Kyoshi Larry L. Mabson holds the rank of Hachidan (8th Degree) and is the senior student of chief master instructor Hanshi William A. Liquori, Judan (10th Degree) of the External link opens in new tab or windowUSA Goju Organization (USAGO), an internationally recognized system. Sensei Mabson is honored with holding the highest rank ever received within USAGO and, at the pleasure of Hanshi Liquori, serves as the Senior Advisor and Policy Maker; and successor to the USA Goju Organization. Sensei Mabson is the founder and head of the Mabson-do Goju Kan Karate Association and founder of the External link opens in new tab or windowMartial Arts Foundation International. His main location for conducting classes is at the Fort Lauderdale USA Goju Ryu Karate-do Dojo in South Florida.

Sensei Mabson started his formal karate training in Orlando, Florida under Sensei Dave Swanson -- a top student of Master Liquori.  In 1973 he was given the responsibility of developing the Westside Dojo Summer Karate Program. On May 27, 1974 he received his Shodan Certificate (1st degree) from Grand Master Peter Urban and Master William A. Liquori. Thereafter, Sensei Mabson became a co-instructor with friend and class mate, Sensei Stanley Hill-Robinson, at Orlando, Florida's Southwest Boy's Club where he instructed a class of (65) students or more.  In September 1977 he received the rank of Nidan (2nd degree) and was recognized as the lead instructor of the Bethune-Cookman College Karate Club of Daytona Beach, Florida.  In December 1980 after graduating college Mabson relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to continue his employment with the Florida Probation and Parole Services. As an associate instructor of then lead instructor Sensei Joe Lofoco, 4th degree Mabson taught karate classes in the a number of cites in Broward County Florida.  May 1983 Mabson received the rank of Sandan (3rd degree) while continuing to instruct classes at Broward County's Dillard High School, Hallandale Adult & Middle School, Bair Middle School, Lauderdale Manors Park, Sunland Park, Warfield Park and many others.  He has been recognized by the AAU, USAKF, FBBA and FAME as a top state, regional and national kata and kumite chamption and competitor, respectively.  In 1992 Mabson retired from competition as the United States Karate Federation (USAKF) Florida State Kumite Champion; United States Southern Regional Champion; Member of the USAKF Team Florida, Florida's Sunshine State Games Open Weight Champion; World Union Karate Organizations (WUKO) member and ranked 4th in the nation in USAKF Open Weight Fighting.  

Sensei Mabson now focus a great deal of attention on promoting, supporting and creating positive martial art activities for students of all ages and styles.  He is the founder of the Martial Arts Foundation and promoter of the annual MAF Free Martial Arts Tournament, which draws hundreds of competitors of different martial art styles (i.e. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Kung Fu, etc.) from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties not to mention increased participation from Central Florida, Georgia and Colorado. Mabson is presently teaching with the aid of his black belt students at City of Fort Lauderdale Joseph C. Carter Park f/k/a Sunland Park where he has been located for over 35 years. Since 1974, when he started his Orlando, Florida dojo, he has continually worked with students of all ages. Mabson was the creator, promoter and director of the All Black Belt Master's Cup Karate Tournament and Martial Arts Exposition -- a black belt only competition.  He is a recipient of the 1995 Florida Hall of Fame; 1996 Martial Arts Congress Memorial Hall of Fame; founding member of the World Brotherhood of Martial Arts; and founding member of RAM Martial Arts Events. He is considered by many as having  great relationships and influence with other martial arts instructors and students of different styles. Some of his Accomplishments include:

