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.
|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.