New Muay Thai Class!

We are slowly making changes to our program schedule…and one of them will be the addition of a Muay Thai (mixed level) class on Fridays at 12pm. So if you happen to be free during the day, please feel free to join me. Also if you happen to know of anyone else interested in Muay Thai, please do me a …

Congrats to Two of Our Muay Thai Teens!!!

Congrats to 2 of our teens in the Teen Muay Thai class…Myles and Mason. Myles received a recognition award for showing great attendance in our program, and Mason received an award for most improved technique. Great work guys! Also great work Kru Brian Naidu and the other coaches for developing these students! Know any kids or teens who can benefit …

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Training?

So as you may know, I am writing a series of posts on goal setting, nutrition and intensity. In this post, I will give you 3 tips to improve your nutrition. Most athletes train pretty consistently, and they also usually train hard. But the one area that they fail in, sabotaging their hard earned work in the gym, is in …

What’s In My Locker

After training one of my clients, I started to unpack all the gear that I would need for my own workout. My client was loitering around and was really curious about all the cool stuff I was pulling out. So I have decided to put together a short series on some of these objects and how to use them as …

How to be a Better Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitor

Apparently there is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament this weekend at Ryerson University and my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach, Amir Yafawi, and some of the Kombat Arts BJJ students will be competing in it. When I was speaking to a few of the competing students, I noticed that a lot of them spoke about how they prepared themselves physically and …

Three Tips to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Here are 3 tips on how to improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 1) Crosstrain with Other Grappling Systems Nowadays there are so many various forms of grappling styles (judo, sambo, wrestling) that are accessible to the student. Most grappling systems have an arm bar,chokes, leg bars etc. However how they train it and enter into that submission can be different. …

The Infamous Liver Shot

Arguably there is nothing worse then being hit with a sweet shot to the liver.  There were times when I was hit with a liver shot, and I really wanted to continue, but my body was just unable to respond. I clearly remember when I was younger and my boxing coach hitting me in the liver with a focus pad, …