• 8th Degree Black Belt in Can. Combat Arts

  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Wado Kai Karate

  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

  • Black Sash in Wing Chun Kung Fu

  • Black Sash in Do Pi Kung Fu

  • Brown belt in both Judo and Aikido

  • Instructor - Jeet Kune Do

  • Instructor - (Level 3) in CDT

  • Instructor - Edged Weapons

  • Instructor - Police Foundations "Use of Force"

  • Instructor - Police Tactical Training

  • Instructor - G.A.G.E (Ground Avoidance, Ground Escapes)

  • Instructor - P.P.C.T. (Pressure Point Control Techniques)

  • 2001 WKF Canadian Champion - Master's Division

  • 2006 WKF Canadian Siver Medalist - Master's Division

Sensei Ron Yeates

Senior Instructor

Ron Yeates has dedicated 57 years of his life to martial arts. He is the Senior Instructor at Global and teaches the Canadian Combat Arts (C.C.A.) program and other adult programs. Sensei Ron started his martial arts training in Judo at the age of 12 and has, over the course of his career, trained in 14 martial arts systems, obtaining a Black Belt (or Black Sash) in 5 different arts and "Instructor" certifications in 7 other systems.


Ron was a police officer for 31 years and worked a variety of assignments during his career. The C.C.A. program is based on Ron's police experiences and real-life situations. He encourages his students to train in a variety of martial art systems. 


Due to his extensive knowledge and experience in martial arts, self-defense, and law enforcement, Ron continues to train police and military personnel and is a "Use of Force" Instructor for Police Foundation students.


Police assignments include: 

  • Recruiting Officer (involved in the selection of over 200 new officers)

  • Behavioural Interview Instructor - Constable Selection System

  • Criminal Investigation Division (CID Detective/Constable)

  • Motorcycle Patrol

  • "Coach" Officer - 9 Yrs. (training & evaluating new recruits on the street)

  • Specialty Units (gangs, drugs, vice, surveillance)

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Court Documents Branch

  • Laser and Radar Instructor

  • High-Risk Entry Unit