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Why Spar?

June 5, 2014

  Many people  have asked  why   do we spar so much, and is it necessary. To answer the last question first, yes. I don’t teach a cardio MMA class where sparring is non-existent. This is a big “in” thing for other gyms, but here at Club Kozak, we teach real training. What defines sparring? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Invest in your health

November 25, 2011

  Most people I come across in daily life will tell me all about their financial investments they made, how much they earned etc… When I ask them if they train or exercise, they say they have no time, or no money (ha!). No time? These people will spend hours in front of their computer, […]

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 […]

Good way of behavior

February 8, 2010

Once there was a rich widow who had a reputation for kindness, modesty and courtesy. She had a housemaid who was wise and diligent. One day the maid thought: My mistress has a very good reputation; I wonder whether she is good by nature, or is good because of her surroundings. I will try her […]