About Kyoshi Martinez
Kyoshi Ernesto Martinez was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He began studying karate before the age of 14 and at 14 years old, Sensei Martinez dedicated himself the study of martial arts. Kyoshi Martinez is a former US Army Sergeant and a former member of the US Army Parachute team, the Golden Knights.
At the Martinez Kenpo Kobujutsu Dojo, we teach open-hand karate katas from the Shuri-Te and Naha-Te orthodox systems as passed down to us by Master Shigeru Nakamura and Hanshi Seikichi Odo.
Our weapons katas we teach have roots from some of the greatest Kobudo masters in Okinawa: Mitsuo Kakazu, Seike Toma, Shinko Matayoshi and Kenko Nakaima. The kobudo katas at Martinez Kenpo Kobujustsu Dojo are taught using the Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Kama, Tekko, Eiku-Bo, Nunte-Bo, Yari, Tinbe and Rochin.