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Hanshi Larry 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. Hanshi 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 Karate-do Alliance) 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 an Canada 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 state 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

May. 17th 2003  awarded Godan  in Sentou ryu Aiki-jujitsu.

Director. Aug. 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,

Rhode Island

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 Association.

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 ryu Karate-do.