Sensei Michael Dargie
Sensei Michael Dargie, Renshi, ||||
Yodan (4th Degree Master Black Belt) Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu
Joden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu, Senior Head Instructor Goshinkan JuJitsu
Home Dojo: Goshin Martial Arts Okotoks, Okotoks AB Canada
Affiliations: Alberta JuJitsu Association, Edo Machi-kata Taiho-Jutsu, American Ju-Jitsu Association, World JuJitsu Federation, All Japan Jujitsu International Federation
Sensei Dargie has been involved with martial arts since he was a child in Ontario where he first studied Judo. Moving across the country to beautiful Alberta he continued his education in the Japanese martial arts where he won the Alberta Provincial Championship in Judo. In 2011 he was awarded his Yodan (4th Degree) black belt under Shihan K.D. Lintott Renshi of Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu and Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu.
It was in Alberta he was first introduced to Jishin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and trained under Shihan Chris Bissett; later taking over operations of the Bissett Jiu-Jitsu Downtown Dojo and Calgary arm of the Executive Protection Group before starting his own school. Sensei Dargie is Shihan's highest ranked black belt in Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu, and the first GMA black belt to achieve Joden Menkyo, the full instructor's license in Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu.
He has had the pain and privilege of training with members of the RCMP, Calgary Police Service Tactical Team, Drug Unit, and other constabulary; as well as members of the Canadian Forces, Calgary EMS, the Mount Royal College Criminology Department and martial artists from around the world in various disciplines.
Michael brings a unique perspective to the martial arts thanks to a wide and varied background in adult education, entrepreneurialism as well as minor sport and volunteerism.
- Director, Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association
- Owner of South Western Combat Arts and Castle Consulting
- Author of South Western Combat Arts Curriculum Guide:
Reviewed by Professor G. Sylvain as the best and most complete Ju Jitsu manual he had read at the time
- Holds Black Belt rank in two styles of Jujitsu
- Sensei Dargie's current rank is recognized by AJJIF (All Japan Jujitsu International Federation).
- Campus Security Instructor
- Women's Self Defense Instructor
- Beginner and Advanced Self Defense Instructor
- Nerve Centre Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor (PPCT)
- Member of Alberta Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Association
- Level 1 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
- 2010 Southern Alberta JuJitsu Instructor of the Year
- Licensed Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu Instructor, completed Level 1, 2 and 3 (full Instructor's license).
- Joden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu
- Volunteer Member of Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Unit
- Volunteer Instructor for Alberta Association of Disabled Skiers
- Motorcycle Instructor and Provincial Examiner
- Advanced SCUBA Diver (PADI)
- ASA Certified Coach for Minor Soccer (Calgary and Okotoks)
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