Enrique "Rick" Torres M.A.
Rick was introduced to Martial arts at an early age (11) when studies in Karate began. His interest in Martial Arts has taken him to study various arts and achieve high level ranking in these arts. Current rankings are as follows:
1. Rokudan/ Black Belt 6th degree) Kyu Shin Ryu Judo/Jujutsu/Aikijujutsu System
Promoted by Masters Zedenk Motl (9th Dan Kodokan Judo) and Shihans Garcia and Garza
2. Godan/ Black Belt (5th Degree) Budoshin Ju-Jitsu System / Renshi Title (1 of 7) in the Budoshin System, bestowed by Professor Kirby in 2017
Promoted by Prof. Jorge Kirby (10th Dan Hanshi, Grandmaster)
3. Sandan/ Black Belt (3rd Degree) Aikido
Promoted by Hiroshi Kato, Shihan (Suginami Aikikai under auspice of the Aikikai Hambu Dojo) who was a direct Student of O’Sensei
4. Black Belt (6th Degree) Tae Kwon Do
Promoted by Master Ralph Jaschke 10th Dan, Direct student of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee
5. Shodan (1st degree Black Belt) Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai
Promoted by Seigo Okamoto, Grandmaster of the Daito Ryu Roppokai System
6. Level 4 (Guro) Instructor SEAMOK Tactical Solutions
Promoted by Amo Guro Micheal Blackgrave
7. Certified KyuSho Jitsu (RyuKyu Kenpo pressure point fighting) Instructor
Promoted by Grandmaster Jack Hogan (9th Dan)
8. Black Belt (5th Degree) American Karate
Promoted by Grand Master Pat Burleson
Rick has also been an avid student of the Philipino Martial arts and dedicated years to the study of Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Stick, hand and knife fighting) to help round out his martial exposure.
Firearms’ training is a staple in Rick’s arsenal of martial strategy. He has attained Advanced Certifications in the tactical use of handguns, shotguns and rifles alike under world renowned Tactical Instructors such as Brian Hoffner and John Farnam, Jeff Hall, Sonny Puzikas, Mark Human and others. He is the lead firearms instructor for Integrity Defensive Solutions.
Rick is Founder and owner (Dojo Cho) of Integrity Defensive Arts, Martial Arts School in Victoria, Texas. The school offers multidisciplinary training in the above mentioned arts for all ages. He has extensive experience as a trainer in the field of Martial Arts as seminar trainer and guest Instructor at other schools. IDA is also an adjunct training ground for Law Enforcement officials of various backgrounds and the Victoria Police Academy.
Rick has also worked in the counseling profession as a Licensed Professional Counselor for well over three decades. He is the Co-founder of New Beginnings Counseling Clinic in Victoria, Texas. The University of Houston-Victoria retains Rick as an Adjunct Professor teaching Self Defense through the Kinesiology Department.
Enrique "Rick" Torres M.A.
Integrity Defensive Arts is an associate school of the Suginami Aikido Association (The Ikuseikan Group, named by Kato Shihan 8th degree (direct student of O-Sensei) of the Suginami Aikikai associated with the Aikido Hombu Dojo in Japan. Kato Shihan provides periodic instruction on his trips to Texas and has provided instruction at Integrity Defensive Arts Dojo.
Rick is a Student of Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai, in a small closed study group currently led by Jose Lopez, Sensei who is a Senior Student of Okamoto Seigo, Soshi, founder of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai. The Roppokai Study group is authorized by Soshi Seigo Okamoto from Tokyo, Japan and is supervised by the Regional leader of the Southern USA Regional Headquarters of the Roppokai, Jose E. Lopez (4th dan, Jun Dairi Kyoju) from Ft. Worth, Texas. Rick was awarded his Shodan Level promotion (1st degree Black Belt) on November 2012. This promotion was approved by Okamoto Sensei and presented by Lopez Sensei at a Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu training seminar in Houston, Texas.
Torres Sensei is also a student of San Shin Kai Iaido. Integrity Defensive Arts is an extension group of the Houston, Texas San Shin Kai group under the leadership of Craig Hocker, Sensei.
Torres Sensei has been an avid practitioner of the Philipino Arts and is currently in active in the studies of Pekiti Tirsia ( Philippine southern style empty hand, stick and knife fighting system) with Garcia Shihan and SEAMOK founded by Maestro Micheal Blackgrave. He was promoted to the rank of Guru-Level 4 Practitioner on December of 2012 in Victoria Texas.
• 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for Beginners and new students (Judo/Karate)
• 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for intermediate and advanced students (Kyu Shin Ryu)
Tuesday & Thursday:
• 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm for Adults (Kyu Shin Ryu/MMA)
• 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm for Adults (Aikido)
• 9:00 am to 10:00 am Beginners and new students (Judo/Karate)
• 10:00 am to 11:00 am for intermediate and advanced students (Kyu Shin Ryu)