Grand Master Clery started studying karate at the age of 15 years in St.Lucia. He first started with independent Karateka Sensei Butcher whose system had no Belt and now lives in St. Martin. The name of his style is Haw-ken-do a style he founded in the 80's and still mastering his art to date. Grandmaster Clery later studied Shotokan Karate and boxing under his Brother Rosemond Clery, Shotokan and Wing Chang with a few other independent Sensei's. He later joined the Clifton Sealy College of Martial arts under now Grand Master Clifton Sealy, Xavier Martial Arts Academy under Grand Master Felix Xavier.
But as he trained with these Grandmasters, Grandmaster Clery always felt that something was missing in his training and felt that if Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) founded his style Shotokan karate , he can do attempt the same and so he created Gee-Ryu Karate-Do which he name after his wife Genitha. Gee-Ryu Karate means surprise - strength - empty hand and is a close body contact self-Defense that elevate the whole man.
In 2009 Grandmaster Clery, after years of training and researching, thought the time was right to come out in the open and introduce to St.Lucia his newly created style Gee-Ryu Karate -Do. He first had to register his style which which was very difficult to do from a small Island in the Caribbean. So he did register Gee-Ryu Under The International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association (ICMAUA) Which is a non-political, non-commercial, combat and self-defense oriented, multi-styled, independent, martial arts training, education and verification, individuals, organizations and International Combat Martial Arts Unions (ICMAUA divisions), internationally registered organization, established to support all combat oriented martial artists from all Martial Arts .
He is also a member and reorganized by the St.Lucia Ministry of Sports and the Karate Federation of St.Lucia which he is the PRO.
To date Grandmaster Clery is still working very hard on his style and have started teaching Gee-Ryu Karate-Do at the st.lucia Vigie Sports Complex in Castries which he name the Blue Dragon Karate Dojo.
Grandmaster Clery later founded the St.Lucia Gee-Ryu Karate Association which he later renamed the Gee-Ryu Karate management Board .
Although he never trained with the big martial’s art’s name‘s of the world be Grandmaster Clery credits his time trained with the great names of martial arts from St.Lucia and thank all of them for the teaching that they gave to him.
Rosemond Clery-Shotokan and Boxing
Prof. Clifton Sealy- Lucia Fist, Don-Jujitsu Ryu, Shotokan Tai-chi
Grand Master Felix Xavier-Shotokan and Xav- Kido
Sensei Michael Wellington-Isshin- Ryu
Sensei Darryl Williams -Shito-Ryu