Meet the Team

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Who We Are

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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
Advanced Brown 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, and former soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces, with over 10 years of martial arts training.


Sensei Richard
2nd Degree Black Belt

Sensei Richard,  is a 2nd Degree Black Belt, in Kenpo Karate and a Black Belt in Wado Kai, 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.


Sensei Jessica Buczynski
1st Degree Black Belt

Sensei Jessica, is a 1st Degree Black Belt, with over 10 years of martial arts training. Jessica is also a personal trainer and fire fighter. She is an incredible role model for young girls. Jessica is the most upbeat and postivie person I know and always lights up any room she enters. She has a heart of gold and loves to help others.


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.

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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.