Shihan Jim Chillemi is a 6th degree black belt in the goju-ryu style of karate. He has had the privilege to teach martial arts to men, women and children for over forty years. Shihan Chillemi trained with several of the greatest martial artists of our time, including Sensei Peter Urban, from whom he received his first through sixth degree black belt. In 1991, he founded the New York Goju Karate Association in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY where he has been providing a world-class martial arts education to men, women and children in Westchester County. Shihan Jim believes that the martial arts should be a part of every child’s general education, and that martial arts training is training for everyday life. The thousands of students Shihan has taught over the past forty years know that the benefits of karate training far exceed learning how to punch and kick.