Sensei Peter Kolar:

is a Black belt in Kodokan Judo, and a Coral belt under the Czech Judo/Jiu-jitsu Association. Sensei Peter Kolar started judo at 9 years of age and now has over 50 years of martial arts experience. He became the junior champion of the Czech Republic for the first time at the age of 16, and went on to win an array of medals at numerous Judo tournaments both in and out-side of Eastern Europe. As a coach, he trained the first division men’s team in the Czech Republic. He also taught students at the junior level, and for a few years he coached a very strong and successful women’s Judo team. After immigrating to Canada he won the BC Winter Games twice and ended his second competitive career by winning two tournaments in Seattle at the age of 40 in the senior men’s division. In the last 10 years he has been specializing in teaching MMA judo (judo techniques for NoGi grappling). Helping both competitors and recreational martial artists develop the kind of powerful take downs and dynamic ground fighting that has kept Ronda Rousey at the tops of Women’s MMA. He also continues to teach classical Judo.

MMA Judo.
“I have created a new brand in Martial Arts – MMA JUDO. The classical, ‘vanilla Judo’ requires GI to grip and manipulate your opponent. MMA employs no GI, and it is actually forbidden to grip the opponent’s attire (shorts). In spite of that, lots of MMA fighters are now applying judo techniques. Mostly the former judo fighters, who themselves modify their favorite techniques for no GI situation. Being former high level judoka, this is what I am teaching now for last several years. In my classes, I usually teach both, GI and NO GI techniques. I also teach fight strategies and fight awareness.”

We are accepting beginners as well as advanced athletes. Beginners will be taught the break-falls first, together with the basic techniques.