Gustavo Ramos - 6th dan
Gustavo Ramos began his martial arts career studying Shotokan Karate under Masaki Ueki from 1966 to 1969. Later he studied Five Animal Kung Fu under Master Moc Kan Sent from 1969 to 1979. During that time he received his black sash in Kung Fu.
Ramos Sensei began studying Aikido with Sensei Nelson Andujar at the Miami Aikikai in 1979. He was left in charge of The Miami Aikikai along with Eliot Rifkin in the 1990s, when Nelson Andujar moved to Texas.
Ramos Sensei is an architect with his own private firm. He is also an avid athlete and enjoys surfing, boating, diving, and golf. He is happily married to his wife, Patty, and has a daughter, Nelani, who trains with him at the dojo sporadically.
A message from Ramos Sensei:
"Train hard, take the falls, and your aikido will develop. In any situation, the correct ma-ai and hamni will always protect you."