Mrs. Elizabeth Rego
Nidan (2nd degree black belt) – Jukido Jujitsu
Jukido Academy – Jiu Jitsu Palm Coast, FL
Mrs. Elizabeth Rego has been training in the art of Jukido Jiu-Jitsu since October 31, 2001. Since that time she has been a regular student and occasional assistant instructor under the tutelage of Master George Rego. Mrs. Rego also helps in dojo administration as it relates to student registration, organization, and the promotion of Jukido Jujitsu.
As an assistant Mrs. Rego has assisted Master Rego in kids Jukido Jiu-Jitsu classes, including a major charity seminar conducted by the dojo as well as the Shihan Arel Children’s Florida Jukido Seminar in December of 2001. Mrs. Rego is also a key member of Jukido Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations. In these demonstrations Mrs. Rego is a key demonstrator as it relates to showing audiences that one does not to be physically strong to dismantle and neutralize any potential threat.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rego has made Kokondo history in Florida more than once. Mrs. Rego made Jukido Academy history when she was the first ever FJJA student and kyu (below black belt) to attend the IKA International Seminar in 2003. Since then has continued to be a regular presence at the International Seminar as well as the Florida Jukido Seminars with Shihan Paul Arel and (now) his successor, Kaicho Greg Howard.
Mrs. Rego also was one of four Jukido Academy students to make Florida and Kokondo history in late 2004 and early 2005. Mrs. Rego was, along with three others, among the first students to be tested and promoted to the rank of black belt in Jukido Jujitsu in the state of Florida. To get to that point she underwent five extensive and intense rank tests under Master Rego and a sixth and final test with Shihan Arel. She was promoted in January of 2005.
In the Jukido Academy Mrs. Rego is a vital member, well known for many things. Most students would immediately remember how challenging it can be to throw Mrs. Rego due to her short stature and extremely low center of gravity. However, she is known for much more – including her rapid fire hip throws, stamina, and ability to use an attacker’s momentum against them. Perhaps the qualities that Mrs. Rego is best known for is her kind heart, always helping hand, and joyful attitude. She’s known at the school as the “dojo mom.”
Mrs. Rego was a student of both jiu-jitsu and karate and has assisted in youth and adult jiu-jitsu classes at the dojo for many years. In 2009 she was awarded Nidan (2nd degree black belt) and the coveted IKA Jukido Jujitsu Instructor Certification by Master Rego and Kaicho Howard. She attended private black belt training in addition to her regular presence in nearly all classes that the dojo conducts.
Outside of Kokondo, Mrs. Rego is a Registered Nurse (RN) – very fitting to her personality of helpfulness and caring.