Nelson Alers Kyoshi
Sensei Nelson was born in Puerto Rico. He served in USA Army, and received honorable discharge in 1984. Sensei is a life member of The American Legion Post no. 0945 and the Disabled American Veterans Philadelphia Chapter # 14. He studied in the Inter- American University of Puerto Rico and was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the North America Federation Of Martial Arts in 2006. Mr. Alers has won several major competitions in various parts of United States and the Caribbean. He is a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation (member United State Olympic Committees). That is the only Karate group that represents the martial arts in the Olympic Committee. Sensei Alers has been selected to help all the students of the GTSS achieve the highest instructions in the Delaware valley. Sensei Alers holds the rank of Schichi dan (7th Degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate-do and the instructor title of Kyoshi but he also has ranks in kendo, judo and iaido. (the use of the samurai swords). He also teaches Modern Arnis and aerobic kick-boxing. He is currently the number one competitor in the NSKA, WKUHOF for the year 2006, 2007 and 2008. Sensei Nelson Alers was promoted to 7th Degreed in Saito-Ha Shotokan Karate in April 2013.
"I love to teach and learn. I train everyday because Karate is a life long journey. Karate is like hot water, you have to apply heat to keep it hot. Karate for me is not a sport but a way of life. My life's dream was to build an affordable school where the students don't need to pay a crazy amount of money to learn karate-do. I don't water down my teachings, it is raw and uncut, so everybody learns the real thing. The best thing about karate is that contrary to baseball, football or any organized team sport is that you never sit at the bench. I invite everybody young and old to come and try Shotokan Karate. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain". Sensei Nelson Alers.