Sensei Ratledge has over 30 years in the martial arts and many styles under his belt. He teaches from the heart. Sensei makes sure that every student understands what he is teaching Sensei's goal is that every student can defend their self by using what he teaches even after one class. From the first time you talk to sensei you can tell that the things he teaches , Honor , Respect and Discipline are what he lives by. In Oct 2012 Sensei was awarded Oku Sandan inder Shogun Int. and he take this Title with great honor and is very proud of it . Under his teacher Renshi Greg Brown he works very hard to make sure that Renshi Browns teachings are pasted on for years to come . Sensei Ratledge has two children that he is very proud of both who teach under him . Jannett Ratledge and William Ratledge Jr.