We have been working in the Hoboken community for 14 years. We do all that we can to serve this great community.
In 2012, Carmelo Garcia awarded us an award of Excellence. We were also recognized by HUD and featured in a magazine published by HUD working in the 411 community room while teaching karate class. We raised funds starting in 2013 to 2015 for the A.D.A (American Diabetes Association), to fight juvenile diabetes in the name of Hope Rodriguez, our founder’s daughter who had passed away the age of 13 in 2009 from Type 1 diabetes . We gave a karate performance as well as a total of $6,000 within those years for the ADA.
We have worked for three years from 2013 to 2016 raising awareness in our anti-bullying and anti-drugs shows with the Sheriff's Department. We would talk about the importance of not becoming a bully and the dangers of drugs, which was sponsored with the help of Captain Anthony Romano and President of H.A.L.E.A., Detective Zulma Cabrera.
In September 2014, the Senate and General Assembly awarded Shihan Ray Rodriguez two proclamations, one for his work in the community and the other for his work developing champions that live in the Housing Authority Community. In 2015, with the Hudson County Sheriff Dept. & Hispanic American Law-Enforcement Association H.A.L.E.A., we had our karate school awards day recognizing kids academics and their martial arts accomplishments.
Carmelo is a man who wears many hats – he is an executive coach, motivational speaker, author, and community leader. An ordained minister, a man of faith who has dedicated his life to promoting truth, social impact and justice. His contribution to the Amazing Truth Society has made waves in the world of social awareness, inspiring many people to take action and make a positive impact.