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Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council Black Belt Exams Nov 2018

Posted by magwoodma on November 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council Shodan Grading Candidates Nov 4th 2018

Congratulations to Sensei John Schneeberger of our Trenton Club on passing his Shodan (1st degree black belt) grading in Canadian Jiu Jitsu!

I am also honoured to announce that the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council has awarded posthumously Jordan Brydges a Shodan in Jiu Jitsu today in recognition of his dedication to perusing this rank before his battle with cancer. A First Degree Black Belt was awarded to Jordan Brydges who

was preparing for the Black Belt exams just before he became ill. Sensei

Brdyges was an outstanding Jiu Jitsu practitioner from Magwood Martial

Arts. The Grading Board presented the certificate to Sensei Greg Magwood

who will in turn present it to Jordan's family.

Goodbye Jordan

Posted by magwoodma on August 30, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with deep sorrow that I inform you that this morning long time student, friend and Sr. member of the Magwood’s Martial Arts Family Jordan Brydges has passed. As many of you know Jordan was waging a hard battle with cancer. Today the cancer has taken him from us far to early in his life. Jordan was a dedicated and open minded student of Tai Chi the martial arts and life in general. I saw in him somebody with the ability to pass on his passion and hoped that one day he would be an instructor. Jordan acquired a deep appreciation and understanding of the traditional martial arts philosophy. He carried it with him and faced life as true warrior to the end. I admired his ability to accept the unbelievably hard conditions he faced in the last 2-3 years without becoming bitter to the world around him. Many people can talk intellectually about the principals of Tai Chi but Jordan could apply it to his daily life. I will miss him dearly and there will always be a hole in the Magwood’s Martial Arts Family with him gone.

New Black Belts

Posted by magwoodma on May 21, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Congradulations to Sensei Dean White and Sensei Caillean Brown on their succesfull grading to Shodan (1st Degree) Black Belt in Canadian Jiu Jitsu on April 29th 2018.

Class Cancelations Prince Charles PS May 8th and 10th

Posted by magwoodma on May 6, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to a school function there will be no classes at Prince Charles PS. on May 8th and 10th.

The children’s and youth program Open House Martial Arts Demonstration will be postponed until May 15th.

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

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