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Grandmaster Steve L. Martin

Steve Martin

Grandmaster Steve L. Martin

(THE GOLDEN TIGER OF TAICHUNG)

GRANDMASTER MARTIN BEGAN HIS MARTIAL ARTS STUDIES IN 1955, AND HAS STUDIED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE FAR EAST UNDER NOTED ASIAN GRANDMASTERS AND MASTERS. HIS STUDIES INCLUDE TRAINING UNDER GRANDMASTERS S. NAGAMINE (MATSUBAYASHI SHORINRYU), E. SHIMABUKURU (SHORINRYU), H. SOKEN & F. KISE (MATSUMURA SHORINRYU), R. OKUYAMA (HAKKORYU JITSU), Y. KOTANI (KODOKAN JUDO), Y. S. LEE (SHAOLIN & PRAYING MANTIS), Y. ANSEI (SHORINJIRYU), CHEN MAN-CHING (YANG TAI CHI CHUAN), LU HUNG BIN (TAI CHI CHUAN, SHAOLIN & PA KUA CHUAN), HUNG YEN FUNG (WHITE CRANE), AND HONORABLE GRANDMASTER HUNG WEN HSUEH (SHAOLIN DRAGON, WHITE CRANE & PAI HUR CHI GUNG). ADDITIONALLY, GRANDMASTER MARTIN HOLDS THE RANK OF 6TH DEGREE

BLACK BELT IN SHORINRYU KARATE,4TH DEGREE BLACK BELT IN HAKKORYU JITSU, 3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT IN SHORINJIRYU KARATE, 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT IN KODOKAN JUDO, GOLD SASH IN WHITE CRANE KUNG FU, AND 9TH GENERATION HEIR & GRANDMASTER IN CHING LUNG KUOSHU.
GRANDMASTER MARTIN IS ALSO AN HONORARY GRANDMASTER IN OKINAWAN SEIDOKAN KARATE BY S. TOMA OF OKINAWA . GRANDMASTER MARTIN HAS PERSONALLY CONDUCTED MARTIAL INSTRUCTION AND PROGRAMS FOR THE F.B.I., MILITARY POLICE, SPECIAL FORCES, MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, RELIGIOUS GROUPS, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, AND INSTRUCTED COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF MILITARY AND CIVILIAN STUDENTS. HE IS A GRADUATE OF ST. JOHN NEUMANN CHS IN PHILADELPHIA , PENNSYLVANIA , AN HONOR GRADUATE OF BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY , AND A HONORS GRADUATE OF TRENTONSTATE COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY , WHERE HE RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE 1N EDUCATION WITH A MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY.
GRANDMASTER MARTIN IS A RETIRED SERVICEMAN WHO SERVED FOR 23 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE. HE EARNED MORE THAN THIRTY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS, AND IS A VIETNAM VETERAN WHO SERVED IN THE COMBAT ZONE FOR TWO MII.ITARY TOURS OF DUTY. HE WAS THE “COORS” 1988 MAN OF THE YEAR, RECIPIENT OF THE PRESTIGIOUS “MARTIAL ARTS VIRTUE AWARD” PRESENTED BY GRANDMASTER LU, HUNG BIN OF CHINA , LEADER OF THE I.F.C.M.A. STUDENT TOUR/DEMO GROUP TO TAIWAN , R.O.C., A LECTURER, NEW JERSEY STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER, AND OCCASIONAL COMPETITOR. GRANDMASTER MARTIN IS THE CHAIRMAN OF “THE UNITED MARTIAL ARTS REFEREES ASSOCIATION”, A MULTI-STYLE ORGANIZATION. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ” U.S. KUOSHU FEDERATION,” PRESIDENT OF THE “MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS ASSOCIATION”, AND PRESIDENT OF THE I.F.C.M.A. HE WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED INTO THE “HUNG FAMILY” IN 1995, AND AWARDED THE BANNER OF THE ” TAICHUNG HSUEH DAU KWANG” ORGANIZATION, AND AUTHORIZED AS THE U. S. GRANDMASTER OF THE TAICHUNGFUKIEN WHITE CRANE SYSTEM. HE WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED “HUNG, JIN-HU” WHICH WAS LEGALLY RECORDED IN TAIWAN , REPUBLIC OF CHINA .GRANDMASTER MARTIN HAS BEEN FEATURED IN “WHO’S WHO IN KARATE”, “INSIDE KUNG-FU MAGAZINE”AND PROMINENTLY FEATURED IN “MASTERS, FOUNDERS & LEADERS OF AMERICAN MARTIAL ARTS”. ADDITIONALLY, MASTER MARTIN IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 1994 U.M.A.RA. “MAN OF THE YEAR” AWARD, AND ENSHRINED IN 1994 WITH THE “LIVING LEGEND OF THE MARTIAL ARTS AWARD” BY THE NIPPON KENPO KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON, D.C. HE WAS AWARDED THE “GOLDEN LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” IN 1997 BY THE AOKA, GIVEN BY GRANDMASTER D. NAGLE, AND INDUCTED INTO THE “IKF HALL OF FAME”, AND ALSO SELECTED AS THE “INSIDE KUNG-FU MAGAZINE” INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR –2000. HE WAS ALSO AWARDED THE INTERNATIONAL CHINESE KUOSHU FEDERATION’S “A” MEDAL, THE HIGHEST KUOSHU AWARD, BY GENERAL WU HUNG-CHANG OF TAIPEI , TAIWAN IN JULY 2000. ADDITIONALLY, MASTER MARTIN WAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF AMERICA ’S OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS IN “WHO’S WHO IN EDUCATION – MILLENNIUM EDITION” . MASTER MARTIN WAS MOST RECENTLY INDUCTED INTO THE ACTION MARTIAL ARTS MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME FOR “OUTSTANDING LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE MARTIAL ARTS IN 2002.”

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