Kyoshi, Sensei Al Martin Began his Training in Okinawan
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 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 Karate Teacher of the Year and selected as Junior Leader
of the Year 2005.