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Feeling the Love in February

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Exercise Tips, News, Nutrition

February is usually a month of dreary weather, mountains of chocolate, and ever so slightly longer days. However 2016 has granted us with some not-too shabby “Winter” weather, and we could not be more enthused. On February 6th, this saturday, we are launching our first XBT program of 2016, there are still a few spots available, inquire via e-mail, call, or come in and chat at the front desk for more details! Everyone loves to treat themselves, and hey we don’t blame you. However living a healthy lifestyle is a combination of physical exercise and nutritional moderation. A common misconception is “You can never too much of a good thing.” Unfortunately, as much as eating too much chocolate can harm your health, a lack of balance between good nutrition and healthy exercise habits can also have a negative impact on your body.  At CSMA, we firmly believe in practicing moderation, teamwork and that couples who train together, stay together!  We are excited to announce we are having our 2nd annual FREE Couples Workout!  Where: CSMA ( 59 Iber, rd.) When: Saturday February 13, 2016 Time: 5-7 pm Who: All CSMA couples and/or BFF’s of CSMA adult members!  Cost: ZERO DOLLARS.  Sign-up at the front desk to reserve your spot!   Double check our winter schedule on the “Schedules” page of the website to confirm your class type and style for this evening and the rest of the week! See you soon! – CSMA...

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No such thing as “slow January” with CSMA

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in News

January isn’t over and Team CSMA has been raking in the awards already! Sensei Kaiser Tam won a “Top Ten” NASKA award at the AKA Grand Nationals. Both him and Valdimir Varin went to the tournament and both placed very well in their respective divisions. Secondly, Sensei Bren Hunter won and “Athlete of the year” award for Martial Arts at the Ottawa Sports Awards on January 27th! Sensei Bren has been training with the instructors of CSMA since he was 6 years old, and each of us are very proud of him! This saturday is the first tournament of the year that Team CSMA will be heading to in Rive-Nord Montreal. Team CSMA has trained extremely hard since the beginning of 2016 and the students are ready to unveil some new stuff! Classes will resume as usual on the tournament day. In other CSMA news we are launching our XBT on February 6th! Be sure to check in at the front desk for more information, existing members get 50% off! This is also the first week of the new schedule, so double check before leaving for your classes! Until next time,...

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The Wind Chill won’t stop CSMA’s Heat Wave

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in News

Although the weather is cooling down things are continuing to heat up here at CSMA. Classes are growing and evolving and we could not be more thrilled! We are excited to announce that on February 6, 2016 we will be launching our first XBT of 2016! The XBT program is an al inclusive 8-week training regimen that combines cardio, weight training and an easy-to-follow nutrition plan to help you kick-start achieving your weight lost goals! Current CSMA members will receive 50% off the enrollment price. Give us a call, or come chat with us at the front desk for more information, or to sign your self up today!   Secondly, on Monday January 25th, yes, this coming Monday we are launching our Winter Schedule. There are numerous additions and slight time changes so be sure to grab a copy of it at the front desk!   The largest changes to note are as follow:   –       There will now be Intermediate only and Advanced Only youth karate classes! –       We have introduced an Adult Bo class. –       BBC classes on Saturday have been moved around, be sure to double-check the class times. –       All weekday evening kickboxing classes will be starting at 7pm.   If you have any questions to not hesitate to contact...

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Welcome 2k16!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in News

CSMA had an amazing 2015, and we’ve continued that momentum through to the New Year. Members of team CSMA are already heading to Chicago this weekend to compete in their first tournament of the year, the AKA Warrior Cup! Classes have been packed and the instructors are fired up and ready to help all the members achieve their fitness goals for 2016. Do you have any goals you’d like to achieve for 2016 but you need a little extra motivation to achieve? Let us know! If you find yourself feeling a little bit stuck in a winter slump, and need a helping hand getting yourself back into the gym look no further! At the end of January we will be launching a group XBT program! What is the XBT? It’s CSMA’s very own Extreme Body Transformation program, an intensive two month program guaranteed to get you kick started to a new, healthier you! If you’re interested feel free to give us a call or come in and chat with us at the front desk! Lastly, make sure to come in and grab a new schedule that will be active Monday January 25, 2016. There are numerous changes to the schedules with some brand new class editions. For instance, many of the intermediate and advanced classes have been split up, and we’ve added a brand new Adult Bo Class! Get ready for an exciting year at CSMA, it’ll be one for the books! Until next time, CSMA Staff...

