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Hello Everyone,

A few quick updates, please make a note of all the things going on

Schedule this week, we have GUP GRADUATION this Friday night at 7:00pm, therefore, the 6:30 Black Belt only class will begin immediately AFTER BJJ at 6:00pm. Congratulations to those who tested for new ranks and are being promoted this Friday.

We are still open for regular classes this Saturday, for those attending the tournament in NJ this weekend (see below), best of luck to you!


River Winds Community Center - Thorofare, NJ

See Master Celona or Maddie for details if you are interested in competing and still haven't signed up.

2023 MARTIAL FUSION SEMINAR with Chris from Karate Unity

April 14-16 2023

(only open to Warrior Training members)

Joint seminar with both instructors sharing drills and exercises which will enhance and allow you to explore the deeper meanings to traditional martial arts techniques, by breaking down, extracting, and analyzing. Incorporating the techniques in...


Hello everyone!

Here is the update for today, take note there are a few important additions including dates for Summer Camp, Beach Workout, Pilsung Seminar, Tournament and more…


We would like to welcome Mr. Don Worrell as an instructor for our Friday Night Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. Mr. Worrell is not only a BJJ Black Belt, with over a decade of experience, but is also a 3rd Dan Tang Soo Do black belt and former student under the late Master Louis Marvil. Mr Worrell is an excellent instructor and an all around great person. TEAM RMAI welcomes him.

For those who may or not be aware, we have a Beginner BJJ program for those 12 and older, this class is currently on Fridays at 5:00pm.

If the program grows, we may expand to other days and times. Students who are already training in our martial arts programs can add this membership for only $50 per month. This is a great opportunity to expand you martial arts knowledge to include grappling and ground fighting to be a more complete martial artist.

Regularly scheduled Black Belt...


Good morning!

I wanted to take moment to update everyone on some of the things going on:

Friday Night (2/24) Schedule:

Beginner BJJ: 5:00pm

Black Belt Only 6:30pm

Originally we were scheduled to have GUP Graduation at 7:00pm, however due to the small group, candidates will be promoted in class.

Saturday 2/25 is normal class schedule.

INNER-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT is next week! 3/4/23 Get signed up asap! Here's the link if you haven't done so already...


Our tentative schedule is this:

9:00am - Little Champions (3 - 6yrs old)

10:00am - Young Gladiators (7 - 11)

12:00pm - Warrior Training (12 and older & Red Belts and above).

We are highly requesting some more of our Black belts to sign up to make the competition more interesting.

Events are as...


With the end of another year and the start of a new one often comes the perpetual haste to begin

a slew of New Year’s resolutions. This might be something like, ‘I’m going to give up sugar’,

‘go running every day’, ‘spend less time on my phone’, or ‘ put 20% of every paycheck in my

saving’s account.’

As with most people, we keep to these empty promises for the first week or so before finding

some excuse as to why we've given up on the goals that we so eagerly set for ourselves.

Sometimes this is due to starting off with too big of a task right off the bat. Someone who wants

to quit smoking, for example, might best find success through a gradual weaning process rather

than giving it up cold turkey. Other times, a lack of personal motivation is the culprit for our

failed resolutions.

Motivation works as our internal drive or reasoning for why we act in a certain way. Someone

who wants to save money for a new car might be motivated to work more hours. The end goal of

getting a new car thus influences...



Saturday March 4, 2023 9:00am

$35 early registration for RMAI members (includes ALL eligible events)

Test your skills in a family-friendly day of competition!

This competition is open to ALL members of RMAI, whether you train at the main Dojang, or one of our satellite locations. We will have divisions for all age groups, and all ranks 2nd Dan and under. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with your extended RMAI family members.

TROPHIES will be awarded for 1st Place and Medals for 2nd & 3rd Place.

Register early to save $10. Early registration ends 2/25/23

Schedule of Events: COMING SOON!

To sign up click the button below:


Date: March 4, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM



Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. I know everyone probably appreciated the time off and well deserved rest.

