 1st Dan Black Belt Kyokushinkai Karate-do 1st Dan Black Belt
Okinawin Goju-Kan Karate-do Personal: - Chief Instructor for the Nathan Bishop
Middle School Shotokan Karate Club Prov. R.I. - Chief Instructor for the
Arlengton Elementary School Shotokan Karate Club Cranston, R.I. - Soke Head
Master and Founder of the R.I.SHOTOKAN KARATE HOMBU DOJO'S. - President and
founder of the SHOJU-KEMPO RYU INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL
ARTS ASSOCIATION. - President and founder of the R.I.DRUG BUSTER'S KARATE TEAM.
W.B.B.B. Certified Branch
School Instructor. -
Cheif Instructor of Bill Gregory's Kajukenpo Martial Arts Studio Pawtucket
and Central Falls Rhode
Island. - c/o founder for MARTIAL ARTS WOMAN AGAINST
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Awarded as the Highest Ranking Afro American Martial Arts
Instructor under Grandmaster William R.Gregory in the State of Rhode Island.
Larry S.L. Martin's update! July - 24th 2000 Board member of the International
Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association awarded 7th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan
Karate-do, appointed to the board of Directors, 2002 inducted to the Ryu Kyu
Kai Karate Association Hall of fame by Dr. Kyoshi Robert M. Handley 9th Dan.
and I'm the United States Director for the International Ryu kyu kai Karate
Association. Dec - 13th
2001 awarded Sokeship from Grandmaster George Petrotta 10th Dan
Director President of the ISA- International Sungja-do Association for recognition
of Shoju-kempo ryu and the Rhode Island State Director with full honors! Jan -
17th 2002 Soke Larry S.L. Martin founder / President and Ceo for the newly
founded Association known as Shojukempo International Martial
Arts Association which is the Governing Body for the (Martial Art Women
Against Domestic Violenc ) Vice President Co founder. ( World Youth Martial Arts
Federation ) Vice President Co. founder. ( Interscholastic Shotokan Karate-do
Association ) founder / President and the (New England Traditional Shotokan
founder / President, these Organizations have full Recognition from the top Grandmasters
& Associations world wide! March
- 20th 2002 recognition Certification form the United States
Martial Arts Federation for Shoju-kempo ryu Karate-do. April - 20th 2002
Rhode Island State
Director for the World Combat Arts Federation July - 1st 2002
awarded 9th Dan. from
Grandmaster Al Cunningham 10th Dan Admin. President of the North American
Grandmasters Council and was appointed as Senior Advisor by Grandmaster
Cunningham July - 12th 2002
member of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society. July - 1st 2002
awarded Hanshiship from
Grandmaster Montezuma C. Cantu 10th Dan President Ceo of the International
Black Belt Federation with appointed letter as Ambassador to Europe
for the Martial Arts. plus Board Member and Director for the Japanese Karate-do
Division in Rhode Island
under the All Japan Okinawan Karate Association. Aug - 29th 2002 Rhode Island
Director for the United States Martial Artist Association under President /
founder Supreme Grandmaster William A. Rankin 10th Dan Sept - 2002 received
Certification for 9th Dan. As a member of the Karazenpo Goshin Jitsu Black Belt
Society with " Shoju-kempo ryu Karate-do
recognition from " Sonny Victor Gascon " 10th Dan founder of
Karazenpo Goshin Jitsu and I’m the R.I. President of the Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu
Black Belt Society. Dec -
28th 2002 received B- Class Certification 6th Dan. Chief
Instructor, Examiner, Referee from the World JKA Karate Alliance
and Rhode Island State
2003 awarded Godan in Sentou ryu Aiki-jujitsu.
24th 2004 I
was awarded my 10th Dan as the founder of Shoju-kempo ryu by Grandmaster
Al Cunningham of the North American Grandmasters Council, Kyoshi Dr. Robert M.
Handley of the International Ryukyukai Karate Association.
May. 2004 received
my 9th Dan Certification from Sijo Victor ' Sonny ' Gascon 10th Dan founder of
Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu.
Nov. 2005 World
Martial Arts Union Eeecutive Board member and State Director for Rhode Island.
Jan. 2006 received
Certification from the JKS under Master Asai Shotokan Karate-do as a member.
Oct. 2007 / 2008
Chief Instructor Vissie St.
School Karate Club Providence,
July. 2009 member
and State Rep. of the American Kempo Jitsu Association
Aug. 2009 Co.
founder Northeast Japanese Karate-do Association
July 2009 8th
Dan Ju-jitsu Europen Ju-jitsu Union.
Oct. 2009 Chief
Instructor for the learning Community Center Central Falls
Jan. 2010 received
Shodai Soke Diploma from the Headmaster and Sokeship Council.
May 2010 received
my 8th Dan “ Hashi-dan “ from
the Saito Ha Shotokan Karate-do Kai, International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate
June 2010 still in
the prosses of wrighting my book Shoju-kempo ryu the Art
of “ Real Karate-do
Mar. 2012 received
Dojo certification from the WJKA
Apr. 2012 appointed
as the Rhode Island State Director for
the United States Martial Artist Association. Appointed by the President SG William Rankin.
Jul. 2012 Inducted
into the United States Martial Artist Association Hall of Fame as the 2012 Supreme Grandmaster of Shoju-kempo