Jason Bilodeau, Shihan
Began his martial arts training in 1982 with an introduction to boxing and kickboxing courtesy of the Kingston Boxing Club.
In 1984 he joined Fraser's Tae Kwon do where he would train for 4 1/2 years.
1989, on the invitation of a friend he tried a class at and
ultimately joined the S. Fraser Karate School, it was while a student at
the Fraser Karate School that he would first meet Yamanaka Sensei.
1993 he moved to Toronto to study at York University - an
institution chosen based largely on the opportunity it would provide to
train with Yamanaka Sensei.
From 1997 - 2004 he was the Chief
Instructor of Toronto Jundokan Karate, with several hundred students
training at more than a dozen locations (The Granite Club, The Toronto
Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Armadale Community Centre, The
Harbourfront Community Centre, John Wanless PS, Brownridge PS,
Queensville PS to name a few).
In 2004 he moved to Picton, ON and began teaching traditional martial arts in Prince Edward County.
Has been fortunate enough to train, teach and compete on 3 Continents over the past 35 years.
Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate - Rokudan, Shihan (YKKF, R.M. Yamanaka Shihan)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Black Belt (Prof Justin Bruckmann - Professor Shah Franco - Mestre Sylvio Behring Lineage)
Yamanaka Ha Shindo Ryu Ju Jutsu - Yondan
Ng Ying Kune (Five Animals) Kung Fu - 2nd Degree Black Belt
International Instructor, Examiner & Referee Certification - YKKF
Certified Personal Protectons Systems & Budo Life Skills Coach
Kristie Bilodeau, Sensei
Began her martial
arts training in 1989 at the Napanee Karate Club. While a student of
this long running dojo she met and trained with many well know and
talented instructors from around the world, in particular Yamanaka
In 1999 she moved to Toronto and began training directly with Yamanaka Sensei.
From 1999 - 2004 she was the Assistant Instructor of Toronto Jundokan Karate with several hundred students under her direct supervision.
In 2004 she moved to Picton, ON and began teaching traditional martial arts in Prince Edward County.
Over the last 28 years she has had the good fortune to train, teach and compete on 3 continents.
Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate - Yondan (YKKF, R.M. Yamanaka Shihan)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Purple Belt with Red Bar (Instructor) (Prof Justin Bruckmann)
Yamanaka Ha Shindo Ryu Ju Jutsu - Nidan
Ng Ying Kune (Five Animals) Kung Fu - 1st Degree Black Belt
Instructor, Examiner & Referee Certification - YKKF
Protectons Systems & Budo Life Skills Coach