Black Belts

BLACK BELTS • Active Members


Roster of the Florida Yudanshakai (black belt association) of the Jukido Jujitsu Academy

Mr. Evan Scherr

  • Current Rank: Nidan (2nd degree)
  • Began Training: October 2003
  • Rank Obtained: July 2013
  • Favorite techniques/training: Sacrifice throws (sutemi-waza) & freestyle training (randori)
  • Best known for: Dedication to training through all adversity, action over emotion, and approachability on and off the mats. Deceptive and powerful application of sutemi-waza (sacrifice throws).
  • Life outside of the dojo: Writing expert/teacher, Law Enforcement, Learning as a lifestyle.

Mr. Alex Greutman

  • Current Rank: Nidan (2nd degree)
  • Began Training: February 2004
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Throwing techniques (nage-waza), multiple attacker self-defense, & randori
  • Best known for: Speed in throwing, Balance, Intelligence, Sense of humor, and Loyalty
  • Life outside of the dojo: Physicist working with and for leaders in the industry including NASA.

Mr. Kaine Lynch

Current Rank: Nidan (2nd degree)

Began Training: 2004

Rank Obtained: July 2014

Favorite techniques/training: Kumite (karate free form sparring), freestyle self-defense

Best known for: Strong counter attacking style in self-defense (“attacking the attacker”), strong center, and speed.

Life outside of the dojo: Working toward the goal of becoming a United States Marine.

Mr. Hugo Camacho

  • Current Rank: Nidan (2nd degree)
  • Began Training: January 2008
  • Rank Obtained: July 2017
  • Favorite techniques/training: Katame Waza (grappling), sumi gaeshi, kata gatame
  • Best known for: Unique powerful combination of strong physicality built on to a strong foundation of technical skill. Fair but firm as a leader in the dojo. Incredibly reliable. Moral backbone of steel.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Owner of the award winning company, Ideal Homes of Palm Coast, Inc. Softball coach, and incredible father & husband.

Mr. Brian Wilson

  • Current Rank: Nidan (2nd degree)
  • Began Training: Early 2009
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: High stakes self-defense (weapons related, multiple attackers, environmental challenges, etc.).
  • Best known for: Putting his money where is mouth is at relates to training. Always being on the “front lines” of a hard workout. Personifying our dojo creed of: “Cry in the dojo, laugh in the battlefield.” Work hard, play hard.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Patriot, Veteran, Father, and Friend.

Mrs. Jenelle Codianne

Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)

Began Training: Early 2011

Rank Obtained: July 2016

Favorite techniques/training: Nage-Waza (Throwing) in all forms.

Best known for: Intensity. Throwing techniques that are simultaneously beautiful to observe and devastating to receive. Being living proof of the ideal of Jukido Jujitsu — the ability for the small to overcome the large with skill, intensity, and indomitable spirit.

Life outside of the dojo: Director of Marketing at prestigious Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. Physical fitness. Loyal friend, wife, daughter. Pizza.

Mr. David Petkovsek

  • Current Rank: Probationary Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: July 2009
  • Rank Obtained: July 2016
  • Favorite techniques/training: Freestyle Self-Defense, Balanced use of all branches of technique.
  • Best known for: Strength of technique and personal character. An amazing example of kindness coupled with strength.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Senior Supervisor for Flagler Beach Life Guards, EMT, Husband. Faith.

Mr. Andrew (Drew) Dance

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training:May 2009
  • Rank Obtained: July 2017
  • Favorite techniques/training: Harai Goshi & Osoi-no-waza (slow motion training), Randori (jujitsu sparring)
  • Best known for: Fluidity, balance, speed, high level of skills across all branches of technique. Being quiet with his words but deafening with his techniques. Composure under pressure from significantly bigger and stronger training partners. Consistency and passion for training from childhood onward. The potential to be a future leader in the art.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Dedicated student, accomplished high school wrestler, and being a part of a wonderful family of life long Flagler County residents.

