Trinidad & Tobago Instructors
Shihan Anthony Thompson – 8th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Thompson has been studying the Don Jitsu Ryu for over 40 years under Purple Dragon.
He has travelled extensively to many parts of Canada, the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Australia, India, Africa, Nepal, China, Japan Europe, the USA, and the Caribbean islands teaching the Don Jitsu Ryu.
He has competed at many major All Styles Championships. In 1994, he was the World NBL self-defense champion in the traditional division. He was also one of the first Trinidadians to be inducted into the World Martial Arts hall of Fame in Akron Ohio USA.
Shihan Thompson currently operates the Purple Dragon Arima branch in Trinidad. He conducts courses in Yoga, Karobics, Self-Defense, Weaponry and Aikido. He has travelled with the Purple Dragon team to China, Japan, Africa, and Europe and many other countries.
To try one of Shihan Thompson’s classes in Arima please email: email@example.com or call: 1- 868-667-2306 or 1-868-768-7710.
Shihan Neal Hewitt – 7th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Hewitt has been a member of the Purple Dragon team for more than 40 years. He conducts classes in Belmont and Diego Martin.
He has been producing many Champions and has traveled to Australia, Canada, England, the USA, China, Japan, Europe and the Caribbean teaching, competing and assisting.
To try one of Shihan Hewitt’s classes in Belmont or Diego Martin please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(868)-761-0498.
Shihan Wayne Pollard – 6th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Pollard has been a member of the Purple Dragon team for more than 40 years. He currently assists at the Diego Martin Branch, and he is also a veteran competitor.
Shihan Pollard is one of the Purple Dragon members who has stayed consistent with the organization over the years. He has traveled to Canada, the USA, Europe, and The Cayman Islands to train and to assist.
To try one of Shihan Pollard’s classes in Belmont or Diego Martin, please email:or call 1-868 -761-0498 or 1-868-623-2368.
Shihan Nicole Thomas & Shihan Edwin Reid – 6th Dan Black Belts
Shihan Nicole & Shihan Reid jointly operates the Purple Dragon Valencia Dojo.
Shihan Nicole, the first ever female to achieve this title started in Purple Dragon at the age of 14 and has since worked her way to become one of the most recognized international females in Purple Dragon.
She is a professional Fitness and Martial Arts instructor and travels to assist Purple Dragon internationally. Shihan Nicole qualified for the US Open World Self Defense Championship 2005 and her performance was featured on ESPN sports. She was a team member of the T&T team that won the Canadian Grand Slam 2007 and Cayman Grand Slam 2008.
Shihan Nicole usually travels ahead of Professor Jacob and the Examination Board to assist in preparing overseas students for their grading and seminars. She also travelled with the Purple Dragon team to China, Japan, Europe, and Africa.
Shihan Reid has been training with Purple Dragon for over 30+ years and teaches Aikido and Don Jitsu Ryu at the Purple Dragon Valencia branch. He originally joined Purple Dragon to support his two sons, who eventually became black belts.
He was a Team Member on the T&T team that won the Canadian Grand Slam 2007. Even though he is over 65 years of age, and he has competed many in the Masters Division. He travels overseas as a member of the examination board. He has also toured with the Purple Dragon team to China, Japan, Europe, and Africa.
To try one of Shihan Nicole’s or Shihan Reid’s classes in Valencia, please email email@example.com or call 1- 868-667-8295.
Shihan Gary Hunt – 6th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Gary became a student with Purple Dragon at the age of 9. He has studied the art of Don Jitsu Ryu for over 40 years and currently teaches at the St. Ann’s Branch. He travelled extensively with the Grandmaster on many tours in the USA, Canada and Japan assisting and teaching the art of Don Jitsu Ryu.
To try one of Shihan Gary’s classes in St Ann’s, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-868-388-8009
Shihan Arnold King – 6th Dan Black Belt & Sensei Nathalie Sankar King – 5th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Arnold & Sensei Nathalie jointly operates the Port of Spain Rosary and Belmont Dojos
Shihan King has been instructed by Shihan Anthony Thompson. He is an NBL World Self Defense champion and Australian champion and travels internationally to compete on the Purple Dragon Team.
He is a former US Open World Champion in 2005 and 2009 and his performance was featured on ESPN sports. He is also a 2007 Canadian Grand Slam Champion.
Shihan King has been involved in martial arts for over 20 years and operates his Purple Dragon Branch in the Port of Spain and Belmont areas for school children. He also travelled with the Purple Dragon team to China, Japan, and Europe and throughout the Caribbean.
Sensei Nathalie is one of the top female competitors in the country. She was the winner of the 1999 World NBL Forms Championships which was held in Canada.
Sensei Natalie was a runner up at the US Open World Championship 2005. Sensei Natalie is a proud mother of three and still finds time to travel overseas with the Purple Dragon Team. She also travelled with the Purple Dragon team to China, Japan, and Europe and throughout the Caribbean.
