Understanding adrenaline

Adrenaline:  a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress and increases heart rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure, and raises the blood levels of glucose and lipids.   We’ve all felt the effects of the adrenaline dump (actually a whole cocktail of hormones and chemicals, not just adrenaline). Something scares […]

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Martial Arts Training Advice

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Martial Arts & Self Defence 101   What Are Your Martial Arts Training Goals? To help you decide which martial arts training style and school is for you, go through the following check list and check the goals that interest you the most: To get in shape and improve your health To increase your range […]

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Self-Defense law

Self-Defense law: Know your rights Most people do not know exactly what is their rights under the law to protect themselves, their family or their property.  What is allowed?  the information below outlines the changes in the self-defense law act under Canadian Law. Background of Canadian Criminal Justice Association The Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) welcomes the […]

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New timetable and premises!

We are pleased to inform you that the Ontario Self Defence Centre and Whitby Martial Arts Academy has found a professional full-time new home! Our new address will be: 1121 Dundas St. E. Whitby Ontario. We are located in the plaza where the Golden Griddle is – the strip mall at the back on the left corner. […]

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Filipino Martial Arts

We have taken out the adults class on Monday and replaced this with Superclass’s. Superclass is a specialised training class run in 10 week blocks. These classes are separate to the Yi Quan membership and will cost $120.00 per block.  –  you will learn fun and new martial arts techniques that will expand your martial […]

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Pig tissue grows new muscle

I came across this experiment which I found fascinating, and I thought I would share it with you.  Never underestimate the wonders of the human body. Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men’s own stem […]

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Goals and Goal Setting

Martial Arts & Goal Setting Heres some usual information on goal setting in martial arts, written by Chief Master Thomas Gordon, who runs a dojo in Florida.  We believe goal setting, in martial arts or in life, is key to helping you achieve that goal. 1. Write Goals Down It’s important not to write down […]

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Self Defence Classes – O’Neil CVI, Oshawa

We were lucky enough to be asked by O’Neil CVI to do some self defence classes during their Grade 11 girls gym class.  Their teacher is Ms Manerowski who contacted us because she was interested in her girls participating in self defence classes.  We did a 1 hour morning class from Monday June 9 – Friday June […]

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Benefits of Martial Arts

The bad news is that martial arts are often misunderstood.   For me, it’s about discipline, meeting awesome people, training your mind and strengthening your body. This all will vary greatly depending on what art you choose. It’s incredibly easy to start, and there are so many different arts to choose from, you’d be crazy […]

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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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