Orangeburg, New York • Charles Valentin,Sensei
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Charles Valentin, has been involved with Martial Arts since 1970, when
he began studying Henry Cho's Korean Tae Kwon Do in the South Bronx, NY.
After one year of training in Tae Kwon Do, Charles joined: Shotokan
Karate Club (SKC) on 161st/3rd Avenue, Bx. (under Sensei Philip McRae).
Charles was awarded his 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) on Oct. 30th,
1974 after two hour grading examination on Kihon, Kata, Kumite.
From 1975-1976, Charles was an Assistant Instructor at the
Shotokan Karate Club Dojo. In 1976, Charles joined the United States
Marine Corps & was stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina & then Camp
LeJeune, North Carolina. While serving in the Marines, Charles taught Karate at the Camp Johnson, N.C. Barracks to fellow Marines & USMC Officers.
In 1980, Charles returned to City College and studied for a degree in
Computer Science. While attending City College of NY, he was a member of the
Karate Club & La Crosse Teams. Charles Valentin continued to train/teach at the
(Police Athletic League) & competed in local Traditional Karate Tournaments.
Charles Valentin's Accomplishments: