Kevin Ausman - Head Judo Instructor  

Kevin Ausman - Head Judo Instructor

Kevin has been running both children's and adult judo and Jiu Jitsu programs since 1985. While serving in the Canadian Forces, Kevin ran a judo club as well as a combat Jiu Jitsu training program for The Royal Canadian Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment.

 

With a wide knowledge and experience in various martial arts Kevin has kept his focus and training centered around Judo. Our Judo programs are safe for all ages and offer a wide variety of directions and opportunities for competitions and training. Having trained 14 national competitors including a 2009 Canadian U17 Champion (Kevin’s Son Matthew), and a competitor of the World Judo Competitions in Budapest, Hungary, it’s safe to say Kevin’s style and methods of training speak volumes in his students and their accomplishments.

 

With over 35 years experience, Kevin brings a level teaching that brings fun and team building environment for his students.

 

Kevin's Credentials:

  • Second Degree Black belt in Judo
  • BJJ Blue belt under Royler Gracie
  • Green belt in Tae Know Do
  • NCCP/Referee Status: Level 2 NCCP certified (completing level 3)
  • First Aid: Level “C” with Infant CPR and sport first aid with wrapping and taping courses
  • How long in Judo: Since 1973

 

Notable Achievements:

  • 1980 Ontario Senior Team Championships - 1st Place
  • 1980 Ontario High School Championships - 1st Place
  • 1980 South-Eastern Ontario Regional Championship - 1st Place
  • 1980 South-Eastern Ontario Regional Championship - 2nd Place
  • 1981 North Central Regional Open Tournament Timmins Ontario - 3rd Place
  • 1984 Alberta Full Contact Tae Kwon Do Fighting Divisions - 1st Place
  • 1984 Alberta Full Contact Tae Kwon Do forms Division - 2nd Place
  • 1984 - 87 Assistant Instructor for the Canadian Armed Forces Judo Club Calgary Alberta
  • 1986 - 87 Instructor for unarmed combat Lord Strathcona's Horse RC
  • 1993 - 96 Instructor for the Kiichi-Sai Judo Club
  • 1995 Tora Annual Invitational Tournament - 3rd Place
  • 2002-2010-Head Children's Instructor For Formokan Judo Club

 

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Gary Baksh - Master Trainer  

Gary Baksh - Master Trainer

Gary encourages all his first time clients to come try his classes. He has a sincere appreciation for what he does and the clients who choose to immerse themselves in his teaching. Learn self discipline, get a great workout and enjoy being amongst a group of fitness oriented, like minded people.

 

Gary's Credentials:

  • Certified Instructor in Dai Nisei Kempo Karate Do
  • 30 years total Martial Arts experience
  • Practicing and Competing in Kempo Karate since 1980
  • Attained First Degree Black Belt in 1998 (Presented by Master Vick Arnold)
  • Adonis Kempo Karate Instructor 1999
  • Attained Second Degree Black Belt in 2002 (Presented by Master Vick Arnold)
  • Taught Kempo Karate at Platinum Fitness, Oshawa Location
  • Teaches Kempo Karate and MMA at Platinum Fitness, Courtice Location

 

Courtice Mixed Martial Arts and Kempo Karate Programs include:

  • Kids classes - 5 to 14 years of age:
    • Featuring Kempo Karate for kids
  • Adult Classes - 14 + years of age:
    • Grappling/ ground work
    • Stand up Kempo Karate
    • Fitness integration

 

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Richard Kniff - Instructor  

Richard Kniff - Instructor

Muay Thai / Kickboxing Instructor & Program Coordinator

 

Rich started training in Muay Thai 7 years ago from a beginner to intermediate level under Kru Paul Minhas with “Team Ultimate” at Ultimate Martial Arts. From there he went on to train at an intermediate to competitive level under Kru Nick Woods at Blue Dragon Muay Thai. Given his passion for Muay Thai and Canadian Kickboxing, he has dedicated himself to train and develop Muay Thai athletes and has since trained and developed students for four years.

 

Richard’s Credentials:

  • Certified Advance Kickboxing Instructor
  • Certified Program Trainer for Fitness Kickboxing Canada
  • Certified MMA Cross Trainer
  • Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist
  • 2 Years Muay Thai/ Kickboxing Personal Trainer
  • 4 Years experience as a Muay Thai/ Kickboxing Instructor
  • 6 Years Muay Thai Experience - Competitive Level
  • Red/ White Proujeed honored by Kru Nick Wood
  • St. Johns Ambulance - Advanced Emergency Medical Response with AED including Symptom Relief Protocols

 

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