O ur Purple Dragon branch celebrated 15 years in the Kitsilano Community this past March. Head Instructor, Owner, Sensei Amber Murphy has been a student of founder Professor Don Jacob for over 20 years. Our Instructors teach Purple Dragon’s style of Don Jitsu Ryu to ages 4-Adult. We also specialize in Cardio Kickboxing, Women’s Self Defense, Yoga, and private classes.
Purple Dragon is a community that focuses on mental, physical and spiritual growth. Our goal is to continually provide a home in the community where our teachers can guide students along a positive path, the Martial Arts Do (way). Members must practice discipline, respect, and integrity; students gain confidence to apply in school, the work place and everyday life. Purple Dragon’s Don Jitsu Ryu System is practiced by thousands in 12 countries worldwide.
Our competition team travels internationally competing in World Championships and is supported through the Purple Dragon Kitsilano Youth Society. Foremost, our main focus is quality Martial Arts, understanding the bunkais (applications) and the dynamic techniques of Don Jitsu Ryu.
Professor Don Jacob travels from World Headquarters in Trinidad twice a year to grade students and teach special seminars.
Our Academy offers members a family atmosphere, where as a community we partake in events such as talent nights, snowshoe hikes, first aid courses and volunteer trips abroad.