Our Instructors

Learn about Elements Academy's Martial Arts Instructors
Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton

Owner & Instructor
  • started studying Martial Arts at the age of 16
  • first woman to be awarded a Black Belt at age 24 under her Grandmaster
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
  • 4-Stripe Purple Belt under Royce Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muay Thai Level I & II Instructor’s Certification course (KB One Martial Arts Academy)
  • FMS Level I & II certified
  • won her first Muay Thai fight in Thailand in 2010
  • owned and operated Martial Arts studios in Vancouver since 2004
  • first and only female to own and operate an independent Martial Arts studio in Vancouver
Mysha Dewar-McClelland

Mysha Dewar-McClelland

Instructor & Director of Administration
  • started studying Martial Arts at the age of 27
  • 4-Stripe Blue Belt under Royce Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muay Thai Level I & II Instructor’s Certification Course (KB One Martial Arts Academy)
  • worked for 5 years at WAVAW supporting female survivors of sexual assault
Kjell Johnson

Kjell Johnson

Instructor
  • started studying Martial Arts at the age of 16
  • Red Belt from Elements Academy
  • Blue Belt under Royce Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise
  • CPR-C and AED certified
Mike Slack

Mike Slack

Instructor
  • started studying Martial Arts at the age of 20
  • competed in several Muay Thai tournaments and competitions
  • Blue Belt under Royce Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • cornered fighters at several Muay Thai fights
  • diploma of Human Kinetics from Langara College
  • pursuing a Kinesiology degree at the University of British Columbia
Mike Tubbs

Mike Tubbs

Instructor
  • started studying Martial Arts at the age of 12
  • 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Brown Belt in no-Gi Jiu-Jitsu
  • competed and coached pro-level MMA competitions
  • personal training and nutrition background
  • licensed MMA judge and referee
Scott Barrett

Scott Barrett

Instructor
  • started studying Boxing at the age of 13
  • started studying Muay Thai at the age of 18 and trained extensively in Thailand
  • competed in amateur and professional Muay Thai fights
  • experienced in preparing fighters for training and cornering at fights
  • diploma in Nutrition & Fitness