Hanshi John Therien

9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu

Hanshi John Therien

9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu

Hanshi is in great demand around the world for teaching seminars, speaking and producing martial arts conferences.

John is the founder of the Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing organization, one of Canada’s largest and most successful group of Martial Arts schools.

He has certified and graduated over a thousand Black Belts and is the head instructor for more than 3000 active students in the Can-Ryu system. His management expertise and professionalism has earned him the position of Executive Director of the World Kobudo Federation (WKF). The WKF is an active, non-political martial arts organization with affiliated schools in countries, and over members.

Hanshi John Therien is a highly respected instructor and renowned Martial Arts leader.

Hanshi John Therien’s martial arts achievements include:
  • Title of Hanshi (Leader of Leaders)
  • 9th degree Black Belt
  • Man of the Decade 1980’s – PKA (Professional Karate Association)
  • 1982 – PKA Promoter of the Year
  • 1996 – Inducted into the CJA Hall of Fame
  • 1997 – Inducted into the WKF Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Government Award for achievement in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Golden Belt Award for being a pioneer of Jiu-Jitsu in Canada
  • Golden Belt Award for being a pioneer of Kickboxing in Canada
  • Ranked #1 Jiu-Jitsu instructor in Canada by his peers
  • Manager of 23-time world Kickboxing Champion, Jean-Yves Thériault
  • Canadian Blackbelt Martial Arts Hall of Fame May 2010
  • President of the Vanier Merchants Association 2007-present
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