Excelsior Martial Arts Ni 2952 Route 94 Suite 202 Blooming Grove, N.Y. 10914
Excelsior Martial Arts Ni2952 Route 94 Suite 202Blooming Grove, N.Y. 10914

Nagamine Shoshin - Sensei



EXCELSIOR MARTIAL ARTS NI -  (845) 496-9025 is a full service dojo located at 2952 Route 94 suite 202 in Blooming Grove, N.Y. (the red barn at the corner of Farmingdale Road). We are a traditional Dojo providing instruction in Matsubayashi Ryu (Shorin Ryu) Karate, Nishiryu Jujutsu, Myosuki Ryu Jujutsu, Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method of Hong Junsheng (also known as Tai Chi), under the direction of Shifu Michael Calandra, an indoor disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua and Yamane Ryu Bojutsu. Excelsior Martial Arts is affiliated with Shorin Ryu Karate Do International.  We cultivate and develop the mind, body and spirit through traditional, austere training in the Okinawan/Japanese and Chinese fighting arts. We specialize in teaching children from 4 to 13 years of age and adults. We have separate classes for various age groups (Little Tigers- 4 to 6 years, Children- 7 to 13 years, and Adults- 14 years and older.)  We cover all aspects of self-defense, from the various striking ranges (including pressure points and cavity striking;) to grappling (throws, sweeps, joint locks and chokes;) to defense against multiple attackers and weapons. We also cover situational awareness and the legal ramifications of self-defense.  Our facility has both traditional and modern equipment in a personalized setting. Classes focus on each individual student's abilities and goals. You don't have to be an athlete or have previous experience, there is no pressure, only results.  Visitors are always welcome.                                                                                                                               Sensei Nestor Ramos, B.A., M.A., is the Chief Instructor and founder of  EXCELSIOR MARTIAL ARTS NI and holds a 8th degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate (Matsubayashi Ryu) as well as black belt rank in four styles of Jujutsu. Sensei Ramos began his martial arts study while serving in the military in 1978, studying Shotokan Karate and Western Boxing. In 1985, Sensei Ramos began his training in Jujutsu (Nishidai) under Sensei John Conn. In 1992, Sensei Ramos began his training in Matsubayashi Ryu and Yamane Ryu Bojutsu under Sensei Michael Rosati and currently travels to Okinawa to continue his personal training in Karate.  Sensei Ramos has had the honor of training with the following Sensei in Okinawa: Kensei Taba, Hanshi, Judan, Takeshi Tamaki, Hanshi, Kudan and Masahiko Tokashiki, Kyoshi, Nanadan. Sensei Ramos also studies with Sensei Michael Calandra in Sosuishitsu Ryu Jujutsu, Feeding Crane Kung Fu and Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Sensei Ramos is an indoor disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Sensei Ramos also studied Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Myosuki Ryu Jujutsu under Shihan Pedro Perez. He also studied Judo under Sensei Larry Lee. Sensei Ramos is a graduate of the 1986 New York State Police Defensive Tactics Instructors Course as well as a 1997 graduate of the Long Island University Karate Instructors Program.   Sensei Ramos has the following ranks under the respective organizations and styles: Hachidan - (8th Degree Black Belt) Shorin Ryu (Matsubayashi Ryu) Shorin Ryu Karate Do International; Menkyo - Nishi Ryu Jujutsu; Sho Mokuroku -  Sosuishitsu Ryu Jujutsu ISJA; Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) - Hakko Ryu Jujutsu and Sandan (Third degree Black Belt)- Myosuki Ryu Jujutsu. As a Defensive Tactics instructor, Sensei Ramos provided instruction to State Police Recruits at the New York State Police Academy from 1986 through 1991.  In 1999, Sensei Ramos earned a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, City University of New York. Sensei Ramos continues his personal training by studying under senior ranked instructors around the world. Sensei believes that no matter how long you have trained, there is always something new to learn. One must have a beginner's heart in order to consistently strive for excellence in any art. You are never too young or too old to learn something new.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Nagamine Shoshin, the founder of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu, reminded us of an important lesson when he wrote, "Through the relentless study of this art one can achieve the highest standards of inner beauty and strength. The fusing of the body and mind through Karate is spiritual and indescribably beautiful. When totally absorbed in kata, one is brought into complete contact with the central core of one’s being, and it is here where the essence of this art is to be discovered," said the late master. Taught as an art form, Karate helps its students discover a message that transcends punching and kicking, winning or losing. The art helps us better understand life’s goals, the problems one will face along its path, how to overcome them, and what to expect in the end. Through this art it is possible to defeat the bondage of egotism that lies within each of us. The source of human weakness is internal, not external. Hence, the journey must be inward, not outward. Our true enemy lies within, and it is there where all of our battles must be first fought and won, before we are able to improve the living of our daily lives. It is here in this simple yet provocative message that the benchmark, which sets us apart from the rest, can be weighed and measured." Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi I.R.K.R.S. - Koryu Uchinadi Kempo Jutsu                                                                                                                                                                             Thank you for visiting our site!


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