Salem, VA 24153
Tom Ramsey is a Master 5th Degree Black Belt in the Wado-Ki style of Karate and has dedicated his time and efforts over the past 40 years to the martial arts. Tom Ramsey first practiced the art of self-defense learning Jui-Jutsu from 1969 through 1971 and earning a Green Belt Degree. Having fallen in love with the Martial Arts, he then studied Karate. Choosing the Wado-Ru Japanese style of Karate under the direction of Sensei Roger Jerome, Tom achieved his Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 1975. Desiring to learn more of the Martial Arts, and under the direction of Sensei Jerome in the Wado-Kai system of Karate, Tom then achieved Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in 1982. In 2004 and under the direction of Master Roger Jerome, Sensei Ramsey achieved the level of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in the Wado-Ki style of Karate. On March 28, 2010, Tom achieved the rank of Yondon (4th Degree Black Belt) in the Wado-Ki system of Karate. Tom Ramsey was promoted to Master 5th Degree Black Belt on July 15, 2014.
Master Ramsey’s training focused not only in self-defense techniques in Karate but also in the art of using weapons in a controlled atmosphere. These weapons include the Bokken, Jo, Bo, Nunchuckas and the Sais. In 2004, Sensei Ramsey expanded his knowledge in the Martial Arts by training in Aikido.
Master Ramsey wants to share his love and passion for the Martial Arts by imparting to others the skills he has developed throughout the years. He is willing to teach all who have a desire to learn. He believes that even students with mild physical disabilities can benefit and enrich their lives through learning the Martial Arts. His goal is to teach students respect, proper attitude, and discipline as well as to teach the physical components of the Martial Arts. In the process of becoming proficient in Karate, the students will also gain increased coordination and mental acuity.
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Salem, VA 24153