Sensei Janine O'Keefe
Janine O'Keefe Sensei | (Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt) Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu
Shoden Menkyo Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu; Instructor of Goshinkan Ju Jitsu
Sensei O'Keefe has over six years experience in Japanese martial arts, she has trained for over three 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. Janine teaches under the direction of Shihan Lintott, with a lot of support from Sensei April Lintott and Sensei Beairsto.
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 November 28, 2015, Sensei O'Keefe passed the coveted Shodan test and was awarded the title of Sensei making her 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.