Impact Martial Previous Instructors

Ivan Menjivar

Ivan Menjivar started MMA in 2001 and fought in many International professional competitions, including many in the renown UFC. His record in professional MMA is impressive: 25 wins including 9 knockouts
and 10 submissions.

Impact 2015


Master Philip Gelinas

Winner of the International Kali Grand Championship in 1989.

Philip Gelinas is now Grand Tuhon in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, full instructor in Filipino Martial arts and Jeet Kune Do, level 5 instructor in Maphilindo Silat and 9th degree in Kajukenbo from the Emperado method. He is an inductee into the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame.

Impact 2015


Arjarn Nick Hewitson

Muay Thaï Arjarn
Tae Kwon Do 5th dan
WKA Kick Boxing 5th dan
British, European and World Thaï Boxing champion

Undefeated in numerous professional fights since 1981.

Chief Instructor of the World Famous Petchyindee Muay Thai Boxing Camp International.

Impact 2015

Kyoshi Jean Frenette

Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate- 8th dan
5 time WAKO world champion
3 time North American champion
12 time Canadian champion
Author of 3 books
Created 14 instructional videos
Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame
Professional stunt man
Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame Member

Impact 2014


Master Robin Gracie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt- 5th Dan
Son of BJJ Legend Helio Gracie
Brother of Former UFC Champion Royce Gracie
BJJ, Mixed Martial arts and
Vale Tudo competitor
Silver medalist at ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
European Rep. of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Technical director:
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Barcelona Academy

Impact 2011


Kevin Secours

DIrector of IFS
Russian Goshinbudo 6th dan
Modern Kempo Jujitsu 3rd dan
Akai Ryu Jujitsu 1st dan
Russian Systema Former senior instructor:
under Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko
Five Animals Shaolin Chuanshu Full instructor
Quebec tactical training center:
Director of training

Impact 2012



Kyoshi Kevin Block

Aikido 8th dan Kyoshi WKF
Aikido 7th dan Intl. Yoshinkai Aikido Fed.
Iaido 3rd dan
Karate 1st dan Shito Ryu
Canada 125 medal
World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
National Law Enforcement Training Center:
International Trainer and Instructor
Defense & Control Tactics Instructor:
22 years at St-Clair College
Certified Expert Witness in use of force
Certified P.P.C.T.
American Society of Law Enforcment Trainers

Impact 2013

Master Ray Stevens

Judo- 6th Dan
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- Black Belt
Olympic silver medalist, Barcelona 1992
European silver medalist, 1993
European team bronze, multiple
Common Wealth Games champion, 1986, 1990
British Open champion, 1990, 1993, 1994
British Masters champion, 1985
Paris Tournament bronze medalist, 3 times
Dubrovnik Open champion, 1987
British national champion, multiple
British Closed champion, multiple
All England champion, 1983
Welsh Open champion, multiple
Scottish Open champion, multiple
Austrian Open silver medalist, 1984

Impact 2013

Jean-Yves Theriault

23 time World Champion in Kickboxing
69 professionnal fights won, 60 by KO
International instructor
Founder of the ProKick program
Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
World Titles in the PKA, PKC and SKA
Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame Member

Impact 2013





Julio "Foca" Fernandez

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 6th degree
Co-founder of the BJJ Revolution team
Certified instructor - Carlson Gracie Sr team
Certified instructor CBJJ and IBJJF, Brazil
Member of the Carlson Gracie elite team
5 time BJJ champion, Rio de Janeiro
Co-founder of the BJJ Revolution team
President of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United States Association (BJJUSA)

Impact 2012


Master Igor Lokshin

Master in Russian Sambo
Judo black belt
Bachelors in trainer-teacher from Uzbekistan physical education department
Sambo instructor in Tachkent
Judo and Sambo instructor in Israel
Judo member of the Seidokwan, Canada

Impact 2014





Sensei Ernst Laraque

Judo- 5th Dan
Participated in 2 Olympics (Sydney and Athena)
2 times Canadian champion
7 times Haitian champion
5 times Centralamerica and Caribbean champion
Champion of the Cuba international tournament
2 time vice-champion of Pan-American
Vice-champion of the Netherland Intl. tournament
Bronze medal of the francophone games
4 times bronze medal at the Pan-American
Certified PNCE Judo level 1
Honorary citizen of Montreal since 1999 for his achievements in Judo
Judo Instructor: Academie Martiale Serei Montreal

Impact 2011

Felipe Alves de Souza

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Brazilian champion
European Silver medalist
World bronze medalist
Co-Founder of the Roger Gracie Academy
Founder of the London Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School

Impact 2009




Carlson Gracie Jr.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 5th degree
Judo: 1st dan
Greco-Roman wrestling: ranked
Son of legendary Master Carlson Gracie
Winner of 10 championship in BJJ
Winner of 6 titles: Greco-Roman wrestling Brazil
Vale Tudo competitor
Instructor of many champions
Teaches in California and Chicago schools

Impact 2014




Kyoshi Georges Serei

Born in 1921, Kyoshi Georges Serei
begins at an early age swimming and
water-polo as  a way to channel his
combative spirit. Former commando
of the French liberated army during
world war two, he started training
in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu in Paris in 1949
with Master René Landra. He moved to
Canada in 1958 and opened a dojo
with three friends in Montreal, called the Hakudokan, and a family dojo at home.
Today, at 93 years old, he practices and
teaches regularly and with passion
at the Montreal Académie Martiale Serei.

Impact (All years)