  •  1973 Student Assistant Karate Instructor, Westside Dojo, Orlando, Florida
  •  1974 Received the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt)
  •  1974 Co-Karate Instructor, Southwest Boys Club, Orlando, Florida
  •  1975 Associate Instructor, Bethune-Cookman College Karate Club
  •  1977 Lead Instructor, Bethune-Cookman College Karate Club
  •  1981 Associate Instructor, USA Goju Organization, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  •  1983 Received the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt); Head Instructor, Dillard High School
              Karate, Hallandale Adult Community School Karate Program, Bair Middle School Karate Program
  •  1984 University of Central Florida Champion
  •  1985 Pam American Kenpo, Karate, Kung Fu & Tae Kwon Do Champion
  •  1986 Received the rank of Yodan (4th degree)
  •  1988 First runner up University Of Miami South Atlantic Karate Association Open Weight Fighting
  •  1989 Received the rank of Godan (5th degree)
  •  1990 First runner up University Of Miami South Atlantic Karate Association Open Weight Fighting
  •  1990 Florida Grand National Open Martial Arts Champion
  •  1990 USAKF Florida State Champion
  •  1990 USAKF Southern Regional Champion, ten southern states of the USA
  •  1990 Ranked 4th in nation, USAKF open weight fighting
  •  1991 Overall Master's Kata Champion, Florida Grand National Open
  •  1992 Member USAKF Team Florida
  •  1992 Florida State Champion: USAKF
  •  1992 Florida's Sunshine State Games Open Weight Champion
  •  1992 Head Instructor, Fort Lauderdale USA Goju Ryu Karate-do, Sunland Park nka Joseph C. Carter
              Karate Program, Warfield Park Karate Program, Bass Park Karate Program, Lauderdale Manors Park;
              Broward County Florida’s Franklin Park, Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park, Urban League  
  •  1994 appointed Senior Advisor and Policy Maker, USA Goju Organization
  •  1994 Founder, Martial Arts Foundation
  •  1995 Recipient Florida Hall Of Fame Award
  •  1996 Recipient Martial Arts Congress Memorial Hall Of Fame Award
  •  1996 Founding Member of the World Brotherhood Martial Arts (WBMA)
  •  1996 Founding Member RAM Martial Arts Events
  •  1996 Founder, Mabson-do Goju Kan Karate Association
  •  1996 Member, International Martial Arts Association (IMAA)
  •  1998 Recipient Grand Master Frank Ruiz Memorial Hall Of Fame Award
  •  1999 Received the rank of Rokudan (6th degree)
  •  2000 incorporated, Martial Arts Foundation – National Chapter
  •  2000 Appointed successor to Chief Master Instructor William A. Liquori's USA Goju Organization
  •  2001 Recipient, International Martial Arts Association Honors Award
  •  2003 Cosmopolitan Hall of Fame Grand Champion Masters Forms Division
  •  2007 Received the rank of Shichidan, 7th degree and title of Kyoshi (expert instructor)
  •  2008 Guest instructor, Pan American Goju Black Belt Training Camp
  •  2009 Guest instructor, Pan American Goju Black Belt Training Camp

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Professional Experience

License Private Investigator, State of Florida
Larry L Mabson Investigations, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Providing investigation service to individuals in criminal, personal injury, civil and domestic cases; act as a process server and liaison in legal actions. Monitor active cases as needed to insure that the case(s) are managed and processed properly. Business Administrator and supervisor of all employees.  Develop new clients and manage existing clients of the firm.  Other related duties.

Past Experience:
Broward County Director, Offender Job Bank Program
Florida Probation & Parole Services, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Responsible for the development and operation of specialize public employment for ex-offenders in Broward County. Duties involve technical and supervision of program subordinated. Evaluate and provide technical assistance to local service agencies for special groups and programs. Assist office staff in establishing working relationships with community groups and other governmental agencies to develop manpower-training programs. Conduct background investigations and reports as need.

The Entrepreneur Black Business Directory of Broward County
 designed to stimulate economic growth and development in the minority areas of Broward County. Responsible for developing operational guide lines; employee manuals; personnel management; billing and other related work.

Job Readiness Instructor
Florida Department of Corrections, Orlando, FL
Train ex-offenders placed in program how to correctly fill out employment applications and other related forms to stabilize work and living conditions. Develop classroom situations using flexible methods and techniques that stimulate employment problems and solutions of the offender.  Canvass employers from private and public sectors of various communities in Region III and identify those willing to employ ex-offenders. Make job referrals through intake and counseling.  Maintain necessary files and records. Perform related work as required.

Social & Organizational Affiliations (1974 - Present)
        Member, Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc.
        Member, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks, Recreation  & Beaches Advisory Board
        Member, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation District III Advisory Council
        Member, Zeta Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
        Member, USA GoJu Karate Organization
        Charter Member, Eta Iota Chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity 1978
        Former member, Board of Directors, Broward Citizens Crime Committee 1982
        Former member, USA Karate Federation (USAKF) 1990
        Former associate member, USA Olympic Committee Associate 1990
        Former associate member, World Union of Karate Organizations (WUKO)
        Former member, USAKF Team Florida 1990
        Former member, Broward County Commissioner's Network Committee 1981
        Former treasurer, Kiwanis of Central Broward 1981
        Former member, Broward County Bi-racial Committee's Criminal Justice Task Force 1981
        Former member, Member Northwest Business Association, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 1981
        Former member, Member Von D. Mizell Republican Party 1981
        Former Chairman, Legal Redress Committee, Fort Lauderdale NAACP 1983.
        Former member, Bethune-Cookman College Bands 1975-1980
        Former member, Bethune-Cookman College Chapter, Student Music Educators National Conference
        Former member, Sgt., Orlando Police Explorers 1973