John Bui


Martial Arts Experience

John began his study of martial arts at the age of 8 at Canada’s Best Karate (CBK).  At the age of 13 he received his black belt under the instruction of Sensei Leigh Mueller.  At 14, he began participation in CBK’s Instructor Program and began teaching part time.  He completed the program at the age of 16 and acted as one of the 2 instructors at his dojo.  During his time at CBK he met Adam Zugec and was given the opportunity to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  At 17, his family moved to Vancouver forcing him to leave his role at CBK.  In Vancouver, he took up training in Kyokushin karate under Tatsuji Nakamura.  He also cross trained in kickboxing with Simon Posener.  After spending a year in Vancouver, he returned to Victoria and resumed training with Adam Zugec with more of a focus on kickboxing.  John eventually reunited with Leigh Mueller and resumed his training in kickboxing. He began attending classes with Greg Lamothe at Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria which was a brand new school at the time.  Greg, impressed with John’s skill and his ability to work with new students, invited John to teach for the school. John has since taken a leadership role in the school and is one of our head coaches. 


Competition Record

Amateur Kickboxing Record
3 and 0 in full contact kickboxing

Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge
2013 Advanced WKC Continuous Sparring (200 lb) Division gold medal winner

Be First Championship

  • March 23, 2013 Advanced Continuous Sparring (Open weight) Division gold medal winner
  • June 22, 2014 Advanced Continuous Sparring (Open Weight) Division gold medal winner