Karate Classes New Students Welcome
Junior Karate training is specifically designed for the 4-7 year old student. Sensei Rick stresses FUN so the kids are never afraid or intimidated. Kids learn more efficiently when they are happy and having fun. Drills are disguised as games, so students don't get bored.
Junior 1 Karate training is specifically designed for the 4-6 year old student.
Sensei Rick stresses FUN so the kids are never afraid or intimidated. Kids learn more efficiently when they are happy and having fun. Drills are disguised as games, so students don't get bored.
Junior 2 classes stress more of the traditional Japanese Karate protocol. Kids are trained in easy to remember self-defense "moves". plus powerful strikes, kicks and blocks. When a student learns a skill, they get a promotion towards their next goal--either a stripe or new color belt. This motivates students to work towards the long-term goal of Black Belt!
This class combines traditional Isshinryu Okinawa Karate, with other combat arts including Combat Arnis Jitsu
Karate is not just for self-defense. The primary goal of Karate is to train the student to a achieve a lifetime of fitness. Because training is gradual, exciting, and fun "gym burnout" is seldom an issue.
Okinawa Isshinryu Karate is well known as the "Master's System". It incorporates in it's training system efficient and powerful blocks, strikes and kicks. These techniques are perfected through Kata (form) training; Bunkai (practical application) training, as well as specific speed drills.
Classes Tuesdays 6:30-7:30
Karate Classes are a powerful blend of three martial art systems that stress hand-to-hand training for close quarter defense.
Escrima is the national martial art of the Philippines.
Ju-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit
Karate is an Asian system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows
Family Program allows children and adults to train together in the same class. With the hustle and bustle of today’s society, OG Karate gives the whole family an opportunity to be together in a positive environment. Most important, spending quality time together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Family Classes popular because parents and children train as a family.
Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty.
Simple, efficient technique can be effective in the heat of battle.
1963: Studied Martial Arts with Jay Gluck; author of popular Martial Arts book "Zen Combat".
1969-71: Studied Uechi-ryu Karate with Professor Freeman at the University of Rhode Island; Wakefield Dojo.
1971-1972: Studied Uechi-ryu Karate at Matteson Academy in Providence Rhode Island, with Sensei Earl.
1982: Joined Isshinryu World Karate Association.
1983: Received International Referee certification from Master Shimabuku
1984: Received certification in techniques of Arnis Lanada by Amante P. Marinas.
1984: Received certification in Vee Jitsu Te by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master
1985: Received certification in Vee Jitsu Te by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master
1985: Became member of Kapatiran Sikaran Ng Pilipinas; Meliton C. Geronimo President; Red Belt Degree.
1985/July: Received special training by Master Shimabuku in Norwalk Ct.
1986: Awarded Shodan in Isshinryu Karate by Professor Edward A. Brown, and Master Kichiro Shimabuku.
1986: Received certification in Sikaran by Master Militon C. Geronimo.
1987: Received Nidan (second dan) in Isshinryu Karate.
1988: Studied with Angi Uezu; 8th Dan.
1989: Received certificate in Judo by Professor Edward A. Brown.
1989; November 18th; received Shodan Certification in Vee-Arnis Jitsu by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master.
1989:Received Sandan (third dan) in Isshinryu Karate.
1990: Received certification in Hand to Hand Combat by Professor Edward A. Brown.
1991: Received Yo-dan (fourth dan) in Isshinryu Karate & Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1993: Received advanced certification in Vee-Arnis Jitsu by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master.
1994: Received Shodan Certification in Visitation Kuntao-Arnis by Edward A. Brown.
1994: Received Go-dan (5th dan) Certification in Isshinryu Karate and Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1996: Received Roku-dan (6th dan) Certification in Isshinryu Karate and Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1997: Opened Old Greenwich Karate school.
* 2010: Created Combat Arnis Jitsu system