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Episode 44 – Fightcast UFC 213

Posted: July 9, 2017 by urbantacticskravmaga in Warrior's Den
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This is a UFC 2013 Fightcast. The main event was supposed to be an Amanda Nunes fight but was pulled off the card at the last even making the Co-Main event the Middleweight Interm Belt fight. The guests are some repeat offenders, with Ben and Dave from the last fight cast and our New Muay Thai Instructor Bilal Mobarak.  Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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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!

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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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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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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
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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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*Spoiler Alert*

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UFC 193 was and epic battle that saw the goliath Ronda Rousey be toppled by superior strategy and striking. This podcast was recorded during the fights in Hawaii during the West Coast BJJ winter camp. We delayed posting it a little bit to ensure every one who wanted to see the fight saw it. In addition we were waiting for the new Podcast intro to be worked on but here it is. It is a bit slow from the 15 minute to 45 minute mark so feel free to skip it unless you like to listen to Jonathan Fader’s attempt at play by play during the first main event fight.

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Todd Deane-Freeman and his kids at West Coast BJJ

In the world of BJJ much attention is given to the competitive black belt. In fact in martial arts so much attention is given to the top competitors. However, the reality is the majority of people who train martial arts are doing it for noncompetitive reasons. Enter the casual Black Belt. Todd Deane-Freeman is one such individual who attained his black belt after many years training under Don Whitefield. Todd roomed with Jonathan Fader during the 2015 West Coast BJJ Winter camp with Lucas Lepri in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.

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2015 West Coast BJJ winter camp – Note the Blackbelt’s in the front and the one star on the back left…

WE ARE BACK!!!

Sorry for the long break on the podcasts and posts but it is all explained at the beginning of this episode!!

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Josh Hensman

(We meant to have a photos of him receiving his certificate, but they were all blurry 🙁 )

Joshs Company Forge Fitness

Josh has had a passion for martial arts since seeing a video clip of Bruce Lee in action as a kid. He first studied Karate and then at University he began to explore Wing Chun Kung Fu and Capoeira.

After arriving in Canada in 2007 Josh moved to boxing and kickboxing, along with renewing his pursuit of Karate.

In 2014 he represented BC at the Canada Karate

Championships – a highlight in his sport martial arts career. As a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer he often found himself working in fitness and recreation environments where martial arts were occurring. This is where he first encountered Krav Maga. Josh was immediately captivated by the practical, easy to learn, and adaptable nature of Krav Maga. This was a martial art that was continually evolving! Josh continues to study Krav Maga through IKI and UTKM. Josh completed his UTKM Assistant Instructor training in Sept 2015 which nearly took him a year to achieve. Josh regularly teaches our kids classes as well as some of our white belt classes. He also is our head fitness trainer and instructor.

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Matt Kwan (Right) and Mike Lee (Left)

Matt Kwan is a Brown belt under Gary Hsueh and John Tompkins of Burnaby BJJ/Pacific Top Team. Originally a soccer and hockey player, Matt discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was instantly hooked. Matt competes regularly in local, national and international tournaments, and is one of the top competitors in BC. He has trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over six years and is constantly looking to expand his knowledge, seeking out the most current techniques in grappling. His true passion lies in the sharing and instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with teammates and new students alike.

Mike Lee is just a regular, everyday, normal guy who loves the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mike loved the arte suave so much, that he packed up and moved to Hermosa Beach, California to live and learn under the coaching of Bob Bass and the Machado Brothers, eventually earning his black belt. Mike also happens to be a Kodokan Judo black belt and is particularly experienced with teaching how Judo can help your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and vice On Guard Logo.

Together they have opened On Guard BJJ in Port Coquitlam they are offering what they call a complete grappling program with BJJ, Judo and Wrestling. If you live in the area of Port Coquitlam or other Tri-Cities you should drop by. They are offering classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:15pm-09:15 pm. They will be full of grappling conditioning, technique and sparring.

Check them out at:

www.onguardfc.com