​Old Greenwich Karate 

Richard Zimmerman © All rights reserved.

    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



Sensei Rick's Training History