Now with 2023 officially underway, I wanted to send out to everyone our first batch of calendar updates as well as

some important schedule changes, so please take note:


Beginning Monday January 9th, there are some slight schedule changes. Beginner Brazilian Jiujitsu will take place on Fridays 5:00pm, and the

Black Belt Only class will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with the exception on days where we have our Gup Graduation. For the time being, the BJJ class

will only be on Fridays until more people sign up for the program and we are able to recruit another instructor.


Will be held during the Black Belt Only time slot (6:30pm) on January 13th.


In an effort to maximize ours and everyone else's valuable time, we've decided for the year of 2023 to run ALL of our Gup Testing...



Happy Monday everyone!

Congrats to everyone promoted in last week's testing cycle!

First thing I'd like to mention is my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who participated in the Flyers Demo this Saturday. I had a great time preparing and planning with all of you. The first few weeks we were kind of bouncing around different ideas, but in the last month it really came together and all of you worked so hard. Your professionalism and adaptability is a testament to the passion for martial arts you all possess. The hockey team on the other hand sadly didn't win, and I feel bad that I had to leave early as Max was not feeling well. But I wanted to make sure I said a few words of thanks to you. You did a great job, PILSUNG!

This week is the last training week of 2022! Next week we have our annual Winter Break. I may be here occasionally throughout next week to take care of some maintainance and office work. If that happens I will let people know if there is OPEN MAT time available. Other than that, we will be closed for regular...


RMAI NEWS UPDATE (important FLYERS DEMO information)

Hello everyone, I wanted to give a definitive update to this weekend's event.

I'm very excited for our martial arts demonstration at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers.

Here's the important information...

Everyone performing must be parked in the lot and ready to enter the building at 5:00.

Meet at the entrance on the 11th Street Side.

We've been permitted to be let in at 5:10 SHARP!! (Performing members only)

EVERYONE PERFORMING has to fill out this waiver:




Event: Concourse Performance

Family members and students not performing will be let in with the General Public at 5:30pm

I would...



A few quick updates, be sure to make note of all the important information listed below.

Today is GUP TESTING. There are NO Regular Classes today. For those confused about the timing for your test refer to the time next to your name.


John luke Pinakidis

Milo Kosmalski

Jack Kaminetsky

Jesse Saliba

Evan Yokoyama

Sam Randolph

Johnathan Ngo

Stephen Massimini

Rhodes Buccola

Jaleesa Colon

Graham Bovard

Everly Massimini

Andrew Westervelt

Reese Kampf


James Hu

Kabir Almad Rawool

Markos Pinakidis

Jonas Santore

Keigo Bundschuh

Abby Thompson

Jacen Saliba

Julian Saliba

Gavin Beck

Kavya Bhatta

John Bui

Karter Barrett

Madelyn Ngo

Jocelyn Herndon

Samuel Shieber


Krish Bhatta

Dev Renjit

Cara McGowan

Eilir Grace-Duff

Nicholas McNamara

Steven Delgado, Jr.

Michael Carbonara, Jr.

Joshua Saliba

Milo D'Andrea


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Just a few items to go over about this week. Before I do that, I wanted to congratulate those who tested for their new Black Belt Ranks this past Saturday. Noah Mason, John Schuld, & Todd Liebel all represented RMAI well with their efforts in a challenging 3 hour exam. Grandmaster Kwon, as well as the other local association Masters witnessed their intensity and martial arts skills. We expect to release the results of the exam within the next few days. Again, congratulations to those people, we are all very proud.


5:30 to 6:30pm BLACK BELT ONLY CLASS - Due to the preparations in the Flyers Demo, we haven't had a Black Belt Only class in a few weeks. This Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 we will review Black Belt forms and Weapons.

6:30 - 8:00pm DEMO PRACTICE

We only have a few remaining practice dates before the Flyers Demo, We highly recommend everyone attend as many as they can so that we can feel confident going into the demo on the 17th. We've added an additional Saturday (12/10)



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Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday! As 2022 rapidly comes to a close (I know, it goes by so fast), I wanted to share with everyone a few remaining dates for the end of the year before we go into our annual winter break. Be sure to always check our social media pages, our blog page, emails and all of the normal lines of communication to stay in the loop about everything going on. We try to give a variety of different outlets to keep everyone informed.

