About Us

What We Do And Who We Are

100% Martial Arts Fitness Studios, aka 100MA, has put together a team of highly trained instructors, carefully selected for their ability to guide students to the highest level of success and make them winners in the arena of life. The 100MA team is made up of dedicated, motivated and experienced people. The instructors, office staff and leadership all have one mission: to make Martial Arts fun and challenging while helping you achieve your goals. They accomplish this mission by providing personalized service that goes beyond what you have ever experienced before.

Bill Gatchell, Shihan – Founder/ Head Master

Bill Gatchell is known in the Martial Arts world as “Mr. Electric” because of his dynamic and powerful style. Internationally ranked, with three decades of experience under his belt, Bill has earned a reputation as a great athlete, competitor, dynamic teacher and innovator.

Founder and CEO of 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studio and creator of Kanzen Budo, Bill is a 7th dan in Jiu-Jitsu, a Golden Gloves Kickboxing Black Belt and proud Black Belt member of the highly accredited Brazilian Top Team Canada.  He is also a PPCT and Defensive Tactics Systems Instructor Trainer and a Canadian Amateur Kickboxing licensed Coach.  He is the creator of all 100% Martial Arts/100% Fitness programs, curriculums, marketing and methods.  Bill spends his time reinventing and improving the training system, teaching children, youth & adults, coaching the 100MA competitive fight team and is 100MA’s Head Master, aka Shihan “teacher of teachers”.

Known for his motivational talents and inspiring speeches, Shihan is a leader in the Martial Arts community both locally and internationally.  He frequently travels across Canada and Europe sharing his knowledge of martial arts and fitness.  He is also the author of a DVD trilogy collection “The 100% Martial Arts DVD collection” that is used across the world as a basic guide to Jiu-Jitsu exercises and drills.

A tremendous athlete and competitor, Bill has filled the dojos with hundreds of trophies and medals. He was a member of Team Canada, the gold medalist at the 2000 Martial Arts Games, 1997 Black Belt of the Year, on the cover of Action Martial Arts magazine, ranked as a world class international instructor by the World Elite Black Belt Society, featured in films, performed & choreographed fight scenes and the list goes on!  Also recognized for his work and influence in the Martial Arts and business industry, Bill was the recipient of the Top Forty Under 40 award by the Ottawa Business Journal.

Best words to describe Bill: dynamic & explosive, passionate & purposeful, innovative & motivating. A mentor.

  • 7th Dan in Jiu-Jitsu (Kanzen Budo)
  • Black Belt/Golden Gloves Kickboxing
  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Head Athletic & Conditioning Coach
  • Founder of Kanzen Budo
  • Founder of 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studios
  • Awarded Top 40 Under 40 (Ottawa Business Journal)
  • Member of Brazilian Top Team
  • World-class international instructor (WEBBS)

Steve Lyrette, Renshi – Director/ Master Instructor

Renshi Steve Lyrette, also known as the “Stevenator”, is one of the pioneers of 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studios.  He is a 5th dan, two time Black Belt in both Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing, proud Brown Belt member of the highly accredited Brazilian Top Team Canada.  He discovered martial arts as a teenager and has been punching and kicking ever since!  Renshi Steve grew up competing in various tournament circuits in self-defense, kickboxing, sport MMA, grappling and Sanda divisions.

He refers to Martial Arts as his passion and has turned his passion into his profession.  Renshi, “polished instructor”, owns and operates the 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studio Nepean location with the help of  his wife Tammy, Kickboxing Black Belt & fitness model/trainer, and his daughter Sensei Dominique.  Known for his positive attitude and love of life, Steve is a great leader, motivator and loyal friend.

When not at the dojo, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, boating, building bon fires and working on various labor.

  • 5th Dan in Jiu-Jitsu (Kanzen Budo)
  • Black Belt in Kickboxing
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Member of Brazilian Top Team Canada
  • World Elite Black Belt Society Internationally Ranked Instructor

Frank Bergeron, Renshi – Director/ Master Instructor

Renshi Frank Bergeron, is a Master of Martial Arts. Fifth degree Black Belt in Karate, Kanzen Budo / Shito Ryu, he is also a certified Black Belt instructor in Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing.  Proficient grappling coach, Renshi Frank is ranked a Purple Belt with the highly accredited Brazilian Top Team Canada.

Frank “Hollywood” Bergeron, of Chilean and French descent, is a common household name in the Ottawa Martial Arts community. Approaching three decades experience training and teaching, he is known for his crisp, precise and theatrical style.  He has dabbled with acting and stunt work having appeared in various films.

In his earlier years in Martial Arts, Frank competed in Kata (Form), Kumite (Point fighting) and Kobudo (weapons) divisions earning over a hundred accolades, trophies and medals!  Now a highly respected coach and trainer, Renshi Frank is the go to guy for those looking to study and sharpen their weapons’ skills.

Renshi Frank is a program Director at Headquarters, as well as runs the 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studios, Orleans location.

Best words to describe Frank: Kind, compassionate, detail-oriented.

  • 5th Dan in Jiu-Jitsu (Kanzen Budo)
  • Black Belt Kickboxing
  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Member of Brazilian Top Team
  • World Elite Black Belt Society Internationally Ranked Instructor

Melhem Wehbe, Sensei – Director/ Senior Instructor

Sensei Melhem Wehbe is 100MA’s  “man of mystery”.  Known as Mr. International, he is of Lebanese descent, born and raised in Senegal, Africa.  He has a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering.

Sensei Melhem is a 3rd degree, holding Black Belts in both Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing.  He is also a proud Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the highly accredited Brazilian Top Team Canada.  In the martial arts community, he is known as “Mayhem”.  An avid competitor, “Mayhem” is often seen in the circuits competing in grappling, Kickboxing, Sport MMA and Jiu-Jitsu.

When he is not teaching or competing, Sensei Melhem enjoys travelling, reading and the great outdoors.  Along with his partner in life, Sensei Julie (also a two time Black Belt and accomplished competitor), he operates the 100% Martial Arts Fitness Studio location in Embrun.

Best words to describe Melhem: gentle, articulate, disciplined, fierce, athletic.

  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu (Kanzen Budo)
  • Kickboxing Black Belt
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Member of Brazilian Top Team Canada
  • Member of WEBBS

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