Sifu Larry Verble holds a Black Belt since 1985 in Ryukyu Kempo certified by 8th Dan, Phil Hower (Master Oyata) from Amarillo, Texas. He is a 30 year martial arts veteran skilled in (among other arts):
Sifu Verble was owner and operator of Dragon's Lair Self-Defense School in Amarillo, Texas (1991-2001) and was a member of USKA (1995-1998). In 1996, he was the USKA New Mexico State Champion holding 1st Place in Sparring and Soft Style Form. From 1980-1996, he competed in and served in judging panels for numerous State, National and International Karate Tournaments.