First, we wanted to thank everyone who participated in our Annual Holiday Sale. We hope you were able to find some RMAI related gifts for the Karate warrior in your family. Thanks also to Maddie Clark who came in on Friday to run the event, she did an excellent job. I wanted to make sure I publicly thanked her for her work. For those who might not know, in addition to working behind the counter, and training in martial arts at RMAI, Maddie is also a writer. You can check out some of her work on our blog (click here:...


Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to put out a few reminders and updates about this week.


We are open for regular classes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Regular classes will resume on Monday 11/28


Come to the studio on Friday November 25, between 12-4pm for our Black Friday sale. Save on sparring gear sets as well as training equipment, apparel and more. You can also check our online shop. Click the link below: https://revolution-martial-arts-institute.square.site/

FLYERS DEMO - The window for selecting new people to participate in the demo on 12/17 has closed, however a few people need to pay for their tickets still, please see me or Maddie to get settled up. We do plan on adding a few extra practices before the big event, but this is what we have so far:


Friday December 2 6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday December 9 6:30 – 8:00pm

Friday December 16 5:30 –...


Good Afternoon everyone, a few quick reminders about this week!


Testing for students will be TODAY MONDAY 11/14 during regular class time for students Blue Belt and UNDER. There will be NO Classes during testing. Good luck to everyone

Carson Craig

Diego Ruiz

Ryan Sniezevage

Maddie Clark

Ronald Rosati

Ronnie Ferri

Logan Showers

Abby Thompson

Matteo Schuhl

Gavin Pedergnana

Mason Van Trieste

Max Fromme

Wisdom Gossett

Jasleen Colon

Those who successfully pass all requirements today will be striped up and invited to the graduation this Friday at 7:00pm


Hey, just letting you all know the window for getting involved in RMAI’s performance at the Flyers game is closing up fast, but there’s still time if you sign up before Wednesday (November 16th) We want you to be involved, tickets are required to enter the building, and the price is $65. Get signed up now, here is the remaining practice schedule:



Good morning everyone! A few reminders and a couple of changes to our calendar, so please take note.


This Friday night, is our final Black Belt pre-test. Test begins sharp at 5:30pm. There will be no 'run' the next morning. good luck everyone.

DEMO TEAM and RED Belt Test schedule CHANGES

Our RED BELT exam was originally scheduled for this Saturday, we have now rescheduled it for next Saturday 11/12/22 at 10:00am. There will be NO regular classes that day.

DEMO TEAM has the following changes to practice schedule:

Saturday 11/5/22 - 1:00pm

Saturday 11/12/22 CANCELLED

Saturday 11/19/22 rescheduled to Friday 11/18/22 5:30 -7pm


As you know, DOBOHK means Martial Arts Uniform. In a clever (at least I think so) play on words, we are having a week of classes where everyone will be required to wear regular clothes to class... hence the "no bohk" From Monday 11/7 to Saturday 11/12 students will NOT wear their dobohk to class. (ALL CLASSES) Comfortable workout clothes is...


When I started doing karate here at RMAI, I was mainly in it for the exercise and physical

conditioning aspects. It wasn’t until I began moving up a few belts that I really started to pay

more attention to perhaps the most important nuance of martial arts…self defense.

If you go back and study the origins of our two parent styles, Tang Soo Do and Taekwondo,

you’ll come to find that the main focus was self defense and personal safety as their techniques

were taught with the understanding of how they would be used against another person in any

type of physical attack.

For those who have taken a class here with Master Celona, you’ve probably heard him talk

about how the traditional forms were created as a way to practice a set of self defense

techniques during times when you don’t have a partner available. For example, while the first

two moves in Pilsung Il Jang appear to simply a be a low block towards your left side and a

stepping center punch, the low block can actually be used as an armbar and the stepping...


Hello everyone,

Some updates...


