OUR INSTRUCTORS

GERRY TANGUAY

Instructor Gerry Tanguay

Gerry began his martial arts career studying Kenpo Karate when he was seven years old. Early on, he realized how much of a positive impact the practice of a martial art could have on someone’s life. During his teenage years, he began to study a system of Japanese Jiu-jitsu, adding the escaping and joint locking techniques to the striking foundation built from Kenpo. As an adult, he realized that the system of self-defense required an additional element to be truly well rounded, and he began the journey of studying Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to add proper ground fighting applications to his self-defense techniques. 

Gerry's goal is to provide the most well-balanced system of self-defense possible, while building confidence, respect and decency in students of all ages.

 

Ranking:

1st Degree Black belt- Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Under Professor John Fain (3rd degree black belt) of Triumph Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

 

Godan (5th degree black belt)- Circle Hand Jiu-jitsu

Yondan (4th degree black belt)- Chinese Kenpo Karate

 

Nidan (2nd degree black belt)- Iaido

SCOTT RIDDELL

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Scott started his journey into martial arts at the age of 16.  He began with Chinese Goju; this name translates into a hard/soft style.  This style is all about entering into a confrontation softly and ending it with hard strikes.  He explored this style through one-to-one instruction for four years.  Scott then moved onto a soft style of martial arts known as Aikido.  He practiced this style for two years with the focus of using an opponent’s strength and momentum as a way of unbalancing them.  After his exploration with Aikido, Scott began to study a system in Japanese Jiu-jitsu, which added escaping and joint locking techniques to his repertoire.  He then found Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and has been studying under Professor Gerry Tanguay since that time.

 

 

Ranking:

Purple belt - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

 

Sandan (3rd degree black belt) - Circle Hand Jiu-jitsu

Brown belt (second degree) – Chinese Goju 

 

White belt (5th Kyu )- Aikido

TANMOY GANGULY

Tanmoy Ganguly

Tanmoy Ganguly started his aikido training in Sept 2011 under Kathy Fitzgibbon Sensei in Mill City Aikido, Westford. He became a student of Greg Sinclair Shihan of Bushikan Aikido, Westford in 2013 and was awarded Shodan and Nidan ranks in 2016 and 2018 respectively under him. During this time, he has also studied Tameshigiri under Josh Hatcher Sensei of Aikido of Bristol County, New Bedford. Tanmoy Ganguly is currently the dojo Cho of Bushikan Aikido located in Resolve Martial Arts, while continuing to be a "student for life" under Greg Sinclair Shihan.