The fighting arts have been a part of Newfoundland-born
Glen Doyle's life for as long as he can remember.
He started boxing at the age of four when his father,
Gregory Doyle (a Korean War veteran who boxed for the
Canadian Armed Forces and an Irish Stick Fighting expert) bought him his first pair of boxing
gloves. Glen boxed until age 12 when he began a quest to find a martial art that was more suited for his
size and weight. During this time he experimented with Aikido, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and military
His quest ended in 1983 when he began studying Hung Gar Gung Fu with Sifu Lore King
Hong in Toronto, Ontario. The direct and efficient Hung Gar style characterized by maximum
power with minimum movement resonated with Glen's straight-forward and unassuming 'Newfie' personality.
Glen trained hard and eventually became an undefeated three-time Canadian National Kung Fu Champion.
Using his unique insights and his 'martial' knowledge of body mechanics, Glen analyzed
the movement and motion in Kung Fu and compared it with other sports and he realized that his martial art could
be a powerful cross-training tool for any athlete.
Martial arts has much to offer in the areas of muscle explosion, body awareness, focus,
breathing, and energy flow with moves that combine power and control. Yet most athletes spend so much time
doing traditional training for their sport that there isn't time to devote to training a martial art in the traditional sense.
So for the last 14 years Glen has been bridging that gap by teaching his innovative cross-training
techniques. For each individual sport (including figure skating,
basketball, soccer, and more)
Glen has developed and refined a set of martial-arts based techniques that are directly related to the
unique moves and attributes of that given sport. These sets of moves comprise a highly
effective, streamlined, powerful cross-training technique that will have an immediate impact on the athlete's
Glen has worked with hundreds of athletes from a variety of different sports including Figure Skating World
Champion, Elvis Stojko, ice dancers Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, the Philadelphia Bulldogs,
Pro-Roller Hockey teams, OHL and NHL players, marathon runners, basketball teams, soccer teams,
football teams, and baseball teams.
Glen believes in teaching from an individual's strengths, instinct, and personality. This philosophy in combination
with his energetic and self-professed "goofy" personality along with an eagerness to spread his knowledge about
the martial arts have made him a very successful instructor.
Glen continues to teach Hung Gar Gung Fu. He also offers seminars on self defense, Cúan Sliabh Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha (his family's style of Irish stick fighting),
cross-training seminars for
figure skaters, hockey
players, and other sports including
baseball, and tennis. Glen is also a frequent guest performer at martial arts tournaments where he often
demonstrates his expertise with numerous Chinese weapons.
In September 2004, Glen opened the Céad Bua Fighting Arts Centre in Milton, Ontario. His club offers lessons in traditional Kung Fu, Irish Stick Fighting, Sports Cross-training, and Theatrical Martial Arts for film.