Master Jerald C. Carter, Jr. was born in Jacksonville, Florida in
1971. He is the first son of Jerald C. Carter, Sr. and
Theresa Carter Dover.
began his studies in 1984 under the direction of Master
Jerry Williamson, 5th Dan (Shotokan Karate-Do). In
1991 he was introduced to Grandmaster Jack Hogan, whom
Master Carter began his studies with in Ryukyu
Kempo and Kyusho-Jitsu. In 1993 while at a seminar with
Grandmaster George Dillman, Professor Wally Jay, and
Professor Remy Presas he met
Renshi Michael P.
Andrews, whom he started a lifelong friendship with.
Through the years Master Carter was instructed by
Andrews along with and under the guidance of
Grandmaster Jack Hogan. In March 2004 he was awarded his
4th Dan from Grandmaster Hogan. That same
year he achieved a Master Level 1 in Kyusho-Jitsu. In
October 2007 he was awarded his 5th Dan from
Grandmaster Hogan at the HKI Annual Kyusho Camp.
Master Carter was also awarded 1st Degree in Modern Arnis under the
direction of Guro Bruce Chiu.
Master Carter not only considers
Andrews a mentor and teacher, but a member of his family.
Grandmaster Hogan has been like a father figure to both
and Renshi Andrews. He thinks of Renshi Andrews as a
brother... a bond which will never be broken. "Both
Grandmaster Hogan and Renshi Andrews have been influential
parts of my life, and not only am I a better martial artist,
but a better person because of these incredible people,"
Master Carter explains. He is the head instructor of
Carters Martial Arts Institute in Jacksonville, Florida
and serves as an active
uchi-deshi, or resident student, of
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