Hanshi John Therien9th 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