Victory Martial Arts - Instructors

Master McKenzie

Founder
7th Dan Black Belt
6th Dan Black Belt in W.T.F
1st Dan Black Belt in I.T.F

    As a teenager I discovered Boxing as a passion that saw me begin a career as an amateur fighter in the Jamaican circuit. Years later while working in Montreal, one of my peers was practicing Taekwondo, which was unknown to me, during his launch breaks. From there I discovered a passion that would take me to fight in prestigious events such as the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Harlem NY. Thereafter I began teaching others at my studio and am proud of the dozens of black belt graduates.

    Interview

    What are the 3 things you enjoy most when teaching?
    I enjoy teaching new techniques and watching students learn. I find it gratifying to watch students build their confidence.

    Where did you initially develop a passion for martial arts?
    I started boxing while I was in Jamaica. After moving to Montreal I tried Taekwondo with a friend. I found that I enjoyed the flexibility and motivation from Taekwondo.

    What is your proudest moment in your accomplished career?
    Receiving my 1st Dan was a really proud moment for me. I was then very motivated to open my own school.

    What important lesson do you wish to impart to students?
    I believe the Tenets of Taekwondo are very important lessons for all.

    What is the overall vision for Victory Martial Arts Studio?
    My vision for Victory Martial Arts Studio is that all students enjoy their learning experience and benefit in their lives from what they learn here.

    Mr Brent McGill

      Taekwondo Instructor

      4th Dan Black Belt

      Holds a 4th degree black belt and is the longest active student with Master McKenzie (28 years) and is now the longest tenured instructor. Philosophy is to change body and mind for all of his student and instill the qualities that Master McKenzie has taught him.

      Mr Leroy Marshall

        Taekwondo Instructor

        4th Dan Black Belt

        Is a 4th degree black belt and who has been a part of the studio for 22 years. He is well know for his pure physical strength and previous tournament experience.

        Ms Amanda McKenzie

          Taekwondo Instructor

          2nd Dan Black Belt

          3rd Class Certified Provincial Poomsae Referee

          Ms Emma Pellerin

            Taekwondo Instructor

            1st Dan Black Belt

            Mr Chris Ross

              Taekwondo Instructor

              1st Dan Black Belt

              3rd Class Certified Provincial Poomsae Referee

              Mr Radian Marshall

                Taekwondo Instructor

                2nd Dan Black Belt

                Mr Felix Darius

                  Kickboxing / Taekwondo Instructor

                  1st Dan Black Belt

                  Hi, my name is Felix Darius.

                  I’ve had the pleasure to be both a student and now head Instructor at Victory Martial Arts school. I’m certified black belt and I’ve had extensive training by Master Mackenzie.  I enjoy all the aspects of the art, physicality and discipline. It’s benefited me tremendously on every level of my life and I hope to continue enriching the lives of many students at Victory taekwondo and remain the most respected instructor.