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Sensei Janine O'Keefe

Janine O'Keefe Sensei || (Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt) Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu

Chuden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu; Instructor of Goshinkan Ju Jitsu

Home Dojo: Goshinkan, Red Deer & Calgary, AB Canada
Affiliations: Alberta Ju Jitsu Association; Edo Machi-kata Taiho-Jutsu;
United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF); World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF).

Sensei O'Keefe has over eight years experience in Japanese martial arts, she has trained for over five years under Shihan Lintott, and several other Goshinkan Sensei. Sensei O'Keefe has been committed to taking private lessons from Shihan Lintott for several years achieving hundreds of hours of direct teaching in the art. Sensei O'Keefe is a Shodan 1st degree black belt in Jishin-Ryu Tai-Jitsu under Hanshi Chris Bissett head of the style and Shihan K.D. Lintott's instructor.

Janine did Judo for two and half years and trained at 17 Wing Judo Club in Winnipeg Manitoba; Takahashi Judo Club in Ottawa, Ontario; Red Deer Judo Club in Red Deer, Alberta. Janine trained in Kick Boxing at Therien Kickboxing in Ottawa. Ontario where she completed Novice Level one. After graduating from our nations police academy she went on to practice Kick Boxing for four years under Sensei Lyle Cheney at Cheney's Zen Karate & Kickboxing Dojo in Red Deer.

Janine is a driven instructor certified to teach the Adult, Junior Shogun™ and Little Samurai™ programs. On June 24, 2017, Sensei O'Keefe passed her Nidan test Sensei is the forty-second black belt graded by Shihan Lintott.

  • Achieved Little Samurai™ & Shogun™ Instructor Program License on April 19, 2015.
  • PPPCT Instructor Level One on April 12, 2015.
  • Achieved Level One of Three Teaching License in Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu style which includes Level One Instructor in the following: PPPCT System; Persuader Key Holder; High-Stress Sparring Drills; Simple Hold Escape System; Basic Self-Defense System; Little Samurai and Shogun.
  • Persuader Key Holder™ Instructor on April 12, 2015.
  • Sensei O"Keefe's current rank is recognized by AJJA (Alberta Ju-Jitsu Association)
  • Membership Director of the Alberta Ju-Jitsu Association.
  • Awarded the title of Senpai on November 22, 2014.
  • Certified Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu Instructor
  • Shoden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu, November 28, 2015
  • Member of Edo Machi-Kata Taiho Jutsu. Awarded the rank of Komono on November 28, 2015.
  • Chuden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu, June 24, 2017.

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