Our philosophy is centered around self-defense and de-escalation tactics to avoid conflict where possible. In the event that conflict is inevitable, we give our students the tools to defend themselves and end conflict with minimal damage to themselves.
Taylor Jiu-Jitsu incorporates various parts of your body for striking (punches, kicks, knees, elbows, etc), joint locking techniques that attack the weaker points of your opponent’s body, the use of pressure points, clinching, throwing, off-balancing techniques to take your opponent to the ground, and grappling techniques to control and subdue your opponent from any further threat.
All of our instructors have updated criminal background checks
First Aid/CPR Certified
All of our instructors are First Aid/CPR certified
35+ Years of Experience
Over 35 years of internationally recognized teaching experience
Meet the Team
Fifth Dan Black Belt
Renshi Scott Taylor has been studying Kumo Jiu-Jitsu for well over 10 years. Renshi Scott Taylor currently holds the rank of 4th degree black belt in Kumo Jiu-Jitsu, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is St. John’s Ambulance First Aid and CPR-C certified. Renshi Scott is a Certified Level 3 – Senior Instructor of Kumo Jiu-Jitsu and offers seminars across Ontario & recently in England as well.
He has had the opportunity to train with several UFC fighters including George St. Pierre, Jo “Daddy” Stevenson, Gray “The Bully” Maynard, and Brandon “The Truth” Vera.
Second Dan Black Belt
Sensei Nick Garacci has been studying Kumo Jiu-Jitsu since 2009. In addition to his Japanese Jiu-Jitsu background, Sensei Nick has a background in studying Jeet Kun Do and Filipino Martial Arts.
He specializes in training youth with intellectual disabilities and works frequently with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and youth in conflict. Nick is currently an active, certified teacher through the Ontario College of Teachers. Nick demonstrates exceptional knowledge of his craft and utilizes mindfulness techniques to teach people of all ages.
Third Dan Black Belt
Sensei Chris Tindale has been studying martial arts since 2006 & holds Black belts in Juko-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and in Kumo Jiu-Jitsu.
Sensei Chris has experience coaching team sports as well as Jiu-Jitsu to athletes as young as 7 to adulthood.
Sensei Chris currently teaches at our Bobcaygeon location.
Sensei Chris has combined his crafting skills with jiujitsu to invent Combat Whips, a new style of short whip that can be used to perform many of the same chokes that we practice in Jiujitsu.
First Dan Black Belt
Sensei Ken Hannah fell in love with martial arts at the age of 8 and began wrestling and submission-style martial arts at the age of 12. He has spent over 20+ years in submission-style martial arts.
Sensei Boomer acquired his first, first-degree Black Belt in Ki Soo Do taekwondo and holds a first-degree Black Belt in Taylor Jiu-Jitsu.
He has over 10 years of experience with intervention therapy counseling kids suffering from self-harm and suicidal ideation. Sensei Boomer has worked closely with UOIT as the lead researcher for educating persons with FASD.
Life works Trainer
Safe talk Trainer
CJA and OJA Coach Certified
Respect for Sport Certified
First Dan Black Belt
Sensei Alexis Cabral has studied Kumo Jiu-Jitsu since 2008. She currently holds the rank of Shodan under Renshi Scott Taylor. Alexis has been teaching under Taylor Jiu-Jitsu since 2020.
Sensei Alexis promotes a comfortable space for learning and emphasizes that “everyone deserves to have access to self-defense training in a comfortable and safe environment.” Sensei Alexis currently teaches our Women’s Only class in order to provide a safe space for women to train.
Senpai Jeremy started training in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu in early 2011. Senpai excelled in class, and took a shine to the competitive side of Jiu-Jitsu.
“I quickly became obsessed with it and started competing in tournaments by October of the same year. I have a genuine passion for the art and an appetite for learning. I have followed Renshi over the years and we have formed a friendship that will last a lifetime. My martial arts journey is only beginning and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!”
Senpai Shawn has over 30 years of martial arts and combat experience. Senpai Shawn has studied Kumo Jiu-jitsu for over 9 years and continues his study under Taylor Jiu-Jitsu.
Senpai also has an extensive background in many styles ranging from wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
CJA and OJA Coach Certified
Respect For Sport Certified
Sifu Mark Medeiros has been training since 2002 and holds numerous ranks under many different styles. He began teaching his own system in 2013, and has since coached his students to win gold at multiple WKF junior championships at provincial and national levels. Sifu Mark embodies a true mixed martial artist and demonstrates his love and passion for the arts through his teaching.
- Sifu in JKD under Sifu Kevin Seaman
- Level 2 Kru in Muay Thai under 3x world Champ Kru Medhi Pouroskoui
- Purple Belt in TJJ under Renshi Scott Taylor
- Blue Belt in BJJ under Professor DNA
- Level 3 in Balintawak Taboada under Guro Joe Apostol
- Intermediate level in FMA Inosanto Blend under Kevin Seaman
- Second Degree Black Belt in Moh Pai Kenpo under Sifu C. Stone
- Red Sash Sr. in Wing Chun Sunny Tang lineage
- Certified Use of Force Instructor under Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association
- Use of Force trainer and scenario training with Chimera