Okinawa Kenpo Marcus DeValentino

A Master Level Black Belt instructor and Kama aina of Hawaii who has pursued the martial arts endeavor since 1970.  During the Vietnam era he served honorably as a U. S. Marine continuing the martial arts endeavor.  A summary of verifiable martial arts accomplishments are as follows:


     1.  Black Belts: Taekwondo, Shobukan Karate, Chinese Goju and
         Okinawa Kenpo Karate-Do and Kobudo (traditional


     2.  Additional studies: Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Shaolin Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do,

          and USMC Special Weapons & Combat tactics

     3.  Has personally trained Thousands of students since 1982 and

          has certified Black Belt instructors currently operating their

          own schools.

     4.  Currently directs traditional karate schools at locations



1993 As an Active Competitor, DeValentino was rated #1 in Forms, Fighting, and Weapons Divisions by the State of Hawaii Official Karate Congress due to his accomplishments in these annual events.

  • Butokukai Karate Championships

  • All Hawaii Okinawa Karate-Do Championships  

  • Aloha Games Karate Championships

  • Okinawa Open Karate Championships

  • 50TH State Karate Championships

  • Annual Armed Forces Karate Championships

  • All Hawaii Open Martial Arts Championships

  • Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Championships (California)

  • Festival of the Kings Martial Arts Championships (Maui, Hawaii)

  • Hawaii Taekwondo/karate championships

  • U.S. All America Kickboxing Championships (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

  • Hawaiian Ice Cultural Exchange Martial Arts Champs Honolulu

While on Assignment in Washington, D.C. 1990-93 DeValentino championed the following events:

  • Battle of Fredericksberg Open Karate Championships

  • Petersburg Open Karate Championships

  • Welch's Japan/Okinawa Karate invitational championships

  • E. Welch Jr. Memorial Martial Arts Championships (Wash. D.C.)

  • Tri-State Traditional Karate Championships (Woodbridge, VA)

  • Welch's Open Karate Kung Fu Championship (District of Columbia)

  • Toys-4-Us Karate Championships (District of Columbia)

  • June, DeValentino is invited by the USA Karate Team to participate on the team competitions in Europe.

  • DeValentino again rates #1 in Forms and Weapons by the Official Hawaii Karate Congress.

  • 1995 DeValentino Rates #1 in Forms and Weapons by the Hawaii Karate League (Chuzo Kotaka).

  • DeValentino co-produces and co-hosts weekly Hawaii

  • Television Show "KARATE STARS".
  • DeValentino places first in Self-defense, Showmanship divisions and 2nd place in Weapons during the First Annual Battle of Okinawa Karate Championships - Grandmaster Odo (Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • 1995 Hawaii AAU Regional Champion Seng Au

    (Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • Winner 1995 National AAU championships - Seattle, Washington

  • 1995 AAU National Vice-chairman for Chinese Martial Arts, and Open Division.

  • 36th All Hawaii State Karate do Championships - Chuzo Kotaka (Aiea, Hawaii)

  • Instructor of the Year awarded by National Karate Kobudo Federation on 7/17/2003




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1996 DeValentino

  • Rates #1 in Black Belt Men’s Forms (Kata) division for Hawaii Karate League, and Rates #1 in Martial Arts Federation of Hawaii
  • DeValentino wins gold medals in Forms and Weapons divisions at the 21st Annual Winter Open Karate Championships.
  • Inter-island Karate-do Championships, Bronze winner in Forms, and Weapons.
  • AAU/USA Regional Karate Elimination’s DeValentino receives gold in sparring, silver in kata and silver in weapons
  • Matsuri In Hawaii Japan/Hawaii Goodwill
  • Karate Tournament by Chuzo Kotaka Gold medals, one in Sparring and the other in forms division
  • IKF Invitational Karate Championships by Chuzo Kotaka DeValentino wins Gold Medal in the Men’s Black Belt forms.
  • 8th Annual Martial Arts Federation Championships by Chuzo Kotaka.  1st Place in Men’s Black Belt forms.
  • 37th Annual All Hawaii State Karate Championships, Gold Medal - Weapons, Bronze - Kata, and Bronze in Sparring.
  • 1996 DeValentino television production “Karate Stars” becomes a series.
  • 1996 Hawaii AAU Regional Champion.  Seng Au (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Winner 1996 National AAU champs Seattle, Washington
  • 1996 AAU National Vice-chairman for Chinese Martial Arts,
  • 37th All Hawaii State Karate do Championships - Chuzo Kota Aiea, Hawaii.

1998 Winner of forms and weapons division Festival of the Kings Championships Maui, Hawaii – by Ted Tabura

FAITH: Christian

BIRTH DATE: 11 July 1956

OCCUPATION: Director DeValentino Shudokan Schools Intl. Martial Arts and Fitness Program Director, Cardio Kickboxing

Member:  Dragon Society International (Torite Jutsu Okinawa Kempo)

Member:  Regional Director, National Karate and Kobudo Federation (NKKF)

Member:  Marine Corps Martial Arts Association

TEACHER LINEAGE: Nakamura Shigeru and Odo eikichi/Okinawa Kenpo & Kobudo

INSTRUCTOR: Grand Master Rick Moneymaker-Okinawa Kempo Torite Jutsu


Texas:  Jay Jackson, P.D. Hale, Jeffrey Canaday, Eldon Fox, Phil Boston, and Steve Deluna, Roy Kurban

Korea:  Grand Master Park, Min Suk Sung.

Hawaii: J. Bunch, Master Song Ji Sung, Master Kang, Professor George Iversen, Frank Consillio, Hai Laventure, Ramon Valle, Sigong Edmund Lewis, and Sifu Lloyd McKee. 

East Coast: George M. Epps .

Okinawa: Grand Master Seikichi Odo


Rank and experience progression since 1970

  • 8th Dan Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo -V-Kenpo Association Board of Directors  23 Nov 2009
  • 7th Dan Okinawa Kempo Torite Jutsu Dragon Society Intl. 11 July 2000
  • 6th Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan 11 Oct 97
  • 5th Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan 15 Sep 95
  • 4th Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan 08 Nov 94
  • 3rd Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan 23 Dec 92
  • 2nd Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan 28 Dec 91
  • 1st Dan Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo Karate Do Shudokan  26 Dec 87
  • 3rd Dan Shobukan Karate Don 22 Jun 84
  • 3rd Dan Chinese Goju 07 Sep 85
  • 2nd Dan Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do 23 Nov 85

EDUCATION: Alumni of Chaminade University of Honolulu.

CONTRIBUTIONS: Martial Arts teacher since 1982      

OTHER MARTIAL ARTS STUDIED: Kajukenbo, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujutsu,

and USMC Special Weapons and Linear Assault Neural Engagement Combat Tactics


TEACHERS LICENSE #30055 Kaiden Menkyo Shihan, Okinawa, Japan

REGISTRATION #01745, Okinawa, Japan                    




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