Jeremy is the best! His superb knowledge, careful & technical observations, and his patience with students at all levels is just phenomenal!
Founder & Head Instructor JKDC, FMA
Inspired at the young age of 15 by international film and martial arts star Bruce Lee, Grant Sawyer began his martial arts training in 1975 in Shotokan Karate, soon acquiring the rank of Black Belt.
In June 1990, he began formal instruction of Bruce Lee Jun Fan’s art of Jeet Kune Do Concepts under Master Makoto Kabayama, 24th generation of the Kabayama Bukei, samurai descendants. Grant has assisted Makoto in numerous seminars which focused on Jeet kune Do Concepts, Filipino Martial Arts and Women’s Self Defense, including self defense workshops for paraplegics held regularly at the Lyndhurst Centre in Toronto.
Graduating as a Full Instructor of the Kabayama Bushidokan & founding member of the JKD Family in 1996, Grant opened Sunrise Martial Arts, a school dedicated to personal development and the sharing of the arts of Jeet Kune Do Concepts and Filipino Martial Arts, Kali and Silat.
Over the years, Grant has studied intensively under world renowned Dan Inosanto of the Inosanto Academy, best friend and training partner to the late Bruce Lee, the late Larry Hartsell of the Jan Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association, one of Bruce’s original students and martial arts Hall of Framer, Phil Gelinas of the GAMMA Academy.