Mr. Andrew Jameson

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: September 2009
  • Rank Obtained: July 2017
  • Favorite techniques/training: Morote Seoinage, free form random self-defense.
  • Best known for: Relentless dedication to improving himself from a very young age. Equally dedicated to the improvement of others. Strong willed but not inflexible. Intelligent but humble. Leadership through service. Skillful martial artist with the critical eye for what is most practical.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Dedicated student, family member, and friend. Working his way toward becoming a United States Marine.

Mrs. Lisa Motyka

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training:
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Nage-Waza (throwing) and Kata (forms of fighting)
  • Best known for: Her never ending quest for technical perfection through small daily gains in training (kaizen). A passion for understanding the nuance of technique. Her commitment to her own technical growth is matched only by her love and care of the dojo family. A living example of what is possible when one simply refuses to give up despite challenges thrown at us in training or life.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Accomplished senior executive in the medical supply industry, loving wife, active lifestyle enthusiast, and community advocate.

Mr. James Thrall

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training:
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Morote Seoinage, Ippon Seoinage, and Sumi Gaeshi
  • Best known for: Gentle giant of the dojo. Giant of personal character and an example of lived ethics Bushido (way of the warrior). Humble but powerful. His strong application of seoinage techniques. His chase for the effortless application of technique.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Accomplished attorney, Middle School English Teacher, Husband, and Loyal Friend.

Mr. Jose-David Zayas

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: 2009
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Kata of both jujutsu and karate, disarming, and throwing.
  • Best known for: Strength of character, kindness, and sense of humor. Technically, he is able to “go anywhere” – competent with striking techniques, quite skilled as a thrower, and incredibly capable on the ground.
  • Life outside of the dojo: Faith, family, and friends — devoted as fully as he can be to each. Pursuing higher education.

Mr. Roland Garner

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: 2011
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Morote Seoinage, Randori
  • Best known for: Being a prime example of how the authentic martial arts coupled with a desire for making a change in one’s life can produce incredible life enhancing results. His drive to improve and help improve others another characteristic that all recognize. His sense of humor is always a welcome addition to the dojo family. Technically, known for his work ethic, fighting spirit, and strong throwing techniques.
  • Life outside of the dojo: I.T. Professional for the Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Mr. Carl Delesdernier

Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)

Began Training: 2005

Rank Obtained: July 2018

Favorite techniques/training: Atemi-Waza (Striking) & Freestyle Self-Defense

Best known for: Longevity and consistency of practice. Strong combination of precise linear striking techniques with a very direct approach to throwing techniques. Practical and powerful technical approach to self-defense.

Life outside of the dojo: I.T. Professional for the Supervisor of Elections in Volusia County, Florida, husband, friend, and critical thinker.

Mr. John Sanfilippo

  • Current Rank: Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: May 2011
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Shime-Waza (Strangulation & Choking Techniques) with Kataha-Jime as a particular favorite.
  • Best known for: Strength of body, strength of technique, strength of character. Incredibly benevolent, caring, and an asset to the entire dojo family. A strong representative both on and off the mats of the dojo motto, Forever Strong.
  • Life outside of the dojo: A senior sales professional in the medical equipment field, a devoted father, husband, and friend. Committed to life long improvement of himself and others.

Mr. Shawn-Michael Manniel

  • Current Rank: Probationary Shodan (1st degree)
  • Began Training: 2004
  • Rank Obtained: July 2018
  • Favorite techniques/training: Hasami Gaeshi, Yoko Wakare, Freestyle self-defense practice.
  • Best known for: Intensity and pace in the dojo and in life, nothing done half way. A skillful and intense thrower. His approach to self-defense practice and life being in total alignment.
  • Life outside of the dojo: High level sales agent for State Farm Insurance Company, fitness, and a passion for living life well.

Inactive Black Belts

Any individual who has ever earned a black belt under Sensei Rego and the Jukido Academy, past or present, is listed here in either the active or inactive list of black belts. Any individual claiming to have a Jukido Jujitsu black belt under the standards, curriculum, and authority of the Jukido Academy would be listed here. If unlisted – the claim is not legitimate.