I know what you are thinking -- What in the world does figure skating have to do with Martial Arts?
How could Martial Arts training benefit a figure skater? Well how about the muscle explosion
required to execute a triple jump? How about the muscle awareness and the control of power necessary for
learning excellent jumping technique? How about fluid circular motion found both in Kung fu and in Ice skating?
How about the balance necessary to execute moves that exploit edge control? How about the focus and
self-confidence necessary to be in the right frame of mind during a competition? Traditional martial arts training
can have a serious positive impact on all of these areas and more. But what if a skater doesn't have the time to
devote for training of a martial art in the traditional manner?
For the last twelve years Glen Doyle, a 3-time Canadian Kung fu champion, has been helping to bridge this gap by
developing and refining via World Champion Elvis Stojko, a set of Kung Fu based moves and techniques
related to the movement and atrributes of ice skating. Glen's unique cross-training exercises
comprise a highly effective, streamlined, powerful cross-training technique
that can have an immediate impact on the skater's competitive performance.
This streamlined approach allows the skater to reap many of the benefits of martial arts without going through
years of classical martial arts training.