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Supplement schlock

July 27, 2011

“Do you recommend any supplements Coach to help me in my training?” I get this question from my Combat Sambo/MMA students and fitness clients several times a year. I think its time to express my opinion on them. Supplements, like religion, is a very personal thing. We all have different views and beliefs  . Some […]

Kettelbell Plus Workout

July 22, 2011

Here is one workout that I use for myself and coach others to do. It is a workout that uses kettlebells and bodyweight exercises. It can be done 2-3 x week or as I do, once a week , while doing different workouts the rest of the week. I am using heavier KBs for lower […]

Knife defense useless?

June 9, 2011

  As you know, at my school, Club Kozak, I teach realistic and very simple knife defense techniques. We practice and train with resistance. Yes, defending against a knife is not the same thing as defending against a punch or an MMA match. It is a lot harder and can have some serious consequences. It […]

Obesity out there

May 19, 2011

We all laugh when we thin of our US neighbours about them being fat. But look at us here, we’re rigt behind them. Last stats I heard is that 4 of 10 Canadians are overweight.  How’s to blame? We look around and blame others, but really its you to blame. To much stress, my genetics, […]

MMA madness

March 24, 2011

With the explosion of MMA now, it seems everyone is a pro-fighter or an MMA trainer. This fashion of course does have a positive impact on legitimate schools, but it looks like any karate   dojos have all of a sudden start teaching MMA.  If you ask where they have gotten their MMA training: “well […]

Get back to basics: The Big Four

February 8, 2011

With my foot injury getting better, I am able to get back to some sort of resistance training. Rather than try and do a more complicated routine, requiring more skill, I decided to use a routine with less skill but with good basic development. This routine is actually very good for beginners. Done 3 x […]

New Year’s resolutions

January 26, 2011

Its the time of the year where we hear and see people trying to commit to their resolutions. I ask others about theirs and am interested in hearing them. The thing is, resolutions don’t have to made in the new year. They can be done at anytime throughout the year.  If people would do this, […]

Build your foundation

January 10, 2011

Once there was a wealthy but foolish ma. When he saw the beautiful 3 storied house of another person, he envied it and made up his mind to have one built just like it, thinking he was himself just as wealthy. He called a carpenter and ordered him to build it. The carpenter consented and […]

All that info out there

November 5, 2010

With so many blogs, websites and videos out there, I think there is more confusion than ever before. Many students ask me “What should I eat?”; “What exercises are good to do?”….People spend hours in front of their computers trying to digest all that info out there, but in the end never figure out what […]

Reality fighting vs. sport fighting

September 24, 2010

Having students joining us from other gyms, many have commented that although there training at these others schools was good, they where missing an important part.Reality fighting for street self defense. The vast majority of MMA gyms train specifically for sport fighting. Sport fighting in my view, actually  is one of the best ways to […]