To try one of Shihan Arnold’s or Sensei Nathalie’s classes, please email email@example.com or call 1-868-761-7710
Shihan Derrick Timothy – 6th Dan Black Belt
Shihan Timothy has studied martial arts for over 20 years and helps run classes at World Headquarters. He started training in Purple Dragon when he was only 13 years old and has risen to become one of the top Senseis in the organization. Like other Purple Dragon Senseis, he has produced many champions during his teaching career. Shihan Timothy recently returned from China with the Purple Dragon team.
To try one of Shihan Derrick Timothy’s classes in Barataria, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-868-675-1688.
Sensei Princess Adams – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Princess has been studying with Purple Dragon for over 31 years. She teaches at her Purple Dragon Mobile branch in San Fernando conducting evening classes in Don Jitsu Ryu Karate. She has travelled to China, Canada, and USA with the Purple Dragon team.
To try one of Sensei Princess Adams’s classes in San Fernando, please e-mail email@example.com or call 1-868-758-8658 / 1-868-269-4850
Sensei Christopher Walton – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Christopher is an international competitor and he was a runner up at the US Open World Championship 2005. He was also a team member of the T&T team that won the Canadian Grand Slam 2007. He has been studying for over 20 years and currently operates the Gasparillo Branch of Purple Dragon.
To try one of Sensei Christopher’s classes in Gasparillo, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 868-764-0097.
Sensei Jesse Mason – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Jesse has trained for over 15 years in Purple Dragon. He currently operates the Purple Dragon Branches in Princes Town and Debe.
To try one of Sensei Jesse’s classes please email email@example.com or call 1-868- 744-1260/1-868-623-2368
Sensei Rachael Sampson – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Rachael has trained for many years in Purple Dragon under Sensei Wendell Small, and she is a successful wife and mother. Sensei Rachael has traveled to the US, Canada, Venezuela, and many other countries representing Purple Dragon Trinidad and Tobago. Now she spends time teaching the young people of Plaisance Park and Marabella.
To try one of her classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (868) 796-6854.
Sensei Doncarl Small, 5th Dan Dan Black Belt
Sensei Doncarl has been training for the past fourteen years in Purple Dragon under Professor Don Jacob and Sensei Wendell Small. Sensei Doncarl is both a local and international competitor and has traveled to the US and Cayman Islands representing Purple Dragon Trinidad and Tobago and currently operates Purple Dragon Couva.
To try one of Sensei Doncarl’s classes, please email email@example.com or call 1-868-289-5304/1-868-623-2368.
Sensei Chad Stuart – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Chad has been a member of the Purple Dragon team for over 30 years. He originally started at World Headquarters and is now the Head Instructor at the Tunapuna Dojo.
He has traveled extensively with the Purple Dragon team over the years to China, Japan, Europe, the USA, and the Caribbean under Soki and Founder Professor Don Jacob.
To try one of Sensei Chad’s classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-868-794-8170
Sensei Dale Campbell – 5th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Campbell operates his Purple Dragon Chaguanas Branch and also teaches Aikido at the Purple Dragon Barataria dojo. Sensei Campbell is a strong and committed instructor. He has travelled with the Purple Dragon team to the USA, Japan and the Caribbean.
To try one of Sensei Dale’s classes please email email@example.com or call 1-868-754-3686
Sensei Andrew Roach – 4th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Roach has been studying with Purple Dragon for over 26 years. He teaches at Ste. Madeleine, Presentation College and Trinidad Renaissance House School Purple Dragon branches conducting evening classes in Don Jitsu Ryu Karate. He has travelled to Canada with the Purple Dragon team and participated in various local tournaments.
To try one of Sensei Andrew Roach’s classes in San Fernando, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-868-745-5435
Sensei Yuri Augustine – 4th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Yuri started in our Purple Dragon San Fernando Branch when he was just 7 years old. Since then he has worked his way to become a Sensei in the Don Jitsu Ryu system. Sensei Yuri currently operates the Purple Dragon Penal.
To try one of Sensei Yuri’s classes please email: email@example.com or call 1-868-373-0574.
Senpai Darreem Lindsay – 3rd Dan Black Belt
Mr. Darreem Lindsay studied in Tobago under Sensei Rosemarie Thomas. Since she has migrated to Canada, he operates the Purple Dragon in Tobago teaching Don Jitsu Ryu and Keep Fit Boxing.
To try one of Mr. Lindsay’s classes please call 1-868-463-7050/1-868-623-2368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor Alain Miller – 2nd Dan Black Belt
Instructor Alain has been studying with Purple Dragon for over 7 years. He teaches at Fatima College branch conducting evening classes in Don Jitsu Ryu. He has travelled to Europe, Canada, and the USA with the Purple Dragon team.
Instructor Alain is also an Internationally Certified ISSA Trainer with Specializations in Strength & Conditioning and Sports Nutrition, which has helped him prepare and plan classes. He is also CPR & AED certified: This is good in any first-aid emergencies. He can offer assistance to both students and parents on the dojo.
To try one of Instructor Alain Miller’s classes please email email@example.com or call 1-868-487-1835.