Ray Helmick started training in the Bujinkan in April of 2006 , after having received some instruction in American Kenpo Karate and Koryu-style Jujutsu. In the Bujinkan, he trained under Senseis Nathan Paris, Dean Solvason, and Richard Romine before starting training with Sensei White-Eagle Perry in early 2014. He received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in November 2012 and is currently ranked at Godan (5th degree black belt).
Ray has worked at Raytheon Systems in Aurora, CO for over 12 years as a System Administrator and Engineer, having received Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. When not working and training in martial arts, Ray enjoys reading, driving, and spending time with his wife, and three dogs.