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MODERN WARRIOR

ACADEMY OF SELF DEFENSE

We focus on real combat scenarios with real move sets to help train the mind and prepare your body for any altercation or threat.

THE MIND OF A WARRIOR

We focus on real combat scenarios and go through tough training to prepare you for anything that might come your way. When facing real life threats, you need to know the skills that will help you survive and get home! The four main styles that make up the basis of our self-defence program: Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Silat.

KICKBOXING
- standing and striking
Learning to use our hands and feet as weapons, how to move our weight, keeping our balance and where to apply our force.
JIU JITSU
- ground and grappling
Learning how to subdue an opponent if taken to the ground, how to control their position, managing them through joint locks and chokes, understanding how to efficiently get back on your feet.
WRESTLING
- throws and trips
Manage our lifting power, toss our opponents and let gravity take care of the damage! We will also explore how to efficiently control our aggressor, using the mechanics of the body to increase our force potential.
SILAT/KALI
- weapons and knife class
Approach and manage someone with a weapon and the intent of using it. Learn how to use a weapon effectively and efficiently, understand when to run or stand your ground, explore the real dangers of blunt and sharp objects, practice coordination and timing with sticks.

MEET THE COACHES

Our mission is to empower, strengthen and prepare you for the unexpected. You will get in shape while learning effective and applicable self-defence techniques through various martial arts disciplines.

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ALEX KLESCHELSKY
Weapons trainer
As a member of Burnaby based private group Ikatan Kali Alex has been practicing Filipino martial arts for the last four years. His instructor, Guro Louie Lindo, is a well known Kali authority; he is highly respected and recognized by FMA practitioners around the world.

Four years of Kali training combined with 28 years of Kyokushin Karate experience make coach Alex a valuable asset to Modern Warrior.

ALEX KLESCHELSKY
Weapons trainer
As a member of Burnaby based private group Ikatan Kali Alex has been practicing Filipino martial arts for the last four years. His instructor, Guro Louie Lindo, is a well known Kali authority; he is highly respected and recognized by FMA practitioners around the world.

Four years of Kali training combined with 28 years of Kyokushin Karate experience make coach Alex a valuable asset to Modern Warrior.

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SASHA TADAYONI
Mixed Martial Arts
Sasha has been training as a martial artist for over 23 years and has been fighting competitively at the amateur, national, and international level for the last 13 years. He is well versed in various different arts such as: Kyokushin karate, boxing, Muay Thai, North American kickboxing, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. He has trained in several countries including Germany, Japan, Iran, Canada and the United States. He is a student of, and trained directly under Shihan Makoto Nakamura (two time world kyokushin Karate Champion) when he was only 19 years old.
SASHA TADAYONI
Mixed Martial Arts
Sasha has been training as a martial artist for over 23 years and has been fighting competitively at the amateur, national, and international level for the last 13 years. He is well versed in various different arts such as: Kyokushin karate, boxing, Muay Thai, North American kickboxing, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. He has trained in several countries including Germany, Japan, Iran, Canada and the United States. He is a student of, and trained directly under Shihan Makoto Nakamura (two time world kyokushin Karate Champion) when he was only 19 years old.
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MAZDAK ABBASI
Beginners Striking
Mazdaks competitive spirit has taken him through many journeys based around sport, but now, his passion for martial arts eventually led him to settle down in the art of kickboxing and karate. As one of the first Graduates from the Modern Warrior Academy, Mazdak has proven himself time and again as a capable student and leader. With his heart set on now facing new challenges, Mazdak has decided to commit full time to training and teaching the arts. He is currently very active in competitive kickboxing and on his off days continues practicing self-defence and furthering his knowledge in self-protection courses. Mazdak now leads with much enthusiasm the beginners striking self-defence classes at Modern Warrior, focusing on what works and is effective, while also continuing his own growth in the arts.
MAZDAK ABBASI
Beginners Striking
Mazdaks competitive spirit has taken him through many journeys based around sport, but now, his passion for martial arts eventually led him to settle down in the art of kickboxing and karate. As one of the first Graduates from the Modern Warrior Academy, Mazdak has proven himself time and again as a capable student and leader. With his heart set on now facing new challenges, Mazdak has decided to commit full time to training and teaching the arts. He is currently very active in competitive kickboxing and on his off days continues practicing self-defence and furthering his knowledge in self-protection courses. Mazdak now leads with much enthusiasm the beginners striking self-defence classes at Modern Warrior, focusing on what works and is effective, while also continuing his own growth in the arts.
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CRUZ VELASQUEZ
Wrestling
Cruz has wrestled now for 10 years in collegiate (folkstyle) wrestling as well as the Olympic styles of Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. Having recently completed his 4 years of competition eligibility as an NCAA varsity collegiate wrestler for Simon Fraser University up on Burnaby Mountain, Cruz still maintains and trains freestyle now and could never see himself departing from the sport. It is simply part of his passion.
CRUZ VELASQUEZ
Wrestling
Cruz has wrestled now for 10 years in collegiate (folkstyle) wrestling as well as the Olympic styles of Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. Having recently completed his 4 years of competition eligibility as an NCAA varsity collegiate wrestler for Simon Fraser University up on Burnaby Mountain, Cruz still maintains and trains freestyle now and could never see himself departing from the sport. It is simply part of his passion.
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CODY OSBORN
Ground and Grappling
Cody has experience in freestyle and collegiate style wresting, as well as Brazilian Jiu- jitsu. Cody has been actively grappling in multiple disciplines for the last 10 years and wrestled varsity for the University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University. Jiu- Jitsu has always been Cody's passion, but he understands the importance of having a wrestling background to become a more complete grappler. Grappling is a huge part of Cody's life as he enjoys merging jiu-jitsu and wrestling techniques in all of his classes. Cody believes strongly in grappling as a tool to be used for self-defense because he can dictate the situation and control the threat without harming anyone in the process. Jiu-jitsu truly is the gentlest mixed martial art but can also be the most effective when applied correctly. Cody is excited to bring his knowledge and skills to his students and ensuring that they are fully equipped to face all combative situations.
CODY OSBORN
Ground and Grappling
Cody has experience in freestyle and collegiate style wresting, as well as Brazilian Jiu- jitsu. Cody has been actively grappling in multiple disciplines for the last 10 years and wrestled varsity for the University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University. Jiu- Jitsu has always been Cody's passion, but he understands the importance of having a wrestling background to become a more complete grappler. Grappling is a huge part of Cody's life as he enjoys merging jiu-jitsu and wrestling techniques in all of his classes. Cody believes strongly in grappling as a tool to be used for self-defense because he can dictate the situation and control the threat without harming anyone in the process. Jiu-jitsu truly is the gentlest mixed martial art but can also be the most effective when applied correctly. Cody is excited to bring his knowledge and skills to his students and ensuring that they are fully equipped to face all combative situations.

