Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Belt Promotion

Friday, April 25th we had our first belt and rank promotion for 2014 , the kids and adults karate kyokushin classes.
At our dojo we hold testing sessions 3 times a year and students are preparing for months before entering testing.
Congratulations to all who received their new ranks and belts !
Sensei Steve.
Osu !

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kickboxing Sparring

  On Thursdays we are sparring in the kickboxing class !  All students can participate , even guest and trial students are welcome !  Last night we had 12 rounds of 2 min each and the energy was very high. Everyone had fun and at the end of the sparring session the gym was steamy and mirrors foggy !
 Great job everyone !

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Get in the Ring

Back from the kickboxing event last night in Guelph. What can I say, it was an interesting experience. Some problems with the fighter mach ups , some people went missing after the weight in and medicals, but over all we had some good fights and some bad fights . Unfortunately two of our best fighters did not fight ! JM got lost from the list and Gyula's opponent run away after the weight in ! First fight was Yerro and because of the 10 lbs weight difference it was not sanctioned, so only a demo fight. Yerro put up a show and dominated his opponent ! Next was Michael - he had a strong opponent , but Michael fought like a true warrior . Cristian came in for the next fight and we knew he will bleed hard, but he never stopped fighting ! The doctor stopped the fight in the second round. Paulo was the last on the card, also he had a stronger opponent and he last due to referee stoppage . Lots to learn and lots to do in the future. Some will fight again , some probably not. We met some great people and we are happy to step into the ring ! Thank you Wolfgang Brutter for the invitation , it was good to finally meet . Also we met Laura Vuculescu and Radu from Black Tigers Muay Thai. Now back on the mats , more sweat , more pain and more blood !
Osu !

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

BJJ Champions

Our coach Mike Aviado with his student Vladimir winning gold and silver at the Toronto Grappling Industries - Submission Only .
Osu !

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


From Scott's blog - The Martial Way
,,I returned to class last night after being off for a week with the flu. It felt good being active again, but it’s incredible how quickly we lose gains when away. After only one week I could already feel a decrease in stamina, strength, etc. The class last night focused on kihon, and I loved it. It forces concentration on the small details, and I love working on those parts. I’m not sure why, but there is something inside me to want to perfect kata and kihon. There is just something about seeing perfectly executed kata and basics that excites me, as much as watching kumite....
...more HERE

Thursday, April 03, 2014

GSP headband for dedication !

Yousof receives a GSP headband as a symbol of improvement and dedication in his karate training ! This kid used to give me hard time , always interrupting the class and being lazy ! Now he changed dramatically and he even assists me to start the warm up and teach the little ones ! Keep up the good work young man ! Osu !

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

2014 Gold Cup Results

We are back from the 2014 Gold Cup Kyokushin Karate Championship , Montreal Quebec.
This year our team was completely new - all members competed for the 1st time.
We had 3 adults in the semi-contact fighting and 2 kids in kata and also fighting.
The results are :
- Aitor Matanza 1st Place - adults semi-contact
- Vlad Puscas 3rd Place - adults semi-contact
- Ryan Phan 1st Place - kids kata
Congratulations to the new champions and a huge thank you for all who followed the team to Montreal and cheered for them !
Sensei Steve,
Osu !