In 1967, Monty Guest—a revered black belt who was one of the top students of Canada’s premier martial artist, Masami Tsuruoka—developed the Kai-Shin form, which translates to “open mind”. Although several thousand years separates the birth of karate from the founding of the Kai-Shin system, Kai-Shin is still rooted in history, providing students young and old with a time-tested approach to building confidence, improving self-discipline, and bolstering fitness.
With more than four decades of teaching under his black belt, Sensei Guest still remains KaiShin Martial Arts’ head instructor. He, alongside a small team of instructors, shares his accrued wisdom at two facilities, including one in Mississauga that features a ring devoted purely to sparring and re-enacting famous Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot matches.
At 30-feet tall, the ceilings at Infinity Athletics can safely contain the towering formations and soaring handsprings that leap from the center's cheer and spring floors and 7'x14' trampoline. More than 350 athletes stream into the 12,000-square-foot gym to pick up tips from the certified instructors, who draw from their own experiences as former cheerleaders, coaches, and figure skaters to choreograph high-energy routines for nationally ranked competitors, as well as those who are just there for fun. To help budding stars improve, the center is equipped with a video-playback system that provides coaches and gymnasts with a visual tool to help them fine-tune each tumble, and it also helps them imagine what their routine will look like once the attacking alien warships have been green-screened in.
Spanning 100 tree-lined acres, Silverdale Gun Club gives its members nine ranges to refine their marksmanship skills, from action shooting to precision rifle work at up to 200 yards. The club further supports these pursuits by housing a pro shop onsite. Though the ranges are chiefly reserved for Silverdale's members, they do open at select times to nonmembers.