About Master Carder

Dear parent, guardian or student,
Welcome to our school. I am honored that you have entrusted your student(s) instruction to me and our incredible MATI Clubs staff. I have been training in the martial arts since 1979 at the age of 10 years. I learned Chinese boxing and Judo in North Dartmouth, MA under Master Instructor Massarelli. At 14, I trained at the Shaolin Kenpo Dojo under 8th degree Black Belt Gaudreau where I earned the rank of Apprentice. I continued training in Chinese Kenpo under the instruction of 8th degree Black Belt Vic Nastasia, ultimately earning the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in 1990.

I competed on the National Tournament Circuit, taking 2nd place in forms and I was recognized by the North American Sport Karate Association. I continued training in Jiu-jitsu, En Shu Do, Ed Parker Kenpo, and Bushido. I received my second 1st Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Kempo Karate here with MATI under the direction of 7th degree Black Belt Hardley Soryz. I was awarded a 5th Degree Black Belt in October 2013 and a 6th Degree Black Belt in this style in October 2019.

I continued to broaden my martial arts education by earning a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Kubodo Cane in 2010, and I am a Certified Instructor in Tai Chi/ Qigong (a discipline directly related to Tai Chi) with Dayan Arts.

In August 2017, I was honored with an induction into the American Martial Arts Alliance (AMAA) Who’s Who in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. One of the many highlights of my career was expanding my knowledge of Tai Chi/ Qigong by training in China with Grandmaster Chen and Sifu Shane Lear.

I also teach Co-ed Personal Protection and Women’s Self-Defense Clinics at local colleges, corporate venues, and private parties.


Mr. Glenn Carder