OUR CLASSES

Our mission is to empower, strengthen and prepare you for the unexpected. You will get in shape while learning effective and applicable self-defence techniques through various martial arts disciplines.

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SEIYU KIDS CLASS

A fun filled class that teaches kids all the etiquette and manners that comes with learning martial arts. Students will progress through belts, however achieving that black belt rank will require a great deal of training, patience and commitment.

Tuesdays 6:00PM - 7:00PM / Fridays 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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OLYMPIC WRESTLING

Learn from a Canadian National competitor Cruz Valasquez, well-trained wrestlers, judo and jujitsu practitioners. 4 different associations, 3 styles, all coming together under one roof to further our progression in the combative arts and expand on self protection.

Sundays 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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GROUND AND GRAPPLING

This class is based off of Brazilian jujitsu, Judo and Olympic wrestling. Learn how to manoeuvre, strike, grapple, control, break limbs and most important, get back up. We ask that all students come with a towel, long pants as well as a long sleeved shirt for training.

Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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BEGINNERS STRIKING

We focus on strikes and movement, turning our hands and feet into weapons we can use to defend against attack. Our primary purpose in this class is to ensure all strikes are done properly, utilizing weight distribution for power and explosiveness for speed and understanding how to activate our biggest asset, our body weights kinetic momentum for damage.

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30PM - 8:00PM

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Kali: Introduction to weapons

Kali (also known as Arnis or Escrima) is a form of Filipino martial arts. Through various drills with sticks and knives students will get better understanding of self-defence against blunt or edge weapon. This class is based to create a better awareness of the tactical advantage and dangers of such weaponry.

Mondays & Fridays 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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STANDING SELF PROTECTION

advanced class

We get deeper into the variations of strikes, such as elbows, clinches, knee strikes, and sweeps and distance management as well multiple opponent scenarios. The point of this class to teach various ways that will lead to superiority in a standing conflict, learn how to be as effective as possible and where the striking should go in order to inflict vital damage.

Saturdays (females only) 11:30AM - 1:00PM

GRADUATION PATHWAY

Dedicated students can choose to follow an incremental path to graduate under the Modern Warrior program.

FIGHTERS BOOTCAMP

A bootcamp dedicated to truly testing the limits of what your body can and can’t do! Our weekly goal is to challenge and strengthen ourselves in mind and spirit. This is a cardio intensive strength camp, be prepared to sweat and clean the buckets if you get sick!

Tuesdays 9:00PM - 10:00PM / Thursdays 9:00PM - 10:00PM

OUR SCHEDULE

You can download the most recent schedule in PDF format below. Prices and classes are subject to change without notice. Contact us for more details and availability.

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MODERN WARRIOR

Academy of self defense

ADDRESS

428 Columbia St.
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1

PHONE
(604) 353-5627

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