Bio Shihan Paul Geller earned his Nanadan (seventhth degree) black belt at Toshindo Karate in June of 2019. His martial arts training began in 1978, when he studied Shotokan karate under Sensei Mori. Almost 20 years later, he resumed his training with Shihan LaMattina at Toshindo Karate. He currently holds the rank of purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Shihan Paul comments that karate training has had a notable impact on his life, sharpening his physical and mental acuity. He enjoys the family atmosphere of the dojo. Karate has indeed become a family activity, and Shihan cherishes the time spent training and participating in tournaments with his son Sensei Douglas, who also wears a 4th degree black belt. Shihan Paul enjoys both training and teaching at Toshindo. When not at Toshindo, Dr. Geller can be found at his White Plains dental office, or with his wife and two children, or pursuing his hobbies of cycling, swimming, scuba diving, and making people laugh.
Achievements: - Tournaments:
NYS MAC 2010 senior black belt karate - 1st place weapons, 2nd fighting
BJJ: gold medal open and lightweight Blue belt Masters 2015 and 3rd place middleweight Blue belt masters 2016
2012 Blue belt competitor of the year Team Jucao
Favorite Kata Kanku
Favorite Martial Arts Quote You don't stop training martial arts when you get old, you get old when you stop training!
Advice for New Students Don't stop. The tortoise will always beat the hare.