Lawrence Castanon

Cumming, GA 30040

Shihan Larry Castanon has been training for over 35 years and teaching for 25 years. In addition to holding a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate, he also holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Close Combat Martial Arts, is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Self Defense Instructor and a Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor. Additionally he is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Consultant. Shihan Larry began his martial arts training at 10 years old in the south Bronx borough of New York City. After serving his country in the US Navy he continued to compete and teach Karate, Kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu, and No Holds Barred competition until 1999 when he opened his first full time martial arts school in Garnerville, NY. In 2009 he opened another martial arts school in Atlanta, GA. Shihan Larry is also the author of "Little Man Fight," a self defense book with techniques designed specifically for smaller, weaker indivduals.

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About Me


  • BA, Applied Human Biology, Rockland Community College

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Nov 14, 2021

CPR Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 16, 2021

AED Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 16, 2021

Lawrence's Locations

NHB Martial Arts and Fitness

Within 25.00 miles of 30040 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate
  • Krav Maga Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Self Defense Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer with American Fitness Institute

Languages Spoken

English, Italian, Spanish