Picton Martial Arts
Traditional & Authentic Martial Arts for the whole family
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At our dojo you can expect hard classes, a fun and friendly environment and a passion for the study of Martial Arts! Come out and join us today.

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.


In 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.


In 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.

Credentials

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 Sensei.


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.

Credentials

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

National Instructor, Examiner & Referee Certification - YKKF

Personal Protectons Systems & Budo Life Skills Coach

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