Leave Your Mark With Our Local Olympian

Sensei Hamoon and his Olympic Dream

At Kazoku Martial Arts, we are proud to say that we have the chance to work with Sensei Hamoon and his wife, Sensei Samira, as they work towards the Olympic Games this coming Summer in Tokyo, Japan.

It’s not often that a local athlete gets accepted in a global event like the Olympics, this is why we are asking for our community’s support to help him get the training he needs to bring home the gold for the Waterloo Region.

Read more

How to Properly Clean Your Tatami Mats

Without using a mop


Ever wonder how to clean your tatami mats properly?

Because no matter how much I googled and YouTubed, nothing ever came up. It’s like some top secret thing.

So let me make it easy for you.

Read more

Alternative Ways to Train

Here are four alternative methods to achieve your goal without training in person

Alright, we have now surpassed the one year mark for Covid-19 and we are still in lockdown #3.

Woo?

No… no woo! This is is frustrating and annoying and well… we all feel the same way.

In fact, the word someone used for me last week was “Languished” – to lose or lack vitality. What a great word, especially now! The feeling of not wanting to progress is the right emotion.

But, we can not succumb to defeat since there are still opportunities around every single corner, even if it isn’t the way we want to do it. So whether you are working on your personal fitness goals with me (James – your personal trainer) or training in karate with… also me (Sensei James) here are four simple ways to still progress even if we are not meeting in person.

Read more

Mother’s Day High Tea

Fundraiser

Each year, Kazoku Martial Arts celebrates every mom within the community during their annual Mother’s Day High Tea at EVO Kitchen. Since Covid-19, we have had to cancel the event, which has put a pause on our fundraising mission to send a group of our students to Japan (when it is safe to travel again).

However, this year we are partnering up with Little Mushroom Catering to create a new experience and to continue our celebration of every mom across Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo.

Read more

The Definition of Perseverance

“Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.”

“I want my child to get a little more disciplined and I heard karate will do that.” Would you believe I couldn’t count the number of times I have heard this on one hand? It’s our practice and our sport that has always been the “go-to” when it comes to building character and discipline in a person.

The question is… does it?

Absolutely!

So long as you have the right instructor to teach you.

Read more

Sensei Hamoon is Going to the Olympics

Hamoon Derafshipour is Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021


It has been announced that our Kumite instructor and friend, Sensei Hamoon Derafshipour, is headed to the Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan this coming Summer. With multiple gold medals in the Asian Club Championships, World League Championships in Indonesia and Turkey, as well as several silver and bronze medals it all comes down to this!

Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021.

Read more

15 Meal Prep Hacks for Beginners

Have you ever struggled with meal prepping?

Do you find that you are getting sick and tired of plain chicken and rice every single day?

Or when you go to grab your fourth container of food it smells or tastes a little… expired?

I have found over the years that it has been difficult for me to prep my meals like a standard personal trainer/coach. Now don’t get me wrong if you have a VERY specific goal in mind, like a body-sculpting competition or a strong man tournament, then of course you need to be that rigid.

Read more

Supporting the Cambridge Humane Society

Fundraiser and Charity Drive

Kazoku Martial Arts and Sandnboards is working together this Holiday Season to fundraise for the Cambridge Humane Society. We are making Club Christmas Ornaments for $22 each. With every ornament sold, we will be donating $4 to help support our local animal shelter.

Read more