February 8-10, 2013
Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya was an active police officer in Bryan, Texas, for 27 years. He was involved in training and recruiting and was a Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) instructor. Currently, he holds the following martial arts ranks:
Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya
9th dan: American Shorin Kempo Karate
under Hanshi Terry L. Bryan, 9th dan
6th dan: Shaolin Kempo/Mu Ying Tao
under Dr. Harold Mayle, 10th degree
(through Terry L. Bryan)
3rd dan: U.S. Kempo Kobujitsu
under Hanshi Dan B. Kennedy, 9th dan 16
2nd degree: (Lakan Dalawa) Modern Arnis
under the late Prof. Remy A. Presas, 10th degree
Why did I choose Montoya?
I was at an impasse trying to find an activity my son, Hunter, would enjoy. I tried the usual sports and scouts with no sign on light in his eye. He came home one day from school with a flyer and was very excited about taking a Karate class. As I do with just about everything my kids want to do, I researched. I called a few schools and found that they offered classes similar to each other and I wasn’t impressed. I even ended up in an argument with a Black Belt from one of the schools. I asked a friend and he recommended that I go to this seemingly unknown building in Bryan behind the Municipal Golf Course. It actually only said Karate on the building. As many passers by do, I judged the book by the cover, but we went in because I had to, he saw the sign!!
The welcome we received was far above what I expected. We were exposed to a class that was well disciplined and motivated. Instructors with belt levels of all different ages training others. I felt at home and very comfortable. My son was bouncing off the walls with excitement!
Time has gone by since that day and nothing has changed! Hunter is promoting up and we both attended this past weekend’s Retreat, I saw so much respect for Hanshi Montoya’s abilities and not to mention rank!! As of Monday, I am now one of his students!
If you are looking for a place to take your kids or want to learn REAL Martial Arts, I recommend coming by and taking a look. The price is the lowest in town, not due to lack of training, Hanshi Montoya teaches from the HEART not pocket book!
Buying a home in Bryan or College Station, it is great to have a place to relieve stress, have a place for your kids to go and learn something they can use for the rest of their lives. Aggieland is blessed to have such a place like Montoya’s.