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Master Daryl Laperle

Master Daryl Laperle
7th Dan #337
Master Daryl Laperle began his martial arts career in June 1986 at the Danielson Martial Arts Academy.

 
  • He received his Black Belt in April 1990.
  • In February 1992 he was promoted to 2nd Dan and he earned his 3rd Dan in November 1994.
  • In March 1998 at the age of 22, he became the youngest martial artist in Cheezic Tang Soo Do’s 40 year history to earn a 4th Dan Master Belt.
  • In September 2002 at the age of 26, he once again made Federation history by becoming the youngest 5th Dan Master Belt in Cheezic Tang Soo Do.
  • In January 2008, Mr. Laperle was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame and received the Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts award.
  • In October 2011 at the age of 35, Mr. Laperle became the youngest martial artist in Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation history by becoming a 6th Dan Black Belt.
  • In September 2018 at the age of 42, Mr. Laperle once again made Federation history by becoming the youngest 7 Dan Black Belt ever.

Mr. Laperle has been a member of the USA Karate team and has competed from New England to the former Soviet Union, Bermuda and Australia, where he won first place in men’s open full contact sparring.

In our federation he has been ranked #1 in his sparring division for the years 1991-2004, 2006 and 2022. He has also earned Grand Championship status several times in weapons and forms competition.


Mr. Laperle has owned the Danielson Martial Arts Academy since May, 1994.

In November 2004, Mr. Laperle was awarded with the prestigious Starfish Award, usually reserved for schoolteachers.

As of September 2023, Mr. Laperle has promoted 101 martial artists to black belt level, and has promoted 8 students to the Master Belt level.

In January 2024, Mr. Laperle was awarded the "Service to the Federation" award by the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation for his contributions to the organization.