Krav Maga – A Better Approach To Self Defense

Krav Maga. A better approach to Self Defense. Last week, at the end of January 2013, I have had the pleasure to attend another Israeli Krav International seminar with Moshe Katz from Israel. Organized by Mr. Laurian Lapadatu – an accomplished martial arts and fitness professional and the founder of Krav Maga Force – the…

Sports Karate – Canada National Championship

Fighting For a Purpose As I mention on my previous blogs, my intention to compete to this prestigious 2012 BC Karate Provincial Championship, has had many purposes. One reason was to test that the periodization training program I designed is a better approach to athletic performances. A second reason was to challenge myself and to…

Winning Silver and Thank You!

I apologize for being behind in this blog and I owe an explanation to everyone who have been following me in the last few weeks. I decided to take a day off from my computer and reflect on what happened at the competition. After the last few weeks of intense training, a day of rest…

Today is the Competition Day.

Today is the day of my biggest challenge! While I am competing today, the 2012 BC Karate Championship started yesterday with competitions between other categories. I helped with organize some last minute details and watched the competition for kids as well as for other participants who competed on the first day of the event. Those…

Karate and Krav Maga?

Yet another busy day! Yesterday I was teaching self-defense classes at two community centres: False Creek in Granville Island and University of British Columbia Recreation Centre. Teaching not only allows me to impart my knowledge to my students, but gives me a good tactical workout at the same time! At False Creek Community Center, I…

Introduction: Karate Zone 5 Qualification

Hello everyone! My name is Mario Schiopu and after participating in the Zone 5 Qualification Tournament yesterday on October 14, 2012, I am officially qualified to compete at the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championships. It will be held in Burnaby at BCIT Gym on Nov. 17 and 18 and I am ready to challenge some…