Patricia Martin holds a Sixth Degree Black Belt in Karate. Her achievements in the martial arts are impressive. She has been named Grand Champion – Best Competitor (lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight compete for Grand Champion). She was named Grand Champion at the Nenow’s Dynasty Karate Tournament in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994; Marsh’s Second Annual Karate Tournament and the Paradise Karate Tournament in 1987. She received the Silver Medal at the U.S.A. Pa. State Qualifier; and the Bronze Medal at the U.S.A. National Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio in 1987. She was named Grand Champion at the Columbia County Karate Tournament in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994; and the 6th Eastern Alliance Karate Tournament in 1988. Also in 1988, she won a Silver Medal at the U.S.A. East Coast Championships in New York, the Gold Medal in the Keystone State Games in fighting, and the Bronze Medal in the Keystone State Games in kata held in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. At the U.S.A. East Coast Championships in Columbus, Ohio, she received one Silver Medal and one Bronze Medal. She also received a Bronze Medal in the U.S.A. National Championships held in Las Vegas. She was named Grand Champion at the Coal Kickin’ Karate Tournament in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994. At the Ganster Karate Tournament, she was named Grand Champion in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994. In 1990, she won two Silver Medals at the U.S.A. East Coast Karate Championships in Akron, Ohio, a Silver Medal at the U.S.A. National Championships in Orlando, Florida, and a Silver Medal competing with the U.S.A. National Team against Egypt-1st International the only American female to win. She was named “Athlete of the Year” by the Killer Bees Athletic Club for outstanding achievements in karate. In 1991, she received two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in the Keystone State Games held in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and a Silver Medal in the U.S.A. National Karate Championships held in Las Vegas. In 1993, she received the Silver Medal in Kata in the “First International Russian American Martial Arts Tournament” held in St. Petersburg, Free Russia, June 22-24. She was the only American picked to judge fighting in Russia. Also, in 1993 she won one Silver Medal and one Bronze Medal at the U.S.A.K.F. East Coast Regional Championships in Akron, Ohio; One Gold Medal and two Silver Medals at the Keystone State Games in Harrisburg, Pa.; A Bronze Medal in the U.S.A.K.F. National Championships in Phoenix, Az. In 1994, she won the Silver Medal at the U.S.A. National Karate Tournament in Jacksonville, Fl., and three Gold Medals at the Keystone State Games Karate Tournament held in Harrisburg, Pa. She has won over 200 trophies and medals. She was presented a Resolution by the Luzern County Commissioners on July 27, 1995, and a Resolution by the City of Wilkes-Barre in August of 1995 in recognition of three Gold Medals at the “Common Bond Tournament.” She was selected to receive Wilkes-Barre’s “Distinguished Service Award” from Mayor Lee A. Namey for achievements in karate in September 1995.