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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.

 

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Warriors Den Podcast

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#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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Farhad Dastur is a Ph.D is Psychology specializing in Cognitive and Evolutionary psycholgy. Dr. Dastur is currently teaching for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has taught the following:

PSYC 1100 – Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
PSYC 1200 – Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications
PSYC 2300 – Applied Statistics
PSYC 2315 – Brain and Behaviour
PSYC 2375 – Perception
PSYC 2385 – Cognition
PSYC 2400 – Research Methodology
PSYC 3800 – Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 3950 – Cognitive Ergonomics
PSYC 4200 – Human Factors and Ergonomics
PSYC 5000 – Honours Thesis
Dr. Dastur is a fascinating individual with experiences that have taken him all over the world both for pleasure, personal and educational. He received his B.Sc from the University of British Columbia and his M.Sc and Ph.D from Dalhousie university in Nova Scotia. He also pushes open source education with some of his colleagues at KPU.
While I did not get to talk about half of the things I wanted to in this podcast I am sure I will have him on again.
In case you are wondering as to why a non-Martial Artist came on as a guest the answer is simple. As the description of the podcast says:
“The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides
As such I hope to have more guests of the Academic nature to broaden the perspectives, opinions and knowledge you might gain from this podcast.
Here is a TEDx presentation Dr. Dastur gave on his battle with depression and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Here is another talk he did at Science World on The Quest for Meaning in an Age of Anxiety, Conspiracies, and Superstitions
In addition below are some of his published works:
Sager, B., Yanko, M.R., Spalek, T.M., Froc, D.J., Bernstein, D.M., Dastur, F.N. (2014). Motorcyclist’s lane position as a factor in right-of-way violation collisions: A driving simulator study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 72, 325-329.
Orban, L., & Dastur, F. N. (2012). Shifts in colour discrimination during early pregnancy. Evolutionary Psychology 10(2):238-252.
Dastur, F. N., McGregor, I. S., & Brown, R. E. (1999). Dopaminergic modulation of rat pup ultrasonic vocalizations. European Journal of Pharmacology, 382(2), 53-67.
Brown, R.E., Dastur, F., Stanford, L., & Schellinck, H. (1998). Mouse IQ: Development of standardized test batteries for knockout and mutant mice. Developmental Psychobiology, 33, 368.
McGregor, I. S., Dastur, F. N., McLellan, R. A., & Brown, R. E. (1996). Cannabinoid modulation of rat pup ultrasonic vocalizations. European Journal of Pharmacology, 313, 43-49.
Pinel, J. P. J., Mumby, D. G., Dastur, F. N., & Pinel, G. J. (1994). Rat (Rattus norvegicus) defensive behaviour in total darkness: Risk assessment function of defensive burying. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 108(2), 140-147.
Mumby, D. G., Pinel, J. P. J., & Dastur, F. N. (19
Warriors Den Podcast

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This is the UFC 196 Fight Cast. With Jonathan Fader, Rod “Zilla” Wingrove, Borhan Jiang, Dylan Hanna, Matt Kiomall and the man with the perfect voice Neil.

The main card for this fight was Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz and co-main event was Holly Home vs Meisha Tate.

 

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Lior Offenbach with Jonathan Fader and Borhan Jiang

Lior OffenbachCKMI is a former IDF special forces operator as well as 8 year veteran of the Israeli Police force. He has been doing Krav Maga for nearly 20 years and martial arts overall for even longer. Lior is an expert in hand to hand and close quarters combat and was a top student of other notable instructors in Israel. In the last few years Lior branched off on his own and founded Combat Krav Maga International. He has quickly become one of the most popular Krav Maga instructors in the world due to his aggressive but reality based approach to Krav Maga.

 

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Donna Marion is a BJJ Purple Belt and instructor at UTKM. In this podcast we discuss what its like being a respected BJJ player in a male dominated world. In addition we discuss self-defense and other sensitive topics.

Donna Marion Teaching

 

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Justin Pierrot, Christiaan Allart and Jonathan Fader at Budo MMA Vancouver after a podcast

Justin Pierrot is the founder and host of The Eye of the Storm Podcast  and writer for www.mmasucka.com Christiaan Allart is the Co-host and BJJ and kickboxing instructor at Budo MMA vancouver.

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