Meet The Team

Darryl D'Amico

SIFU DARRYL D’AMICO, Founder and Head Instructor

Like his renowned teacher and friend, Jerry Poteet, Darryl D’Amico embodies the phrase, “Still waters run deep.” Content to let his students shine in the spotlight, Sifu Darryl has depths and levels of Jeet Kune Do expertise that are truly profound, and he is happy to share with all who come to him. Specializing in advanced energy training, Sifu Darryl can not only use every aspect of JPJKD combatively, but also break down the finer points of “inner circle” energy training.

Darryl, like many other JPJKD Instructors, brings decades of martial arts and teaching experience to the table. His students reflect his dedication as a Sifu; they are blazingly fast and explosively powerful, yet humble and respectful. Onlookers only have to watch one of Darryl’s classes to see how each person is trained to excel, and that everyone helps, rather than competes with, each other. In an atmosphere of learning like this, quality always prevails.

Sifu D’Amico is also Certified in Jerry Poteet’s Star Weapons/Escrima System. As such, he is a second-generation Escrimador with a lineage that goes back to many of the original Fillipino Masters, including Leo Huron, Angle Cabales and several others.

As a JPJKD teacher and Full Instructor, Darryl D’Amico embodies everything Jerry Poteet’s JKD LINEAGE stands for: integrity, professionalism, and most of all, EXCELLENCE.

Sifu Darryl’s Certifications & Achievements:

  • Certified JPJKD Full Instructor
  • Certified JPJKD Weapons Instructor
  • Certified Level 7 Commando Krav Maga Instructor
  • Certified Level 4 Commando Krav Maga Super Kid Instructor
  • Certified Level 2 Women’s Commando Krav Maga Instructor
  • Black Sash, Modern Wing Chun(Fang Shen Do)
  • CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist

Roxanne D'Amico

ROXANNE D’AMICO, Director of Fitness

Roxanne is a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and a certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. She and Sifu Darryl launched Sunrise Bootcamp in 2007 and since then, Roxanne has helped countless people across North America learn how to love their bodies by being active and empowering them to take control of their lives so they can SHINE!

Roxanne is a mother of three, born and raised in Ottawa, and has recently re-located with her husband and children to the Orleans area. She has a successful health and wellness coaching business that focuses on eating well and developing customized meal guides for clients. As Director of Fitness, Roxanne is responsible for customer service, marketing, administration, and will be spearheading Ottawa JKD’s fitness division, which includes online classes, Zumba®, K60X fitness, and nutrition counselling services.