Instructors

club instructors

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Kenpo Karate, Kano Jiu Jiutsu, and other martial arts. They have attained a high level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and mentors.  Through extensive testing, and certification our staff have attained mastery in their styles of martial art and now enjoy  passing their knowledge on to their students.

Brain Swallow

Shichidan – Black Belt 7th Degree Tracy Kenpo Senior Instructor

Master Rank
SUSTAINING MEMBER OF THE KENPO INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME
Highest rank in the Tracy’s system East of Ontario (Canada)
Began training in the Tracy’s system in 1994
Promoted to Shodan in 1997 (David Harrison)
Promoted to 2nd Dan in 2000 (Master Ralph Chinnick)
Promoted to 3rd Dan in 2003 (Master Ralph Chinnick)
Promoted to 4th Dan in 2006 (Grand Master Al Tracy)
Promoted to 5th Dan 2009-11-05 (Master Steve Finn)
Promoted to 6th Dan 2012-03-21(Master Steve Finn)
Promoted to 7th Dan 2016 (Master Steve Finn)

Robert Rodgers

Godan – Black Belt 5th Degree Kano Jiu Jitsu Senior Instructor

Godan (Black Belt 5th Degree) Kano Jiu Jitsu: English Jiu Jitsu Federation
Shodan (Black Belt 1st Degree) Kyokushin Karate Experience:
Since 1980 Rob and been training and teaching in a variety of Martial Arts, beginning with Judo.
In 1993 he gained his first black belt in Kyokushin karate and also fought in many Karate ‘knock down’ competitions, including representing England in the national knock down squad on 3 occasions.  He graded under Shihan Kisby (7th Dan) and certified by Sosai Mas Oyama. He continued his Karate training for approximately 10 years.
Rob started training in Kano (Japanese) Jiu Jitsu under Simon Ford-Powell Sensei (7th Dan) in 1994. He gained his first dan black belt in 2000. Rob now holds the rank of Godan (5th dan) which he received in 2017. He is certified and graded by Shihan Tony Huges (8th dan).
Rob co-owned and taught Jiu Jitsu at Blaby Kanokwai for 5 years before immigrating to Canada in 2010.  He has since continued his training in Jiu Jitsu, Filipino martial arts (Kalis Ilustrisimo), Jeet Kune Do and Kenpo Karate.

Darrell Joyce

Sandan – Black Belt 3rd Degree

Began training in the Tracy’s system in 1995
Promoted to Shodan in 2001 (Brian Swallow)
Promoted to Nidan 2007 (Brian Swallow)
Promoted to Sandan 2010 (Brian Swallow)

Jerry Lerue

Sandan – Black Belt 3rd Degree

Began training in the Tracy’s system in 1994.
Promoted to Shodan in 2000 (Dave Harrison).
Promoted to Nidan in 2007 (Brian Swallow).
Promoted to Sandan in 2010 (Brian Swallow).

Mike Fraser

Sandan – Black Belt 3rd Degree

Began Kenpo in March of 1996
Promoted to Shodan 2008/06/28
Promoted to Nidan 2011/02/05
Promoted to Sandan 14/03/29

Justin Tucker

Shodan- Black Belt 1st Degree

Began training in Tracy’s Kenpo in 2010
Promoted to 1st Brown (1st Kyu) 2013
Promoted to Shodan  2015

Susan Rodgers

Shodan- Black Belt 1st Degree

Shodan  Kenpo Karate
Nidan  Kyokushin Karate
Shodan  Kano Jiu Jitsu: English Jiu Jitsu Federation
Sue gained her Kyokushin Karate Shodan  in 1985 and Nidan  in 1993
She continued her training in karate while teaching and competing throughout.
Sue started training in Kano Jiu Jitsu under Simon Ford-Powell Sensei (7th Dan) and gaining her Shodan in 1999 under Shihan Tony Huges (8th dan).
Co-owner and teacher of Blaby Kanokwai for 5 years before immigrating to Canada in 2010.
She began her training in Tracy Kenpo Karate in 2012 and currently holds the rank of Shodan (2016) under Master Brian Swallow (7th dan).

Chris Deveau

1st Kyu- 1st Brown

Began training in Tracy’s Kenpo in 2014
Promoted to 2nd Brown (2nd Kyu ) in 2017
Promoted to 1st Brown (1st Kyu) 2018