Lake Shore Santa Claus Parade

Lake Shore Santa Claus Parade.   It all started early in 1991, when the Lakeshore Village (New Toronto) BIA came to Long Branch BIA with the idea of starting a Christmas parade on the Lakeshore again after a 25 year hiatus. It was felt that this would be a way to bring […]

Martial Arts Stretching

There are a wide variety of martial arts stretches used to improve flexibility and to reduce the chance of potential training injuries (i.e. a pulled muscle). They will help you to achieve higher martial arts kicks, difficult grappling & submission positions with less strain, etc. The sports and martial arts stretches […]

Training after an injury

At some point you, or someone very close to you, is going to get hurt. I’m not talking about a paper cut or a skinned knee – I’m talking about a serious injury that requires a doctor’s care and a (hopefully temporary) lifestyle modification. This story was originally published at […]

Respect In the Martial Arts

Martial artists are raised on a liberal diet of respect. Respect for your master-teacher. Respect for the game and your opponent, and respect for yourself, for getting out of bed and having the will to train day in day out while the rest of the world treats minor backaches with […]