Report: PFM in CanadaMay 15th, 2012 by KiralyTeam received No Comments »
Pointfighting Masters World Tour took his opportunity and gave a big seminar during our 2-week-long tour around Canada. On 6 May PFM World Tour visited the friendly city of Gatineau, Quebec to hold a 4 hour long seminar. Well, this time the 4 hours session was not enough for those hunger fighters…they wanted more. After our hard training we can talk about them and their concentrated training attitude only in superlative. Watch out, guys! Canada is coming! :)
Istvan Kiraly, Laszlo Gombos, Richard Veres, Daniel Roth and I had been invited to the biggest Canadian Kickboxing Tournament, which is one of the few 5-A rated NASKA tournaments, the Quebec Open 27-28 April by its highly respected promoter Mr. Clermont Poulin. After took the gold in the invitational mixed team event (2 men, 1 woman), what victory before Team Straight Up, Team Full Circle and Asg USA counts a really great success especially in America, we had been invited to another Canadian tournament, the KJS Open promoted by Mr. Stephane Dube. Gladly accepted his invitation and took part on it. That was a nice and very well organized tournament. Enjoyed it so much!
Between these 2 weekends we had the opportunity to train in Ottawa’s biggest dojo ran by Mr. John Douvris with Robbie Lavoie, David Bossinotte, Claire Cocozza and Nick Douvris. It does not just look like, but it is a professional karate club in its all component. Wish we could have spent more training days there! Was a great experience, too! Our good friend, Eric Despatie had also invited us to visit his dojo, where a group of little fighter starts their – more than probable – successful sports careers. Thanks Eric and Katherine! Enjoyed watching your training!
About the participants of PFM Canada I can tell only positive thoughts. Believe me, these are not just words, it is based on my feelings, what I was having during the session! I tried to show for all of the Canadian pointfighters that how we train at home in fact and what is the secret to be successful on tournaments. You know, 4 hours is almost nothing to present your lifetime knowledge, but I had to try it! They got my best. Maybe, this session was not the hardest one I have given, but it was likely the most complex one ever. Pure pointfighting in 4 hours: pointfighting positions, practical base techniques, proper moving on tatami, kicking skills and conditional exercises, what my session included. I would have liked to show the essence of our sport and surprisingly I realized that these fighters originally know it. This was the first time I’ve met that. This short session was one of the most memorable one in PFM World Tour’s life. Glad to teach them even for a short time. I think I am coming back sooner than you think to repeat it! – said Istvan Kiraly after his PFM seminar in Canada.
Finally, let me thank our friend, Bob Kelland and his family for their wonderful hospitality and help! we could not make this tour such successful without him. Thank you Bob and Karen! We hope that we can give back your kindness soon!
See you everybody very soon,
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