I am, Raymond A. Fitzpatrick, a husband, father, independent
business person, career martial artist and mentor.
I also own and operate The New Rochelle Institute of Combative Arts
and founded the Ryu ha, Nisei Goju-Jitsu, 1999; appointed by O
Sensei, Peter George Urban, Ph.D., Grand Patriarch of All, American
Goju Systems (deceased). Additionally, I have been appointed
Inheritor of Nisei Ju Jutsu, which was founded by Professor,
Theodore West in 1963 (deceased). This appointment was administered
by Professor West's most senior active student and my Ju Jitsu
instructor, Professor, Albert Dandridge in 2012.
The New Rochelle Institute of Combative Arts was established in
1976. It has also be known as: Goju Hall ll and New Rochelle Karate
I have been involved in martial arts training experiences since
1970. I presently hold four (4) black belts in four (4) different
disciplines: USA GOJU, NISEI GOJU, NISEI JU JITSU AND BUJINKAN
BUJUTSU. I specialize in self-defense tactics for students of all
ages and have been instructing in Westchester County, NY since 1976.
In addition to my own schools, I have taught at Concordia College,
Sarah Lawrence College, The City College of the City University of
New York (CUNY), the New Rochelle School District and the Scarsdale
Union Free School District. After closing my commercial school of 22
years, The New Rochelle Karate Institute, I been teaching for The
New Rochelle School District, at the New Rochelle High School, in
After a 14 years hiatus, at the New Rochelle High School, I
re-opened my commercial school as The New Rochelle Institute of
Combative Arts, 545 North Avenue, NR, NY 10801, (914) 355-5005 .
www.gojujitsu.org for more information.
Yours in Budo,
Raymond A. Fitzpatrick, Iemoto, M.C.S.
Soke of Ryu-ha, Nisei Goju-Jitsu (1999)
Inheritor of Nisei Ju Jitsu (2012)
Urban Goju-Ryu, U.S.A.G.A. 10th Dan
Nisei Goju-Ryu, Intl. 6th Dan
Nisei Ju Jitsu, 5th Dan
Bujinkan Bujutsu, Intl. 1st Dan
Mr. Fitzpatrick was
promoted to 10th degree, Hanshi, Grandmaster "Blackbelter" in
Martial Combative Science by Seiko Hanshi,
Peter Urban and
awarded the title of direct student of Seiko Hanshi.
Fitzpatrick, Hanshi has recently obtained his
fourth black belt rank. He is currently a Shodan of the Bujinkan
Dojo, Intl. directed by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Soke.
Warren Young, Shidoshi, Mr. Fitzpatrick's instructor, is a direct student of Dr.
To date, Mr. Fitzpatrick continues on his quest
for new knowledge and strives to impart on his students his love and
respect for the Martial Arts.