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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: shihantt@yahoo.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: shihannealhewitt@yahoo.com 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: shihannealhewitt@yahoo.com 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 purpledragonvalencia@gmail.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 pdstannsdojo@gmail.com  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 senseiking@hotmail.com or call 1-868-761-7710

Sensei Joyce Munro – 5th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Joyce trained under Shihan Anthony Thompson. She is a Purple Dragon Sensei, a school teacher by profession and a proud mother. She was the first female to open a Purple Dragon dojo. She operates her dojo in the Malabar Bon Air West Community Center. Sensei Joyce has been with Purple Dragon for more than 20 years and enjoys working with young people.

She won the US Open World Championship in the 35+ age group in 2005. She travelled with the Purple Dragon team to China, USA, and throughout the Caribbean.

To try one of Sensei Joyce’s classes at the Malabar Bon Air West Community Center please email purple.dragonbonairmaloney@gmail.com or call 1-868-347-7631.

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 purpledragonmobiledojo@gmail.com or call 1-868-758-8658 / 1-868-269-4850

Sensei Christopher Walton – 4th 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: purpledragongasparillo@gmail.com or call 868-764-0097.

Sensei Jesse Mason – 4th 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 jessewd40@yahoo.com or call 1-868- 744-1260/1-868-623-2368

Sensei Dale Campbell – 4th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Campbell operates his Purple Dragon Branch out of Trinity College Moka, Maraval two days per week 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 purpledragonhq@gmail.com or call 1-868-754-3686

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: purpledragon.mornediablo@yahoo.com or call 1-868-373-0574.

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 andrews4reality@yahoo.com or call 1-868-745-5435

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 shihantt@yahoo.com.

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 purpledragonfatima@gmail.com or call 1-868-487-1835.