Master Roy Abramowitz
Roy A Abramowitz
On a cold blustery evening some fifty-four years ago, back in the old neighborhood of East New York, a fourteen year old stumbled across a Shotokan Karate class being taught by Sensei Maynard Miner at the Brownsville Boys Club. The boy would not utter a sound in the hour of martial arts training that followed, observing the graceful and powerful moves of the Sensei and those students wearing the darker colored belts. After the class ended he approached this mysterious figure and inquired. The Sensei was now soft in his words, but to the point: Come next Thursday at 7:00 P.M., bring eight dollars for monthly dues, and go to a place called Honda in New York City and purchase a JKA white gi, it comes with a white belt. So began the martial arts training of Roy Abramowitz. Thirty years later while walking down First Avenue in New York City he noticed a banner flying from the second floor above “Catch-a-Rising Star”. The banner read “Kenpo Karate” and his Kenpo journey began.
The lessons learned in the martial arts are a primary reason for my business success. The lessons taught me to follow instruction, push myself beyond expectation, achieve tasks that are unpleasant and realize “it is not always the talent, but what is in the heart” that leads to success. The martial arts have taught me to be successful over the longest of odds, and that "I can’t" is not an option.
Over the past fifteen years Roy Abramowitz has trained with Shihan Gary Gione, Sei Tai Gung James Ibrao and the late Senior Sei Tai Gung Jimmy Wing Woo.
Awarded Rank of: Sifu Ngon Lung Silver Dragon 8th Degree Black Belt - August 15 2015 - Jun Bao Wu Shu Kung Fu Tai Chi International Chinese Martial Arts Association - Family Tree of Sifu Grand Master Sei Tai Gung James Ibrao and Grandmaster Senior Sei Tai Gung Jimmy Wing Woo. Placed on Jun Bao Wu Shu Kung Fu Tai Chi Board April 2016
Awarded rank of Godan - Fifth Degree Black Belt - Tracy Kenpo Karate by Shihan Gary Gione - Elite Defensive Tactics - March 17, 2016
Kenpo International Hall of Fame - 2011
Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame - 2001
Two time National Champion - North American Sport Karate Association
State Champion - Karate Referee's Association of the North East
Krane's International - Top Ten
NASKA and KRANE's Competitior of the Year.
Roy Abramowitz is a Certified Public Accountant trained by the Big Four Accounting Firms and started his own firm in 1987. The firm is a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and is quality reviewed by the National Peer Review Committee of the AICPA.
Other activities include the Greenwich CT Council of the Boy Scouts of America – currently Treasurer/Officer, Executive Committee and Board of Directors member. Served as the Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Starlight Children’s Foundation for 25 years. Active with the SPCA, Cancercare and Save the Children.