Sensei Dan Ladouceur

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Sensei Dan LadouceurSensei Dan Ladouceur began his martial arts path in 1973 at Therien Jiu-Jitsu Ottawa Dojo. He then spent a brief period at the Ninja Jiu-Jitsu Dojo also in Ottawa. Life and the pursuit of other activities preoccupied him until he decided to get serious again about his martial arts training in 1991.

Under the instruction of Sensei Ray Bond of Therien Jiu-Jitsu, Dan spent the following four years diligently training and earned the rank of Shodan, Black Belt, in 1995. He continued his studies under Sensei Bond and in 1997 successfully tested for Nidan, second degree Black Belt.

In 2000 Sensei Dan studied a system of martial arts called Combative Fighting where he learned to breakdown techniques to their core so they could be better understood, developed and countered.

By 2005 Dan had worked his way to Sandan level, third degree Black Belt, where he taught classes at OC Transpo in Ottawa. At the same time he also taught classes at the YMCA in Orleans, Ontario. The following year he began training with his cousin Professor Jules Ladouceur, 8th degree Black Belt, in a highbred system of advanced Jiu-Jitsu called Ninja Ryu.

In 2007 Dan started training in Kali-Jitsu, close-quarter armed and unarmed combat, with Professor Ray Zwicker, 7th degree Black Belt. Also in 2007 Dan was recognized for his dedication to the arts and was awarded an Associate Membership in the Canadian Ninja Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Fellowship.