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Lawrence Castanon, MAI, CPT

Shihan Lawrence (Larry) Castanon has been training for over 40 years and teaching for 30 years.


In addition to holding a 5th degree black belt in Karate, he also holds a 2nd degree black belt in Close Combat martial arts, is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu self -defense instructor, a Krav Maga self-defense instructor, a USA Wrestling coach, and a SafeSport certified coach.         


Educationally, he holds a degree in Biology from the State University of New York, is a certified physical therapy technician, and a certified fitness trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 


He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Short Fight, which has been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, and USA Today. His book is a comprehensive self-defense manual with techniques designed specifically for smaller, weaker individuals. 


Shihan Larry owned and operated full time martial arts and fitness studios in New York, and Georgia for over 25 years. He now focuses on teaching private lessons, small group training, workshops, and seminars

(both in-person and online).

To learn more about our martial arts and fitness programs, Click Here!


Want to train in-person?
Shihan Larry offers
 private and small group self-defense and fitness sessions at our studio, in your home, and even online. Additionally, he offers workshops and seminars for organizations, schools, and businesses.

Contact him here to schedule an introductory lesson or workshop/seminar.

"My goal is to help every person become successful in their lives, and training in Martial Arts is one of the best methods to get there." 

Shihan Larry Castanon

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