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John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre






John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre

Unit 1&2, 4 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Ottawa Ontario


About John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre

John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre started at the Ottawa Athletic Club in 1997 and move

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David Kovar





Ah ......Gratitude

There is no don"t about it, running a martial arts school can be hard work. A school owner has to wear lots of hats. At times, we have to be a psychologist, a salesman, a motivator, a teacher, the boss, and the janitor. But with that said, I"m not sure what could be more rewarding. We h


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2016 MA Movies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Ip Man 3 (Donnie Yen)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny (Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh)

Kickboxer: Vengeance(Jean-Claude Van Damme)

The Deadly Reclaim (Wu Jing)

The Monkey King 2 (Aaron Kwok)

Rail Road Tigers (Jackie Chan)

Kung Fu Yoga (Jackie Chan)

Kung Fu Cowboy (Tiger Chen)

The Bodyguard (Sammo Hung, Andy Lau)

Beast (Kenny Chin)

Headshot (Iko Uwais)

Feng Shen Bang 3D (Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai)

Never Back Down 3 (JeeJa Yanin)

Kung Fu Panda 3

 Dennis Ichikawa

March 2016 Issue of Martialinfo.com's Online Martial Arts Magazine featuring Tang Soo Do Master Dennis Ichikawa and Master Mark Cox

Dennis Ichikawa began his training with the Chuck Norris system in 1970. Though his instructors varied from Gerald Taylor, Vic Guerrero, Bob Barrow and Chuck Norris, Master Ichikawa credits Pat Johnson as his main mentor and inspiration as an instructor. Grandmaster Ichikawa has made his residence in Thousand Oaks since 1981, where he lives with his wife of 28 years and 3 grown children. He recently relocated his studio to its current location to accomodate a larger student body and more parking. Grandmaster Ichikawa currently heads the American Tang Soo Do Alliance. This is a group of 7 programs run by black belts trained by the grandmaster: 6th dan Terry McMeekin, 5th dan Mark Cox, 5th dan Conrad Ercolono, 4th dan Jason Flame, 3rd dan Frankie McConnell, 3rd dan Mikeal Smith (Reno) and 4th dan Aaron Lawrence. This forms one of the largest groups of students and instructors related to th


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Fariborz Azhakh





My son's story

In the course of our travels through life it's a commonly accepted fact that the things that bring us the greatest joy can often bring us the most troublesome worries as well. My son, Aria, was born about two months ago, and the great joy my wife and I experienced was matched only by the anxiety we felt when he came down with a strong fever. After a call to the doctor and a recommendation to check into the hospital and some x-rays, we found our son was stricken with a bout of pneumonia. Being only six weeks old at the time, we were terribly frightened about his prospects.

But after some time in the hospital, the doctor explained that we could take him home as long as we take a specific antibiotic to administer to him because he needed it right away. So, we rushed down to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription and be on our way, but as it turned out, they were all out of what we needed. Not one to be deterred, I decided to set out onto the next pharmacy and perhaps they would be able to fill the prescription.

As I was getting ready to leave, however, I notice behind the counter a young woman, perhaps 25 years old. I'll never forget that her name tag said, "Sarah," and before I had a chance to turn around and leave, she asks me, "are you Fariborz?"

Being preoccupied with my son's health, I had no time to discern how she knew this, and at my first impulse replied, "yes."

She then told me that when she was 10, she took karate lessons from me, 14 years ago. After our pasts


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    John Leroux





    I was first interested in martial arts because of the character Kwai Chang Caine in TV series Kung Fu, and also out of fear of getting hurt by others.  My parents always pushed me to turn the other cheek.  That was tough going being French and growing up in a rural English community at

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    Tom Callos





    How to Measure a Great Martial Artist

    So let’s say I’m a veteran martial arts teacher / practitioner, like…oh say, 44 years of participation / practice. And let’s say that I have some students; that is, people who, in one way or another, look to me for a bit of direction / coaching in whatever it is I’v


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    birthdays in march

    March 1) Jeff Green

    March 1) Roman Z

    March 1) David Chang

    March 1) Scott  Tomlinson

    March 1) Chaudhry Anayat Anayat

    March 1) Roman Zaitsev

    passed away in march

    March 1) Farhad Varasteh

    March 1) Brandon Lee

    March 3) Angel Ovalles Cabales

    March 6) REV KENSHO FURUYA

    March 7) HOWARD JACKSON

    March 8) Henry Cho


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