Sensei Johnston began his training in his youth at the Meadowvale Community Center in 1991.
Since that time he has received formal training in Goju Ryu and Shotokan Karate, as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Taichi, and Kobudo.
After earning his black belt in Goju Ryu Karate in 2003 Sensei Johnston quickly enrolled in an apprenticeship program with the aim to open his own martial arts school.
Opening his first school (dojo) in 2009 Sensei Johnston has taught martial arts and self defense in various business’, substance abuse centers, city organized events, and elementary and high schools throughout Southern Ontario.
Together with his wife Megan, Sensei and Megan opened their second martial arts school in 2016 and continue to operate both locations with the help of their dedicated students and staff.
Over the years Sensei Johnston has had the privilege of training under many notable instructors including Hokama Sensei (10th Dan), Morales Sensei (10th Dan), McCarthy Sensei (9th dan). Enfield Sensei (8th Dan), Jesse Enkamp, and so many more.
Sensei Johnston currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th Degree) Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate.