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Martial Arts

Tai Chi? Why Not?

Many people I have spoken to about Tai Chi have the mistaken impression that it is tortuously slow or that one simply stands around holding weird poses for no apparent reason, or that there are no health benefits. Luckily, I did not have any of these misconceptions.

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White wolves of summer

Have you ever been seized by the sudden urge to don a suit of plate armour and bludgeon other armoured people with a mace?Perhaps your answer is a hearty “Yes!,” but it certainly wasn’t for Land Pearson, at least not...

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Full metal and padded jacket

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes.What...

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Kick up your fitness

The Elite Martial Arts Academy (EMAA) first opened its doors back in May of last year and has been gaining momentum ever since. Located in Riverdale at 38 Lewes Boulevard, EMAA has a class schedule that offers so many styles of...

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The Art of Judo – Yukon-Style

Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with...

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Wushu Comes to Whitehorse

Last November, Whitehorse entrepreneur Stephen Kwok Wai-Kan was in Vancouver in hispart-time role as liaison officer between the Yukon and Chinese governments.When Her Excellency Lui Fei, China’s consul general in that...

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