Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F. (Inc) for 2019
Instructor of the Year – Budoshinkai Karate Jitsu

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2019
Instructor of the Year – Budoshinkai Karate Jitsu



John Ellis started his martial arts journey in 1992 at the age of 15 years, when his younger brother wanted to start karate, so John and his twin brother (Timothy) went along to keep him company and possibly learn to defend themselves as they attended a tough all-boys high school.

In 1995 after years of hard training and dedication , John earned his black belt and in 1996 was graded to 1st Dan in Budoshinkai Karate.

In 1997, he earned the grade of 1st Degree Black belt in American Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan from Master Fred Absher.

In 2000, he earned the grade of 3rd Degree Black Belt in both Budoshinkai Karate and American Tae Kwon Do.

In 2005, John started studying Brazilian Jujitsu and after years of dedication and hard training in 2008, he was rewarded a blue belt from Prof. Richard Norton.

After ten years of hard training and dedication to the art and its students, John earned his 4th Dan black belt in Budoshinkai Karate.

In 2012, he was rewarded a Purple belt in Team Norton Brazilan Jujitsu and honoured with the title of Renshi.

In 2014, john earned the grade of 5th dan black belt in Budoshinkai Karate and in 2017 he was rewarded brown belt in Team Norton Brazilian Jujitsu.

When John is not training himself he is giving up his free time to help other students to improve themselves so that one day they too can achieve the same honours that he has in the martial arts.

Current Grades:

5th Dan Black Belt Karate (Budoshinkai Karate Jitsu)

3rd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do (American Tae Kwon Do)

1st Dan Black Belt Kickboxing (Ukidokan Kickboxing)

Brown Belt Brazilian Jujitsu (Team Norton Brazilian Jujitsu)