Founder Dr.Darrell R.Smith & WOMA World Martial Arts Ambassador.
GRANDMASTER DARRELL SMITH PERFORMING 0 INCH BREAK.
GRANDMASTER DARRELL SMITH IS THE FIRST AMERICN IN THE WORLD TO DO DIM-MAK BREAKING ON CINDER BLOCKS MAKING THE MIDDLE ONE BREAK ON 48 INCHES OF CINDER BLOCKS.
GRANDMASTER DARRELL SMITH THE FIRST AMERICAN IN THE WORLD TO PERFORM DIM-MAK BREAKING ON 24 INCHES OF CINDER BLOCKS MAKING THE BOTTOM ONE BREAK THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD STILL WORLD RECORD.
GRANDMASTER DARRELL SMITH PERFORMING DIM- MAK BREAKING ON 42 INCHES OF CINDER BLOCKS THE FIRST AMERICAN IN THE WORLD TO DO THIS TYPE OF BREAKING.
Founder President Soke.Darrell R. Smith and World Ambassador of the WOMA This World legends Martial arts grandmasters site is put together to keep all elite Grandmasters together that put in there years in the Martial Arts. Darrell R.Smith Martial Arts History i Started Martial Arts Back in 1965 i Master over 8 Different Martial Arts Systems. Organizations of Different SokeShips. Member of international San Ryu Do World SokeShip Council. Member of World Martial Arts Council of Elders From The Philippines.Soke in the Imaa Under Prof Gholamreza Gholami.also international Board Member. Member in World Martial Arts Korean Martial Arts Union Under Grandmaster Chung H. Parks. Member and board Member in National Tang-soo-do Federation Under Dr.Roger Hairs. President in The international SokeShip Union Under Supreme Grandmaster Dr.arthur Parrott.Soke in The international Combat Union Under Dr.Mihails Pupinsh From italy.Soke in The international Tran Jutst Federation Under Grandmaster Quco L.Tran. Soke in The Tinh Vo Dao Federation Soke in The Combat Warrior Martial Arts Association. Soke in Christ-Mission Martial Arts Allianes Organization. Soke in The World BlackBelt Council Under Dr.Rocky Farley. Soke in The United Martial Arts Association Soke in the World Elite BlackBelt Society. Soke in The World SokeShip Council of Seishinryu Kai Oranization board Member and Director. Soke in The Eastern internation Martial Arts Organization. Soke in The United States Head of Family Martial Arts Association. Member of European Goshinjutsu Association From Germany. Soke in The international Self Defence Federation From Germany. Member of Worldmasters Federation USA.Member in Heath& fitness Association. Member in the Simmey do Karate Federation and United States Repersentative USSR. Member in The independent Kyokushin Karate Federation. Soke in The Wakazamurai international Martial Arts Organization and Techinal Director and Vice President From Turkey. Member of Tutsu Ryu Karate-do Federation.Member of international Europa Budo Organization. Member of Supreme Council of Higher Education and World Ambassador of Martial Arts in the WOMA organization Under Prof M.I. Tianero Soke in World Headmasters SokeShip Under Bernd Hoehle.Soke in World Headmasters Under Prof M.I.Tianero . Soke in The international Martial Arts Association From Parkistan. Member in The independent Martial Arts Self Defence Society.Soke in The international Soke Head Founders Society. Member of Ninjutsu Society Organization and also there international rep.Member of World Martial Arts Friendship Society. Member of World Servere Assault Martial arts Federation. Member of BlackBelt University Association.Member of Black Dragon Martial Arts Association. member of AHJMAA BUDO Arts Association.Member of Olympic Organization also President of American. Dr.Darrell R.Smith Master in Goju-Ryu Judo 5Dan Master in Ju-jitsu 6Dan Master Do-Hap-Su also Master in Combat Hapkido. Tang-soo-do 10dan. Hapkido 10Dan. Combat Karate 10Dan. BOW Kung Fu System 10Dan. Founder of American Jite Ryu Karate-do System also Founder of Su-ki-do Ju-Jitsu System.Dr.Darrell R.Smith Has Bent in over 45 Hall of Fames and also 25 Times Grand Champion also in over 250 organizations This is a Small History Bio on me Thank you From Soke.Darrell R.Smith God Bless.
Prof Gholamreza Gholami Vice President of Us International of Grandmasters & masters sokeship union also member in over 300 organizations worldwide.also bent in over 250 Hall of Fames also Director of Worldwide Martial arts University.
Soke Joseph M. Victory, Jr., 10th Dan Soke-Victory School of Martial Arts Worldwide Respected.
Prof Mario Hoffman Vice President of Us International of Grandmasters & masters sokeship union an master over nine Different Martial arts systems an Director of Worldwide Martial Arts University also founder of American KI-DO- RYU System. also Grand champion in full contact Karate.
Prof . Wally Jay Founder of Small Circle Ju-Jitsu also Founder of Kodenkan and worldwide respected Martial arts Legend Grandmaster pass away May 29 2011 may rest in pace.
Prof.Leon Jay Grandmaster in Small Circle Ju-Jitsu also worldwide respected martial arts Legend
SupremeGrandmaster Dai Soke Jagdish Singh General World Adviser of Us international Grandmasters Council worldwide Respected Legend.
