Shihan Labrie has been practicing martial arts since 1977, and was recently recognized as a 7th-degree black belt holding a Kyoshi (teaching grade). His nearly 4 decades of experience includes many styles that use both forms and fighting, which gives a holistic perspective to martial art practice. The practice of striking, grappling, and weapons fighting has taught him an extremely broad range of techniques that have been woven into a comprehensive curriculum that teaches principles and concepts from every known genre of martial study. Shihan Labrie has studied many styles including Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Ken Ju Ryu Kenpo-Jujitsu, Zen Budo Ryu Jujutsu, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Nihon Jujutsu, Judo, Yoshinkan Aikido, Modern Arnis, Inosanto Method Kali, Inayan Serrada Eskrima, Inayan Sinawali Eskrima, Inayan Kadena De Mano, Inayan Decuerdas Eskrima and Inayan Larga Mano Eskrima
Spanning almost 40 years, Shihan Labrie’s experience has culminated in what is now called Kitsune Ryu Bujitsu, or “Fox Style of Fighting Arts.” Shihan Labrie possesses a unique ability to explain complex ideas in the simplest way possible so that student progress reaches exponential rates. In addition to being a master of several styles of martial art, he is a gifted and dedicated instructor of adults and youth alike, with great success among special needs students.
Shihan also specializes in teaching High Functioning Autistic and Asperger’s candidates, using a simple and direct approach that is unparalleled in the martial arts community. Please contact us for information about special needs classes.
Shihan Labrie has also created paramilitary programs for use in specific applications/scenarios under the acronym H.A.N.D.S. (Heightened Application Neuromuscular Defense System). These programs are intense studies into “contact weapons” (impact and edged weapons including bats, clubs, knives, machetes), used to quickly prepare soldiers and civilians for possible encounters.