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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Helene Dobrowolsky

Are you looking for a new activity this fall? Why not try Tai Chi? It is an ancient Chinese martial art designed for exercise, self-defence and meditation. Many people I have spoken to about Tai Chi have the mistaken impression that it is... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

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 before he strapped on the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

The thing I remember most from my first Aikido class is falling; or, rather, how to fall properly. Paired with a partner, we watched the instructor do a technique once, twice, three times, then it was our turn to try. I was paired with a woman... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

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... Read more

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Sheldon Casselman

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 mixed martial arts... Read more

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Courtesy of Yukon China Community Association

Most of us have experienced Kung-fu through the lens of martial arts cinema legends such as Chow Yun-Fat in the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Jackie Chan in director Lau Kar-leung’s Drunken Master. Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

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 students, donning their... Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Chinese Consulate-General in Vancouver

Last November, Whitehorse entrepreneur Stephen Kwok Wai-Kan was in Vancouver in his part-time role as liaison officer between the Yukon and Chinese governments. Read more

Theatre - Dance

The ancient martial arts and those who master them are often praised for their speed, power, and feats of incredible strength. Most people will likely think of Kung Fu or Karate, and conjure images of Bruce Lee's famous one-inch punch sending men... Read more

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In the padded and tranquil setting of the Aikido Yukon studio, students are warming up with their instructor William Jones by doing side push-ups. "Now everyone do a set of handstand push-ups," says Jones with a twinkle in his eye. "Welcome to... Read more

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Ben Rudis, a longtime resident of Dawson City, teaches a form of kickboxing called Muay Thai three days a week in the local school gym. Read more

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I've never met Tytus Hardy, or Tess or Lymond Hardy. But I know for a fact that they are good people ... smart, caring and adventurous. I know this, unequivocally, because I knew their Dad. Read more

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There is a story told about Gichin Funikoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate, in the later years of his life. He was at a senior karate students practice and was practising an outside forearm block over and over. Read more

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