Due to the size of the Young Gladiators class, we've decided to add an extra session for White Belts only (9th and 10th Gups) See the schedule below. The shortened 30 minute session will enable us to provide a more beginner-friendly lesson plan and attention. Students who are 9th gup (White Belt with Black Stripe) who earn the first 2 progress stripes will be permitted to join the full hour class. Added schedule is as follows:

Monday and Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30

Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm to 5:00

Regular Young Gladiators schedule for Orange to Brown belts will still be held at the normal time.


As you know, DOBOHK means Martial Arts Uniform. In a clever (at least I think so) play on words, we are having a week of classes where everyone will be required to wear regular clothes to class... hence the "no bohk" From Monday 11/7 to Saturday 11/12 students will NOT wear their dobohk to class. (ALL CLASSES) Comfortable workout clothes is fine, or even jeans... choice is...



Swarthmore Charity Fun Fair and Parade

Hello everyone, I wanted to remind everyone about RMAI participating in tomorrow's Swarthmore Charity Fun Fair. We will have our booth set up in space #1 which is supposedly set up across the street from the Dunkin Donuts on Park ave, (across from the train station). Our booth will be set up by 11:30am. We will be there all day if you'd like to stop by.


We would greatly appreciate as many students as possible put on their uniforms, and walk in the parade with us. We are set to meet at 11:45am on Park Avenue, just past the Methodist Church. Look for me in uniform with the other students.

Maybe if enough of us are there, we can show some techniques!

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Master Celona



Hello Everyone!

A few reminders:


Monday September 12 we will be holding GUP Testing in our regularly scheduled classes. As of this date this is the list of names, which may be subject to change depending on student performance.

John Bui

Gavin Beck

Wisdom Gossett

Gloria Guo

Nicholas Dukaj

Zion Babbitt

Kaelyn Roundtree

Owen Saltis

Lars Heinrich

Good luck to the candidates

GUP GRADUATION -9/16 at 7pm


Like a lot of things that are coming up for the remainder of the year, we are reprising our presence at this year’s Swarthmore Fun Fair. On Sunday, September 18th, we will be hosting our own booth within the Swarthmore Village. This is a chance for us as to show off our awesome school to those in the community and convince them to be warriors in training like us. Maybe not that exact wording but you know what I mean. Students are encouraged attend in full uniform help demonstrate some skills, do a little breaking, and...

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Having just turned 24 a little over a month ago, I am, by most people’s standards, still very

young. With the average life expectancy of a human now being 78.6 years old, I technically still

have about two thirds of my life left to live.

Speaking from a karate standpoint on the other hand, I feel as though my age isn’t doing me any


During the first six months to a year of being at RMAI, I was often the oldest beginner belt in the

room while there were several kids who, despite being younger than me by more than half my

age, were still considered my seniors in terms of rank.

Though I try not to compare myself to others, which is a constant issue I have, not only in karate

but in all aspects of life, I often look at some of these “Karate Kids” and find myself a little

envious of them. I didn’t start doing karate until after I had graduated college while a lot of the

younger advanced belts started taking classes before they even started kindergarten.

For a lot of these kids who’ve been training for most...


Before I ever stepped through the doors of Revolution Martial Arts Institute and learned my first

form or threw my first kick, Ralph Macchio, the teachings of Mr. Miyagi, and their Cobra Kai

adversaries were the only references I had when it came to karate. If you had parents that grew

up in the 80s, or lived through the 80s yourself, I’m sure this is a point of view that you can also


In all the times that I would practice Daniel’s infamous match point crane kick in my bedroom or

recite Cobra Kai’s “No Mercy” mantra…”we do not train to be merciful here, mercy is for the

weak,” you know where I’m going with this; martial arts training was not something I imagined

myself doing out in the real world.

For those of you that know me from class, or have recently seen me working behind the RMAI

desk, you might know a little bit of my story. For those that don’t, it is not my intention to make

this post, or any others in the future, an all about me rant. I’ll try my best anyway. Instead, I hope

that by...


Welcome to our Blog!

We are finally doing something with this section on our site, so if you're interested in contributing to our RMAI Blog, send me an email to mastermcelona@gmail.com with the subject: BLOG POST and if approved, it will appear on this page!

Thank you!