The St. Louis Dojo’s head instructor is Master Charles “Chuck” Martin.  Mr. Martin began his martial arts training at the age of 18.  After several years of training in Aikido and Shotokan Karate, he joined the St. Louis Dojo in 1985 and became head instructor in June of 1994.  In July 2016 he joined the Board of Masters of IKA.

Leading basics








The ranking instructor in the Midwest, Mr. Martin holds the ranks of Godan (5th degree black belt) in Kokondo Karate as well as Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Jukido Ju Jitsu.  He is a regular at the IKA International Seminars each summer, attends regional seminars around the country and visits other dojos in the US on a regular basis.

In addition to the St Louis dojo, Master Martin has students in Mountain Home, Arkansas and Lincoln, Nebraska.

6 thoughts on “Instructor Chuck Martin

  1. Hello Mr. Clevenger;

    The hotel information has been posted on the Facebook page.

    No need to get a car. We will handle all transportation.

    Looking forward to seeing you!

  2. Master Martin

    I plan on attending your March seminar. Arriving Friday the 17th at 2:04 PM on Alaska airlines. Leaving Saturday at 2:45 PM

    Do I need a car? How do I reserve a hotel room ?

  3. Sensei

    Your post about this years seminar was wonderful.

    Nice work as always.


  4. Sensei Martin, if you ever make it through Grand Junction, CO. please give me a call and breakfast, lunch or dinner is on me. 970-712-7011

  5. No Steve, I’m afraid not. I’ve been instructor at the St. Louis dojo since 1994.

    Thanks for asking, though!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *