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Texas State Championships in San Antonio, Texas endorses GurlFytrz, a non-profit organization that helps women in distress and those facing domestic violence.

 

The 30th Annual Texas State Championships, hosted by Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr., a Martial Arts Champion and Legend, has teamed up with Marcia Mason as GurlFytrz’ Texas State Director. Empowering women with awareness, workable solutions and self-confidence, GurlFytrz is launching a nationwide campaign to promote women’s safety, self-defense and self-confidence through education via Martial Arts and Personal Development.

Texas State Championships tournament held on March 13, 2010, has been hosted for over 30 years and is known to be the place where “Champions come”.  It is renowned for its fairness and imbued tenets in the Martial Arts such as courtesy, respect, self-control, integrity and indomitable spirit.  Competitors come from all over the Great State of Texas and Mexico to test their skills and secure one of the beautiful awards offered.  This nationally known tournament is recognized for upholding the Martial Arts principles such as respecting and assisting all competitors and spectators providing a true, positive Martial Arts experience for seasoned Martial Artists as well as newcomers.   This prestigious event is also known for the spirit of giving and supporting its community.

 

In the spirit of giving, the Texas State Championships will benefit GurlFytrz Non-Profit Organization and its efforts in spreading the word about women’s and children’s safety as well as the building of GurlFytrz Safe Ranches, not just in Utah and Texas but, all across the United States.

Having spent the majority of his career as a children’s advocate, promoting safety and education, Dr. Lockhart believes that we can make a difference in our community one individual at a time. In 1998, Dr. Lockhart was awarded the Man of the Year Award, which stated, ” . . . For devoted and unselfish dedication to the Martial Arts. For your discipline and leadership as a positive role model. Your constant display of proficiency, discipline, respect, and honor shines among the best. Your contribution to society has been of the utmost highest. We salute you!”

 

“I am very excited that Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr. has joined GurlFytrz as our “New Texas State Director” in our fight against Domestic Violence in Texas”, Marcia Mason says.  “His endorsement through the Texas State Championships could not have come at a better time as public awareness about these issues is a must for all who care about their families”, Marcia Mason states.

 

“I am excited to partner with GurlFytrz to help further a cause that I have been passionate about for years.  It is critical that women and children are aware and learn how to respond correctly to the potential dangers that lurk inside and outside of their homes”, Grandmaster Lockhart states.  “This national tournament is a wonderful opportunity for Martial Artists and Martial Arts teachers alike to help with the tremendous responsibility of educating our respective communities regarding these issues”, Grandmaster Lockhart says.

 

Dr. Lockhart currently owns and operates Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center at 1305 S.W. Loop 410, Marbach Exit 7 in Westlakes Village in San Antonio, Texas. He continues to pass on to his students the traditions of winning through superior attitude, superior techniques, and superior work ethics.

 

You may obtain additional information about Grand Master Lockhart at his web site http://www.familypdc.com/.

 

Dr. Lockhart is available for professional speaking engagements on topics such as the Martial Arts, personal development, motivation, leadership, child safety and self-defense.

 

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Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas JOINS Gurlfytrz, a non-profit organization that helps women in distress and those facing domestic violence.

 

Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr., a Martial Arts Champion and Legend, has teamed up with Marcia Mason as Gurlfytrz’ Texas State Director. Empowering women with awareness, workable solutions and self-confidence, Gurlfytrz is launching a nationwide campaign to promote women’s safety, self-defense and self-confidence through education via Martial Arts and Personal Development.

 

“I am very excited that Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr. has joined Gurlfytrz as our “New Texas State Director” in our fight against Domestic Violence in Texas”, Marcia Mason says.  “Our organization, a women’s self-defense and empowerment program headquartered in Coalville, Utah has joined forces with Grandmaster Lockhart to send the message, in support of National Domestic Violence Month, that “Enough Is Enough” throughout Texas and from coast to coast.  Our program offers sensible tips on personal safety, recognizing potentially dangerous situations and reacting sensibly to signs of trouble before it’s too late”, Marcia Mason states.

 

In his 30+ years of experience, Grandmaster Lockhart, Sr. has been an avid advocate of children’s and women’s safety providing modern self-defense, confidence and awareness seminars to ensure local families’ safety.  Over the years, Dr. Lockhart has visited numerous elementary and middle schools to get his “Be Safe” message to the public in providing modern self-defense and self-awareness seminars for students and teachers.

 

“I am excited to partner with Gurlfytrz to help further a cause that I have been passionate about for years.  It is critical that women and children are aware and learn how to respond correctly to the potential dangers that lurk inside and outside of their homes”, Grandmaster Lockhart states.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Gurlfyrtz and Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center is encouraged to contact Dr. Lockhart, Sr. through his web site at http://www.familypdc.com/.

 

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Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas WINS 2009 Nickelodeon's Parentsconnect Parents' Picks Award for Best Martial Arts Class”. Votes are in for Nickelodeon’s Second Annual Parents’ Pick Awards in 2009. ParentsConnect is an online resource for parents with children of all ages that offer unique features focused on the individual parents’ needs.


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he awards identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more. “The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues” said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts Instruction and Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized by our local communities in this awards program.”


