Martial arts are excellent for learning self-defense, respect, discipline and perseverance, as well as for working the entire body, improving coordination, strength and flexibility.
The instructors at Académie Serei, Martial Arts Centre have the required experience and passion to help you get to the next level in martial arts. Thanks to our senseis, you’re guaranteed to receive high quality training in line with your personal objectives. Their mission is simple: to transmit their vast knowledge of martial arts to you in an atmosphere of respect and safety.
To learn more about our senseis, or to sign up for a course with one of them in Montreal, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Shihan André-Jacques Serei
Born in France, André-Jacques immigrated to Canada with his family in 1958, along with his brother Pascal. Both boys were sent to boarding school for several years after their arrival in Canada. Initiated to judo at the age of 7, André-Jacques was a lonely child and teenager who was given to fighting, although he was not quarrelsome or vindictive. His motto as a youth, no doubt inspired by his extensive reading, was “Red and black, death and blood”.
Hanshi Pascal Serei
Black belt in several martial arts, Master Pascal Serei, the youngest son of the Serei family, 9th dan Hanshi, is a Personal Protection Specialist and specialist in combat strategies and techniques. He is passionate about martial arts, which he has practiced fervently since 1957. He is always training to perfect his knowledge and he is happy to share that knowledge during the course he offers at the dojo and during international events.
In 1973, at the age of 15, Sensei Richard Goulet practiced karate. He earned his 1st degree black belt in 1978 and began teaching shotokan karate at the Y.M.C.A. of LaSalle as well as at the Verdun School Board of. He practiced many disciplines over the years, in addition to teaching martial arts in various sports centers in Montreal. He contributed to the creation of the Kendo Club of the University of Montreal, the first of its kind in Quebec. His participation in many competitions gained him many prestigious awards, such as the "Gold Belt" at the Martial Arts Show in Montreal.
Since 1990, Claude has practiced Chinese Martial Arts with Lorne Bernard. He started out with Wing Chun and then devoted himself to White Crane of the South, which he has practiced since 1991. He has been a White Crane instructor since 2005, but has been teaching since 1998. He’s still involved in the development, teaching and visibility of the White Crane Style. Under the tutelage of his professor, he has also studied with Lee, Joo-Chian, the current day heir to the White Crane Style.
Massimo di Villadorata
Massimo di Villadorata, 7th dan, Shihan, began his practice of Aikido in his native country of Italy where he had the privilege of seconding Senseis Hiroshi Tada and Motokage Kawamukai, who were sent to Italy by Master Ueshiba himself.
From 1975 to 1982, he taught Aikido at the National Theatre School of Canada, and in 1976 helped Aikido gain popularity in Mexico.
After a few years of practicing Olympic type fencing and a brief period in Medieval fencing practices, Pierre discovered Japanese Sword martial arts in the early 2000s. In 2003, he began practicing the Iaido Muso Shinden Ryu tradition and Nintai Ryu Iaï-Jutsu in 2004. Today, Pierre teaches Iaijutsu at Académie Serei under the supervision of Hanshi Pascal Serei.
Noël Tremblay has more than 15 years of experience in Olympic Wrestling and is one of the highest technicians in Canada.
A training partner for Olympians, he has kept on participating in national and international competitions.
Noël is a certified level 2 trainer. He has conducted wrestling trainings for Olympic wrestlers and MMA amateur contestants.
He is a technician in the Wrestling discipline for Sport Canada.