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Hanshi Darrell LaFrance

Hanshi Darrell LaFrance is the founder and Chief Instructor of Kumo Jiu Jitsu. He is ranked as a 9th degree black belt by the Sokeship Council under the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has been training in martial arts for over 50 years. Hanshi LaFrance has travelled the world teaching and sharing his knowledge openly with many schools as well as pioneered the first free-style grappling tournaments ever held in Canada, 

Hanshi LaFrance is recognized internationally as a leading authority on grappling, having travelled to many different countries around the world teaching his unique style.

In 1995, Hanshi LaFrance was voted Instructor of the Year by the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association, and in 2000 was appointed Vice President of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association.

As head coach and instructor of the three time World Champion Canadian Grappling Team, Hanshi guided the team to gold medals at the 1998 French Convention, the 1999 Quebec Convention, and the 2000 WKF Austrian World Cup without losing a single match.

Sensei Scott Taylor

Sensei Scott Taylor has been studying Kumo Jiu Jitsu for well over ten years and has had the opportunity to train with several UFC fighters including George St. Pierre, Jo "Daddy" Stevenson, Gray "The Bully" Maynard, and Brandon "The Truth" Vera. 

Sensei Scott currently holds the rank of third degree black belt in Kumo Jiu Jitsu, has a black belt in tae kwon do, and is St. John's Ambulance First Aid and CPR-C certified.

Sensei Scott is a Certified Level 3 - Senior Instructor of Kumo Jiu Jitsu.

Sensei John Powell

Sensei John Powell has been training in Kumo Jiu Jitsu for well over 10 years. He currently holds his third degree black belt in the art of Kumo Jiu Jitsu and is a qualified wrestling coach.

Sensei John is currently an elementary school teacher, and has been teaching and coaching martial arts for almost 20 years.

Sensei John is a certified Level 3 - Senior Instructor of Kumo Jiu Jitsu.