Trevor Clarkson, with mouth closed and mind open has traveled with gypsy like zeal to find unique teachers, guides, and mentors in a wide variety of fields for the past 30 years.
Trevor founded the Creative Fighters Guild in 1988 as a white-space where great grapplers, weapons players, boxers, kick-boxer’s and a variety of speakers and teachers could merge in one place to share ideas, training methods, philosophies and techniques. This resulted in the vaulting of massive amounts of training time, exploration and absorption of all that was being presented for the next generation.
Trevor was introduced to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 1992, two years before the first UFC. With this little bit of inside knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu Trevor was able to win a few friendly wagers when everybody bet against the skinny grappler Royce Gracie in UFC 1 (and everybody knows how that turned out). Trevor received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the Blackest of Black Belts the Legend Megaton Diaz in 2005. Trevor was assigned the role of Western Canadian regional director of Paul Vunaks Progressive Fighting Systems and received his Senior Full Instructor ranking from Paul Vunak in Bruce Lees Jeet Kune Do Concepts & Filipino Martial Arts in 1996.
Bare Bones and Brilliant has been used to describe what Trevor has been left with after constantly hacking away at the unessential for the past three decades. Trevor uses a wide variety of metaphors, stories, analogies and humor, along with proven techniques and training methods to assure everyone present has maximum absorption of the knowledge and materials being offered. Someone once remarked this could be the best kept secret in the martial arts trade to which Sensei replied “Some secrets ache to be shared …. losing nothing in their telling, and offering everything in their hearing”
Brock earned his Brown belt in 2010. He is currently helping teach the BJJ Fundamentals program. Brock is constantly training and he is also dedicating himself to learning proper techniques to better refine his and his fellow teammates’ BJJ skills.
In this pursuit of BJJ knowledge he has trained with some of the world’s best competitors, both locally and in the United States.
Scott became a student of Trevor’s in 1999, and since then has trained in the arts of jeet kune do, kali, wrestling, boxing, and Gracie jiu-jitsu. Scott’s passion is for jiu-jitsu and in February of 2010 he was honoured to receive his black belt from Trevor and Megaton. Scott has recently competed at the 2009 Pans in Los Angeles where he placed third in his brown belt division. In 2011 he is planning to travel to Brazil to train and compete. Scott strives for continued improvement and feels he can learn something from everyone. Always the teacher Scott is eager to help other students improve their games, as he knows as their games improve so too will his.
“Choosing to pursue martial arts, particularly Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with Trevor, has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’ve made some great friends and found a great sport/activity that embodies a healthy lifestyle.”
David "Showtime" Perron
Dave discovered his true passion in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) back in 2009 and made his professional debut the same year. Nicknamed “Showtime’’ by his family and friends for always putting on exciting fights, he has competed against some of the best competitors across Canada.
The basis of his martial arts journey began with an obsession over Bruce Lee which translated into the study of Bruce Lee`s Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts in which he has become a Certified Instructor.
Dave has attained his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Megaton Dias, under Sensei Trevor Clarkson : Team Megaton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You can find him competing in local tournaments and testing his skills any way he can. Over the last few years Dave has been adding specific skills to his arsenal including; Boxing & Kickboxing , Wrestling and Muay-Thai. Learning from various coaches and professional fighters across the lower mainland and Canada to improve his knowledge and skills in Mma, Dave recognizes that this process is a lifelong journey and a lifestyle.
As an avid sports and fitness enthusiast, David recently became a certified Personal Trainer under CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Services) as he continues his journey of fitness and knowledge. Always happy to help out, don’t shy away from asking him any questions. All aspects of training are a huge part of his life and he is always willing to share the knowledge he has acquired thus far.
Martial arts has had several positive impacts on his life and he recommends it to everyone who asks. “Martial Arts Training is the best habit I could have ever picked up, learning how to fight is alot of fun and getting in awesome shape is just an added bonus…I can’t picture my life without martial arts! ” David Perron