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Affiliate Member of the C&S Self Defense Association

Defensive Movement Training

Carl D. Parker
5th Degree Black Belt Master Head Instructor

Defensive Movement Training
Albuquerque, NM


Head Instructor —
Master Carl D. Parker

Carl Parker Carl Parker holds a 5th Degree Black Belt Master ranking with the C&S Self Defense Association as well as a 2nd degree black belt ranking with the National Karate Association.

His study of the martial arts began in the Fall of 1970, while attending college. As martial arts classes were extra-curricular activities and the available instructors were volunteers from the student body, he gained experience in a number of different styles that included shotokan, uechi-ryu, judo, and kempo karate. Following college, he trained in shotokan karate with Sensei Frank Caligeri, where he received a green belt.

He began his training with Grandmaster Peter Rose of the Rose School of Karate in Portsmouth, NH in March of 1978. After obtaining his 2nd Degree Black Belt under Grandmaster Rose, Mr. Parker moved to Texas where he became the Southern Regional Director for the N.K.A. and later the Senior Instructor for the C&S Self Defense Association for the State of Texas.

He is currently Head instructor of the Defensive Movement Training, Albuquerque, NM. and a Senior instructor with the Strike Three Karate-Do Group, of Dallas,TX.

Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree, in Electrical Engineering, from Grove City College, PA. He retired in 2017 as a Project Manager with Eaton Electrical Systems and Services, a part of Eaton Corporation.

In today's world, who needs to study martial arts? Maybe those persons who are looking for values that are missing in their lives, such as self-confidence, a sense of well-being or respect for themselves through personal accomplishment. Martial arts can assist people in attaining these goals, as well as being a method of developing a better level of physical fitness.

The primary goal of a study of karate is to learn self-defense. As a result of learning to effectively defend ourselves, we find ourselves less fearful in our day-to-day lives. As our fears lessen, our confidence grows and we gain a better outlook on our lives in general. Gichin Funakoshi, who is considered the Father of modern day karate, said it best:

"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but the perfection of the character of its participants."

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