Larry Mesimer

Howell School

  • Certified Master Instructor
  • 8th Degree Black Belt
  • Vice President United States Black Cat Kenpo Karate Federation
  • Executive Director of Art Beins Karate Black Belt Training Center in Howell, New Jersey.

Multi-Style Martial Arts Athlete

  • Kenpo
  • Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Kwan
  • Kickboxing
  • Jiu-Jitsu

Tournament & Ring Record

  • Won the 1st USBCKK Tournament Grand Championship
  • Winner of numerous tournament Championships

Special Acknowledgements

  • First to earn the title of Master under Grandmaster Art Beins
  • Black Belt of the Year
  • USBCKK Hall of Fame
  • 1982 Student of the Year
  • 1990 Student of the Decade
  • 1992,94-96 Instructor of the Year
  • 2000 World Karate Union “Hall of Fame”
  • 2002 Action Martial Arts Magazine’s “Hall of Fame”

Personal Thoughts

  • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”—Henry Ford

Personal Goals

  • To continue to pass along the teachings of U.S. Black Cat Kenpo and help our organization continue to grow.
  • Helping our students achieve goals and become the best they can be.
  • Enjoying every second I can watching my two beautiful children grow up.


“The transformation is relatively immediate…the desire to succeed and improve is evident and enhanced with each class. Instruction is provided in such a regimented yet friendly way that my son’s eagerness to become his best is parallel with his eagerness to be recognized by his instructors. I personally could not be more pleased with the atmosphere, the presentation of instruction, the recognition of community, and the positive improvements I continue to see in my son, his personality and his drive to succeed.”

—Sandra Olin

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Little Rangers

Get started early learning discipline and self-control. The program is specifically designed for children 3 to 5 years old. Little Rangers develop coordination, focus, confidence, and what to do if approached by a stranger or bully.

Kids Karate

Our priority is teaching your child how to win in the game of life. Nobody sits on the bench! We give all our students the opportunity to shine in the spotlight regardless of their mental or physical ability. We focus on their individual needs in order to bring out the best in each and any every one of them.

Adult Martial Arts

Our martial arts program will take years off your age by rejuvenating your mind and body. Your attitude will improve in all areas as you begin a journey like nothing you’ve ever imagined. Feel better, look better, be better!

Kickboxing Fitness

Imagine you're burning up to 1,000 calories in a 50-minute workout. Your high-energy classes include kickboxing and cutting edge cross-training exercises that produce the kind of results you're looking for and beyond. Guaranteed!

Birthday Parties

Parents whose children have celebrated their birthdays with us say it was filled with more excitement and fun than they or their child had ever expected! All while under the supervision of professional Black Belt instructors.

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