Kukkiwon Certified 4th Dan
Hi my name is Ray Gatica, and I was 13 years old when I first started Taekwondo. I trained in Mexico for 5 years, and in 1996 I moved to America and met Master Arkadiy. I earned my first degree black belt in 2000. I was the state champion in full contact in 2002, and I am a well traveled competitor in the tristate area. I also practiced other forms of martial arts, including Kung Fu and Karate, and I hold several national Karate titles. I have been instructing since I earned I earned my black belt in 2000. As a practitioner of martial arts, I believe that martial arts is more than just a fitness routine, and it builds character and discipline necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.