Richard Zimmerman © All rights reserved.

Rick has been teaching Karate to kids and adults since 1997. He has developed a distinctive approach for fast, efficient learning.
    * Students aren’t awarded promotions, they earn them!
    * As soon as students feel they have mastered a required subject, they are tested. If they pass, they immediately get rewarded with a new stripe or belt.
The power of this approach is two-fold: A) The timing of the test is initiated by the student, not the Sensei, so much of the anxiety of testing is avoided. B) Students work hard continuously, instead of “cramming” for a deadline. Using this approach, students increase both their learning speed, and their retention!

Kid's Karate.

Kids should learn basic escape skills to help them defend themselves, "just in case" .  Sensei Rick is known for keeping Karate students motivated with his focused Karate drills.  These drills,  teach students important skills in a non-threatening way. Using Sensei Rick's method, Karate students can learn very quickly and become motivated to keep on learning. 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!

Old Greenwich Isshinryu Karate.

​Old Greenwich Karate