Sensei Murray has studied under noted 9th Degree Isshinryu Sensei and Grand Master Tom Lewis for the past 50 years. An accomplished and experienced instructor, he also enjoys the distinction of having studied under Isshinryu Founder Tatsuo Shimabuku and his son Shinsho in Okinawa. He holds an 8th Degree Master’s Ranking in the Isshinryu Karate System and a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Judo.
Moreover, a highly decorated, retired Air Force Colonel, he has two Master’s Degrees, a Bachelor’s Degree, and numerous military awards and recognitions. He is a former Delaware, Pennsylvania and Tennessee Karate Champion and in 1973 won 2nd Place Heavyweight in the U.S. Karate Championships competing with and against the Top 10 Fighters in the Country as ranked by Black Belt Magazine.