Instructor Profiles

Shihan Daniel Don Jacob Jr.
6th Dan Black Belt


Imagine hearing the words: “You have greatness in you”.

It’s a powerful statement, and one that resonates with each and every one of Shihan Daniel’s students. A mantra that Purple Dragon Canadian Headquarters lives by.

From white belt to black belt, Shihan’s approach to teaching martial arts draws out the very best in his students, helping them realize their potential and discover their champion within.

With his Dojo, he has created a welcoming environment where students of all ages and fitness levels can experience the enjoyment, depth and challenge of the Don Jitsu Ryu system. In fact, the oldest student to achieve the rank of jet black belt in the Don Jistu Ryu system was 78 years old and trained with Shihan Daniel Jacob!

Yes, there are the facts: Shihan Daniel began studying martial arts at the age of three under the tutelage of his father, and Purple Dragon founder, Professor Don Jacob.

For over 30 years, he has been a dedicated practitioner, competing and winning numerous international tournaments, and achieving the rank of 6th degree black belt.

However, there is also that undeniable presence as a teacher, a motivator and a trainer – a presence that makes Purple Dragon Canadian Headquarters one of the top martial arts schools in Canada.

Through his classes, students gain the benefits from traditional martial arts and its core values of discipline, respect, focus and perseverance.

But more than that, Shihan’s students discover their inner “greatness” to become true martial artists.

Come and experience the spirit of martial arts at Purple Dragon Canadian Headquarters and discover the legacy of the Don Jitsu Ryu System. It’s a journey worth taking.


Sensei Damien Dhountal

sensei-damienBorn in Trinidad, Sensei Damieon first learned about Purple Dragon as a young boy. However, it was not until years later in Vancouver, B.C. when his martial arts journey began under the tutelage of Shihan Daniel Jacob. As one of Shihan Daniel’s first students at Purple Dragon Canadian Headquarters, Sensei Damieon now holds a 4th degree black belt in the Don Jistu Ryu System.

As an instructor, Sensei Damieon is devoted to helping students achieve greatness as martial artists. He has a particular interest in learning about the philosophy and curriculum of the Don Jistu Ryu system and imparting this knowledge to students of all ages.

Over the past nine years, Sensei Damieon has successfully competed and won numerous championships, and is a respected instructor in the martial arts community.


I’ve never seen a style of martial arts that measures up to the Don Jistu Ryu System

Sensei Damieon