Kyoshi James Fries

Founder of Heritage Martial Arts, Corefit Conditioning and Full Spectrum Defense

Kyoshi Fries has been training in the martial arts for over twenty-nine years. He began training and studying Goju Ryu karate at the age of sixteen in Waterloo, Ontario under Sensei Gregg Skyork. Kyoshi Fries is currently ranked as a 7th degree black belt in Goju Ryu karate under Hanshi Carlos Montalvo 10° of the Ronin Goju-Ryu Kai and continues to study and train in the Goju Ryu style karate extensively.The Goju system focuses on proper muscle function and movement which can be applied to self defense. James believes mental focus and overall ability will improve greatly with the proper training, conditioning and fitness. The body only becomes strong when the mind, body and spirit work together.Through the years, Kyoshi Fries has had the privilege to train with some of the world’s most recognized instructors such as Sifu Larry Hartsell, Sensei Morio Higaonna, Guru Dan Inosanto, Sifu Paul Irish, Sifu Makoto Kabayama, Sensei Rusty McMains, Master Tom Patire, MMA fighter Heath Herring, World champion boxer Ftiz “The Whip” Vanderpool and Sensei Don Warrener. Kyoshi Fries has a Level 1 Advanced Instructional Training Certification in Jeet Kune Do under the late Sifu Larry Hartsell. He continues to train with Sifu Paul Irish who is the only certified full instructor in Canada under Sifu Larry Hartsell. Jeet Kune Do focuses on functional training for grappling, stand up fighting, Filipino stick fighting and knife training. Kyoshi Fries trains in White Crane Under Hanshi Gary Legacy and has achieved a 7th degree black belt in White Crane.

Heritage Martial Arts and Fitness Centre is one of the first centres in Canada to offer Tom Patire’s Training for Life® Personal Protection and Safety Courses. Kyoshi Fries has a deep commitment and dedication to the martial arts and has an open mind toward all different styles of the martial arts and martial arts concepts. He strives to learn new ideas, techniques and training methods to expand his own knowledge and to help his students grow and improve.

Biography:

Kyoshi Fries has been training in the martial arts for over twenty-nine years. He began training and studying Goju Ryu karate at the age of sixteen in Waterloo, Ontario under Sensei Gregg Skyork. Kyoshi Fries is currently ranked as a 7th degree black belt in Goju Ryu karate under Hanshi Carlos Montalvo 10° of the Ronin Goju-Ryu Kai and continues to study and train in the Goju Ryu style karate extensively.The Goju system focuses on proper muscle function and movement which can be applied to self defense. James believes mental focus and overall ability will improve greatly with the proper training, conditioning and fitness. The body only becomes strong when the mind, body and spirit work together.

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