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An Important Announcement from Renshi Guy

Dear Elite Family,

I want to take this opportunity to thank all students and their families for being part of the ELITE community. Whether you’ve been with me for 25 years or 2 weeks, I value you and your contribution to our dojo.

A few years back I made a strategic decision to relocate at the Kids Kingdom location and we’ve been here for just over a year. Unfortunately, over the past few months it has become clear that continuing down this road is not feasible for the long run. This has caused me to take a step back to evaluate the current state of our dojo and determine the necessary steps required to ensure ELITE is on a path that will see it grow and flourish for the long term.

I have dedicated my life to teaching karate, it is my passion and there is nothing more rewarding than to see my students grow and become the best person that they can be. It is for that reason that I have decided to initiate a period of transition to ensure that I can continue to invest my time and resources to maximize the positive impact ELITE can have on the students and their families.

Though reflecting on this has not been an easy process it has taken me back to the reasons I do this in the first place and it has reignited my passion and I am moving forward with a renewed commitment. I will be reevaluating and restructuring the program and investigating a variety of options for the new location. I am hoping that these changes will help me ensure that I am giving our dojo the love and attention it deserves.

To begin this period of transition, we will be relocating to St. Mary’s Hall located at 1171 Smith Rd, Navan ON K4B 1N7. We will have classes on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and we will be able to also teach the Elite Tykes Class on Saturday Mornings at 8:15 a.m. We will send more specific times for the classes in the next couple of days, as we restructure the schedule to allow everyone to still attend 3 times per week.

Please Note: We will be moving to the Hall in Navan over the weekend and during the first week of November and classes should resume Wednesday, November 8th. The last class at our current Kids Kingdom location will be Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

As we all know, change is not always easy but I truly believe that through this transition it will bring the ELITE family closer together and we will be better for it. I commit to you to provide as much information as possible through this transition and I invite you to approach me with any concerns you might have.

Kind Regards,
Renshi Guy Ouellette

10 Best Martial Arts Movies

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Who doesn’t like a good fight scene? There are few things as great as a fun martial arts movie to motivate an aspiring martial artist to practice, practice and practice.

In between all that practicing, grab a snack and watch some of these great martial arts movies from our very own Top Ten List of Best Martial Arts Movies.

 

10. Enter the Dragon (1973) Rated R

Bruce Lee, whose name is synonymous with the martial arts film genre, stars as a martial artist who utilizes an invitation to a martial arts tournament as a cover to spy on a local crime lord.

9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Rated PG-13

A beautiful film by Ang Lee about a young Chinese warrior who steals a sword from a famous swordsman and pursues a romantic adventure with a very mysterious man. There’s romance in this one, along with the handsome actor, Yun-Fat Chow.

8. The Octagon (1980) Rated R

What is a martial arts movie list without Chuck Norris? Definitely not an Oscar contender, but fun nonetheless. Violence is his last option….so he says.

7. Under Siege (1992) Rated R

Steven Seagal plays a former Navy SEAL turned cook on the USS Missouri. Then terrorists show up and get more than they bargained for from this Aikido master.

6. Legend of the Drunken Master (1994) Rated R

Legend of Drunken Master was Jackie’s final “kung fu” period style film of old, created in the 1990’s with a high level of martial arts action.

5. Kill Bill Vol 1 & Vol 2 (2003, 2004) Rated R

This amazing Tarantino film highlights some very violent, but excellent fight scenes featuring strong and powerful women. Definitely not a film for children, but excellent regardless.

4. Kung Fu Panda (2008) Rated PG

A story about an obese, noodle-loving Panda who ends up being bestowed the role of The Dragon Warrior. His challenges with physical conditioning exercises such as stair climbing and balancing resonate with the less experienced martial artist in all of us.

3. American Ninja (1985) Rated R

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines. With the fighting and the ‘save the girl’ focus in the plot, this is a great movie for the inner 13 year old boy in all of us.

2. The Last Samurai (2003) Rated R

Tom Cruise plays a captured American military adviser who embraces the Samurai culture he was once hired to destroy. There’s a lot of great fighting and sword work in this film. This movie was released when Tom Cruise was still cool (aka before the Oprah couch jumping incident).

