Instructors

Owners and Operators of Culver Karate Club:  Shihan PERRY S. CULVER JR. and Sensei Lorrie Culver of Connellsville

Shihan Perry S. Culver Jr.
Shihan Culver holds the rank of  6th Degree Black Belt and has been training in Shotokan Karate for over 36 years. Shihan Culver received his 6th Degree Black Belt promotion on May 31, 2010, from Shihan William Viola of Allegheny Shotokan Karate (2nd pic).
Shihan Perry Culver also holds the rank of Shodan 2nd Degree Black Belt in Syu Sin Do under the direction of Grand Master Roger Miller (3rd pic). Syu Sin Do is a style based on the principles of joint manipulation and pressure point application.
Shihan Culver has competed and won hundreds of awards and titles, among them are:
KUMITE INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
1999 USA Karate National Champion
1996 Pennsylvania Karate Rating Association State Kata Champion
1992 Pennsylvania Karate Rating Association State Kumite Champion
1992 Pennsylvania Karate Rating Association State Kata Champion

Shihan Culver started his training with Sensei Roger Vernon in Connellsville. He received his 1st and 2nd degree black belt from Sensei Vernon.
Shihan Culver went on to train with Sensei Jack Bodell (a well known Instructor and competitor in karate and kickboxing, who has turned out many national and international champions). Shihan Culver earned a Black Belt with Sensei Bodell in the School of Orthodox Shotokan Karate. He later started training with Shihan William Viola of Allegheny Shotokan Karate in North Huntingdon, Pa. Shihan Culver achieved his 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th under the tutelage of Shihan Viola
He has also trained in many seminars and camps with many notable Masters including: Kenneth Funakoshi, Osamu Ozawa, Professor Wally Jay, Fumio Demura (Stunt man and karate advisor in the Original Karate Kid Movie), Hidi Ochai, Rick Clark and Michael Dipasquale Jr just to mention a few.
Shihan Culver has earned certifications as a Police PR24 Instructor, Certified Police Monadnock Straight Baton Instructor, ASP straight baton and as a CDT Tactical Master. Shihan Culver has also earned certification as an Aerobic Kickboxing instructor and started the first aerobic kickboxing class in the area. Shihan Culver is certified to teach the Little Ninjas Program for 4 to 6 yr olds a program by the National Association of Professional Martial Artists.
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Sensei Lorrie Culver
Sensei Lorrie Culver began her karate training in 1998. Sensei Lorrie now holds the Rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Shotokan Karate and is a certified Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor. Sensei Lorrie is the head instructor of the Aerobic Kickboxing Classes at Culver Karate Club and provides personal training upon appointment. Sensei Lorrie has also received certification in the CDT Personal Protection Program. Sensei Lorrie is also certified to teach the Little Ninjas Program for 4 to 6 yr olds a program by the National Association of Professional Martial Artists.
       David Martray
Sensei Martray holds the Rank of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Shotokan Karate and has competed in many karate tournaments and received many awards and titles. In 1999 Sensei Martray won a Gold Medal at the USAKF National Championship. Sensei Martray is a retired school teacher and enjoys teaching and working with kids and adults.