Hanshi, Richard Cameron
A fourth generation martial artist, Ric Cameron started his martial arts training when he was 10 years old (1950) with his father, a Combato hand-to-hand combat instructor. He continued his training in Judo with Frank Hitashita. In the early 1970’s he spent 5 years training with Shidoshi (9th degree) Hubert Hood, in Antigua in the Caribbean. Sensei Cameron also studied Chitoryu Karate with Masami Tsuruoka.
He currently holds: 8th Degree, Hanshi in Japanese Budo, 7th degree black belt in Goshin Aiki Jujitsu, Chito Ryu Karate, Kendo, Iaido (Muso Shinden Ryu) and Takeda Ryu Ha Kenjutsu. Shihan Cameron was the head instructor at the legendary Cabbagetown Budokan, in Toronto, Ontario. Hi continues to instruct at multiple martial arts locations and a cherished consultant and guest instructor at the SWM Budokan.
Shihan Doug Horton
Our Chief Instructor, Shihan Doug Horton started training in Karate and Kung Fu in 1963 under Masters David and Tony Chong (who established the Canadian Karate Kung Fu Association and were direct students of Master Masami Tsurouka). He currently holds a 7th degree Black Belt in Chito Ryu Karate, a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate / Kung Fu, a 3rd degree Black Belt in Chin Na (Chinese Bone Clamping and Flesh Grabbing) and a 3st degree Black Belt in Goshin Aiki Jujitsu (The hand-to-hand combat techniques of the Samurai). Shihan Doug Horton is an active member of the Canadian Karate-Kung Fu Association, The World Kobudo Federation, The Ontario Boxing Association and the Kai Shin Karate Association. He has a great amount of teaching experience with both children and adult students.
Sensei Randy Horton, Shihan Dai
Sensei Randy Horton started training in Karate and Kung Fu under the guidance of his father in 1973. He also trained as an amateur boxer for several years under the tutelage of Mel Trentholm from the Belleville and Cannifton Boxing Clubs. In 1996 Sensei Randy began training with Shihan Ric Cameron in Goshin Aiki Jujitsu, Kendo, Iaido and Chito Ryu Karate. He currently holds a 7th degree black belt in Goshin Aiki Jujitsu, and Chito Ryu Karate, a 4th degree black belt in Kendo and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, and a 5th degree black belt in Takeda Ryu Ha Kenjutsu. Sensei Randy teaches children and adult classes at the SWM Budokan in Glencoe, Ontario and travels throughout Canada and the United States instructing martial arts seminars in Goshin Aikijujitsu and Kobudo (weapons).
Sensei Doug (Coach) Horton Jr.
Sensei Doug Horton, also known simply as ‘Coach’, started training in Karate / Kung Fu under the guidance of his father in 1973. He also studied jujitsu and boxing for many years throughout the 70s and eighties. His amateur boxing career grew, training with contemporary and professional boxers like Tommy Walker and Ric Trentholm at the Belleville and Canifton Boxing Clubs. Doug has also trained under Shihan Ric Cameron in Goshin Aiki Jujitsu and Karate.
Coach Doug holds a 1st degree Black Belt in Aiki Jujitsu, and is an active leader in the amateur and professional boxing community. He owns and operates a premium Ring Rental business and was a lead supporter of the Ontario Boxing Association.