Meet The

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Team:

Here at The Marin Dojo, Inc, our staff is the secret to our student success. We are proud to have a team of highly experienced and dedicated instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping our students grow. Each instructor has a rich background in the Martial Arts industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Professor Phil DesRosiers

Owner & Head Instructor

I started my martial arts career on August 1, 1987 as a young man of 25 years. Prior to that, I had been a competitive boxer and after my last competition, I lost my way. One week after my 25th birthday, I walked through the doors of Marin Kenpo Karate studio and my life was forever changed because of Sifu Fix, Sifu Neil, and Sifu Dix.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Sifu Rachelle Taliaferro

Sifu Rachelle Taliaferro

DOJO Manager, Martial Arts & Fitness Instructor

Sifu Rachelle Taliaferro holds the rank of Nidan in Tactical Kenpo Karate under Professor Phil DesRosiers. She is an ACE Certified trainer in personal and group fitness.

Rachelle has a boundless passion for movement and an unyielding determination to defy limitations, she embodies the essence of a lifelong athlete. She embraces the challenges of the journey but thrives in the pursuit of greatness, both on and off the mat. Always making time for her passion of the martial arts, recognizing its pivotal role in her overall well-being.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Sifu Mike Cerio

Sifu Mike Cerio

Martial Arts Instructor

As a young father, Mike Cerio was drawn to the martial arts after attending a parent-child class at our Dojo with his two sons. A life-long learner, Mike enjoys the physical and mental challenge of the martial arts. He holds the ranks of Nidan in Tactical Kenpo Karate under Professor Phil DesRosiers, and Shodan in Dentokan Shorin Ryu Karate under Shihan Dave Newell.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Davina Murray

Davina Murray

Fitness Instructor

Davina Murray holds a Black Belt in Taekwondo and is currently a Black Belt in the Dojo’s system of Tactical Kenpo. She is an ACE Certified fitness trainer with multiple specialized training certifications.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. James Morris

James Morris

Fitness Instructor

James began his martial arts journey studying Kung Fu and kickboxing in his native UK. After training and competing in numerous triathlons and ultramarathons, James was inspired to come back to the martial arts and through his daughter’s journey at Marin Dojo and by Professor Phil DesRosier’s approach and training. James now holds a brown belt in Tactical Kenpo under Professor Phil DesRosiers.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Henry Colwell

Henry Colwell

Kids Martial Arts Instructor

Henry holds a black belt in tactical kenpo karate under professor Phil DesRosiers.

The Marin Dojo, Inc. Noah Daglio

Noah Daglio

Kids Martial Arts Instructor

Noah holds a black belt in tactical kenpo karate under professor Phil DesRosiers.

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In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual. Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in martial arts, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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Looking for self defense classes in San Anselmo? The Marin Dojo, Inc. is the place for you, with our wide variety of martial arts classes for all ages including Tai Chi, Tactical Kenpo, kickboxing and more. We invite nearby communities including Ross, San Rafael, and beyond to join us around the corner from the Comforts Restaurant!

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