By now summer is in full swing and we hope that everyone is taking advantage of our Day Time classes here at the Canadian Black Belt Academy! If you are looking for something fun to keep your ninja occupied this summer feel free to find us at the front desk or give us a call and ask about all the cool things going on this summer! Today I wanted to offer a few tips on how to keep boredom at bay this summer! These are simple tips that you can implement NOW, and will help set your ninja up for […]
Why do you fight? I believe Mixed Martial Arts is the most challenging sport in world due to the physical and mental demands that are required to achieve success at the highest level. Mentally, the athlete must deal with the fight-or-flight response, remain calm and collected throughout, and not react with raw emotion otherwise he risks losing focus and technique suffers.
Bolton’s Jason Figliano has no problem getting into the ring. The dual black belt (Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Combat karate) actually pursues it for fun. “It’s for the experience, the thrill of it,” he said. “I just love to compete.” He has no illusions of a big-time MMA career, but he constantly wants to challenge himself, and the instructor and amateur champion needs more than he gets from small, grassroots gigs. This summer, he is pursuing his first professional MMA fight, with an offer to fight in Thailand already in his hip pocket.