Al Martin Jr, Sensei (Nanadan/Kyoshi)
7th Degree Black Belt began his Training in Okinawa's Shorin Ryu Karate in 1973. He started and Founded his first Karate
Dojo's Called (Associated Karate Schools) In 1988 in Rome, Georgia. Sensei Al Martin Jr. is the Student and
Son of the late Hanshi Al Martin Sr, (1922-1984) who is Accredited
with starting the First Shorin-Ryu Karate School in Dallas, Texas in 1951 after Returning from World War II.
After his Fathers Death in 1984 Sensei Martin
had the honor of being taught by The Legendary Marine Corps. Shorin-Ryu Karate Instructor James 'Jim' Tyler as
well as Kyoshi Steve Bagwell A Highly Decorated Airborne Ranger.
Sensei Martin has CONTINUED his Training under
Hanshi Steve Dyer another highly decorated U.S. Marine who was also a Student of the Late Hanshi Al Martin
Sr. and Kyoshi James "Jim" Tyler .
Sensei Martin has Earned Various Certifications
and Degree's In The Training and Developement Of Adults; and Specialized Training and Developement
Degree's and Certifications For Children. He is a Substitute Teacher as well an Physical Education Teacher, Tee
Ball and Little League Base Ball Coach. He Has Received many Awards for his work with Children and his Buster's
NO Bully Program of which the logo he Created when he was in Elementary School. Sensei Martin has thirty two
years experience in Shorin Ryu Karate and is also a Noted Public Speaker, Sales Motivational Trainer, Self-Defense
Master Instructor in Combatative and Non Combatative Self Defense, as well as Tai-Chi-Quan. He is Considered one of the "TOP"
Martial Arts Instructors for Children Ages Two to Eighteen in the U.S.A.
Sensei Martin Has given Self
Defense Instruction for Managers of Walmart, Target, TJX Companies (TJ Maxx, Marshalls), Sears, Publix, Kroger,
Food Lion, and The Professional Business Men's And Women's Associations of America.
Sensei Martin is one of the few Pro Karate Instructors in
the country who specializes in teaching children. Recently, he was voted as Teacher of the Year and selected as Junior
Leader of the Year 2005.