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In 1993 he received the Instructor of the Year award for his teaching in the art of Jeet Kune Do, the style founded by Bruce Lee, and was also inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In 1995 Hargrave was the youngest person to be promoted to Professor of
martial arts and he received the Instructor of the Year award for his teaching in Karate. In 1996 he received the award for Best Martial Arts School in the United States, and was recognized by U.S. Congress and the United States Senate for this achievement. Hargrave holds instructor / black belt rankings in Kempo Karate, Kung Fu, Goshin Jutsu, Jeet Kune Do, Aiki Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, and is the author of two martial arts books. Hargrave is the founder SOKE of the styles known as Combat Martial Arts and American Combat Kempo which he introduced in 1992, and in 2000 was presented the International Founders Award by Dr. E.A. Moore (President of the World Martial Arts hall of Fame)as recognition for the defense system.


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Carter Hargrave, a native Oklahoman, received martial arts training from instructors located throughout the United States.

Grandmaster Hargrave is the only actively teaching Grandmaster in Tulsa.


First Martial Arts Training in 1968 with Hanshi Lou Angel in Goju Karate

Authored Original Jeet Kune Do Training Manual 

Second Generation Jeet Kune Do Instructor

Certified JKD Instructor 1992, Jeet Kune Do Association

Founding Board Member 1992, Jeet Kune Do Association

Authored Combat Martial Arts Kempo Karate Manual  1993


Instructor of the Year JKD, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Presented by G. W. Dill and Jeet Kune Do Association


Certified JKD Instructor FJKD Association 1993


Certified Black Belt Tae Kwon Do 1993 

Certified Black Belt Bushido Kempo, Promoted by G.W. Dill


Certified Black Belt Aiki Jitsu, Promoted Dr. Farenelli


Certified National College of Martial Arts, Instructor JKD, Black Belt Bushido Kempo, Black Belt Aiki Jitsu, Certified Lou Angel and G. W. Dill


Executive Director World Jeet Kune Do Federation 1992

Certified Black Belt 2nd Dan Kempo, Promoted by Toma Soke Okinawa and Japan, and Rod Sacharnoski


Certified Black Belt 2nd Dan Jujitsu, Promoted by Toma Soke Okinawa and Japan, and Rod Sacharnosk


Certified Black Belt 3nd Dan Kempo, Promoted by Toma Soke Okinawa and Japan, and Rod Sacharnoski


Certified Black Belt 3rd Dan Jujitsu, Promoted by Toma Soke Okinawa and Japan, and Rod Sacharnoski


Executive Director American Combat Kempo Association 1992
Certified Grandmaster Kung Fu 8th Degree Black Sash  

Certified 8th Dan Black Belt Grandmaster Aiki Jujitsu

Instructor Headmaster Juko Kai Kokusai Remnei 1994

Certified 3rd Dan Black Belt Goshin Jutsu 
Combat Martial Arts system featured on local newscasts. 1995

Awarded Karate Instructor of the Year, Inducted Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1995

Certified Shihan 5th Dan Kempo World Certified Instructor, Promoted by Dr. E. A Moore, Prof. Thomas Burdine, Prof. John Willaims, Prof. Ed Gross, Prof. Ray Gunther, Prof. Pelligrini.


Certified Professor of Martial Arts 1995

Appointed Executive Director World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Board Member 1995 --


Appointed a Director United Kung Fu Federation of North America 1995


Certified Professor 7th Dan Kempo Ryu Karate.


Certified Professor 7th Dan Combat Kempo Karate, American Kenpo Bu-Jutsu Karate


Awarded best martial art school in the U. S. Recognized by U. S Congress and US Senate.1996

Awarded Governors Commendation for best martial arts school --

Certified Hanshi 8th Dan Kempo Ryu Karate, 2000 -

Released Top Selling Original JKD Training and Ranking Video Series

Certified Soke Head Founder of a new Martial Art Style. Father of Combat Martial Arts. 2000  Certified by World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Sokeship Council, Board of Directors. --


Certified 10th Dan Kempo -- Multiple Certificates

Released American Combat kempo Training and Ranking Videos
Director World Kempo Association.

JKD Division Director World Budo Alliance

Certified Master Instructor Romania JKD Association

Inducted United States Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame 2001

Grandmaster of the Year United States Martial Arts Association. 2001 --


World Budo Alliance Grading Board Chairman

World Soke Council Member

Developed system adapted for training United States Marines

Member Hawaii Martial Arts International Society

Member World Filipino Martial Arts Association


Certified Guro Escrima


Certified Grandmaster 8th Dan Ju Jitsu 2009

Certified Grandmaster 8th Degree Black Sash Kung Fu 2009

This is a work in progress over the years. For the Masters and Grandmasters we may have left out we only have the greatest amount of love and respect and we hope to add everyone.

Member of many martial arts associations,  federations, and organizations, also many organizations certifying the same ranks.