All nominated businesses were chosen based on recommendations from ParentsConnect.com’s local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, along with recommendations from ParentsConnect users. Users’ votes from May 5 - July 15, 2009, determined the winners in each category. To view the businesses selected as Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick Award winners, visit http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/best-local-places or http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/san-antonio-tx-usa/best-san-antonio-martial-arts-class.

 

PARENTSCONNECT BACKGROUND: Featuring the tagline "We're not perfect, we're parents," Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents' lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from babies to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; a digital multi-media scrapbook; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on the behavior and development of your child; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.

Dr. Larry Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, has improved countless children's lives by teaching them self-discipline and focus through Personal Development and Martial Arts, emphasizing the importance of education. Find out how your child can grow up to be a Leader in your community and have self-confidence as well as a respectful attitude at http://www.familypdc.com/

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If you met him in the streets of San Antonio, you would never guess what he does for a living or who he really is.  Dr. Lockhart received his Black Belt in 1974 from Attlee Chittum, “The Father Of Texas Karate”, and as a result began embarking thus far on a 35 year journey of self-discovery through the Martial Arts. Having spent the majority of his career as a children’s advocate, promoting safety and education, Dr. Lockhart believes that we can make a difference in our community one individual at a time.  He continues to speak on topics such as Martial Arts, education, personal development, motivation, leadership, child safety and self-defense.

 

Dr. Lockhart's Credentials
Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., holds multiple ranking such as: 10th Degree/Hanshi, Founder of Hei Joshin Tamashii Do/Lo Jutsu Ryu (Sanctioned By The Universal Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Supreme Sokeship Council); 9th Degree in World Black Belt Living Legends ( By Grand Master Bob Wall - Founder); 8th Degree Grand Master in Moohapsool Hapkido (By Grand Master Jim McMurray); 8th Degree through the World Martial Arts Ranking Association (By Grand Master J. Pat Burleson - Founder); 5th Degree though the Texas Tae Kwon Do Association (By Grand Master Abel Villarreal - Founder). Dr. Lockhart developed his love for the Art in Japan in 1965.  Upon his return to the United States, he studied under Grand Master Attlee Chittum "Father of Texas Karate", who sponsored Grand Master Jhoon Rhee into the United States and became one of his first five Black Belts in America.  In addition, Dr. Lockhart also studied under Demetries Havannas, a Texas karate legend.
Dr. Lockhart came upon the tournament competition scene and broke into the top ten Black Belts of America beginning in 1975.  He held that position for a 15-year span until 1990.  During this time period, he accomplished Robert Trias' U.S.K.A. World Heavy Weight Title, two Karate Olympiks Titles, winning the Joe Alvarado Tournament of Champions for five consecutive years.  After garnishing Allen Stein's U.S. Open - United States Karate Championships, Dr. Lockhart went on to win every major event Texas had to offer, including the following:

 

  • Undefeated Title Holder of the San Antonio Kick-Boxing Championships
  • Won the U.S.K.A. World Games in 1985
  • Won the George Minshew's Karate Olympiks in 1980 and 1985
  • Won the Police Olympics in 1978
  • Won the Allen Stein's United States Karate Championships
  • Won Joe Alvarado's Tournament of Champions for five consecutive years
  • Won Oklahoma City Championships in 1982
  • Ranked in the "Top Ten Black Belts of America" from 1976 to 1986
  • Received "Special Invitation" to the 1999 World Games
  • 2000 TNT State Champion, Point Sparring

    These accomplishments ultimately resulted in his nomination to the Texas Black Belt Hall of Fame.  Dr. Lockhart retired with a 98% winning record, which included winning many of the same tournaments that karate legend Chuck Norris had won in Texas. In 1998, Dr. Lockhart came out of retirement and began teaching again.  During this same year, he was awarded the Man of the Year Award, which stated, " . . . For devoted and unselfish dedication to the Martial Arts.  For your discipline and leadership as a positive role model.  Your constant display of proficiency, discipline, respect, and honor shines among the best.  Your contribution to society has been of the utmost highest.  We salute you!" Dr. Lockhart's additional community achievements include:

 

  • Award of Appreciation from Governor Ann Richards - 8/6/93
  • Award of Appreciation from Governor William P. Clements, Jr. - 7/17/90
  • Award of Appreciation from Mayor Henry Cisneros
  • Award of Appreciation from Mayor Lyla Cockrell
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Alamo Branch Y.M.C.A.
  • Chairman of the A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union) Martial Arts Program
  • Co-Founder of Karate Kids "Say No to Drugs" with Eli Guerra
  • Volunteer Teacher for the San Antonio School of the Blind
  • Previous member of the Texas State Highway Patrol
Dr. Lockhart currently owns and operates Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center at 1305 S.W. Loop 410, Marbach Exit 7 in Westlakes Village in San Antonio, Texas. He continues to pass on to his students the traditions of winning through superior attitude, superior techniques, and superior work ethics.  You may book your karate introductory lesson online or obtain additional information about Grand Master Lockhart at his web site http://www.familypdc.com. Dr. Lockhart is available for professional speaking engagements on topics such as the Martial Arts, personal development, motivation, leadership, child safety and self-defense.

 

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