Strength Training Tips – Top 5

Strength training (weights are not necessary for strength training) is a tremendous advantage in martial arts, helping with speed, flexibility, body awareness, and power. It’s important to distinguish the basic forms of strength training with weights: Bodybuilding — lifting for size and appearance; the goal is to look like, say, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jay Cutler. This […]

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Health benefits of Martial Arts

Any form of exercise is good for you, but training in the Martial Arts has many health advantages over running on a treadmill or lifting weights. The top 5 exercise benefits of Martial Arts are: 1. Improved Cardiovascular Health One of the most important exercise benefits associated with martial arts is an improvement in your […]

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Bullying: FACTS

Bullying: FACTS There has been a lot of talk lately about Bullying and how to prevent it, however, it must be accepted that there are bullies and there always will be bullies. It is much harder to prevent someone else from bullying, rather that equipping our youth with the skills to deal with it. At […]

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Latest News for OSDC: Martial Arts Whitby

We have been working really hard on getting the new Martial Arts Whitby “Landing Page” together for the OSDC website. Check it out here: www.martialartswhitby.ca Thanks to everyone who participated in the photos etc. They all look great! Tell you friends and family about our new promotion, TRY OUR CLASSES FOR FREE FOR 14 DAYS! […]

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More benefits of Martial Arts

With proper instruction in the martial arts you can control the stress and tension in your life, take off excess weight and enjoy yourself while learning an effective self-defence. Along with looking and feeling better you will gain self-confidence.   Martial arts builds and maintains muscle tone. A martial arts program is designed to keep […]

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New changes to our website!

  We have done a lot of work with updating the content, style and photos on our website.  Thanks to everyone who was able to come in to pose for our website photos, we are happy to say that most photos on the site are of our own students!   We have updated the content […]

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Gradings – April 15, 2014

Congratulations to all who were at class this week to get their gradings! (you know who you are) You should be very proud of your achievements and keep striving to succeed!

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April Gradings!

April Gradings Good luck to all our students going for their martial arts april gradings tomorrow night! Falcons/Adults – Maggie, Kate, Jay, Adrian, Michelle, Matt, Natasha & Nicole – 7pm Cubs/Tigers – Patrick, Ethan, Madison, Dayna – 6pm We are very proud of this group, and know they will do very well tomorrow. Grading is […]

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Martial Arts: Role of the Parents of a Young Martial Artist

I found this article “The Tricky Path of Martial Arts Parents” written by Matthew Apsokardu a writer and Karate Black Belt.  He explains his take on the role of a parent of a young martial artist.  A very interesting read:   It’s easy to pontificate about the complexities of being a Sensei. After all, they have […]

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Make Informed Decisions About Your Martial Arts School!

                      Below is some information we want to share with you… How to make an informed, intelligent decision when picking a Martial Arts School My name is Peter Anthony Boland and I am the head instructor and owner of Ontario Self Defence Centre & Whitby […]

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