Professor Ed McLachlan
Professor Ed McLachlan began training in the martial arts at the age of 10 and has continued training and teaching for 60+ years beginning in Scotland, where he was born, and later to Canada where he continues his passion. Prof McLachlan is the owner and head instructor of E & T Martial Arts and Founder of Dora-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu (Tiger Jiu Jitsu).
In 1984, he survived a quadruple heart bypass and was part of a new research procedure which is now a common surgery to many.
In 1991, he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. Also in 1991, he was presented with the Queen’s Commemorative Medal by the Federal Government for having made significant contributions to Canada and his Community. He has also received the Provincial Government Award for Amateur Sports achievements in Jiu-Jitsu.
In 1993, he was presented with the Special Achievement Award from the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Association for Amateur Sports.
Prof. McLachlan has also been the recipient of the City of St. Thomas Civic Award for Community involvement.
In March 1996, he was one of seven candidates in Canada selected to undergo a new research heart surgery procedure called T.M.R. (Transmyocardial Revascularization) performed by surgeons at the University Hospital of Western Ontario, London.
In the year 2000, he started a team of 5 physically and/or mentally challenged adults, teaching them the basics of the Martial Arts, and they have just recently accomplished the green belt level. They named their team “The 5 Dragons” and perform demonstrations all over Ontario and in March 2005 they had the opportunity to perform demo’s and compete in the Arnold Schwarzeneggar Martial Arts Festival held in Columbus Ohio.
Prof. McLachlan created programs on “Street Awareness” for adults, children and the physically challenged and does seminars for groups of children and adults all over Ontario.
In October 2003, he was bestowed a great honour in receiving his Professorship and Doctorate in the Martial Arts and his 10th Degree in the World Martial Arts. He is currently President of The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for Canada and President of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for People with Special Needs for the World.
In May 2004, he received the Sokeship Award, the Life Humanitarian Award, the Golden Life Achievement Award of Excellence and Grandmaster Award of the Year at the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Florida.
International Board Member of the WKUHOF (World Karate Union Hall of Fame).
Other Community Involvements include:
President Global Martial Arts Association
Member of the International Order of Oddfellows ( I.O.O.F.)
Member of the Independent Order of Foresters
Golf Tournament organizer and fundraiser for: Child Can, Heart & Stroke, Jesse’s Journey and the Elgin Association for Community Living.
Past Member of Big Brothers, St. Thomas Kiwanis, Special Olympics, Sunshine Foundation of Canada, Junior Soccer Coach and Coach for 10-Pin Bowling.
Vice-President of Bantu Warriors Canada
Executive Board Member of Bantu Warriors Canada
Executive Board Member of the World Congress of Marial Arts
Executive Officer, Special Needs Athletes for World Congress M.A.
Vice-President of Disability Martial Arts International Association
Prof. Ed McLachlan passed away February 25. 2016
Prof Ed McLachlan, D.M.A, Soke
(March 18, 1941 - February 25. 2016)
For more information please contact:
E and T Jiu Jitsu (aka E & T Martial Arts)
12 Park Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario
Canada N5R 4V3