SERVING THE TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH FOR OVER 28 YEARS!
Located at 13 Queen Street North, Tottenham Ontario, Canadian Black Belt Academy-Tottenham Location (Formerly San Do Jitsu Karate)
We are excited to announce the transitioning of the San Do Jitsu Karate School to the “Canadian Black Belt Academy” and we look forward to welcoming all of you into the CBBA family. The CBBA will continue to offer a wide range of classes within the friendly, welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment that you have come to know.
Under the leadership of 5th Degree Karate Black Belt and 1st Degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Jason Figliano, the CBBA is a well- respected Martial Arts academy and has been awarded multiple “Business of the Year” awards and has been recognized as the “Best in Martial Arts Training” by the Caledon Enterprise. The CBBA prides itself on excellence in both instruction and customer service and we plan on bringing the same excellence into the Tottenham community.
All classes are conducted by nationally recognized and Certified Black Belt Instructors who have also passed formal “Instructor Development” courses through the internationally recognized Satori Alliance Instructor Certification.
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About the Owner and Chief Instructor Mr. Jason
Owner, Head Instructor
4th degree Black Belt Shotokan/Kempo Karate
Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
- Started training at the age of 7
- Began training with Trevor Lewis at Lewis Karate Schools in 1999
- Began teaching Karate in February of 2001
- 1st Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis on July 16 2001
2nd Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis February 22 2002
3rd Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis on November 22 2006
- 4th Degree Karate Black Belt awarded in May of 2013
- Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu awarded by Master Royler Gracie in September of 2013
- Professors Degree- Awarded October 2014 by Master Royler Gracie
- 1st Degree in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Awarded in 2016 by Master Royler Gracie
- Amateur MMA fighter
- 32 Service Battalion of the Canadian Armed Forces Combatives Instructor
- The Only certified Instructor in Canada in the G.R.A.C.I.E Gun Retention program
Mr. Figliano has been competing in Amateur MMA for the past year, currently holding a 4-0 standing. He has worked with the Canadian Forces and local Police departments on hand to hand combat, armed combat and Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques. Mr. Figliano enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills in the community by volunteering his time in local schools to promote anti-bullying and by offering free Women’s self-defence seminars.
A message from Sensei Joe
Dear Students and Parents,
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that martial arts is NOT leaving Tottenham. In fact, it is the opposite; San Do Jutsu Karate will be transitioning into the Canadian Black Belt Academy. Jason Figliano is the owner and head instructor, he is a 5th degree black belt in Kempo Karate and a 1st degree black belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am very confident that I am leaving you in capable hands and with an organization that is very much in line with our curriculum.
Many of you have inquired about your current rank. I am pleased to announce that Jason has not only agreed, but has insisted that all current ranks will be recognized and that all class prices will remain the same for current members. As a bonus, all members will also be able to attend classes at the Canadian Black Belt Academy in Bolton.
Over the next few weeks you will notice some changes to our facility with some minor renovations including new mats and a parent viewing area, as well as a new schedule. The copy of the new schedule will be posted and copies will be at the front desk. For those of you who have been inquiring about classes for younger siblings, there will be classes for 3 and 4 year olds added. For the month of June only Karate classes will be available in Tottenham. If you would like to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bolton will open their mats until Tottenham programming is scheduled.
You will also notice some new instructors. Please take a moment to introduce yourself. Jason is sending a few of his best instructors up to help us not only in the transition, but to help us achieve our goals.
These last 28 years are filled with great memories and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for not only training with me but for being my students and making me proud of the levels you have achieved not only in the club but in life. Please do not think of this as goodbye, I will still be around and I look forward to watching you all move onto your next level.
Joe Hamilton, Renshi