Taylor Jiujitsu

Our Approach

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.

DRPS Certified

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


Scott Taylor

Renshi Scott
Fourth Degree 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.

Nick Garacci

Sensei Nick
First Degree 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 demonstrates exceptional knowledge of his craft and utilizes mindfulness techniques to teach people of all ages. 

Chris Tindale

Sensei Chris
Second Degree 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.

Ken Hannah

Sensei “Boomer”
First Degree Black Belt

Fell in love with martial arts at the age of 8, began wrestling and submission style martial arts at the age of 12.

Ki Soo Do taekwondo black belt. Currently an advanced Brown belt working towards Black belt.
Spent 20+ years in different submission arts.

10 years of intervention therapy counseling kids suffering from self harm and suicidal ideation. Worked with UOIT lead researcher for educating persons with FASD.

ASIST trainer
Life works Trainer
Safe talk Trainer
Bully proof Trainer

Alexis Cabral

Sensei Alexis
First Degree Black Belt

Jeremy Wright

Senpai Jeremy
Purple Belt

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!”

Shawn Emmory

Senpai Shawn
Purple Belt

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.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai

Mark Medeiros

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