Head instructor and founder of Tomari Martial Arts, Sensei Don Arnott has a background in many Martial Arts. As a youth he trained Judo and Boxing, at 14 years old he competed Nationally in Free Style Wrestling. As a teen Don also trained extensively in Karate, Kenpo , Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Okinawa weapons. In 1973 at age 17, after winning the Brown Belt division at the Western Canadian Karate Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan Don was awarded his Black Belt. At age 18 Don defeated World Martial Arts Champion Alex Kwok of Hong Kong. In 1976 Don trained with Marine Force Recon Sensei Coffen in Hand-
Don is one of the very few people to receive instruction in Boxing Coaching from the Greatest Boxing Coach of all Time, Boxing Hall of Fame Legend Eddie Futch, trainer of 21 Professional Boxing World Champions. Don became one of Eddie Futche’s assistant coaches as they trained, Pro Boxing Canadian Heavyweight Champion Shane Sutcliffe. Don incorporates the Boxing methods of Eddie Futch in what he teaches.
In 1998 Don personally trained Elite Commandos from the US Forces and has twice been invited to Beirut, Lebanon to train their National Kickboxing and Boxing teams.
Sensei Don is also an expert in High Intensity Strength and Conditioning Training, HIIT and teaches specialty classes in Boxing, Kickboxing and Self-
Most of Sensei Don's students do not compete in tournaments as they enjoy the benefits of getting into great shape, losing fat while strengthening muscle and becoming self-