Thursday, November 20, 2014

Master your Bodyweight = Better Take Downs | Ottawa Fang Shen Do Martial Arts

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Gokor Chivichyan Leg lock specialist at Fang Shen Do Oct.12th, 2014

Gokor Chivichyan is back in Ottawa for his yearly seminar. Email us if you would like to attend.

Gokor is renowned in the Grappling World for his devastating leg locks, throws and submissions.

He's trained 20+ UFC fighters including Ronda Rousey , Gegard Mousasi, Randy Couture, just to name a few.

Here's a cool highlight clip from a past seminar. Don't miss out, be there this year. Oct 12th, 10 am.



See you there,

Sibok M

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Patenaude Martial Arts Kung Fu: Firewalking Success in Casselman, Ontario

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Firewalking Success in Casselman, Ontario

What a night!

Another successful and safe firewalk last Sunday Oct. 5th.
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Arianne Trudeau was the first person to walk on the fire bed on Sunday.

After watching the weather network with news of showers throughout the night and through the weekend we had our doubts.

Expect the best!

Still we prepared our firewalk with a positive attitude. And wow! It was a gorgeous night, dry grass, super hot fire, motivated participants, the setting was perfect.


Those in attendance know the level of concentration it requires to make it safely across the fire pit.

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Sijo J. Patenaude preparing the group just minutes before walking outside

 With the right preparation and team work you can't fail.

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Sibok Martin Patenaude preparing the fire, it's a hot one!
Most admit to being really scared just before walking. And with images like the one above, they are right to be afraid!

But as you reach your turn to walk, a calmness and deep focus settles in, you trust yourself and surrender to the experience.

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Feet intact after walking 10 ft across the fire bed

Walkers are exhilarated and relieved at the end, some cry, some laugh, some shake their heads in disbelief, but one thing for sure...

They all walk away from the experience changed in some way. Bigger. Stronger. More prepared to tackle any of life challenges.

Firewalking is a powerful metaphor for change. Out with the old you and in with the new.

Looking forward to the next group of determined, like minded individuals who will join us one in the spring for the next one.

Sibok M