Old Greenwich Karate

Old Greenwich Karate

5.0
Best of 2019
3 employees
22 years in business

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Karate is much more than an after school activity. Sensei Richard Zimmeran in Greenwich teaches students in a safe, low-key, fun way, to instill discipline and confidence. Kids who are confident are less likely to be bullied, or become bullies.

Sensei Richard Zimmerman has been teaching martial arts to kids and adults since 1997. He has developed a distinctive approach for fast, efficient learning.

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Greenwich, CT 06870
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Sensei Richard Zimmerman has been teaching martial arts to kids and adults since 1997. He has developed a distinctive approach for fast, efficient learning.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$175/month for once a week

$225/ month for twice a week


How did you get started teaching?

Started in 1997 in Old Greenwich Ct.


What types of students have you worked with?

Anyone interested in learning traditional Okinawa Karate, Escrima, Vee-arnis jitsu


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The quality of the teacher is more important than the style or the system being taught.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It is important for the student to determine specifically what type of training they are looking for. Traditional training is usually a longer commitment than simple self-defense training.