Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive training, assisting, and certification, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Sijou Eric Johnson  (8th Level Black Belt) 
Sijou Johnson, author of "Words of Wisdom: Life Lessons", began studying martial arts in 1975. He has a Black Sash (Master Instructor) in Tien Shan P'ai Kung Fu, and holds a 7th Level Black Sash in the Art.

He also holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.

Sijou (or Grand Master) Johnson has studied various other arts including Ninjitsu, Hapkido, and Jujitsu in an effort to continue self-improvement and further strengthen Tien Tae Jitsu.

He has several other writing projects currently under way.

Master Elisa Binette  (5th Level Black Belt) 
Master Binette has been training in the martial arts for almost 20 years. She began with Kickboxing - calling it the hardest workout she ever loved. She eventually added T'ai Chi and Tien Tae Jitsu to her training regiment.

Today she both participates and instructs in all three, as well as instructing the Self Defense Workshop when offered.

Sifu Celene Greene  (4th Level Level Black Belt) 
Sifu Greene has been training in the martial arts for many years.

Today she both participates and instructs in Tien Tae Jitsu, T'ai Chi, and Kickboxing, as well as instructing the Self Defense Workshop when offered.

Sifu Celene Greene

Shou Mai Kelsey Cairns  (2nd Level Black Belt)
Shou Mai Cairns has been training in the martial arts for more than 10 years.

Today she both participates and instructs in Tien Tae Jitsu and T'ai Chi.

Sisou Eric Clark  (1st Level Black Belt)
Sisou Clark has been training in Tien Tae Jitsu for about 10 years. Today he both participates and instructs in Tien Tae Jitsu.

Sisou Eric Clark

Sisou Russ Renner  (1st Level Black Belt)
Sisou Renner has been with Tien Tae Jitsu for over 10 years. Russ is very active as an Instructor, often filling in for or assisting other instructors. He also participates in Kickboxing and T'ai Chi. Russ’ two kids are both advanced level students as well. His son has just earned his black belt, and his daughter is well on her way!

Sisou Russ Renner

Mark Gardiner  (Black Belt)
Mr. Gardiner has been training in Tien Tae Jitsu for more than 10 years. Today he both participates and instructs in Tien Tae Jitsu. Mr. Gardiner is an economist and a business person in the finance and technology industries.

Mark Gardiner

Joe Bubalo  (Black Belt)
Mr. Bubalo has been training in Tien Tae Jitsu for many years. Today he both participates and instructs in Tien Tae Jitsu.

Tom Muldoon
Mr. Muldoon has been training in the martial arts for many years.

Today he both participates and instructs in T'ai Chi. He also holds a purple belt in Tien Tae Jitsu.

Tom Muldoon

Jeff Greene
Mr. Greene has been training in the martial arts for many years.

Today he both participates and instructs in T'ai Chi. He also participates in Kickboxing, and holds a yellow belt in Tien Tae Jitsu.

Jeff Greene

For more information about the Tien Tae Jitsu Martial Arts staff or training programs, please contact us at 503-544-9975 or by clicking here.