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Christmas Party / 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in News

On December 6th we had an enormous potluck Christmas party where we celebrated the success of CSMA and each of its members. There was a wide variety of food, and lots of it. In honour of our amazing students the Instructors handed out mountains of awards. A huge congratulations goes to the following: Most Improved Students: Dragons: Layla Hassan Ninjas: Sasha Tsvirinkal Youth Beginner: Sathana Anand Youth Intermediate: Yash Luthria Youth Advanced: Mario Campbell Adult Karate: Sandi Moser The Great Speed Award: Geogria Keck Black Belt Attitude Award: Jake Keck Assistant Instructor of the Year: Sensei James Roberts   2015 was a huge year for our Competition team, so we took some time out of our Christmas party to distribute awards to the team specifically for all of their successes! As a school, we brought home 41 medals from the World Championships in Spain. As well, as a team overall, we took home over 100 first place positions throughout the 2014/2015 tournament season! Iron Man Award winners (competed in 6 or more tournaments): Sensei Bren Hunter,  Sensei Emma Cross, Sensei James Roberts, Sensei Kaiser Tam, Sensei Kenneth Yeung, Daniel Dilawri, Abagael Harvie, Sensei Noah Bridgen, Zachary Harvie, Sensei Paige Galbraith, Sensei  Vincent Meh, Sensei Vladimir Varin, Lincoln Sheaff. Fighter of the year: Sensei Danny Campbell Runner ups: Zachary Harvie, Sensei Paige Galbraith Forms Competitor of the year: Sensei Kaiser Tam Runner ups: Sensei Kenneth Yeung, Sensei Vincent Meh Weapons Competitor of the year: Sensei Vincent Meh Runner ups: Sensei Kaiser Tam, Sensei Vladmir Varin Most improved competitor of the year: Sensei Kenneth Yeung Black Belt Attitude Award: Daniel Dilawri Elite Star Award (achieved 10 or more 1st place finishes):  Sensei Kaiser Tam, Sensei Vincent Meg, Sensei Paige Galbraith, Sensei Vladimir Varin, Lincoln Sheaff, Sensei Kenneth Yeung, Sensei Bren Hunter, and Sensei Emma Cross. Diamond Award – competed in the most tournaments: Sensei Kaiser Tam   Now as instructors, we all know none of our amazing students would be capable of training at CSMA without their superstar parents, so we honoured two of our most outstanding karate parents! Karate Dad of the year: Mr. Chris Morrison Karate Mom of the year: Ms. Holiday Little 2015  was an excellent year for CSMA and we’d like to thank all of our amazing members for such a great year of training. WE look forward to continue this momentum into 2016. Happy Holidays! Be sure to check on Facebook or at the front desk for our modified schedule for the...

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Getting ready to finish off 2015

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in News

2015 was an outstanding year for CSMA. We worked, trained and played hard all year. We would like to thank all the members for their continued support of CSMA, and we look forward to some exciting changes in the new year. 2015 has been a successful year for the school both inside and out, and we have all of you to thank for that! Team CSMA dominated all kinds of tournament circuits this year, and we are so unbelievably proud of each of our students that went out and put their skills to the test. Especially those who tried competing for the first time this year, we look to grow out competition team and to continue this momentum in 2016! The programs at the school have been expanding like crazy, so keep your eye out for a new schedule to be launched by the end of January! There is however a  Modified Holiday Schedule, that will take effect between Christmas and New Years, please see the front desk and grab yourself a copy before you head out for Holidays! The staff as CSMA would like to thank you, and congratulate you all for an excellent year of training, and we look forward to 2016 with each and every one of you! All the best, CSMA...

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November at the Dojo

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in News

Much like the weather things are not cooling down at CSMA by any means!   We’ve had a crazy November, last weekend we doubled our third in-house tournament of the year with our annual Christmas Sale, both of which were a huge success!   We had students come out from each of our program levels to show off their stuff and compete for the esteemed 1st place medal! It was really exciting to watch the students fight their fears and perform in front of everyone.   The adult karate was a stand out division, full of intensity and great skills. With every tournament this event is growing and we love it!   There were some epic battles in the intermediate and advanced divisions, but each of the students left feeling victorious. It’s not about whether you win or lose, as long as you do your best, which everyone clearly did!   The events are not stopping though, on Sunday December 6, we’ve got our annual Christmas potluck happening at the KRC, be sure to sign up your family and your dish at the front desk ASAP!   Lastly we have our second Parent’s Night Out! Which is happening Saturday December 12, 2015! Sign your kids up at the front desk and treat you and your loved one to a fun night...

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