MASTER REBECA PAGAN ARIZA, 5th Dan
Five Rings Centers International, Inc. Long Island, New York, USA
TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU SAMURAI JUJUTSU, Instructor & ZUMBA FITNESS Instructor
Co-Fonder,/Vice-President/Executive Director to AJWBA
The AJWBA is a global entity in charge of preserving the classical culture of old Japan, and the evolution of mankind’s new consciousness.
She is the Co-Founder and Vice-president to the ALL JAPAN WORLD BUDOKAN ALLIANCE – a worldwide governing authority under the FOUNDATION, whose prime objective is to research, uphold and propagate the highest quality and truest form of Budo within the martial arts.
Master Rebeca also serves as a certified #2 instructor and the Executive Program Director to the Five Rings Centers International, Inc.
Master Rebeca is also an official instructor (sensei) to the Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai Ju-taijutsu (jujutsu); a tradition in accordance with the documented history of the Oriemon line.
“She is truly an extraordinary, intelligent, resourceful, sensual and powerful person and black belt.” Her education includes a year abroad at Oxford University in Great Britain as well as Bethany College and New York University. She has worked as an Interior Designer/Director of Business Administration for 15 years. She has studied Karate for several years, during which time she was a member of the U.S. Martial Arts Team and competed internationally. She received several gold, silver and bronze medals during these years and also spearheaded fund raising efforts to enable other less privileged competitors the ability to represent the U.S. in these competitions. In 2003 she became the Program Director and student of the Five Rings Centers International and became an active member of the Genbukan Bugei organization. She went on to study the classical art of Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai Ju-Taijutsu (Jujutsu). She is ever present in each class and plays a major role in supporting and promoting the organization. Sensei is also the mother of four children: Aziza who is a black belt, Jacob who is also a black belt, Sara who holds a purple belt (3rd kyu) and Zarah who is a 3rd kyu at the age of 8 years.
Her love and faith in the true essence of the art has helped her in many facets of her life. She is an inspirational and divine mother to us all. She is considered one of the best and most motivational Zumba instructors on the east coast, due to her skills and her enthusiasm in helping her students accomplish their goals physically, mentally and spiritually. She is an extraordinary wife, a great mother, an awesome martial artist and an unparalleled friend.
HUMBLED, TRUTHFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BOLD, CHARMING, INTELLIGENT AND DANGEROUS – TRULY A WOMAN OF THE AGES!