Sifu / Guro / Shihan Abel M. Martinez


Sifu Martinez sometimes attends and assists at
Tye's Kung Fu, and he is also one of the original instructors for the TAMU Modern Arnis Club. He is a member of the Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association, and TNT Self Defense is also an Affiliate School with that organization. Sifu Martinez currently teaches at TNT Self Defense in Modern Arnis, Progressive Jiu Jitsu, and Taijiquan. He regularly participates in classes and seminars at Wang's Martial Arts and Montoya's Shorin Kempo.

He is Sifu Dr. Botting's second student to achieve black sash rank and his first student to achieve black belt rank in Modern Arnis. In 2016, he was recognized by the YRTQA as Chu Duan Black Sash (1st degree) specifically for his praying mantis kung fu. Sifu / Guro / Shihan Martinez was inducted into the World Peace Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014. He maintains an E-Mail address. Currently, Sifu Martinez holds the following martial arts ranks:

  • 4th degree black sash (Szu Tuan), 2015 Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
  • 4th degree black belt (Lakan Apat), 2016 Modern Arnis
  • 4th degree black belt (yodan) Davis Bushido Jitsu
  • 1st degree black sash (Chu Duan), 2016 Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association
  • 4th degree Renshi-Yodan, 2015 Bushi No Te organization, recognition for total experience brown belt Okinawan Kobudo
  • 1st blue belt Danzan Ryu Jiu Jitsu


Sifu Martinez's teachers have included: (2005-present) Hanshi Rick Davis  Progressive Jiu Jits (2005-present) Sensei Dr. Peter Bell Danzan Ryu Jiu Jitsu (1993-present) Sifu Dr. Tye Botting Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu Yang Style Taijiquan from 1997-present (1994-present) the late Professor Remy A. Presas, Guro Dr. Tye Botting, Guro Dr. Michael Hume, Grandmaster Jeff Delany, Guro Eric Alexander, Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya, and Hanshi Ken Baker Modern Arnis (1994-1998) Sifu Dr. John Paulson  Hung Gar Kung Fu Aikido Jo Staff (1996-present) Hanshi Dan Kennedy and Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya Okinawan Kobudo, Shorin Kempo Karate, and Chinese Kempo as well as attending various seminars by such people as: Grandmaster Victor Cheng (kung fu & qinna), Mike Sigman (internal strength), John Machado and Carlos Machado (machado jiu jitsu), Datu Dieter Knuettel (modern arnis), Hanshi Terry Bryan (shorin kempo karate), Master Earl Tullis (Modern Arnis), Bapak Tristan Sutrisno (Bushi No Te), Sifu Erik Harris and Sifu Chris Columbo (Liu Seong Gung Fu), Professor Rick Moneymaker and Professor Tom Muncy (torite-jutsu camp), Sean Winkler and Herbert Maier (Wing Chun Kung Fu - Wang Kiu line), Hanshi Raymond Montoya (Shorin Kempo Karate), Kyoshi Dean Chapman (Texas Okinawan Goju Karate Federation), and annual Bushi No Te gatherings since 2014.