Master Instructor - Neil McGillivray
6th Degree Black Belt
6th Degree – Tracy's Kenpo Karate (Tracy International Studios of Self Defense)
1st Degree – Modern Arnis (CMATS) Canadian Modern Arnis Training Studios
Executive Director/Senior Instructor Karate for Christ Canada
Chief Instructor S.M.A.K.K. Defence Systems (Specialized Modern Arnis & Kenpo Karate)
Board Member Gospel Martial Arts Union
Member of the Kenpo International Hall of Fame - GOE 2017 Dallas, TX
Ontario Representative of the Canadian Modern Arnis Training Studios
National Judge/Referee World Kickboxing Federation (WKF Canada)
Certified in Ontario Use of Force Theory
Close Protection Specialist Level I - Universal Training Solutions
Handcuffing and Subject Restraint Certification - Durham College
Cane Instructor - Cane Masters International
Kickboxing Instructor - Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
Women’s Self Defence Instructor – SMAKK Defense Systems
Certified in Emergency First Aid, CPR Level C and AED
Neil McGillivray began his martial arts training in 1983 in the study of Tracy’s Kenpo Karate
and Modern Arnis under Grand Master Michael Donovan in London, Ontario.
Neil McGillivray is uniquely qualified to teach martial arts from a Christian perspective. He is an Ordained Minister and Chaplain. He has served as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor and has taught as Adjunct Faculty at Emmanuel Bible College, and is an experienced Christian leader.
Sensei Keith Elka
2nd Degree Black Belt
2nd Degree Black Belt - Kenpo Karate - Karate for Christ Canada
Black Belt - Modern Arnis - Karate for Christ Canada
Head Instructor Karate for Christ - Kitchener Dojo
Keith began his martial arts training with Karate for Christ back in 2007 at Grace Bible Dojo in Preston, and has been on the leadership team since 2012. Keith is excellent with weapons and in particular with the Bo staff and Kama's. He is a church elder at Kitchener Gospel Temple. Keith has led men's ministry's over the years and has been on several short term missions trips. He has a heart for missions and for the lost. He is a very loving and strong Christian leader.
Sensei Ron Poulin
2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Ron, is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and a Black Belt in Modern Arnis, and former soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces, with over 10 years of martial arts training.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Richard, is a 2nd Degree Black Belt, in Kenpo Karate, a Black Belt in Wado Ryu, and a Black Belt in Modern Arnis with over 15 years experience in martial arts.
Sensei Scott Wagner
1st Degree Black Belt
Sensei Scott, is a 1st Degree Black Belt, and Bible College graduate, with nearly 8 years of martial arts training. He loves to train in karate but even more he loves to preach the gospel.
Sempai Nathan Kloestra
Black Belt Candidate
Sempai Nathan is a Black Belt Candidate and will be testing for his 1st Degree Black belt any time now. Nathan has been training for almost 7 years.
Sempai Laura Bosch
Sempai Laura has been training with KFC for over 10 years. She is a former member of Pastor Neil's youth group back in 1995.
Sempai Brandon Colvin
Sempai Brandon started training with KFC back in 2002. He left to study BJJ and Krav Maga and has returned to brush up his Kenpo and to join our Leadership Team. Brandon is a natural teacher and a tough competitor.
Calvin holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Blue Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As the founder of the CMFA program, his desire is to see many people benefit in whatever way they need from the group- whether new-found Christian fellowship, physical fitness, self-confidence and/or spiritual support (hopefully all of the above!).
Calvin teaches most of the adult classes available from the CMFA and oversees the other programs.
Brandon has been training in various martial arts (including Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga) since 2002. He holds a Blue Belt in BJJ. He has also been teaching classes with the Christian ministry Karate for Christ for many years and is well equipped to instruct the CMFA Dragon Slayer program in an effective and Christ-like manner. Brandon leads all of kids and youth classes offered by CMFA and will occasionally teach an adult class.
Liz holds a Purple Belt in BJJ and has been training for the past 7 years. Liz oversees the CMFA women’s classes held on Tuesday nights.