"Peaceful-Warrior" Dojo, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Sensei and Instructors:
Sensei Vitold Jordan, Head Instructor
The founder of YAMA is Sensei Vitold Jordan, Th.M.
(An ordained Christian Minister/Pastor - VNTF-Int., Texas, 2001)
Sensei Vitold Jordan has spent many years devoted himself to training in the samurai martial arts, spirituality, and counseling, and has attained a certain level of expertise to qualify him as teacher and also mentor.
Vitold has studied various martial art: Aikido/Aiki-jutsu (unarmed self-defense), Iaido/Ken-jutsu (Arts of samurai swordsmanship) and Jo-do (staff fighting) since 1976 with the world's most eminent Masters in the world, such as:
•Shihan Toshikazu Ichimura (7 Dan), Scandinavia
•Shihan Christian Tissier (7 Dan), France
•Shihan Nobuyoshi Tamura (8 Dan), Europe, USA
•Shihan Katsuaki Asai (7 Dan), Germany
•Shihan Yoshimitsu Yamada (8 Dan), USA
•Shihan Mitsunari Kanai (8 Dan), Boston, USA
•Shihan Shoiji Nishio (8 Dan), Scandinavia, Japan
•Shihan Seigo Yamaguchi (9 Dan), France, Japan
•Shihan Seishiro Endo (8 dan), France, Japan
As the martial artist Vitold currently holds in Aikido, 7th Dan (Black belt), and in Iaido/Iai-Jutsu, 6th Dan. He is an internationally recognized Sensei (Master/Teacher), licensed in Tokyo, Japan (Aikikai Foundation, Apr. 1986); and a former instructor of practical self-defense for policemen and officers in Special Forces Department (Poland/West).
Sensei Vitold is married to Bogna Jordan and they have three children - Ester, Yoshua, Ari-Eli and live in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. He is a Bully-expert and activist promoting the Art of Yeshua-Do and a "Peaceful-warrior way" through seminars, courses, and anti-bullying workshops for Yukon Education and communities. Vitold is the head instructor at the Yukon Academy of Martial Arts and Christian Martial Arts Association – Canada, where he also teaches a non-violent approach to the conflict resolution. His motto is: “The Way of the Warrior is to Stop Trouble Before it Starts” and "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". He also serves as a Pastor/Counsellor at Yeshua House of Healing, and as a Chaplain to WCC-Yukon.
Bogna Jordan (1st Dan Aikido/Iaido), Sempai/Instructor, Board Director
Bogna Jordan, 1st Dan black belt in Aikido/Iai-jutsu. She trained in martial arts since 2007 under Piotr Kirmiel, 5th Dan at Polish Aikido Foundation - Aikikai, Aikido Club Zielona Gora - aikido.zgora.pl/ , then under Sensei Vitold since 2009. Bogna is YAMA President and also Children and Women Aikido Instructor within Yukon Academy of Martial Arts. She's married to Sensei Vitold and lives with their three children, Ester, Yoshua, and Ari-Eli in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
As a mother of three young children, Bogna is especially interested in benefits of Yeshua-Do for kids and is currently forming a home/group-schooling program incorporating physical Yeshua-Do training together with its teaching of values and knowledge of God as well as more standard education about languages, math, sciences and history.
The other passion of Bogna besides martial arts is filmmaking. She made couple of short films, edits the weekly Yeshua-Do videos and plays part of producer, director and editor on the Yeshua-Do Double DVD project. Her first feature film, time-travel romantic comedy 'Skipping Tomorrows' is in early stages of pre-production; you can find out more about it on her Facebook page: Mommy the Filmmaker
She can be reached at: Bogna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvin Scott Milenk (1st Dan Kempo-Karate), Board Director, Assistant
Calvin, 1st Dan Black Belt holder in Kempo-Karate, a Yukoner who trains under Sensei Vitold since 2007. He is YAMA Board Director, and helps to run the "Peaceful-warrior Dojo" and practical courses in self-defense.
He can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/calvin.milenk?fref=ts and email@example.com
Jiyoung An (Jay - 세명대학교) (2nd Dan Kendo), Assistant
Jay, 2nd Dan Black Belt holder in Kendo; originally from Korea.
She practice with Sensei Vitold since 2011 and helps to run kids Ken-do classes.
Chris Pinkerton, (Kendo/Iaido/Aikido)
Originally from Ontario, Chris has 5 years experience instructing competitive archery. He also trained in Kendo and Karate. In 2008 Chris began training under Sensei Vitold; he now assists in running the "Peaceful-warrior Dojo", and also sits on the YAMA Board of Directors.
Warren Maroun, (1st Dan Aikido), Assistant
Warren practice at YAMA-Dojo since 2006. He achieved 1st Dan Black Belt in Aikido in 2012 from Sensei Vitold.
He assists to run Anti-bullying/Peaceful-warrior Program for Yukon schools and adult classes.
Lauri Horte, "YAMA" Board Director
Lauri, is YAMA Board Director and trains under Sensei Vitold since 2011; she helps to run a "Peaceful-warrior" Day-camps, kids’ anti-bulling and women self-defense programs.
She can be reached at: http://www.facebook.com/Caper867
"The Way Of The Warrior Is To Stop Trouble Before It Starts"