Learn more about Senpai James Paradis.
Senpai · CMAC Dapo
Goju Ryu Karate-do – Nidan 2nd degree (CMAC)
Modern Arnis Tapi Tapi – Tagasanay 3 (IMAFP-MATTI)
Mr Paradis has been training for 10 years at the Dapo, with prior experience in boxing and jujutsu before concentrating on Goju Karate and Modern Arnis under Sensei JRP Bassels. He finds the classical training “concrete, deep, profound, and genuine” which gives him determination daily.
He has assisted his teacher in instructing seminars in England, Germany, and the Philippines. He continues to train regularly at 8 hours per week, and attends many seminars annually to continue his growth as a martial artist and instructor. He is working towards his black belt in Kobudo (Okinawan Weaponry) and Arnis this coming year.
He instructs sparring and karate classes weekly at CMAC Dapo Mississauga and other elementary schools, including his own students at École St-Jean-Baptiste. He is committed to “constantly improve myself, and in doing so, help other students refine themselves through the art.”