April Lintott

Sensei 4th Degree Black Belt

Sensei April Lintott is a 4th degree black belt in Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu awarded on January 26, 2018 by Shihan K.D. Lintott, Headmaster of the style and president of the Alberta Ju Jitsu Association (AJJA). Sensei April has been training in Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu for nine years. After training for five years under Shihan K.D. Lintott Renshi, she was invited to grade for Shodan in July 2011.  Sensei April currently is the AJJA Administrative Assistant. She has dedicated hundreds of hours monthly for the AJJA and the GMA Dojo. Sensei April is one of three fully licensed Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu instructors who is able to grade up to Shodan in the style.

Sensei April is the Provincial Head Instructor for the Little Samurai™ Program at all Goshinkan Ju Jitsu Dojos as well as several AJJA dojos. She is also the provincial program and license coordinator that teaches all of our advanced and beginner instructors how to teach all of our children’s programs. Sensei April is a driven instructor teaching the Adult, Junior Shogun™ and Little Samurai™ programs. She specializes in teaching the Persuader Key Chain™ Holder classes to groups of all ages.


  • Holds a Black Belt rank in two styles of Ju Jitsu
  • Holds Level 3 of 3 of the Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu Instructor’s license
  • Administrative Assistant, Alberta Ju Jitsu Association
  • 2009 Provincial Female Student of the Year
  • Women’s Self Defense and Persuader Key Holder Instructor
  • Certified Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu Instructor
  • Sensei Lintott’s current rank is recognized by AJJA (Alberta Ju Jitsu Association); USJJF (Unite States World Ju-Jitsu Federation); WJJF (World Ju Jitsu Federation)
  • 1st Female Ju Jitsu Instructor in Alberta to be tested by the Alberta Provincial Grading Panel
  • Provincial Ju Jitsu Instructor and coach for children’s programs under Goshinkan Ju Jitsu and the Alberta Ju Jitsu Association
  • PPPCT Instructor (police pressure point control tactics).
  • ECT Instructor (escort control tactics).
  • PECT Instructor (police escort control tactics).
  • Self-Defense Instructor – Beginner and Advanced.
  • Yoriki in Edo Machi-kata Taiho-Jutsu, December 29, 2016