About Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts in Bayonne, NJ

Meet Ramon Rivera

Soke Ray was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and was first introduced to Martial Arts at the early age of ten. Soke Ray trained at this early age under Sensei Cisco at the Davidson Community Center where he studied the art of Shotokan Karate. He then began to study under Sensei Michael in the art of Freestyle Karate. Sensei Michael was a NYC Guardian Angel who taught Soke Ray to blend multiple karate systems that were being utilized at the Guardian Angels training facility.

At the age of fifteen, Soke Ray began boxing at the PAL center on 183rd Street and Webster Avenue in the Bronx under Coach Rick. Soke Ray relocated to Bayonne, NJ and continued his training in Isshinryu Karate under Shihan Jerry Tardi and Shihan George Strydio. Soke Ray earned his second degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate in 2002 as well as his San Dan 3rd degree black belt in Japanese Jujitsu under Shihan Jerry Tardi and Grand Master Soke Joseph Miller in 2005.

Soke Ray has trained in multiple disciplines such as Japanese Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, American Wrestling, Freestyle Submission Grappling, Judo, Kali, Street Fighting, Karate and Boxing.

In 2005 Soke Ray was granted his right of passage to create his own system of self-defense and granted his Soke-ship under Soke Joseph Miller (TAI ZAN RYU GOSHIN JITSU).

Soke Ray continues to train and attend seminars in quest of new knowledge and technique.

“Every discipline of martial art has something to offer and only a misguided practitioner would think different”. – Soke Ray

Soke’s philosophy of martial arts was that every art represented a quarter in a dollar, and in order to be capable of defending yourself from any compromising position you need to incorporate these arts.

Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts was the vision of Soke Ray Rivera to blend each discipline in which he trained. Senshi Tori MMA is a blending of boxing, kick boxing, Japanese jujitsu, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and submission grappling.

Our staff of instructors here at Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts in Bayonne, NJ has the confidence and belief that anyone can succeed in any of our training programs. Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts is committed to providing the highest quality training available and is proud to say that we will give a positive learning environment in which individuals of all ages can benefit from. No matter what abilities you are made of, our Bayonne Martial Arts school guarantees that you that you will be treated with common courtesy, recognition, and respect. We strive for our student’s happiness and we do everything in our power to make sure our students are obtaining, building strength, developing technique, and having a great time.

At Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts we want our students to feel comfortable in class and to really get the most out of their time spent here. Individuals will practice, progress, and accomplish here at Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts in Bayonne, NJ

“Hard training requires a lot of physical stamina, but it also builds mental and spiritual strength too. ”

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”

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If you are interested in being part of one of our awesome training programs here at Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts in Bayonne, NJ all you have to do is click on a program that most interests you. Once you have chosen a program you can then view the class schedule that is available. You will then have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials that we have to offer. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not covered under our site please don’t hesitate to give us a call directly at (201) 726-9741. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our family here at Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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