Toronto Jinenkan Training Group is an affiliate of Jinenkan Ottawa, under Dojo Cho Andrew Keyworth. Sensei Keyworth is a personal student of Kancho Fumio Manaka.
Established in 2017, Toronto Jinenkan Training Group is the only Jinenkan affiliated training group in Toronto and the GTA. Our focus is the propagation of Manaka Sensei's teachings, as well as the modern application and study of these old arts. Every student at Toronto Jinenkan Training Group will be introduced to the official Jinenkan curriculum, as well as a study of Goshin Jutsu (Self-Defense), and the Takamatsu-Den arts in general. With over seven decades of experience among our group leaders alone, Toronto Jinenkan Training Group is a place of serious study, whilst still maintaining an open, friendly, and ego free environment. Our group attracts members across the spectrum, from complete beginners to seasoned martial artists. Both children and adults are welcome to participate.
Please take a moment to get acquainted with our group leaders.
Daniel Michael Dees
Daniel has been studying the international warrior arts for over thirty years, having trained and taught both nationally and abroad. With extensive former experience in both private security and private investigations, Daniel has sought out the practical application of traditional arts, and has taught both amateur and professional fighters alike. Daniel is currently the head MMA instructor at a major Canadian University, and a full time martial arts instructor for a variety of academies.
Daniel is among the first Canadians involved in Gongkwon Yusul, a Korean MMA system devised by Grand Master Jun Kang. Daniel studies this art under Master Jae Gu Kim. Daniel is also a practitioner of Kodokan Judo, studying with Toronto Budokai. Daniel rounds out his study of Jujutsu by working with Alex Jeffrey, a Prof. Robert Drysdale / Zenith Jiu Jitsu affiliate.
Daniel has been involved in the Takamatsu-Den arts for over two decades, and currently runs a Jissen Kobudo Jinenkan training group under Dojo Cho Andrew Keyworth. Daniel has been fortunate enough to train in Japan with Kancho Fumio Manaka. Daniel promotes exceptional skill and knowledge in every range of combat.
Daniel has trained with a long list of accomplished martial artists, including Bas Rutten, Yuki Ishikawa, Zen Takahashi, Nonoy Gallano, Shoto Tanemura, Alex Jeffrey, Zhigang Yan, Hock Hochheim, Richard Leung, Xi Lau, Xiao-Rong Wu, and others.
Larry Mitchell has been studying and teaching the martial arts for over forty years. Having served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Commissioned Officer in both Infantry and Signals, it was there that Larry continued studying both traditional arts as well as modern combatives. Larry has had the privilege of teaching combatives courses within the Canadian Armed Forces. Larry has furthered his martial education by studying throughout the world, including Europe, Israel, Philippines, and Japan. He has been a personal student of four headmasters during his studies. He has studied extensively in Wushu, Japanese Jujutsu, and a number of Filipino Martial systems. In later years, he has focused on Kenjutsu, and has studied Katori Shinto Ryu, Ono Ha Itto Ryu, and Yagyu Shinkage Ryu.
He has collected eleven teaching ranks in various systems. At the moment, his focus is Jissen Kobudo Jinenkan.