Tim Rogers, Kyoshi -
Tim has been a martial artist for over 30 years and dedicated his life to teaching others self-defense. Tim is also a local law enforcement officer serving his community. Over the years Tim has had the opportunity to train and learn from some of the great masters in various forms of martial arts. He has received many awards, recognitions and certificates, some of which are: International Kempo Karate Association Instructor of the Year, Top Instructor Award/Top 200 Martial arts School in North America, International Kempo Karate Association Black Belt of the Year, National Pro Marksman Award and many more. Tim teaches self-defense tactics for personal protection, military and law enforcement.
David Dufresne, Renshi - David is the owner/operator of the Matthews Martial Systems, Seiryukan Dojo. He has been a martial arts student and Instructor for most of his life. He is a career law enforcement officer with over 25 years’ experience. He started martial arts in a family Chinese Kung Fu system at the age of 13. From the age of 15-18, David studied in various martial arts schools in the Charlotte area studying Tae Kwon Do, American Karate, and Kickboxing. None of these styles fit into his personality or martial taste. At the age of 19, David discovered Kempo. David has been a Kempo student and instructor since that time. He has studied under Soke Chris Couch, Irwin Carmichael and Tim Rogers and is currently ranked as a Rokudan (Renshi) in Torashinden Ryu Bujutsu, as well as several other dan rankings (see history for a breakdown of this system). David began studying Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu under direction of Soke Ray Ferrell and Sohan Kagenori Ueno. He is currently a Sandan (3rd Degree, Kouchou). David is also currently studying Shorinji Toraken Ryu Kempo, Jujitsu, Iron Palm, Chi Gung, and Emperor’s Long Fist Tai Chi and Hakkoryu Jujitsu under the direct instruction of Soke Ray Ferrell. David is a direct student of Grand Master Bobby Toboada in the Filipino Martial Art of Balintawak. Over the course of his martial life, David has been extremely fortunate enough to study with many famous martial artists in systems such as Judo, Brazilian Ju-jitsu, Modern Arnis, Balintawak, Aikido and Small Circle Jujitsu. As a law enforcement professional, David is a Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Operations Instructor among other instructor certifications.
We offer traditional Martial Arts with a no non-sense self defense approach. If you are seeking self defense mixed with fitness, our Torashindenryu Bujutsu classes are for you. If you are seeking traditional weapons training, we offer classes in Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu (ancient samurai sword system), and Balintawak (Filipino Martial Art), as well as traditional jujitsu classes.
Sparring techniques and practice
Open training for all levels
Our introductory and form review class.
Weapons training with TJR sword and escrima
Private lessons for Bujutsu, traditional jujitsu, Balintawak and Tenshinsho Jigenryu sword are available upon request.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
4833-C Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, North Carolina 28110, United States
Monday / Wednesday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 12:00pm