Sensei Ramon Hernandez has been training in the Martial Arts since September of 1994 with a concentration in Judo since January 1997. He earned his (Shodan) 1st Degree Judo Black Belt in August of 2000 under Sensei Yoshisada Yonezuka (US Olympic Head Coach 1992-Barcelona Summer Games & US Olympic Head Coach 1988-Seoul Summer Games). He then continued his training under Sensei Athony Camal where he earned the rank of (Nidan) 2nd Degree Judo Black Belt in November 2005. In November 2011 Sensei Yonezuka promoted Ramon Hernandez to the rank of (Sandan) 3rd Degree Judo Black Belt. His last promotion was June of 2016 (Yodan) 4th Degree Judo Black Belt again under Sensei Anthony Camal. All of his promotions have been recognized by the United States Judo Federation, United States Judo Association, USA Judo and the Kodokan in Japan.
In October of 2006 Sensei Ramon Hernandez founded North Jersey Judo Martial Arts Center in Pompton Plains, NJ. In 2019 he moved his training hall to Pompton Lakes, NJ where he and his family reside. At the time of this writing Sensei Ramon Hernandez has been able to help promote 5 (Shodan) 1st Degree Judo Black Belts through the same process he went through.
In April 2010 Sensei Ramon Hernandez established as Tournament Director the Garden State Judo Classic a yearly run tournament with competitors coming from Massachusetts to North Carolina. In March 2019 the tournament reached 382 competitors his biggest yet. For 4 years in a row he was also Tournament Director for the State Tournament of NJ that he named the New Jersey Judo Open raising $39,000 to help New Jersey Judo Competitors travel the nation to attend national point level events by USA Judo. Ramon also created and ran the 2017 New Jersey vs. New York Team Championship. He severed as 1st Vice President for Judo of New Jersey for 2 terms. He has a competitive program that competes at the local, regional and national events throughout the nation.
At the time of this writing Sensei Ramon Hernandez and North Jersey Judo have won the bid for the 2021 US Judo Summer Judo Nationals a point level event for Juniors, Seniors, Veterans and Kata from the United States Judo Association. The event will be held in New Jersey July 2021 and should draw from all over the US.