Chief Instructor

Neil Dalgarno

7th Dan Black Belt

  • Trained in martial arts since 1985 and has an honours degree in Kinesiology and a Bachelor degree in Education.
  • Kyoshi Neil holds several National Coaching Certifications
  • Trained under Sensei Tom Sharkey, 6th Dan Black Belt at the Ontario Jiu Jitsu Institute and Ranger Jiu Jitsu.
  • In 1998, after grading for 3rd Dan Black Belt, Sensei Neil began teaching at the Centre for Martial Arts, Richmond Hill.
  • Kyoshi Neil has instructed police officers, court officers, womenís groups, high school students, corporate employees and many others in Jiu Jitsu and self defence over the past fifteen years.
  • Kyoshi Neil has officiated at various Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships and has demonstrated self-defence many times at venues such as the Rogers Centre (Skydome) in Toronto.


Assistant Instructor

Tony Richardson

4th Dan Black Belt

  • Started training in Jiu Jitsu in 1991 under Sensei Neil Dalgarno.
  • Received his 1st Dan Black Belt in 2000.
  • Received his 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2005.
  • Won 2nd Place in self defence demo in Canadian Martial Arts Championship in 1998.
  • Won 1st Place in self defence demo in Bellville Martial Arts competition, 1st Place in self defence demo in Centennial College Martial Arts competition and 1st Place in self defence demo in the Golden Belt Tournament in 1997.
  • Studied in 1996 under Stephen K. Hayes, head of the Nine Gates Institute, Ohio USA.
  • Studied Tae Kwon Do in 1987 at the John Park Institute for a few years.

Head Instructor

Duncan Vignale

8th Dan Black Belt

  • Started studying Judo in Hamilton in the 1950’s and has trained under Sensei’s Masao Kawasaki, K. Takata 8th Dan (Kodokan Instructor, Mits Tanino and Frank Hatashita.
  • Sensei Duncan has held several positions with Judo Ontario and Judo Canada including: council member, vice-president and president of Judo Ontario and vice-president of Judo Canada.
  • Sensei Duncan holds National Referee Status and served as chairman on Judo Ontario’s Black Belt Grading Board and was a member on Judo Canada’s National Grading Board.
  • As a competitive Judoka for over 20 years, Sensei Duncan has won the Ontario and Eastern Canadian Championships and placed three times in the Canadian Championships. In 1964, he was selected as the alternate to Mr. Doug Rogers, who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Judo Ontario Head Coach for 4 years and many of his students have ad successful competitive careers both nationally and internationally.

Sensei Marco Paravani

Sensei Marco started his training at 5 years old after a run-in with a local bully. By 15 he was teaching classes as a Nidan. Since then, he’s attained his Sandan in Shotokan karate, supplementing his training with Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Kick Boxing. Still, kata and traditional Japanese kobudo remain his most passionate areas of study.  Outside of the dojo, Marco pursues a career in Childhood Education while honing his skills as an illustrator, sculptor and musician.

Chief Instructor

Younan Younan

3rd Dan Black Belt

  • WTF 3rd Dan Black Belt
  • Has been training in Taekwondo for 14 years
  • Instructs children and adults

Chief Instructor

Nick Kilislian

6th Dan Black Belt

  • A graduate of the Yoshinkan Senshusei course (Instructors program, Tokyo riot police course) Tokyo Japan 1993-95.
  • Nick has been a student of Aikido for 20 years, and a teacher for 10.
  • He has studied under all the top teachers of Yoshinkan Aikido, from 9th to 6th dans.
  • He first began with T.Kimeda 9th dan, and has studied directly under R.Mustard 7th dan and is in direct affiliation with him.
  • After the change of position at the Honbu (world headquarters) in Japan, Nick chose to follow under T.Chida Former World Head of the Yoshinkan Honbu and is now in direct affiliation and grading system of the Renshinkai group. The dojo is formally known as the Komeikan.