The 7 Takedowns Every BJJ Fighter Should Know

This video was posted about a month ago on Facebook, and I think it has some very essential information for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete. It is definitely a very good video that will stimulate some good conversation amongst your team players and coaches. Take a look and hope you find it informative Know anyone interested in BJJ? Invite them …

Judo seminar with Sensei Varsava on Feb. 23

Mississauga’s Kombat Arts Training Academy is proud to present a special Judo seminar with Sensei Brad Varsava, who brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the Japanese art of “the gentle way”. REGISTER ONLINE HERE or at the gym before February 11 and pay only $60. Regular price of admission is $70. From its inception in 1882 by …

“Judoka”: A great short about a Canadian judo player in Japan

The National Film Board of Canada’s Judoka (1965) is one of the reasons why I like Alistair Overeem’s documentary series, The Reem, so much. The Reem reminds me of Judoka’s story of a burly, friendly giant foreigner pursuing the martial way in Japan, and recalls the NHB short’s dramatic black and white cinematography. Killer soundtracks, too. If you’ve never seen Judoka, take …

Shawn “Pain” Peters to head Saturday MMA classes

Kombat Arts is proud to announce that MMA veteran Shawn “Pain” Peters will be taking over the Saturday MMA classes starting next Saturday, Nov. 6. Pain’s fight experience goes back to 1997, when he KO’d  his first opponent in just 32 seconds. Since then, up until he went on hiatus in 2003, he’s been in the mix with some of …