SHIHAN YAMANAKA assumes the position of Life Coach, Mentor and Advisor to the Club. One of the world’s highest ranking Martial Arts Instructors, Shihan Yamanaka, has been recognized by the Government of Canada, former Prime Minister of Japan, Ontario Provincial Police, Metropolitan Toronto Police, Peel Regional Police; Minister of Natural Resources, Boards of Education and numerous charitable organizations for his standards of integrity and technical excellence. Shihan Yamanaka has trained over 100,000 people in 22 countries.


Shihan Yamanaka currently holds some of the highest titles, ranks, and positions in the Martial Arts world including: 9th degree Black Belt Shaolin ChuanFa,  8th degree Black Belt Okinawa GojuRyu Karate, 9th degree Black Belt ShindoRyu Jujutsu, 8th degree Black Belt WadoRyu Karate and Founder and Chief Instructor YudanshaKobujitsuKaratedo Federation. He has been bestowed with the title of “Kyoshi”, by the Japanese Governing Body for Rank Certification. Kyoshi means teacher of teachers. He has received positive responses worldwide for his seminars on Personal Protection, Martial Arts and Police Defense Tactics.


Shihan Yamanaka is a direct lineage descendant of Grandmaster Masaru Shintani who is the father of WadoRyu Karate in Canada and the man who first introduced Shindo to Canadians.  Grandmaster Shintani is a direct student of HinoriOtsuka the founder of WadoRyu Karate.


Shihan Yamanaka began his training in 1962 under Grandmaster David Chong  and still remains his disciple today. Grandmaster Chong is a direct lineage descendant of the famous Kung Fu legend Wong Fei Hung.


As a direct student of  Grandmaster Eiichi Miyazato, Shihan Yamanaka was privy to the innermost workings of GojuRyu Karate. Sensei Eiichi Miyazato was the direct successor of  The Founder of GojuRyu Grandmaster Chojun Miyagi.


SaikoShihan Ron Yamanaka

  • 9th Degree Black Belt Yamanaka-ha ShindoRyu Jujutsu
  • 9th Degree Black Belt Shaolin ChuanFa Kung Fu
  • 8th Degree Black Belt GojuRyu Karatedo
  • 8th Degree Black Belt Wado Ryu Karat