Thursday, June 11, 2009


The ability to do what is right, even though your decision may not be popular, to exhibit indomitable courage in the face of immensity. Note: If we see courage (strength of character) as being desirable? Then must man be reared in an environment which necessitates grappling with hardships and reacting to disappointments. Urantia


You must first recognize man as your brother, and if you honestly desire to do by him as you would have him do by you, the commonplace dictates of justice, honesty, and fairness will guide you in the just and impartial settlement of every recurring problem of economic rewards and social justice. Urantia

Friday, May 22, 2009


We are responsible to each other on many levels for many things that traverse our daily lives each day. Where does being a good citizen pickup and where does it stop? I don’t know. However, I do know to be known as a good person and a caring part of a community “a good citizen”, can only be determined by others never by you. Knowing this, your worth is in your deeds.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


There exist a difference in caring for someone and caring about someone. The later requires a commitment that embraces both types of caring, while the other exists in words and feelings. Exhibiting concern for others; is what I call right thinking and will led you to be known by the least of your fellows.

Master Ron Tramontano

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


You should realize that there is a great reward of personal satisfaction in being first just, next fair, then patient, then kind. And then, on that foundation, if you choose and have it in your heart, you can take the next step and really show mercy; but you cannot exhibit mercy in and of itself. These steps must be traversed; otherwise there can be no genuine mercy. There may be patronage, condescension, or charity--even pity--but not mercy. True mercy comes only as the beautiful climax to these preceding adjuncts to group understanding, mutual appreciation, fraternal fellowship, spiritual communion, and divine harmony.

P.S. The most complete understanding of these words I have ever read. Master Ron Tramontano
The Urantia Book

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Respect is a term many of us use but few of us understand. Many times we fall into the trap of using this word and directing it to a title or a position, instead of a person. A person, who has a title or a position, deserves and should get our attention, because of the knowledge they have acquired on a particular subject. It is only after a person has been shown to possess the qualities and attributes we admire, would they earn our respect. The key word here is earn.

Monday, May 18, 2009


We all have Responsibilities to do the things, we say we will do. I have said this little quote for years “ You are only as good as your word ” if your word is no good then you are no good. That may sound harsh at first but the truth is often eye opening.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Trust comes in many forms. We trust many people on many different levels each day. For example: When driving a car. We trust the other drivers to stay on their side of the road. How would you feel about driving if that trust were not there? On this level, we trust the driver to unconsciously do what is right. On another level we trust professionals, we pay money to such as Doctors to keep us healthy, or Lawyers to protect our rights. On this level, we have a face or a name and a mutual agreement to place our trust in.

• Do we trust all of the people we come in contact with on a daily basis to do what will always be in our best interest? No, I don’t think so. It is a very special person that earns that level of trust from his or her peers or from us.

• Then I would ask who are these people we give our highest level of trust to?

• If you would like to know who some of these people may be. You can look to your right and then to your left I am sure some of these people are probably there right now.

• No questions asked kind of people just your best interest at heart always.

• It funny a lot of these people have the same names also. Most of them are called Mom or Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles and just friend.

• This is why this descriptive term of being a “Trustworthy” person is such a hi honor to bestow on anyone. Now I would like you to think for a moment. If there are other people in your life that have been given this honor, and for some reason, they could not be here tonight for some reason. When was the last time you thanked them?

How martial arts can help kids (7 to 15) mentally and physically.

Children and Young Adults from ages 7 through 15 benefit from the physical aspects as well as the mental training found in the martial arts. It has been my experience, that when teaching children and young adults, if you are able to make them see themselves in a different light, one, they like and others can see; you as an instructor have done your job. Isn't always about finding the right "Life Teachers"?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Black Belt Principles

Hello and welcome to my blog, my name is Master Ron Tramontano. I am happy to be the host of such a valuable tool for parents looking for a martial arts school for their family. This Blog will help teach young men and women to make right choices in all situations by teaching concept and values that make a boy a man and a girl a woman. Today I will touch on ten of the most valued Black Belt principles: In days to follow, I will go over each of these principles one at a time. So please visit this Blog often. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Honesty, Courage, Diligence and Integrity. We have all heard tales of the Knights of The Round Table and how they lived by a code of Honor. A Black Belt also lives by this code. For him the “Black Belt” represents his or her search for themselves and what he or she is capable of. Life should never be about what you are getting it should always be about what you are becoming. Enjoy the show.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents. Martial Arts can do this for you.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Karate food for thought.

Everyone has the same reponsiblites when it comes to protecting yourself and the ones you love. You do not want to fall short here.

Choosing the right Karate School.

Which is the right martial art for one’s family? When answering that question I follow a little formula, I have developed:

An optimal age for starting Martial Arts could be as early as three years of age if and only if you have an instructor with a personality that is able to be both funny and outrageous. Most schools, however start children at five years of age.

1) How far must I travel?
2) Is it in a safe area of town?
3) Is the facility kept clean?
4) How long has the owner been in business? and
5) How many Black Belts does the school train each week?

The style of martial art may or may not be so important. What is always important, however, is how the family relates to the instructors.

There are two main types of martial arts styles: sport oriented and traditional. I do not feel one to be better than the other; however, I do believe age does play an important part as to which one is chosen. I believe children benefit the most from a traditional style of the art; it provides all the social and martial arts training a young man or young woman will need. The sport-oriented styles focus more on fighting skills. Traditional styles include Tang Soo Do (the style in which I have trained for the last 30 years), which focuses on things like discipline, respect, focus, control and will provide students with exceptional fighting skills. Most Japanese, Okinawan, and Chinese styles are traditional. Korean styles, such as the popular Tae Kwon Do, can be either traditional or sport, depending upon the instructor.

Please feel free to call me anytime if you need more information, or if you wish to discuss specific styles. I can be reached at the following contact information.

Ron Tramontano
Boca Raton, Florida
(561) 482-9049
(561) 482-1896 (fax)
(561) 629-6005 (cell)