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

Prison Fight in Thailand

Gatineau student, Dave Leduc, trained by Sifu Patrick Marcil, just returned from a unique adventure in Thailand.

He's the first Canadian to participate in the wildly popular show: Prison Fight 

Where outside fighters get a chance to fight prison inmates.

If the inmates win, they see their sentences reduced.

If they lose, they're humiliated and must complete their maximum sentence.

Unfortunately, 99% of the time the inmates win. If you understand french you can click on the interview Dave did with NRJ Radio below:

Dave explains how this was the craziest and scariest thing he's ever done in his life.

First of all, the fights themselves are held inside the prison. With only inmates as spectators. In the eyes of the inmates, outsiders and even worse in Dave's case, a foreigner, everyone wants to see you get Destroyed/Knocked Out.

Some of the inmates fighting are ex-Lumpini champions (as in Dave's case with over 120 fights), drug dealers, killers, etc...

Second, they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. How motivated would you be if you saw your sentence reduced from 10 years to 3 years and all you had to do was win a fight?

Third, there are no fight stoppages.

It's a knock out or you continue for the duration of the 3 rounds. Dave's opponent was severely injured but never did he give up.

Fourth, no drug testing. These guys can be on any stimulant or performance enhancing drugs and there ain't nothing you can do about it.

During the Prison Fight Night all prisoners won their fight against the outsiders and saw their sentence reduced.

There was a lot of pressure on Dave to win and he represented beautifully.

A documentary was filmed throughout the preparation for this fight. Look for it in the coming weeks.

Sibok M


P.S. YOU can learn some of the techniques that Dave used to win his Prison Fight. Get started here for FREE.