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Martin resides in Ruston, Louisiana with his wife and two sons and holds a Master's degree in teaching and working with the Blind and Visually Impaired.  He began practicing with AKDS in 2013 and was the first to grade from white to orange under the new AKDS standards in 2014. He earned his brown belt in the Fall of 2017. Under the mentorship of 2nd Dan Kyle Brunner in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Martin is the head instructor for both the Ruston RPAR Kids Club and the LA Tech Univeristy AKDS Club.