1. The Karate Kid (1984) Rated PG

‘The Karate Kid’  and its stars, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita heroically brought karate and martial arts to the mainstream in this classic 1984 film. This movie is legendary and a must-see for any child wanting to pursue martial arts. It’s a also a fun movie for all of the nostalgic parents out there. There has never been a more fascinating film about painting fences and waxing cars.
Enjoy Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Centre‘s Top Ten List of Best Martial Arts Movies. Thank you to the instructors, parents and students who contributed by sharing their favourite martial arts films.
What is your favourite martial arts movie?

 

No Fools Here!

April Fool’s Day grading at Elite was awesome, but there were absolutely no fools present! All of our little ninjas were in fine form showing off their acquired skills and talents.

Thanks to all of the students, parents, and instructors for all of their hard work and enthusiasm.

Check out these photos from the grading last week on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.

 

Thank you to Sensei Marty for the great photographs!

Congratulations to everyone on their success. We are all so proud of you.

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Renshi Guy Tradition

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Since 1996, Renshi Guy has been celebrating the festive season by tailoring a fitness or karate class to the Christmas Carol favourite, 12 Days of Christmas.

Below is a sample of fitness and everyone-friendly exercises for you to try. Enjoy!

 

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 12 butt kicks
On the 11th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 11 reverse punches
On the 10th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 10 front kicks
On the 9th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 9 high knees
On the 8th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 8 crunchies
On the 7th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 7 ski jacks
On the 6th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 6 leg raises
On the 5th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 5 jump squats
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 4 jumping jacks
On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 3 burpees
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: 2 push-ups
On the 1st Day of Christmas, my Sensei gave to me: a black belt in a tree.

Enjoy a festive and fit holiday!

Visit our blog at https://elitekarateottawa.com/category/elite-blog/ for more informative and fun posts.

We Have Friends! Welcome Jules!

 

Elite Karate and Fitness Centre welcomes Jules to our team. Jules will be offering FUN fitness at our dojo a couple of times a week. Spots are filling quickly. See all information and class times below.

We are thrilled to share her enthusiasm and positivity!

Welcome Jules!

HITT like a Girl in Orleans!

My dearest fitness femmes! 
YOU have inspired me! I have loved every second of training sweating and laughing with you! ( and I know you did too! WINK!)  I am taking the class to the next level and I really WANT you to join us! I am thrilled to be partnering with my friend and mentor RENSHI GUY at Elite Martial Arts (we will meet in current dojo and move to new super shiny Kids Kingdom when they are ready for us!).Join us for full body fierceness with a boxing element that will kick your body into high gear and give your plateaus a knockout!

Women’s Only TEAM BodyGym The GAME CHANGER! YOUR health and wellness goals are assessed and specifically targeted. Laser focus on YOU! Experience includes HIGH ENERGY!  Expertly designed classes, weekly home workout, videos, nutritional guidance PLUS a personalized home training program designed for continued success at home! YOUR PERSONAL BEST is my personal best!! Have questions? Call me 613 867 5711! I would be happy to help!

Mondays 7:30 – 8:15pm – Sept 12 – Dec 5 – 11 classes – $275 – 2 spots left!
Thursdays 7:30 – 8:15pm – Sept 15 – Dec 8 – 13  classes – $325 –  4 spots left!
TRAINER’S CHOICE! Attend TEAM BodyGym plus BodyGym every week – save $40
Email me to reserve your spot! fitnesswithjules@gmail.com

Women’s Only BodyGym – FIERCE FUSION of the BEST training techniques for STRENGTH, energy, cardio, resistance, core and flexibility. Get the RESULTS you DESERVE! All fitness levels addressed and challenged! Come on HITT like a girl!!

Mondays 6:45 – 7:30pm – Sept 12 – Dec 5 – 11 classes – $160+HST – 4 spots left!
Thursdays 6:45 – 7:30pm – Sept 15 – Dec 8 – 13  classes – $188 + HST – 1 spot left!
UP YOUR GAME! Mondays & Thursdays – $310 + HST
Email me to reserve your spot! fitnesswithjules@gmail.com

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