Fresh Air and Wide Open Space

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Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Behind pop culture and the punches and kicks, there is a lot more to the martial arts than meets the eye. More than sport, fighting, or self-defense, the martial arts are first and foremost about life. About finding what is at the essence of your own being and expressing it.

The martial arts are also about art. ”To be a martial artist means to be an artist of life,” Next to my family and my faith, I have learned more about life from the martial arts than through any other endeavour.

I really want the kids at FightClub to become ‘artists of life’. If they breath and slow down this happens much easier.

One of the huge positive bi-products of our ‘new reality’ has been the outdoor training at the feild in East York Collegiate on Tuesday & Thrusday nights from 6-6:45 pm. The fresh air and wide open spaces is having such a positive effect on the kids. Keep them coming and spread the word – Bored kids at home is a shame when there is so much learning taking place around the corner.

Breath & Slow Down,



Outdoors and Online Classes as Toronto Approaching Stage 3

Category : FC Youth News


Hey FC Parents,

Such great weather this summer! Hope you’re making the most of getting outside to enjoy this fabulous weather. As you know the youth classes are now outdoors at East York Colligate on Tuesday & Thursday from 6-6:45 pm. These classes are proving to be a blessing for learning and teaching your kids. Something about being outdoors, makes them learn so much more than I could have imagined! Try to make a few of the classes if you can.



The Live Online classes are still happening on Monday and Wednesday from 1-130pm. The kids had a great class yesterday learning about Relaxation (not lazy) and Strength (not tension). Just posted it so check it out if you want to see … Live Youth Online Training July 20, 2020


Stage 3 – What to Expect

As Toronto approaches stage 3 and we all prepare for our new normal. Here is a glimpse of what to expect from FightClub.

Hand Sanitizing upon entering and exiting

Cleaning before and after classes

Reduce class capacity – 10 Student Capacity

In-Class Martial Arts Training – A Modified Systema Curriculum

Live Streamed Classes – Zoom

On-Demand video classes (New)


Outdoor Training Begins Today!

Category : FC Youth News


Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Now what you have all been waiting for …

Here is the kid’s training schedule for this month. I’ve tried my best to keep most of Online sessions which so many of you asked me to continue plus blending some outdoor training sessions for all of us to meet and training together again. The Outdoor training sessions will be held at East York Collegiate Institute (650 Cosburn Ave, East York, ON M4C 2V2). Lets’ meet buy the bleachers in front of the running track. The first class will be today!

* If your planning on attending you need to let me know via email to reserve your spot. We are only allowed to be a group of 10 due to COVID restrictions)

Outdoor & Online Training Schedule for July 2020


Youth Live On-line training 1-1:30 pm


Youth Outdoor Training 6-6:45 pm


Youth Live On-line training session 1-1:30 pm


Youth Outdoor Training 6-6:45 pm

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Closed

Pricing Structure for July

Just trying to keep things as simple as possible, so here are the options.

Youth Online & Outdoor training $100 for the month

* E-transfer works best



Youth Outdoor Training in July *Response Required*

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Hey FC Parents,

So we are finally in stage two! Yahoo!!

With some restrictions eased it should be fine for us to meet outdoors and still keep social distancing measures in place for small groups (up to 10 people). I was thinking of training at the East York Collegiate field (Coburn & Coxwell). It’s a big area with lots of space and it’s still relatively close. I’m open to any other location suggestions you might have … just let me know. So now let’s start by getting an outdoor training schedule organized.

Here are the three likely options I propose for the month of July.


Option 1 – Outdoor Training on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-6:45 pm.

Option 2 – Outdoor Training on Saturday’s from 10 am-10:45 am.

Option 3 – Outdoor Training on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6-6:45 pm and Saturday’s from 10-10:45 am.


Please let me know which option you would like to see … 1, 2, or 3? (before June 29th).

Stay safe and sane!


PS – Would you like me to continue the Live Online Training Sessions for the month of July?



Getting Outside for Training & This Week’s Systema Stars!

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Hey FC Parents & Kids,

I hope the kids are enjoying the online training. The live training sessions have focused on the importance of breathing, moving, being active, and at the same time developing an internal and external understanding of Systema – Russian Martial Art. As I’ve always said, “don’t work out, rather work on yourself.” This is the key difference in Systema physical training from other forms of activity.

Check out one of the classes from this week’s training.

Wednesday, June 10th Youth Live Training Session 



Are the Kids Interested in Getting Outdoors to Train?

It does seem highly likely that we will be able to train outdoors in the near future.  If that is the case we should be ready to take full advantage of that … Are the kids Interested in Getting Outdoors to Train?

Something like 6-6:45 pm a few times a week …Tuesdays & Thursdays?

* Let me know your thoughts before this Friday, June 8th *


Congratulations to Gabrielle, Sophia & Cristina! 

They are this week’s Systema Stars! Remember every week I will be looking for a Systema Star so Work Hard!



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