I would like to rewelcome Sensei Sam Lewis back to the Nisei Goju System. Sensei Sam Lewis and I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, aka Loisiada & Aphabet City. We went to the same junior high school, high school and both started in the martial arts in the mid-sixties. I quess you can say we go back to when the Dead Sea was sick. Our search for the truth has led us on a journey of self discovery. Sensei Lewis trained with then instructor of Nisei Goju, Chaka Zulu, until he decided to leave the system to form his own style. Sensei Lewis then went to Rico Guy's dojo for many years and found his way back to Nisei Goju International World Headquarters. Sensei Lewis has always been a friend and always welcomed to our dojo. He walked into the dojo giving proper respect, a big brotherly hug, and sat down next to me. I asked him what was going on with this surprise visit. He made a request to sport the Nisei Goju colors again. I asked him, why me. He told me he was tired of running around and wanted to come back home to Nisei Goju. I said, Brother Lewis, If Lebron James can go back home to Cleveland, Ohio. So can Sensei Sam Lewis come back to Nisei Goju. This is his journey. Sometimes our search for truth always leads us back home. The road returning home had thorns we stepped on, our wounds will heal. WELCOME HOME SENSEI LEWIS
Wilfredo Roldan is the Grand Master of the Nisei Goju International. A retired physical educator for the Department of Education for the City of New York, Wilfredo Roldan has been involved in martial arts for over fifty years. He has had the great pleasure of training with some of the founding fathers of the American Martial Arts Movement. Roldan teachers and mentors were grand masters Peter Urban(USA GOJU), Frank Ruiz(NISEI GOJU),Florendo MaCalruz Visitacion(VEE ARNIIS JITSU)and Peter SiringanoSr.(SAMURAI JUJITSU). In Nisei Goju, we believe in that the evolution of a martial art is integral to its growth. Knowledge is the key to an individual's spiritual and martial development.
Nisei Goju Martial Arts offers classes in Nisei Goju Karate-Jitsu,Nisei Arnis Jitsu(stick fighting),Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Sword and Traditional weapons.
NISEI GOJU PRODUCTS available are Pins(screw back),Under Belt Lapel Patches,Black Belt lapel Patches for Black Gis and White Gis,Rising Chest Patches, Rattan Eskrima Sticks, and Dit Da Jao Bruise Liniment. For Information Call 212 674 6477