Niseido® Ju Jitsu is a 100% full defensive martial art.
Unlike many other styles of martial arts, Niseido® Ju Jitsu continually strives to live up to the seven principles of the Code of Bushido: Humility, Truthfulness, Bravery, Benevolence, Compassion, Sincerity, Loyalty and Devotion to God, our country, families, friends, and to every aspect of life.
We had our Church Self Defense Home Group this morning. I think we may have identified the new security team.!
I love how non threatening Lee was until he needed to advance. Notice the calm of mind before and after the strike.
This was Gavyn’s second class with us and although he’s only 12, he has a mind like a sponge. Usually we have new students tying their belts after 2 classes not tossing Uki’s around like he did!
Video segments from Niseido’s newest Sensei, Rick Schultz! As I watched this test in Louisville this past weekend, I thought to myself that he not only brought honor to the Louisville Dojo, he brought honor to the art of Niseido Ju-jitsu. He will be an asset to the Louisville DoJo for many years to come. Kudos to Sensei Jim Mahanes as well as all the students of the Louisville Dojo for their roll in getting Sensei Rick Schultz over the threshold to Black Belt. He is the first of many black belts to come from The Louisville Dojo.
Sensei Rick Parlante
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Please welcome Niseido’s newest Sensei, Rick Schultz! As I watched this test in Louisville this past weekend, I thought to myself that he not only brought honor to the Louisville Dojo, he brought honor to the art of Niseido JuJitsu. He will be an asset to the Louisville DoJo for many years to come. Kudo’s to Sensei Jim Mahanes as well as all the students of the Louisville Dojo for their roll in getting Sensei Rick Schultz over the threshold to Black Belt. He is the first of many black belts to come from The Louisville Dojo.
Sensei Rick Parlante
Yama Arashi looked so inviting that I had to jump in and deliver a few.
We had our first class Saturday morning at the Golden Gate Community Center. The new location looks like it will serve our needs very well. We are looking forward to the future of Niseido JuJitsu here in Naples.
On Thursday May 28th Danny Ramos successfully tested and passed his Sankyu examination at what will be the last test we will ever have at the Florida Karate Center. Next week that location will close its doors and so we will then transition to our new location at the Golden Gate Community Center. (New location is in the signature at the bottom)
Danny plowed through his test and towards the end really dug deep down for what was necessary to finish. Danny is one strong guy as all of his uki’s can vouch for this morning.
The support for Danny’s test was absolutely amazing as we watched everyone from the east coast pile through the front door. We want to take a moment to recognize and thank those who took the time from their busy schedules to make the 2 ½ hour trip over. In attendance were Professor Rick Riccardi, Professor Tom Holste, Sensei Robert Pichardo, Sensei Ike Anderson, Sensei Randy Smith, Sensei Robert Thompson, Sensei Andrei Itkis, Sensei Shawn Thompson, Sempai Brandon Smith, Yonkyu Evan Thomas as well as Sensei Robert and Shawn’s parents who attend almost every test no matter where they are.
The students at FKC could not believe the level of support from all the Niseido practitioners.
We also want to take a moment to thank Shihon Jack and Renshi Pam Morris for having the test at the Florida Karate Center and for opening their doors for our club. It is a bittersweet time for all of us as they close their doors and open the next chapter of their lives.
Sensei Rick Parlante
Naples Niseido JuJitsu
The Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples Florida 34116
Last night we had a visitor from the Louisville Dojo drop in and train with us. Josh Harmon took a short break from his long awaited vacation with his family to put some time on the mats. We were so glad he came as it always gives everyone an opportunity to exchange tips and techniques. We took advantage of the visit and put an extra hour and a half on the mats. Many thanks to Josh for stopping in as well as to Sensei Jim Mahanes for his great leadership in Louisville. It really showed in Josh.
There’s an old statement that Shihon Jack Morris drilled into me over the years. “No one makes it to Black Belt alone”. Tuesday night was a great example of that! Here you have Josh on vacation with his family taking time to work out at our club. By the same token you have Brandon and Danny who are preparing for their Nikyu and Sankyu tests that proved to be great Uki’s for Josh. All in all it was a great night.
A special thank you to Shihon jack and Renshi Pam Morris for opening their doors to us at The Florida Karate Center.
BTW… I love the new purple color in the belt, I ordered one for Danny!