October 17th, 2008


Mady fighters competed at the Oneida reserve near London on Sat. night, they fought in MMA cage matches, the event was called the FIGHTING SPIRIT MMA SUPER FIGHTS.

Ali "The Monster" Mokdad 190lbs, of Mady's MMA, fought Duane "The Killer" Nicholas 210lbs, from Oneida. Ali scored a KO in 2 minutes of the first round. Ali will be fighting at the Shidokan on November 22 in Chicago. Along with team mates, Theo Toney and Chucky Mady.

Kyle Prepolec of Mady's, 160 lbs, fought Justin Potter 155 lbs of the Suffer System from London. Kyle, KO'd his opponent in 30 seconds of the first round.

December 6th, 2008

Hello, two fighters from Mady's MMA and Kickboxing fought in Dearborn MI, this past weekend at the Detroit boxing club.


Muay Thai Kickboxing Matches:

Kyle Prepolec, 19 years old, 165lbs, of  TEAM MADY, competed against  Muay Thai fighter Stephan Warren from the Active Edge fitness Center from Chicago. Kyle won with a unanimous decision in their three round Muay Thai match.


Mike Habib,  17 years old, 140lbs, also of TEAM MADY,  fought Isa Dordon of Team Capital Punishment  from Hamtramick MI. Mike Habib won with a first round TKO over his opponent.


The October Grading in Abbotsford, BC was a great success with the following promotions by Mike O’Leary Sensei.

Scott Howie—Yondan
Rudy Wiens—Yondan
Matt Vriend—Nidan
Yvonne Dale—Nidan
Emerson Bayoneta Sr.—Nidan
Emerson Bayoneta Jr.—Shodan

Congratulations to everyone on their new ranks.  Remember to keep up the training, there is always much more to learn.


By Susan Baldassi and Janet Fuchek


Ottawa’s Tanya Lemaire and her husband Shane Hale fight fiercely and get rewarded for it.

After all, they’re award-winning Isshinryu karate experts, both recent recipients of International American Okinawan Karate Association distinctions. Lemaire, a Shodan,  earned the “Outstanding Black Belt – Female” plaque, while Hale, a Nidan, took the honour for the males.

While their fighting spirit is evident in the karate dojo, the Canadian couple gets along quite well behind the scenes.


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News regarding the American Okinawan Karate Assocation (AOKA) and its events.
News from the City of Windsor, Ontario and the Chikara Dojo.
News from the City of Brandon, Manitoba and the West-Man Dojo.
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News from the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Chitora Dojo, Chibushi Dojo, Satori Dojo, Toshikai Dojo and the Kokoro Dojo.
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