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My interview with Katsuomi Inagaki

December 22, 2016

Katsuomi Inagaki was with Pancrase from the start.He participated in Pancrase’s first event in 1993. He is owner and head instructor of Inagaki-gumi P’s Lab Osaka. This past summer, during my stay in Japan, I had the opportunity to meet up with Inagaki-san. I’ve been to the P’s Lab Osaka twice in the past two […]

The Pancrase Happening

January 6, 2016

Many people have asked me why I chose to affiliate with Pancrase.I have even asked that question to myself. I have a long history with Pancrase. This dates back to me the living in Asia in 1992. My first exposure to Pancrase was while I was living in Taipei, Taiwan. One day at a Japanese […]

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? […]

The new combat sport law mishmash

April 18, 2014

Last years Canada’s new Bill S-209 has been proclaimed as a blessing to legalize pro-MMA in all of Canada. It has been legal in some provinces, such as Quebec, so why now? All this has to go with that MMA has become a real big industry now. Politicians and many citizens have praised this bill, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training in Japan pt.3

July 22, 2010

During the rest of my stay in Japan, I stayed in shape by running stairs at a local park. It is a total of 120 steps. I worked up my way to running it for 10 reps. In this heat ,37-38C everyday, with humidity very high, it was tough running. Stairs are a great workout, […]

Training at PS Lab Yokohama, Japan

July 12, 2010

Had a great training time at the Ps Lab Yokohama.  Along with Alsin we trained for 3 days at the gym. We trained along with Pancrase pros, such as Takafumi Ito, Masahiro Toryu, Daisuke Watanabe, Hikaru Sato and Koji Oishi.They are all great teachers and very friendly.  All the member students were also very friendly […]