G.M. Philip Gelinas (born in 1952) is an accomplished Martial Arts
practitioner who lives in Montreal, Quebec. He owns and runs the
Gelinas Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), also know as the
Cultural Martial Arts Academy. He is one of the dog Brothers as well
as one of the founders of the Brazllian Top Team Canada network
of Brazillian Ju Jitsu Academies in Canada
Gelinas began his training in a style of Karate known as Chito Ryu
at the age of 14. Since then he has trained in many styles including
Brazillian Ju Jitsu, Kali, Mauy Thai, Judo, Kempo, Kajukenbo,
Jun fan-Jeet Kune Do, Silat, and Capoeira, He obtained black belt
In Kempo (1973) and Kajukenbo (1975). In the 1980’s he received
a Mauy Thai instructor credential under Tom Harinck after meeting
him in 1985
Gelinas is an 8th degree black belt in the Emperado Method of Kajukenbo, He received his promotion from Sijo Adriano Directo Emperado, one of the original creators of the art, in 2001.
He is now a 9th degree black belt (Grand master) and is on the board of advisors of Kajukenbo. He also holds a 4thdegree black belt in Chuan Fa Method of Kajukenbo. He is credited for constructing an accurate family tree of Kajukenbo system
GM. Philip Gelinas
Dorian Sherwood is a perfect expression of what Kajukenbo
is all about, body, mind, and spirit, He represents agility, audacity,
and toughness. This Dynamic athlete has been training for many
years in order to master the art of fighting.
He studied various soft and hard facets of Kajukenbo, Emperado method, Chu’an Fa, and Multi Man Defense. Also involving himself in Kali Pekiti Tirsa with Tuhon Philip Gélinas
He brings as much soul and passion to fighting as he does to the entertainment business being the star of various shows such as, Motown and Night Fever where he performs as a lead singer and dancer. Worked with Lara Fabien, Rock Voisine, Corey Hart and Robert Palmer to name a few. Written songs for Luba.
This dancing singing and fighting machine knows the difference between reality and fantasy and is able to bring it into the Multi Man Defense by pushing the limit to the extreme.
His soul and passion transcend his teaching through his students bringing out the best in them
He was granted a Fourth degree black belt with the title of Sifu
Sifu Dorian Sherwood
Sifu Mitchell Macintyre
Christian Lamothe started martial arts at thirteen years old in Kyokushinkai Karate,
then various Kung Fu styles in Montreal Chinatown. Even though he has studied various styles,
he main orientation remained streetwise defence, that’s why when he discovered Kajukenbo he found himself at home.
Among the titles that he has deserved he is he certified Mauy Thai Instructor class “B” from Holland.
Being the sparing partner of several well know boxing champions
such as famous MACETON CABRERA, Mexico,
Always an unconditional admirer of traditional martial arts, he is also a certified instructor for Chen Style Tai Chi Health Preservation (Yang Sheng Gong) and a gold medal winner all category in the first NATIONAL WUSHU CHAMPIONSHIP 2007.
But his main orientation remains the street self defense and he specializes in Multi Man Defense,
a Chuan fa Kajukenbo branch, using his body like a machine gun with rapid firing
and explosive power “Fa Jin”.
In Mexico he was strongly influenced by one the Mexican saying about multi man attacks,
they say "NO SON MACHOS SON MUCHOS”
(meaning that they are not much they’re many).
He was granted a sixth degree black belt after many years of teaching and developing
the art of Kajukenbo
Sigung. Christian Lamothe
Mitchell Macintyre is the son of the legendary Canadian pioneer of Kajukenbo
He began his martial arts journey at a very young age and has studied a variety of martial arts systems including Karate, Choy Lee Fut Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Capoeira, Chen Style Tai Chi and is also involved in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with Tuhon Philip Gelinas.
This prodigious black belt “Mozart in Motion” has learned the essence of the fighting arts, his agility and great capacity to learn has also brought him to be a 2nd generation member and former leader of the popular Montreal based breakdance crew, 701 Squad.
When he is not training Mitchell also makes a living working in Private Security and as a Stuntman for film and television appearing on such shows as YTV’s “Prank Patrol” and such films as “Immortals” and “The Mortal Instruments”. He has also acted as a support element for several military exercises and has advised several members of the Canadian Armed Forces on unarmed combat and personal defense (CQB).
After a long and hard road in the study of Kajukenbo, he has attained the rank of Sifu, third-degree black belt in the Chu'an Fa and Emperado Methods under Grand Master Philip Gelinas. Mitchell is committed to the practice and teaching of Kajukenbo and continues to expand his knowledge of the arts.
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