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Hanshi Larry S.L. Martin

   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.

Presently Holds:
10th Dan. Black Belt in Shojukempo Karate-do Soke, Hanshi, Prof., Grandmaster ( founder )
9th Dan Black Belt American Kenpo, Okinawan Kempo, Hawaiian Kempo, Shaolin Kempo, Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu, Kajukenpo 
Master's Level 5th Dan Black Sash Bok Lum Pai Kung-fu
6th Dan Black Belt Shotokan Karate-do WJKA
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

Chief Instructor for the Nathan Bishop Middle School Shotokan Karate Club Prov. R.I.
Chief Instructor for the St. Peter Catholic School Shotokan Karate Club Warwick, 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 SHOJUKEMPO INTERNATIONAL
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.

- 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 8th 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 SHOJUKEMPO KARATE-DO 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 the International Tora-do Ryu Karate 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. (Shojukempo International)
- President / 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 SHOJUKEMPO 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 Jutsu Black Belt Society with " SHOJUKEMPO KARATE-DO recognition from " Sonny Victor Gascon " 10th Dan founder of Karazenpo Goshin Jutsu.
- Dec - 28th 2002 received B- Class Certification 6th Dan. Chief Instructor, Examiner, Referee from the World JKA Karate Alliance and Rhode Island State Director.
- June 20th 2003 appointed as the Rhode Island President for the Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu Black Belt Society under Grandmaster Victor " Sonny " Gascon 10th Dan founder of Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu.
- Aug. - 28th 2004 the International Ryukyukai Karate-do Association recognized me as 10th Dan and founder of Shojukempo, Shojukempo International. Kyoshi Dr. Robert M. Handley President  International Ryukyukai Karate-do Association and Grandmaster Al Cunningham Vice President North American Grandmasters Council.

2006 I was Inducted into the International Ryukyukai Karate Association / Shojukempo International Hall of Fame. Golden Lifetime Achievement Award.




I began my Martial Arts training Aug. 10th 1989 at the young age of 2 years old under my father and Instructor Prof. Larry S.L. Martin Hanshi. Other Instructors that I have trained under are Fernando Restrepo Shihan, Jody Gibson Shihan, Christopher J. Dacey Shihan in the following Martial Arts. Ninjitsu, Okinawan Kempo, Shojukempo, and Shotokan Karate-do.

2 yrs. Old. 1989 10th kyu white belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

3 yrs. Old. 1990 received my yellow belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

At the age of 3. I was awarded a Trophy for being the youngist Kid at the New Hampshire State Karate Championship hosted by Sensei Ed Budd. It was my first trophy that I had ever won, for my age.

4 yrs. Old. 1991 received my orange belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

5 yrs. Old. 1992 received my blue belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

6 yrs. Old. 1993 received my green belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

7 yrs. old. 1994 received my purple belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

8 yrs. Old. 1995 received my brown belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

1995 received my 1st kyu black stripe in Shotokan Karate-do

1995 received my 2nd kyu black stripe in Shotokan Karate-do

1995 received my 3rd kyu black stripe in Shotokan Karate-do

8 yrs. Old. 1995 received my 4th kyu black stripe in Okinawan Kempo

I was interviewed by the Bristol Phonix News paper for being

the youngist Jr. Black Belt. at the age of 8yrs. Old it was

called the real Karate Kid.

1996 received my Jr. black belt in Shojukempo Karate-do

8 yrs. Old. 1996 I won 2 gold medals at the Fall River Moo Duk Kwan Karate Championships Kata / Kumises.


8 yrs. Old. 1996 I won 2 more gold medals at the Rhode Island Speical Olympics Karate Championships in Kata / Kumite

 9 yrs old 1997 I received my Jr. 1st Dan in Shojukempo Karate-do

10 yrs. Old. 1998 I moved to Ft. Myers Fla. For 1 year with my Bio mother and trained on my own. Until I came back to Rhode Island.

