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Preliminary Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Grading April 8th 2018

Posted by magwoodma on April 8, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hosted a Preliminary Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Grading today in Madoc ON. A hard fought 5 hours 15 min. Congratulations to a successful grading for all the candidates. Dean A White, John Schneeberger, Caillean Brown represented Magwood's Martial Arts so well.

A big thanks to all the members of the grading board. Your time and opinions are much appreciated.

Next step will be the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council grading board in three weeks.

March Break 2018

Posted by magwoodma on March 5, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

March 12th to 16th will be the school March Break. There will be no Children's or Youth classes this week. All Teen and Adult classes hosted in school locations will also be canceled.

Spring Martial Arts Retreat May 5th 2018

Posted by magwoodma on March 5, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The 7th Annual Spring Martial Arts Retreat 2018

This annual spring event has become a must attend event for martial artists of all styles looking to increase their skills in a friendly challenging environment. Cross training in various Martial Arts helps to improve and support any other arts you may practice.

- Three skilled teachers, Three excellent subjects and one beautiful location. -

The straw bale octagon retreats have quickly gained a reputation as a spring highlight. The open and welcoming atmosphere and skilled instruction make it appropriate for martial artists of all styles and skill levels to attend.

This Spring I am happy to once again be joined by Sifu Robert Walther, head of Snow Tiger Martial Arts and President of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council and Sensei Terry Langevin of Langevin Educational Systems.

3 to 5pm Sifu Walther will be presenting a seminar on The Hero's Pose. Using a singular martial art technique with versions that span many different martial arts styles Sifu Walther will help you to unlock the secrets hidden inside kata and forms from all styles.

12:30 to 2:30pm Sensei Langevin's ability to break down martial arts into simple universal principals is amazing. Let him show you how to take the guess work out of strategic positioning and explore the preditibility of bio mechanics in locking skills.

10am to 12pm Sifu Greg Magwood, Hsing Yi Chuan (Mind Form Boxing or Five Element Boxing) is considered to be one of the three main styles of internal martial art from China. Although it does not share the same slowness of motion with Tai Chi Chuan it shares the idea that power is developed from the inside and is expressed outward. At its base it contains 5 "fists" that have in them all the basics you need for powerful martial arts.

With the location of the event in the Madoc Park it is a day the whole family can enjoy whether they are participating in the retreat or enjoying the amenities of the park. The park offers all a family could ask for in a day out, full sized concrete skate park, massive 3 story climbing and play structure and a splash pad. Shade centers, tables and a full canteen makes it all a picnic in the park.

To register contact Sifu Magwood, 613-849-0170 or [email protected]

January New Student Special.

Posted by magwoodma on December 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

New Students $40 of a three month membership in January.

Please click here to get your $40 off coupon.


Dec 20th - Peterborough Tai Chi, Kung, Fu Jiu Jitsu Holiday Social

Posted by magwoodma on December 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dec 20th - Peterborough Tai Chi, Kung, Fu Jiu Jitsu Holiday Social


Belt and Stripe Presentations Dec 12th -14th

Posted by magwoodma on December 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Belt and Stripe Presentations will be held during regular class times on Dec 12th, 13th and 14th.

All parents, family and friends are invited to join us and watch the students receive their hard earned next level.

6th Annual Fall Martial Arts Retreat

Posted by magwoodma on October 15, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

6th Annual Fall Martial Arts Retreat, Saturday November 11th 2017

The Mount Auditorium 1545 Monaghan Rd. Peterborough ON

1:00 to 3:00pm - Sensei/Sifu Langevin, Entrances and Single Stick

3:30 to 5:30pm - Sensei/Sifu Greg Magwood, Tai Chi Fighting Applications

6 to 8pm - Sifu Simon Chong, Ngo Cho Kun, 5 Ancestors Fist

To Register contact Sifu Magwood at 613-849-0170 or [email protected]

Saturday November 11th 2017 will be the date of our 6th Annual Fall Martial Arts retreat. This seminar series has been an overwhelming success. A fantastic day of martial arts training and martial arts family spirit. It has brought Martial Arts practitioners of all levels and styles together in a spirt of sharing the riches that the Martial Art have to offer. I am happy to once again be working with Sensei/Sifu Terry Langevin at this years retreat. An exceptional teacher and practitioner he connects with his students and passes on his excitement for his art. I am excited to welcome Sifu Simon Chong of Internal Harmony Kung Fu to this years event. Sifu Chong has fantastic skills in both teaching and technique and a life time dedication to the martial arts. From beginner to seasoned practitioner you are sure to come away excited to train and with lots of new material to work on.

1:00 to 3:00pm - Sensei/Sifu Langevin's Enteances and Single Stick, The first half of the class will be on the predictable physical mechanics of self defence. Knowing the limited variables of the human body prepares you for what to expect in a defence situation. The second part of class will be working on single stick techniques. All weapon skills can be learned from the simple and humble stick. (There will be sticks available to purchase or borrow at the retreat)

3:30 to 5:30pm - Tai Chi Fighting Applications with Sifu Greg Magwood. Balance and structure are paramount to effective martial arts, explore Tai Chi Chuan's sophisticated bio mechanics and watch your skills grow in all other systems you train in.

6 to 8pm - Sifu Simon Chong, Ngo Cho Kun, 5 ancestors fist. A southern shaolin style. An internal external mix. Based on Lohan monkey crane tai chi and tat chun. It's considered one of fukien province's best combat systems. The root art of Goju Ryu Karate, it's mostly practiced in southeast Asia.

The retreat is open to students all levels from any martial arts background and encourages an open atmosphere where students work together to explore the material offered. It's surprising how nice people can be with each other while learning something so potentially dangerous.

One Class $35, Two Classes $60, All Three $80

To Register contact Sifu Magwood at 613-849-0170 or [email protected]


Tournament Trenton ON, Sunday Oct 29th

Posted by magwoodma on October 6, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Trent Valley Karate and Jiu Jitsu Tournament Trenton ON

Sensei Bev and Sensei Bob Leonard ran a fantastic tournament at the

Trenton, Ontario YMCA last year. They're holding another one on Sunday,

October 29 at the same location and this one promises to be even better

than the last.

Please see the attached flyer for details.

Guest instructor at Quinte Bay Boxing Club

Posted by magwoodma on October 6, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Guest instructor at Quinte Bay Boxing Club. Bringing Tai Chi principles to the boxing gym.

Thanks to coach Warren for inviting me.



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