Internationally recognized Martial Arts Instructor Larry Myyra has
progressively trained in the arts for over 27 years. He has trained as
a direct personal student under Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke in the art
of Seicho Jutsu and studied other arts such as Grappling, Judo, Kendo,
Kickboxing and the Philippine arts. His current rankings include: a
Shihan (Master Teacher's License) in Seicho Jutsu and an Honorary
Certified Martial Arts Instructor Recognition certificate from the
Scientific Martial Arts International Association. Mr. Myyra is also
the founder and chief educator of the Non Violent Art of Defense
Enforcement System. "NVADES" is an intensive and client-customized
hands on approach to conflict resolution based on the principles of
Seicho Jutsu, and is taught throughout Ontario to a wide diversity of
martial artists, and professionals who are employed in dangerous high
risk occupations such as security and law enforcement. Shihan Myyra is
an inductee in the World Head of Family Sokeship Council's "
International Martial Arts Hall of Fame " (Master Instructor of the
Year, Sept.1996), and is a certified member of The Circle of Masters.
Mr. Myyra is the chief instructor of the Yamabushi Kai Combat Arts
Dojo where he personally instructs Seicho Jutsu to teens and adults
who possess a passion for developing themselves physically, mentally
and spiritually through a dynamic combination of fitness, self defence
and holistic self development.
1989 - Excepted as a
personal student of Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke
Master Myyra became a part of Grandmaster
Verkerke's family and
began training everyday with the Grandmaster and Senior level students.
Totally amerced in the art he trained pretty much morning, noon
and night as a completely devoted and dedicated student.
In 1990 Master Myyra received his
level 1 Black Belt and began to assist the Grandmaster during his
seminars. The picture to the left was taken at the Stewart Avenue
school. At that time Master Myyra became an assistant Instructor
to Master Varga who was then the senior Master level student under
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Master Larry Myyra is seen in the
video clip to the right assisting Grandmaster Verkerke again in 1990
during a 4 day Seicho Jutsu demonstration in Kitchener Ontario.
Highlights for 1991
Master Myyra took over the children's class from Master Varga
and began teaching his own classes at the Stewart Avenue
school in Cambridge, Ontario Canada .
Highlights for 1992
Master Myyra appeared on TV for
the 1st time with Grandmaster Verkerke in 1992.
Pictured left is a small clip of
the interview and demonstration.
This was an incredible year for Master Myyra. He
became a part of Seicho Jutsu History
when Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke decided to put his art on Video.
Master Myyra assisted Grandmaster
Verkerke with the instructional video on level 1 Black Belt
View Clip to the right
The Grandmaster had a couple books published in the
1980's but felt the information
would be conveyed much better with video. The production of these video are
part of the Seicho Jutsu Archives and are still a great resource of
also demonstrate the growth and development in this art.
"Video left" Master Myyra
assisting Grandmaster Verkerke in the Seicho Jutsu Instructional Knife
fighting video 1993
Master Myyra promoted a Seicho
Jutsu seminar / demonstration for the multi-cultural festival in
1996 and performed on stage in Victoria Park, Kitchener Ontario.
Grandmaster Verkerke attended this great demo along with some of the
other senior Seicho Jutsu students.
Master Larry Myyra proudly poses with his Black Belt
Students after there 8 hour grading in 1996. Congratulations
goes to students Ed Wilson and Jacques Morin
Shihan Jeff Speakman with Shihan
Larry Myyra at the World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame in
Jacksonville Florida in 1996