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Some Good News this Week!

Category : FC Youth News


Hey FC Parents & Kids,

There still is no word about when we can get back to our regular training at FightClub for the youth program but hopefully soon. I’ll keep you all posted as information becomes available. As far as the Live Online Training Sessions goes things are going great. I can see the kids absorbing the information I’m giving them. Trying to make the sessions, not just activity-based (Movement & Breathing) but also informative (Systema Methodology) and education (Life Lessons).

Check out a little video clip from Wednesday’s Class … Youth Live Online Training!

Some Good News this week!

The government has lifted some of its restrictions. As of Friday, May 22nd the FightClub Archery Range will be re-opened.

Many of you have asked about getting your kids started in the FightClub Archery Program – so now is a perfect time. They need to complete a few Introductory Archery Lessons first and then successfully pass the Safety Testing before they can join the weekly Archery program on Mondays and Fridays.

You can book your Two Introductory Archery Sessions today by emailing me at I am available throughout the day and weekends and can teach 2-3 kids at the same time (while still maintaining social distancing). So brothers and sisters, cousins, family friends and get organized and learn together. Our bored kids have something they can finally do!



FightClub Archery Range will be Re-Opening!

Category : FC Archery News


Some good news!

The government has lifted some of its restrictions. As of Friday, May 22nd the FightClub Archery Range will be re-opened. The two classes on Friday are 5-6 pm for the Youth session and 6-7 pm for the Adult session.

We still have to exercise physical distancing, so only every second shooting lane will be open. (50% capacity rules) that means only 5 people can be downstairs at one time. (not 10-12 like last time). To accommodate I will need to add two more classes on Monday 5-6 pm for the Youth session and 6-7 pm for the Adult session.

I will need you to email me at and let me know which day (Monday or Friday) and times you would like to attend. So I can manage the 50% capacity rules. I will do my best to get everyone at least one day of shooting/lesson.


To be honest, it’s been a tough couple of months, but I’ve managed a lot better than others and for that, I am feeling truly blessed.

I’ve made some improvements to the range, I’m sure you will be pleased. I’m pretty proud of how your club is looking these days!

As always, if you would like to discuss anything in regards to archery program; please feel free to contact me at your convenience:

See you soon,



Happy Victoria Day 

Category : FC Club News



Just a quick reminder that there will be no Live Online Classes on Monday, May 18th – Victoria Day.

Tuesday till Friday this week the Adult Live Online Training class will require a training Knife (any knife will do but make sure it is not sharp) and a blindfold (to cover your eyes). I would like to show you some ways of integrating knife work skills into your own personal Systema practice at home.

Wednesday & Friday this week the Youth Live Online Training class will require two plastic cups and something that can be used to blindfold (to cover your eyes). 



Youth Training Sessions Recorded & Uploaded Plus this Week’s Systema Star!

Category : FC Youth News


Hey FC Parents & Kids,

It’s been a great week of Live Online training. I just finished uploading a few videos from Monday and Wednesday classes. Check it out!

Monday, May 11th Youth Live Training Session 

Wednesday, May 13th Youth Live Training Session 

I am seeing a good effort by many of the kids, but one in particular has put in a great effort. Congratulations to George for being this week’s Systema Star! Remember every week I will be looking for a Systema Star so Work Hard!

George is this week’s Systema Star!



Building and Changing Habits

Category : FC Club News


Hey FC Crew,

It’s been a great week of Live Online training. I just finished uploading a few videos from Monday and Tuesday classes. Check it out!

Monday, May 11th Adult Live Training Session 

Tuesday, May 12th Mental Live Training Session 


Building and Changing Habits

We seem to understand building habits in other settings so much better than we understand how to change habits in ourselves.  There are a couple of analogies I use all the time when it comes to building and changing habits.

I’ll talk about taking a snowboarding or skiing lesson.  Living in Canada, most people seem to understand at least what those look like.  I’ll ask students if at their first ski lesson they were handed skis and taken to the top of the mountain, and pushed down a run with trees, moguls, cliffs and rocks?  Of course they weren’t.  In fact, for the first 10 minutes they spend just standing on flat ground, and probably fell over a couple of times when they were just STANDING there.

In your first driving lesson, the instructor probably didn’t take you out into rush-hour traffic.  You probably spent it in an empty parking lot, country road, or residential neighbourhood with no other cars around.  And even then, you probably spent the first 10 minutes just sitting in the car without moving.

When you were learning to play piano, the teacher didn’t pull out sheet music for Mozart and demand that you play to at the correct tempo.  You probably sat at the keys and learned their names, and learned how to just use 3 fingers to play “Mary had a little lamb”, and even then you probably made mistakes.

These are the settings we learn other skills in.  As our skills improve, the setting becomes more challenging.  We go to more challenging runs on the ski hill, into more traffic at higher speeds in the car, and play more elaborate songs on the piano.

But in martial arts we often get taught that if we aren’t practicing at ‘real’ speed then we are wasting our time. That is false. Build the habit to go slower but with lots of detail!

Slow and Control becomes Fast and Steady. As you get comfortable you will naturally speed up. A good marker to look for is ‘openness’. When you speed up your body, mind and spirit should feel open and free.

Something to think about …