Coverage on Global News and Peace Arch News

Master Mostafa’s 2018 IKF World Championship win featured was featured on Global News:
Surrey’s World Kickboxing Champion Mostafa Sabeti

and in the Peace Arch News:
South Surrey kickboxer overcomes injury en route to World Classic title

Thanks everyone for your support!

Welcome back — September schedule updated

Hello Students and Friends,

It has been an exciting summer at Golden Glory and we’re looking forward to classes this Fall. New to our program: jujitsu, weapons and nunchaku training in our classes. See the new schedule for adults, kids and families below. For more details, contact us.

Master Mostafa wins 2018 IKF Heavyweight World Championship

Earlier this month, Master Mostafa won the World Championship in the Heavyweight division at the International Kickboxing Federation World Classic in Orlando, Florida. Here are some photos and the inspirational story of his journey.

My name is Mostafa Sabeti. I immigrated to Canada from Iran in 2006. After arriving in Canada, I started teaching martial arts. Since then, I have been competing in local as well as and International tournaments.

I became a Canadian citizen in 2011 and had a chance to participate in national kickboxing competition which was held in Montreal. I did very well and got first place. I also got the fastest knockout in the history of martial arts in Canada. It was a 12 second knockout during the national team selection competition. After that I became part of Team Canada.

I participated in the World Championship that was held in Germany in 2011. I won a Silver medal for Team Canada, but before the competition, my shoulder was injured which was the main reason I couldn’t win the final!!

Because of the injury I took leave from tournaments and serious training. I was dealing with the injury over eight years and had 3 major surgeries done on my shoulders. This year I became 37, but I always wanted to go back to fighting again. It is important to me to teach my son and my students that they shouldn’t give up under any circumstances.

So I started my training from a very very low level of intensity to make sure my shoulder was OK. After a few months when I started feeling better, I increased the intensity of my training until I started to get back to “fighting shape”. At that point, I started more serious training for competition. I did a few local fights and I did very well.

I trained a lot (twice a day) along with teaching classes day and night, but I never gave up! I had a few obstacles in front of me: hours of teaching, working hard, training and injuries but I tried not to let anything deter me. I finally got prepared for my fight, and this month I participated in the IKF Kickboxing World Championship as a representative of Canada.

I got by for my first fight. Then in the second fight I went up against a very good opponent from the USA. I won with 2 knockdown points. After this victory, I advanced to the final where I fought with a very strong fighter from Puerto Rico. Fortunately I knocked him out in the first minute of the 3rd round. I became the IKF Mens Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion for 2018.

The point of these efforts was to show my students and my family to never ever give up !!! Thank you everyone for all of your support over the years.

Congratulations Master Mostafa from all of us!

Photos: 2018 IKF World Championships

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Golden Glory Summer Camps for Kids

Build confidence, get fit and learn something fun and exciting this summer at Golden Glory Martial Arts Academies Summer Camp for Kids. Instead of playing video games and watching TV, your kids can learn self-defense, improve concentration and focus skills, build self-discipline and get a head start on school.

Summer is for fun and adventure. With Golden Glory Academy of Martial Arts week-long summer camps, your child will explore White Rock and South Surrey while learning Martial Arts from experienced instructors. In addition to Martial Arts, camp activities include visiting White Rock Beach and local parks, as well as other physical activities such as Soccer, Skim Boarding, and Beach Volleyball.

No previous Martial Arts experience is required and children are encouraged to explore their potential, connect with others, and have fun!

Food will be provided. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing.

Dates of our week-long camps are:

June 25 to June 29 9am-12pm
July 9 to July 13 9am-12pm
July 23 to July 27 9am-12pm
August 13 to August 17 9am-12pm
September 3 to September 7 9am-12pm

The cost of the camp is $200 and this includes:
Soft Drinks, Snacks and Transportation.

For more information, please call Master Mostafa @ 778-836-4807

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Congratulations Sparring Tournament Medalists

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Our own Bronze Medalist at the Canadian Natl Boxing Championship

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Canadian National Championship Team Member

cdn_natl_boxing_championshipsIt is with great pride that I announce that Golden Glory’s very own Joseph Piccolo has been selected to represent BC at the Canadian Boxing National Championship in Edmonton.

As you all know, Joseph became an Amateur World Kickboxing Champion last July. This past fall, I started training Joseph in boxing, as it is his goal to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games. He has worked very hard, and was selected for Team BC in February. He has just completed a boxing camp in Salmon Arm, where he was chosen to compete at Nationals in Edmonton next week. We anticipate great things at Nationals for Joseph and hope he will win the Gold medal for his division. Congratulations Joseph!

Tournament December 1

Martial arts/Kickboxing tournament in South Surrey

Party December 8 at Golden Glory Fitness and Martial Arts Academy

Martial Arts Studio Party South Surrey

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