Lead Instructor, Main Street Location

4th-Degree Black Belt

Sabumnim Jean-Luc is our Lead Instructor at our Main & Gerrard location. Although he started his martial arts training at another school, Jean-Luc switched over to DPMA in early 2005 when he was ten years old (as a Red Belt at the time). At his first class at DeSantos, he was welcomed openly by Sir Tran, Kwan Jan Nim, and the kids who would eventually become his first-degree teammates.

He received his first-degree Black Belt in 2006, his second-degree in 2008, his third-degree 2011 and his fourth-degree in 2018. Jean-Luc started helping on the floor as early as 2006. He became a full instructor in 2009.

  • Jean-Luc has walked from Toronto to Niagara Falls twice!

  • He was the Leadership Representative on Student Council in his Grade 12 year at Neil McNeil, and was a Big Brother Leader/Coordinator and Peer Tutor at Neil McNeil.

  • Jean-Luc's sister is a second-degree Black Belt and is married to Sir Jay who is a third-degree Black Belt. Other black belts in his family include his cousin, Trevor Lacombe.


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius 


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