Prof Larry Tiger Martin Founder of Shojukenpo system worldwide Rrespected Martial artist Legend.
This Traditional Japanese Ryu is a combination of 3 major styles (ryu) Sho-Shotokan, Ju- Aikijujitsu, and Kempo. Founded in 1980 by Soke Martin after winning the New England Middleweight title in Kickboxing. Soke Martin wanted to teach a more comprehensive style of martial arts so he and 5 of his Black Belt students put together Shojukempo Ryu. Teaching traditional Shotokan Karate-do and Okinawan Kempo as the foundation of Shojukempo, adding Combat Aikijujitsu as the finishing touch.
Sho Dai Soke Martin has trained with many well known Grandmasters in his time, men like Grandmaster William R. Gregory of the Kajukenpo Pai Lum System, Grandmaster Daniel K. Pai founder of the Pai Lum System, Grandmaster Nick Cerio of the Nick Cerio's Kenpo Jujitsu System, Grandmaster George Pasere of the Karazenpo Goshin Jitsu System, Grandmaster Ed Parker of American Kenpo, Grandmaster Kali K. Griffen of Kajukenpo Pai Lum, Maestro Guseppi Guaraldi of the JKA Italy Shotokan Karate-do, Shihan Earnest St. Laurent Sr. of Shotokan Karate-do, Shihan Lee Getty of the Kyokushinkai Karate-do, Master Richard Chun of Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo, and Sensei Joe Fri of Goju-kan Karate-do. These Martial Art Masters were the force behind me to form the Shojukempo System. The founding members of Shojukempo are Sho dai Larry S. L. Martin 10th Dan., with 41 1/2 years of Martial Art training, Hanshi Robert M. Handley 9th Dan., with 41 years of Martial Arts training, Shihan Raheem Darden 8th Dan., with 37 years of Martial Arts training, Sijo Samadhaq Darden 9th Dan., with 39 1/2 years of Martial Arts training. Shihan Fernando Restrepo 8th Dan with 37 years of Martial Arts training. and Soke Martin's Son WakaShihan Jeramy E. Devlin - Martin 5th Dan with 15 years of Martial Art knowledge (started at the age of 2 yrs. old).
Now at the Rhode Island Shotokan Karate Honbu Dojo headquarters "Shojukempo International", Hanshi Martin teaches the different versions of kata to his Shojukempo students, to show respect to the men that have passed away, men like Grandmaster Ed Parker, Prof. Nick Cerio, Grandmaster William R. Gregory, Grandmaster Daniel K. Pai. He has taken 2 Kata from each of these men's systems to make Shojukempo a unique system of study.
About Hanshi Larry Martin
- Began his martial arts training October 15th,1964 at the age of 11 years old under father, Jessie S. R.Martin and Sensei Richard Chun in the Art of Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do.
- 1971 - Received his 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 Kyokuoshinkai Karate-do.
- 1973 - Received his 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 his 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 his 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 his Shodan Black Belt at the age of 25 years old in Kajukenpo Pai Lum under Master William R. Gregory. - Received his Shodan in Kyokuoshinkai 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 his Nidan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum under Master William R. Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K. Pai. - Received his 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 his Sandan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earest St. Laurent St. Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman.
- 1984 - Received his Sandan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai lum kung-fu under Master's William R.Gregory and Ed Stroke Canada. - Received his Yondan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman.
- 1985 - Received his Yondan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum Kung-fu under Master William R.Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K.Pai.
- 1987 - Received his Godan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. - Received his Godan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum Kung-fu under Master William R. Gregory and Master Ed Stroke From Canada.
- 1990 - Received his Ryukudan in Kajukenpo under Grandmaster William R.Gregory.
- 1993 - Received his Yondan Black Belt in Aikijujitsu Federation under Master Toshihizo Obata.
- 1994 - Received an update on his 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 his Rokudan Black Belt from Nick Cerio's International Martial Arts Association from Professor Nick Cerio. - Received his 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 his Nidan Black Belt in Aikido, Japan Aikido Federation under Master Tikki Oyama.
-1997 - Received his Sokeship from Grandmaster William D. Miller International Soke Head Founder's Society and the International Society of Combat Martial Arts. - Received his 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: - Awarded 9th Dan. in 2002 from Grandmaster Al Cunningham 10th Dan Admin. President of the North American Grandmasters Council and was appointed as Senior Advisor by Grandmaster Cunningham - 9th 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 - 7th Dan Black Belt Shotokan Karate-do - 4th 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 INTERNATIONAL TORA DO RYU KARATE 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
- Board member of the International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association
- 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.
- Awarded Sokeship in 2001 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!
- Recognition Certification in 2002 form the United States Martial Arts Federation for SHOJUKEMPO KARATE-DO.
- Rhode Island State Director for the World Combat Arts Federation
- Member of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society.
- Awarded Hanshiship in 2002 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.
- Rhode Island state Director for the United States Martial Artist Association in 2002 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.
- Received in 2002 B- Class Certification 6th Dan. Chief Instructor, Examiner, Referee from the World JKA Karate Alliance and Rhode Island State Director.