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Shihan Johnny Madrid, 7th Dan Black Belt – Queens, New York USA

Shihan Madrid has been training with Purple Dragon for over 35 years. He operates a successful Purple Dragon Branch in Queens, New York. He and his students are a force to be reckoned with in the US Championship. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Texas, USA, and also into the Caribbean Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Trinidad and Tobago.

To try one of Shihan Madrid’s classes, please call: 917-373-6902 or visit his karate school located at: 11404 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420. He offers classes in Don Jitsu Ryu Karate, Cardio Kickboxing, Realistic Self Defense, Fitness, and Weaponry.

Shihan Albert Andrews, 6th Dan Black Belt – Tequesta, Florida USA

Shihan Albert Andrews has been training with Purple Dragon for over 30 years. He is assisted by his wife, Sensei Candia Andrews, 4th Dan Black Belt. They teach at their school in Tequesta, Florida and also classes in Palm Beach Gardens.

The dynamic couple teach Don Jitsu Ryu System, Karobics, a combo of karate plus Caribbean aerobics, self defense, and kickfit boxing. Shihan Albert has produced several top quality Purple Dragon Black Belts, who like himself, went on to win World Championships.

Shihan Albert is a US Open World Karate Champion in Self Defense and was featured on ESPN sports channel worldwide. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Texas, USA and the 34th Kuroshi-Do Hall of Fame.

To try one of Shihan Albert and Sensei Candia’s classes please call: 1 (561) 630-3443 or 1 (561) 307-2516. You can visit their school to sign up located at: 150 North US Highway 1; Tequesta, FL 33469

Sensei Hayden Nurse, 4th Dan Black Belt – Conyers, Georgia USA

Sensei Hayden Nurse is a A 4th Degree Black Belt, Sensei Hayden  is a student of Professor Don Jacob who works to educate, motivate and inspire people through Martial Arts. He teaches Don Jitsu Ryu to ages 4 and older and specializes in encouraging all his students to bring out their greatness.
Sensei Hayden began his martial arts journey under Shihan Neal Hewitt at the Combined Forces Dojos. In 2010, after being inducted in the Caribbean Martial Arts Hall of Fame, he migrated to the United States to pursue his Masters’ degree in Information and Educational Technology. While living in Florida, Sensei Hayden continued his training with Shihan Albert Andrews at the Purple Dragon South Florida Dojos.  In 2012, he traveled to Trinidad to test for his 2nd Degree Purple Dragon Black Belt, and upon his return he became an assistant instructor, supporting the Purple Dragon South Florida Dojos.
In 2013, Sensei Hayden moved to Atlanta, GA, and became an assistant instructor to Sensei Chris Coxall of the Purple Dragon Georgia Dojo.  After testing for his 4th Degree Purple Dragon Black Belt in 2016, Sensei Hayden sought permission from Professor Don Jacob to open and operate a dojo to help encourage and motivate residents in the Metro Atlanta area.
To try one of Sensei Hayden’s classes, please call: 1 (404) 834-3477 or visit his school at: 1775 Parker Road, SE C-130; Conyers, GA USA.

Senpai George Yang – 3rd Dan Black Belt

Senpai Yang has been training with Purple Dragon for over 14 years. He operates a successful Purple Dragon Branch located at:
1-A Churchill Rd.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi USA.
He and his students are a force to be reckoned with in the US Championships.
To try one of Senpai’s classes please email:  or call (601) 466-4166

Instructor Erik Larson & Instructor Deborah Larson – 1st Dan Black Belts

Instructor Erik and Instructor Deborah are both Certified Instructors within the Don Jitsu Ryu System.  They have traveled with the Purple Dragon team to Trinidad, Japan, and Canada.
Together this dynamic husband and wife team operate a branch located in Boynton Beach, Florida. To try one of their classes:
Address: #6651 Woolbright Road, Suite 110
Boynton Beach, Florida, USA 33437
Telephone: 1-868-561-903-7156
Class Days & Times: 
Mondays to Fridays – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturdays – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Social Media: 
Facebook – PDKarateBoyntonBeach
Instagram – purpledragonbboyntonbbeach


Sensei Amber Murphy-Smith, 5th Dan Black Belt – Kitsilano Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Sensei Amber is the first Canadian woman to test and qualify for a Purple Dragon Black Belt. She successfully operates her Purple Dragon Branch in Kitsilano, British Columbia Canada for over 20 years. She journeys to Purple Dragon World Headquarters in Trinidad, W.I. and other Purple Dragon dojos globally to train and perfect her Martial Arts. Sensei Amber is a World Champion, and has competed successfully internationally representing Purple Dragon on the world stage at the US Open World Championship and Canadian Open. Sensei Amber was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in the USA, and the Caribbean Martial Arts Hall of Fame. She specializes in Women’s Self Defense, Karate Kick-Fit.

To try one of Sensei Amber’s classes, please call: 1 (604) 737-2929. Sensei Amber’s school is located at: 2939 West 4th Avenue; Vancouver British Columbia CANADA

Sensei Ioanna Koutava, 4th Dan Black Belt – Point Grey, Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Sensei Ioanna has been Professor Don Jacob’s student for over fourteen years years. She has been teaching the Don Jitsu Ryu system since 2008 and has been an educator for over 20 years.
Purple Dragon Point Grey was established from Sensei Ioanna’s vision to offer the Don Jitsu Ryu system, created by Professor Don Jacob, in an “all are welcome, safe, fun, family” environment to the Point Grey community. Her goal is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through the martial arts, kickboxing and yoga, and bring health and  fitness to all age groups in her community. She is driven by her desire to help her students benefit, just as she and her children benefitted physically, mentally and spiritually by practicing the Don Jitsu Ryu; by her desire to help create strong and healthy bodies in a safe, fun and supportive environment; and to help children, women and men feel empowered, self confident, and live healthier lives.

Our dojo offers karate/Don Jitsu Ryu, fitness kickboxing, karobics, self defence, yoga and private lessons in all class styles. All our instructors are working to create a wonderful experience, local community and a healthy lifestyle, as Don Jitsu Ryu ‘is not just a style, but a lifestyle’. During the year, we shall be offering our students the opportunity to train and expand their knowledge in workshops with visiting international Purple Dragon Master Teachers.

To try one of Sensei Koutava’s classes, the school address is:
# 4347 West 10th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC.
V6R 2H6
Dojo 604 224 7331
Cell 604-880-7331
Fax 604 224 7334

Sensei Adrian Brown, 4th Dan Black Belt – Purple Dragon North York, Toronto CANADA

Sensei Adrian has been practicing the Martial Arts in Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu System for over 25 years. He is a dynamic Instructor in teaching self-defense, kitck-fit. In addition to be a world champion, he is a humble warrior with world championships. To try one of Sensei Adrian’s classes, please call:
Or visit his website:

Sensei Anthony Phillips, 4th Dan Black Belt – Brampton, Ontario CANADA

Purple Dragon Brampton offers Don Jitsu Ryu karate, adult self defense, and private lessons to all ages. Sensei Anthony Phillips, our Head Instructor, is a 4th Degree Black Belt and has been teaching the Don Jitsu Ryu system for over 15 years.

To try one of Sensei Phillips’ classes, please call: 1 (416)731-3512 or email him at: or visit:


Instructor Gerard Cardinez, 1st Dan Black Belt

Instructor Cardinez has been studying Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu for over 20 years. He moved to England, where he now teaches Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu. He is highly motivated while teaching and his students are always excited to be in the dojo.

To try one of Instructor Cardinez’s classes, please call: 0753-043-7230 or email: or

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