I've now tried the classes twice, and I'm very impressed with all aspects of the work out. I do get a full body workout, I sweat, and I have fun doing it. I'm sure the positive atmosphere of staff and members has a lot to do with it. The classes aren't too full, so you get coaching to quickly improve your technique. Forget karate. This is much more fun.
(Sifu) Stéphane Patenaude was born on August 31st, 1975 in
Ottawa, Ontario to Linda and (Sijo) Jacques Patenaude. He is the
eldest son of four Patenaude children, (Sibok) Martin, (Sifu)
Christine and (Sifu) Sîlvain.
(Sifu) Stéphane began training in the Martial arts at age 4 but officially started his training in 1986.
There are 2 areas that Sifu Stéphane gravitates towards:
Personal protection through effective street self-defense techniques, Muay Thai and Sanshou (Kickboxing) techniques. And, making a difference in children’s lives by offering an award winning Kids Program
where they can learn to increase their confidence and self-esteem, as well as giving them a positive outlet to have fun and instill in them leadership qualities they can use while growing up.