Episode 85 – Petra Foerster is a UTKM assistant Instructor and Green Belt, Judo Black Belt, and BJJ Blue Belt
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Petra Foerster was Born and raised in East of Germany, before the fall of the Berlin wall. There she was exposed to communist/socialist authoritarian governments and the tail end of the cold war. She started practicing Judo at the age of 6 practicing for more than 15 years achieving her Brown Belt. In December 2012 she decided to move to Vancouver and looking for a new start found Krav Maga at the end of 2014 at a gym in downtown Vancouver. In the fall of 2016, she switched to UTKM where she is now an Assistant Instructor and Green Belt. A few years ago she started training Judo again finally getting her Black Belt and now is teaching Kids classes at the Kensington Judo Club. As part of UTKM requirements, she also trains BJJ recently receiving her Blue Belt from Mike Hansen at Budo Martial Arts Burnaby. In June 2019 she went with fellow UTKM instructors to California and completed the IKF instructor Course under Amit Himelstein. In This Episode, we discuss her Martial Arts Journey, Judo, Krav Maga, Growing up in East Germany, Her recent Blog Post series Doomed to Repeat, Mental health, and more…

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