PPSC Staff Profile
almost 50 years Shihan Ric Pascetta has been
dedicated to the practice of the Martial Arts in one form or another. Although
beginning as an “avocation”, Martial Arts has become his full time “vocation”
after a serving as a full time police officer in Southern New Jersey.
By that time in 1977, Master Pascetta had
already been practicing Martial Arts for 14 years and had been operating his
own Dojo, part time for 8 years. During that 8 year period he had initiated
the founding of the Rutgers University Karate Club (Camden, NJ) and the
LaSalle University Karate Club (Phialdelphia, PA), became a Regional
Director for U.S.A.G.A organization of GrandMaster Peter Urban, and promoted
the 1st Professional Full Contact Kickboxing event in the city of
Philadelphia. This period also included a 1.5 year term at the position as a
full time professional (Dojo manager) for a national Karate chain. With very
few exceptions, Master Pascetta has practiced martial arts no less than five
days weekly since he was a green belt (intermediate student).
Master Pascetta has been accurately
described as one of the most dynamic personalities in the martial arts
community on the east coast in the United States. He has spent most of his
life experiencing various aspects and the depth of the Martial Arts. He has
been credited by many as one of the senior students of Grand Master Peter
Urban who played a key role in making the American GoJu method well known on
the East Coast of the US and then further spreading its influence
internationally. This activity has given him a broad perspective and a quite
diverse wealth of experience to draw from.
It is an understatement to say that Martial
Arts is his passion. It has truly become a lifestyle that has impacted many
aspects of his life in so many ways along with the lives of so many of his
students/protégés for over almost half a century now. The following
biographical pages will give but a glimpse and highlight some of the
extensive activities and subsequent experience gained that have contributed
to the development of a lifetime professional, Modern Martial Arts Master.
The following page links will
provide more detailed information on:
LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTRUCTION
PROMOTER AND ORGANIZER
RADIO AND TELEVISION
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