Magwood's Martial Arts

Traditional Values - Modern Sensibilities
Jiu Jitsu - Kung Fu - Tai Chi - Karate - Self Defense

"If you have the opportunity to study with Greg Magwood take it.
Knowledgeable, skillful, friendly and supportive, Greg is a veteran martial arts teacher with a lot to share."
Sifu Sam Masich, Masich Internal Arts

Magwood’s Martial Arts Online Classes Fall 2020

Starting September 8th 2020


Tuesday Morning

9:30 to 10:15am - Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts

11:00 to 11:30am - Traditional Weapons Study (Double Edge Sword)

Tuesday After School 

4:00 to 4:30pm - Children's and Youth Martial Arts

Tuesday Evening

7:00 to 7:45pm - Canadian Jiu Jitsu and Karate Workout


Wednesday  Evening

7:00pm - Kung Fu, Hsing I Chuan (12 Animals Study)

7:30pm - Kung Fu, My Jong Law Horn Pai (Tam Tuey Study)


Thursday Morning

9:30am - Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts

11:00am - Traditional Weapons Study (Staff)

Thursday After School

4:00 to 4:30pm - Children's and Youth Martial Arts


 All Group Classes will be recorded and made available to members on our Anytime Training Archive.

Train What You Want When You Want


All Access Online Group Class Membership 

$60 a month Adult Membership  $40 Children's and Youth Membership (50% off for family members from same household.) 

That is 36+ lessons a month available to you with your All Access Membership.

(sliding scale fees are available to make sure classes are accessible to all during these hard times please contact me for more details)

Contact us now to sign up.

Class fees can be made via Etransfer to magwoodma@yahoo.ca , PayPal (contact for PayPal address), cheque or money order payable to Greg Magwood. Please contact for mailing address. 


Train What You Want When You Want

Your All Access Group Class Membership will include links to participate in all Live Zoom Group Classes as well as links to access the recorded class archive for anytime training or reviewing of the lessons from the month you have signed up for. Want to access archives of previous months lessons? $50 for a months lessons. 


Online Private and Semi Private Sessions

Magwood’s Martial Arts offers you so much material to work on. These 25 min sessions will allow you to receive corrections and to work in more detail on material that is important to you. Morning, Afternoon and Evening slots will be available. You will not be disappointed in these sessions.


Private and Semi Private Class Pricing

Private lesson $25 (All Access Members $20)

Four Pack $90 (All Access Members $75)

book your session now.


Morning Sessions 

Wednesdays

9:30am 

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am 

11:30am

Afternoon Sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1:30pm

2:00pm

Evening Sessions

 Thursdays

7;00pm 

7:30pm

Don't see a time that works for you? Contact me for other options.

"Having Sifu/Sensei Greg Magwood move his exceptional skills and teaching abilities online has, for me, been an exceptional learning time.
In addition to the styles I was currently studying the format he has designed allows me to learn from many martial arenas, exposing me to new concepts, There are many studies to choose from and you can choose just one or any one that sounds interesting. The cost remains the same. You also receive an archival record of all of the classes to use for your ongoing study. I certainly use the archive a great deal. 
Remember, regardless of the current issues caused by COVID-19 making in person training difficult, your body and brain still NEEDS to move. I look forward to seeing you at class."
Sifu, Sandra Zabludofsky, Bancroft Tai Chi Club

Online Class Descriptions

Children’s and Youth Martial Arts 

This children’s oriented after school Class is designed to keep your kids moving and active while learning life saving self-defence techniques and strategies. A fun, challenging and entertaining workout for cardio, core strength and flexibility all the while learning valuable upright fighting techniques, self-defence and street proofing skills. I am encouraging participants to find a family member to join them so we can do pad work and partner style drills. Parents and siblings come join in the fun. With the lack of physical activities available for children this year a program like this is even more important for your child’s mental and physical heath.


Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts

Do your mind and body a favour and try out this program. Chi Kung and Internal Martial Arts offer so much to students of any age. Watch your balance, coordination and strength increase as your physical and mental stress decreases. There is a reason that so many people around the world participate in Tai Chi and Chi Kung. It works and it works on so many levels. Want to maintain and increase your health and wellbeing? Want to increase your fighting efficiency? Accomplish both and more. Participate in our guided workouts that focus on the Fundamentals and Foundations of effective efficient movement and stress reduction.  Keep fit and vital for life!


Canadian Jiu Jitsu and Karate Workout

Get in a good workout while learning the full upright fighting curriculum of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council. Modern western fighting styles combine with traditional fighting systems. Learn striking drills to give you the advantage in your upright game. Classes are taught with a focus on refining and understanding the Bio Mechanical principals that govern efficient and effective martial arts techniques. Cardio, core strength, flexibility and more. Canadian Jiu Jitsu is unique in its focus on combining strong effective upright skills with the throwing, locking and grappling of traditional Jiu Jitsu. You will not be disappointed as you refine your understanding of Biomechanics and see your fighting skills and fitness improve.


