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We had our end of the year gathering with our club last night at Foxboro Lounge where we announced Daniel Levy as this year’s student of the year. As Prof would put it “He was happier than a possum eating persimmon seeds”. Daniel is a very talented guy who can take his martial arts to whatever level he wants. It will be great watching his journey.DSC01707


This is a repost of the June 20th 2012 announcement that I made when we severed our relationship with Bill Oliver. I have had many calls and emails over the years asking why? We always responded with a “no comment” reply. We’ll now that the news is out I can finally give my formal response:

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Good evening,

As of Tuesday June 19th 2012 we have made a very important decision to sever our relationship with the Naples Aiki Ju Jitsu School / Bill Oliver in Naples Florida. Based on recent and not so recent developments with Naples Aiki Ju Jitsu we have had to make this decision and make it immediatly. It is always unfortunate and difficult to make choices like this, however, as tough as it might be it was a decision that just had to be made.

Sensei Rick Parlante
Sandan – Niseido Ju Jitsu School of Naples

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!

Rick Schultz Black Belt Exam

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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
Naples, FL

Rick Parlante’s Shodan Examination Highlights

Yama Arashi looked so inviting that I had to jump in and deliver a few.

Sensei Rick

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.

Thank You,

Sensei Rick Parlante

Naples Niseido JuJitsu
Located at:
The Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples Florida 34116