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Teacher

August 2, 2018

I’ve been teaching martial arts, specifically Combat Sambo, Submission Wrestling and Kickboxing for over 18 years. Looking at it now, it’s been a long time. Someone asked me once: “Over the years of teaching, has there been a change in the people that train in your dojo?” Ever since MMA has become more mainstream and […]

Genuine Goals

January 12, 2014

Happy 2014! For some out there, you have decided, as part of one’s new year’s resolution,  to take up some type of martial art. Having been teaching for many years, I have seen many newbies come thru my gym’s doors. As everyone is different, people come in with different expectations. There are those with very […]

It’s not my fault!!

June 20, 2013

This week the American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease. Looking around and seeing the increasing number of people getting obese in North America (yes, Canada too!! One in four children and youth are obese in Canada) one would think that this would be a disease that someone caught. Declaring it a […]

Bad habits

May 17, 2013

  Bad habits are like an anaconda, once they enwrap you, your bad habits, like the anaconda’s deadly crush, will destroy you. The bad habits I am talking here in this article are not the small petty things like forgetting to put the cap back on the toothpaste, but of bad habits that can destroy […]

Guns Ablaze

March 13, 2013

With the shooting massacre that killed many in Connecticut USA some  months ago, the topic of guns and gun controlled is being discussed again, even here in Canada. It was a shocking event because the vast majority of the victims were young children. So what is my view on guns? As my students and those […]

Bully Buster

December 25, 2012

Bullying is a recent topic that has hit the media by storm. It is the theme of the year for many schools, here in Quebec too. Due to recent suicides here in North America caused by being bullied, the topic of school bullying is out there. Bullying isn’t a local problem, its international. Japan, where […]

Painkiller pill paradise

September 2, 2012

 There are many people out there with serious pain. Yet, there are just as many people abusing painkillers, to the point of being addicted to them. Painkillers are prominent everywhere, from your average person, to the elite athletes. I am writing about this, because a close person has problems with these painkillers. We all have […]

Training in Japan 2012

May 22, 2012

I had a great opportunity to be able to train with the pro-fighters of the Pancrase affiliated fighters. These fighters are under the group the name Pancrasism. Their training started at 12 noon. It started off with light warm up, the 2-3 rounds 3 min shadow boxing. From there, we did takedown entries, back and […]

Plant-based diet project

March 22, 2012

As many of my students and others have noticed that I have lost some weight, mainly fat. Over a 2 1/2 period time, I lost about 16 lbs. This seems like alot, but I didn’t suffer, and my energy level was great all the time! The “secret” to this loss? A plant-based diet. Myself, I […]

Negativity

January 25, 2012

Several weeks ago I read and article in the Globe&Mail entitled ” It’s time to shed the tyranny of dieting-losing weight is a losing battle” I was quite disappointed in the message that any attempt in trying to lose weight is useless. This message in a national newspaper is what fuels many people in thinking […]