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Michelle Tsoi is local martial artist practising in the past Capoeira and more recently started BJJ. She is also a local paramedic for BC ambulance. In this episode, we talk about how she got into martial arts as well as her experience with PTSD as a first responder among other things.

 

 

Tobey Reyes is an expert in arnis/illistrimo and is also a BJJ Blue belt. He was also on episode 2 of warriors den. He and host Jonathan Fader originally met when they were training BJJ at Trevor Clarkson’s place in Richmond BC. In this episode, we talk about the usual fighting, UFC, training, Politics and of course the fact we both have Knee injuries that we are recovering from.

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Geoffrey Chiu of GC Performance Training is an up-and-coming local trainer, although he prefers the title “coach,” specializing in the strength and conditioning for any and all sports. Follow him on Facebook, he does weekly Q&A every Monday. Joining him and Jonathan is UTKM’s own marketing director, Miss Zerlinda Chau.

We talk about Geoff’s background, high school PE classes, Geoff’s blog post about MMA strength and conditioning, politics and more!

This is a Fight cast which includes UFC 205 and Shenanigans. If you have only ever listened to regular Warriors den podcast know that this is not that.

Episode 39 – Tracey J. Kinney is a PhD in History

Posted: November 2, 2016 by urbantacticskravmaga in Warrior's Den

tracey-kinney_1Tracey J. kinney is a Ph.D in History and teaches out of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in metro Vancouver. In this podcast we discuss the usual but with a little more emphasis on history. For more about Tracy check her out on the KPU website.

sonny-sahota-and-marcus-soaresSonny Sahota is a purple belt in BJJ under Marcus Soares, Canada’s highest ranked BJJ practitioner. He has also dabbled in other striking styles including Kempo Karate. In addition much like warriors den host Jonathan Fader is a political nerd though his stances are on a different end of the spectrum.

 

#thisisUTKM In this episode UTKM Co-Founder Borhan Jiang and Jonathan Fader are joined by UTKM manager Josh Hensman to discuss how UTKM has changed over the past year. We also discuss Krav Maga and its politics and instruction a little.

UFC 200 imageThis is the UFC 200 Fight cast. If you missed the event know that it was hyped up like crazy and they probably spent millions promoting it. Yet, I think that this podcast is more exciting than the actual fights. SO, if you are watching the fights after the fact, why not listen to this podcast at the same time as we talk about politics and MMA as well as the usual banter.

Featuring Justin Pierrot of Eye of the Storm MMA podcast and UTKM Co-Founder Borhan Jiang.

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Project Power Performance Center is a new athletic performance facility that is conveniently located in the UTKM main gym in Richmond. 2 of its three founding members Ed Leung and Jai Iyer sat down with Jonathan to discuss fitness, personal training and the poor environments that are at most commercial gyms. In addition as usual we go off topic and talk about other things.

To give you a little better idea who is project power here is a little about the three:

Ed Leung:
Ed began weight training in 2008 and has never looked back since. His personal journey involved working with numerous trainers and included body building, functional strength training and, more recently, power lifting.

As a coach, Ed:

  • Uses various training styles to cater to individual goals
  • Maximizes training output while reducing stress on joints
  • Works with clients with mobility issues
  • Utilizes myofascial stretching to help release muscle tension

Ed is currently studying Kinesiology with the long-term goal of becoming a physical therapist of chiropractor.

Jai Iyer:
Jai (pronounced Jay) is a competitive body builder and non-competitive powerlifter. He placed first in the 2013 NPAA Novice, and second in the 2014 Sandra Wickman Open. If you’re interested in the numbers, his raw max lifts: Bench 315, Squat 495, Deadlift 523. But Jai isn’t all about getting him and his clients huge, he has also worked with older clienteles and takes more pride in making them realize their hidden potentials.

As a coach, Jai focuses on:

  • Martial arts focused strength + conditioning
  • Powerlifting
  • Competitive level body building, including competition preparation
  • General fitness + weight loss

Jai is a certified personal trainer and also holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering from UBC and is currently training for the BC Provincials to be held on July 9th, 2016.

Mandeep Khatkar:
Mandeep started out as a track and field athlete for 5 years from grade 8-12, which later lead to his interest in powerlifting. After suffering from an unfortunate hamstring tear he switched his focus while recuperating to lose weight and lost 135lb of bodyweight in a healthy sustainable way which he is still maintaining. Currently Mandeep is pursuing his adventures in Olympic lifting after having a brief stint with wrestling.

As a coach, Mandeep focuses on:

  • Developing strength and speed in youth athletes
  • Sustainable Weight loss
  • Strength and conditioning for Track and field athletes
  • Olympic Lifting coaching

Mandeep is a certified personal trainer. He is currently looking to complete his level 1 for Track and Field and Olympic Lifting and has a long term goal of becoming a RMT.

Aussie Dan gets his assistant Instructor Certificate

Daniel Liu is UTKM’s newest Assistant Instructor. He has been doing martial arts for many years but when he moved to Vancouver he wanted to continue his Krav Maga Training. After shopping around he choose UTKM and never looked back. Daniel is interesting as he is an Engineer by day and a bohemian martial artist by night. Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Martial arts and fixing bikes at a local bike shop are just some of the many things that keep him busy. Listen to this podcast and get to know Dan a little better.