My Jong Law Horn Pai, Kung Fu 

The earliest written account of the My Jong system comes form the 13th Century. My Jong Law Horn Pai refers to “Lost Track Monk (or Lohan) system”. One of its main features is a sophisticated and surprising ability to change strategy on the fly and do so at very high speed. The opponent simply loses track of what is happening during an encounter. Graceful and highly effective. These classes will focus on the fundamentals and foundations of this diverse fighting system as well as teaching forms (memorized sequences of fighting techniques). Forms offer an excellent challenge both physically and mentally all the while teaching your body how to move fluidly and produce power efficiently. Build your core strength and range of motion while learning effective fighting principals and techniques. 


Hsing I Chuan, Kung Fu

Hsing I Chuan (Mind Form Boxing) is considered to be one of the three main styles of internal martial arts 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. Hsing I draws on Chi Kung principals to help increase the health of its practitioners. This supports the development of timing, rhythm, balance and speed. Outwardly Hsing I Chuan can seem sparse, the action takes place on the inside and can lead to truly explosive techniques. In this class we are studying the fundamentals and foundations of the system as well as the 5 fists and 12 animal forms.


Traditional Weapons Study, Double Edge Sword & Staff (Bo)

Why study historical weapons in a contemporary world? First of all because it is very fun. Weapons training has so many benefits both physical and mental.  Learning how to coordinate and become one with the weapon is a rewarding study. In these classes we will be learning the foundations and fundamentals of each weapon as well as learning a traditional form (memorized sequences of fighting techniques) using the weapon. Weapons work is an entertaining way to add some functional weight training to your martial arts and a new challenge to your coordination. 

Sword Class will be studying the Moi Fa Gim (Plum Flower Sword) set from Choi Le Fut

Staff Class will be learning the Shepards Staff routine from the My Jong Law Horn Pai System.


To participate in these classes you will need some form of practice weapon. These can be simple pieces of wooden dowel to start. For the sword class you will need one aprox. 36” you can also use a Kali/Escrima stick. For the staff class you will need a 5’ to 6’ piece. If you are limited with the space you train in you can use something shorter.

Testimonials 

"My children have attended Greg Magwood's martial arts classes in Peterborough for years, along with their various other activities. Now that school is starting, with no school sports or clubs, and few other extracurricular activities available to keep our kids active and healthy, we'll definitely be logging into the online classes Sensei has been offering since the dojo had to be closed. The kids' classes provide a fun, full-body, full range-of-motion workout in a small space, while teaching practical self defense skills where the goal is not to win a fight, but to get away from someone who might mean them harm. The martial arts are difficult, demanding that they achieve balance, coordination, and a strong connection between body and mind. As they improve, they get a sense of achievement (beyond what they get from their parents and teachers), and develop the confidence to stand up for themselves.
PS. The adult/mixed classes are great too, especially if you want to thumb your nose at the aging process ;-). See you virtually there."
Eric Howe, Peterborough

"I have really enjoyed the Zoom Tai Chi classes for the past 3 months, learning something new each time.  I love being able to go into the archive to redo a lesson that I want to work on."

Linda H., Madoc ON


"I personally prefer the live feed and recorded classes to attending. Ultra convenient, stress free and if I have to miss because my day is not my own, I can do the class any time and keep up. I The commitment is there because I've signed on for the month, and the structure of the live feed makes me keep up, even if I have to do it in the evening rather than when the class is given. And I can do it if I am at home, or if I am away, All I need is my lap top and the wi-fi connection.   At the same time, Greg remains personable, helpful and encouraging to every individual in the class, even on screen. Classmates remain encouraging and friendly - every class begins and ends with time for chit chat among all. And Greg has  built  one-on-one with live feed back into his program options if you want to do that. 

I like that I can do class without having to get out of my pyjamas on a slow day, or switch out of my sweaty grimies on a day when I've been running dogs all morning first.  I like that I can repeat classes when my concentration has failed and at the same time, there are new classes every week, so it feels alive, new and current even when done from recording.  I like that when I'm having a crappy day, I can sort of do class anyway, no one is watching! And then my day gets better because guess what - it wasn't such a crappy day after all! 

Thank you Greg for persisting in making this work.  This program is an excellent example of coping with COVID and I have shared it with many others to inspire and encourage them in developing new ways to continue to reach out and be an effective  community of people with knowledge and skill to share for the betterment of us all." 

Bonnie Sallans, Madoc ON


"Given that we can’t practice together I’m finding the zoom classes with Greg to be very worthwhile. I would encourage anyone who is reluctant to give it a try. The instruction is excellent and audio and visual are very clear.   Any small technology glitches have been easily solved. Having access to the archived classes is great too!"

Cindy Conner, Peterborough ON