Arnold got involved with purchasing RKA as the next step in his lifelong involvement with the martial arts. As a national martial arts competitor in high school, Arnold saw the values of martial arts training in helping to develop discipline, goal setting, self confidence, deliberate practice, public speaking, and leadership. He went on to captain and coach the Rutgers Martial Arts Competition team with highlight championships at West Point, Naval Academy, Boston University, and Penn State.
Arnold's work assignments take him all over the world. He takes advantage of the work assignments to train in different martial arts and still actively competes. In addition to grand championships in the United States. He holds grand champions in Europe and Asia. Working closely with other martial arts organizations in the United Kingdom and Asia, Arnold has insights on training and school philosophy from all over the world.
Ridgewood Karate Academy is the result of a strong commitment to develop our next generation of healthy contributors to our society. There is a strong family culture to reinforce traditional values. As new owners, Ed and Arnold will continue the tradition for years to come.