Professor Jodey Ingalls
Professor Jodey Ingalls
The Founder and Inspiration, Professor Ingalls has been involved in martial arts for over 39 years. He started as a child in a Korean martial arts style “Tae Kwon Do” at the age 16 achieved his Junior Black Belt. Pushing his Interest in combinative arts Professor Ingalls joined the wrestling team and competed in Greco Roman Style wrestling while in high school. Professor Ingalls at 19 moved to Victoria BC and went on to study a Self Defence/Combat program “Kenpo Karate”, and in just 3 years was the first to be promoted to Black Belt in Canada. He is now a Hall Of fame Member and is ranked 4rth Degree Black Belt under the late 10th degree Grand Master Ralph Chinnick. In the early 90”s while training in Kenpo he also met World Shootfighting Champion Bart Vale and began studying “Shootfighting” (MMA/ Submission Grappling & Muay Thai style Kickboxing).Professor Ingalls was ranked Senior Instructor “Shodoka” under 10th Degree Grand Master Bart Vale. And headed the Canadian Shootfighting organization from 2003-2012.
His back ground and love for stand up fighting led him to “Muay Thai style Kickboxing” known as The Art of 8 Limbs and now heads his unique Muay Thai style kickboxing program taking his first son Chase Ingalls to an impressive record 22-2-0 holding three world titles, BC Men’s Championship Title, North American and Canadian Titles. Chase has also fought in Thailand with two wins and holds a championship Title belt from the Bangla stadium.
In 2008 Professor Ingalls ongoing interest in learning led him to meet Professor Don Whitefield the Head of the West Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association and began his Journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. With his previous experience in grappling and after only a few hours of training Professor Ingalls was promoted to the rank Purple belt, 6 years later in November 2014 he achieved his Black Belt and was one of the first two to be promoted alongside friend and professional fighter Shawn Albrecht, recognized under the West Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association, with lineage under the Ricardo Delariva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. In 2013 Professor Ingalls attended the Alliance phase 1 & phase 2 BJJ Instructor Program Directly Under Grand Master Jacare Head of Team Alliance and Professor Lucus Lapri. Professor Ingalls has Trained many competitors in BJJ and brought many students to high levels including a female student Leah Tremain to the IBJJF World Title in 2016.
Professor Ingalls expertise in Self Defence in the past has completed and was certified in M.O.A.B (management of aggressive behavior) & Certified BST (Basic Standard Security Training) 1& 2 Instructor. Professor Ingalls has also spent many years studying Traditional Martial art weapons in various programs “Doce Pares, Eskrima, Kali, Arnis”.