Each and every instructor at Lewis’ Karate Schools is held to the highest standards of teaching the Martial Arts; each has obtained a minimum rank of Black Belt (although most of our instructors are second degree black belts or higher). Our instructors are aware of the different wants and needs that a five year old student may have versus a 50 year old student. Instructors at Lewis’ Karate Schools are constantly tested, trained and taught the newest, most successful teaching methods through various seminars, weekly training sessions and guest seminars. Our instructors take pride in teaching others how to improve themselves, as well as sharing their skills with others. We are proud of our instructors!
Below are the brief bio’s on our instructors and staff:
Trevor currently holds four Black Belts in four different styles. Most recent accomplishment was June, 2016 when Trevor achieved his 6th Degree in Kempo Karate with Dave Kovar. As well, 4th Degree in Classical Jiu-Jitsu, 1st Degree in Shaolin Kempo Karate and is a Professor with 2nd Degree Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Royler Gracie.
Trevor’s journey in the Martial Arts started in 1986. Instantly his passion and enthusiasm had Trevor training many hours a night for as many nights during the week as possible. With a strong desire to learn, an excellent work ethic and attention to detail, his natural talent and ability grew exponentially.
In his earlier training years, Trevor thoroughly enjoyed competing. Trevor competed for many years in Sport Karate in tournaments in Canada and the United States. In 1992, Trevor earned a spot on the winning Canadian Classical Jiu-Jitsu Team, competing in Mardel Plata, Argentina.
Trevor has tried, trained, experienced and learned continually throughout his Martial Arts career. All the while maintaining Karate training, in 1996, Trevor started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. He achieved his Black Belt in 2008 and Professor Stripe in 2010. Trevor expanded his spectrum by Boxing. He trained at the News Boys Boxing Club in Toronto for one year. Adding to his repertoire, being an active Kick Boxer for years and Muay Thai for
over two years. Escrima, Tai Chi and Chi Gong were studied for the breathing, control of movements and biomechanics aspects. During this time, Trevor achieved his MMA Conditioning Coach Certification – Core Certification through Kevin Kearns. Always thriving and committed to continual learning, Trevor is certified in Ginastica Natural under Professor Alvaro Romano. Learning with the mindset of an eager student, Trevor continues to train with multiple Master Instructors in many arts including Doug Smith, Two-Time World Champion Kick Boxer, Black Belt Hall of Fame Member, and 5th Degree Black Belt Classical Jiu-Jitsu. As well as being his brother-in-law, is credited for inspiring and introducing the Martial Arts to Trevor.
In addition to the obvious physical training and dedication, Trevor endeavours to challenge himself equally on a personal level. Through world famous motivational speaker Anthony Robbins Trevor participated in his ‘Power Within’, “Date With Destiny’, ‘Life and Wealth Mastery’ and completed a “Master University” certification in Fiji. In 2014, Trevor proudly accepted an invitation to sit as an Advisor on the Board of Directors at EFC Martial Arts Consulting. They work tirelessly for the betterment of the Martial Arts industry by raising standards and best business practices. Most recently, Trevor was asked to help mentor up and coming promising youth in a foundation being formed and is in infancy stages.
With a passion to inspire others and share the benefits of the Martial Arts, Trevor took his 30 years of Karate and 20 years of Jiu-Jitsu training, experience, and enthusiasm to a new level and embarked on Lewis’ Karate School. Opened in 1999, we have been committed to community and character development with a family approach. With almost 18 years of devotion, Lewis’ Karate Schools continues to be Barrie’s best Martial Arts school with superior student service and curriculum.
Devin Moore – started training September 27, 1999, at the age of six! Devin has been a member of the SWAT and Demo Teams, and received his first degree Black Belt on December 17, 2004. He later received his second degree Black Belt on November 5, 2011, and received his 3rd degree Black Belt in the spring of 2014.
Devin has been working as a staff member at LKS since July 11 2012, continuing to train and teach, and having fun along the journey, becoming friends with all the wonderful staff and students at Lewis’ Karate School.
Steve Quigley – first started karate at 16 years of age. Taking a little bit of time off to take flying lessons, Steve vowed one day to return to karate. Only 26 years later in 2001, he joined Lewis Karate School!
Earning his Black Belt in 2005, his goal and motto at the time was 3rd degree by 53 which he achieved, and in June 2014 received the rank of 4th degree. After finishing a 29-year career with the Toronto Transit Commission in 2009, Steve then became a staff member at LKS.
Steve manages our after-school program, teaches Wednesdays, including our help class, as well as our Black Belt continuous sparring, pads and conditioning programs. He also runs Boot Camp for red and black belts on Saturday mornings, teaches private classes, make phone calls, and does show events.
Daniela Romeo – began her martial arts training in 1996, and has been training at LKS for the past 5 years. She has earned her second degree black belt in Kempo karate, now working towards her third degree. Daniela has been an active member of the Ladies Fan Team since it began and loves to perform. In 2013, she entered into the Jiu-Jitsu program and was recently presented with her blue belt. She also began teaching in January of the same year. Occasionally, Daniela helps out at promotional events in the community, while continuing to work a full time job in the hospitality industry. Much of the confidence and ability needed to succeed in her competitive industry is a direct result of her own personal growth in martial arts. Daniela’s quiet manor and friendly personality make her easy to approach and get along with for students and parents alike.