11 yrs. Old. 1999 came back to Rhode Island for the Summer, trained with my step mother and received my Jr. 2nd  Dan black belt in the following Martial Arts, Shojukempo, Shotokan Karate-do and Okinawan Kempo.

12 yrs. Old. 1999 Received my Jr. Asst. Instructors Certification to Asst. my father at Nathan Bishop Middle School Shotokan Karate Club. Where I also attended School there. For my Academics.

13 yrs. Old. 2000 Received my Jr. 3rd  Dan black belt in Shojukempo, Okinawan Kempo, Shotokan Karate-do.

Up to date

In 2001 I was inducted in the the Karate Angels hall of fame feature story. As the youngest Jr. Black Belt 4th Dan at the age of 14 yrs. Old.

I’m the Co. founder of the R.I.Interscholastic Shotokan Karate Alliance

And the Jr. Asst. Instructor for the Nathan Bishop Middle School Shotokan Karate Club with the title of WakaShihan ( young Master )


In 2003 I was awarded my Adult 5th Dan Black Belt the youngest 16 year old high ranking Black Belt in the world.

In 2003 I was awarded my Adult 4th Dan Black Belt in Traditional Shotokan Karate-do the youngest in the world at the age of 16 yrs. Old.

In 2005 Prof. Larry S.L. Martin awarded me with my Instructors Teaching Liesence in the Arts of Shotokan Karate-do, Okinawan Kempo, Shojukempo International, with full honors and title Renshi

I'm a B,C, student at William B. Cooly High School in Providence, R.I. known as Health & Science Tech.

Presently holds

4th Degree Black Belt in Traditional Shotokan Karate-do

5th Degree Black Belt in Shojukempo, Shojukempo International, Okinawan Kempo.

1st Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Weapons Kobudo-ryu


I’m the Asst. Chief Instructor for R.I.Shotokan Karate-do Hombu Dojo Shojukempo International HQ. And testing board examiner for all ranks, students and Association members from the ages of 4 & up

At the present time I’m the highest ranking 20 year old in the Country and around world, with a 5th Dan Black Belt in American Kenpo, Okinawan Kempo, Shoju-kempo ryu, Hawaiian Kempo and Shaolin Kempo.

Under Grandmaster / Prof. Larry S.L. Martin Hanshi.

In 2003 I won gold medal in kumite at the New England Karate-do Association State Qualifere hosted by Shihan Arias every tournament that Shihan Arias has given I have won 3 yrs. In a row hopefully I’ll win a 4th gold medal

2003 Renshi Martin-Devlin is the President and founder of the World Youth Martial Arts Federation with over 150 members world wide.

2003 I joined a band formerly called Cursed and we changer the name To The foundry. You can check out our website @

In 2004 I won gold medal in kumite at the New England Karate-do Association State Qualifere hosted by Shihan Arias.

2005 I'm attending Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, R.I. Finishing up my last year In the 12th grade. My plans are to attend CCRI or URI in the Providence area for 2 yrs. Computer grapic’s and another 2 yrs. In Busness Management so I can help my father at the Hombu Dojo.

In 2004 I won gold medal in kumite at the New England Karate-do Association State Qualifere hosted by Shihan Arias. This is my 3rd gold medal that I have won 3 yrs. In a row.

2005 I was awarded my 5th Dan Certificate from the Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society under Sijo Victor Sonny Gascon 10th Dan

Founder. My father happens to be the Rhode Island President for the Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Org.

2006 our band the Foundry just released its 1st Album my father is my biggist fan and our biggist supporter.

2006. I was Inducted into the Shojukempo International, International Ryukyukai Karate Association Hall of Fame. Hosted by Hanshi Dr. Robert M. Handley Vice President of Shojukempo International and President of The International Ryukyukai Karate Association. I was awarded the Young Masters Award for 2006

18 yrs. of Martial Arts training and I’m just beginning!