How To Prevent Chronic Back Pain

By Ken Marchtaler As a person who has completely recovered from chronic low back pain, I have been a personal witness to the damage it can do to one’s health and livelihood. From 1996 to July 2003, I suffered regular bouts of low back and sciatica pain (at least 2 per year), which usually lasted […]

Qi EnergyFlow™ Poised to Be The Next Yoga

May 23, 2017 Victoria, B.C. – Renshi Ken Marchtaler is pleased to announce his next generation wellness program specifically targeting today’s health challenges.  Called Qi EnergyFLow™ (QEF), it is based on the ancient practices of Qigong, Taiji (Tai Chi) and Meditation.   “Qigong, a Chinese health practice based on gentle movements, meditation and breathing, has wide-ranging […]

Why I Became Vegetarian?

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) I have listened to the questioning of my decision to become a vegetarian.  I have considered the arguments supporting a diet which includes the consumption of […]

Are Runners and Cyclists Missing the Exercise Boat?

“To have a well-rounded program, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends you include strength training, flexibility and functional, or neuromotor exercise too” Livestrong Magazine Victoria is a great place for running and cycling.  We have the climate and the natural surroundings to maintain a year round running or cycling program.   But is running or […]

FIT FOR SUMMER – 2 for 1 Spring Spectacular

From now until May 16, 2016, its your chance to take part in our Fit for Summer – 2 for 1 Spring Spectacular, and save on Personal Training with WMA Personal Trainer, World Cup Freestyle Skiing Silver Medalist and former Olympian – Elena Muratova.  Elena promises to get you where you want to be for those […]

WMA Adds New Third Age Karate Class

Warrior Martial Arts is pleased to announce that we are adding a “Third Age Karate Class” Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, beginning January 5, 2015. WHAT IS THIRD AGE KARATE? Our Third Age Karate Class will follow on our regular Adult Karate Curriculum, but will address the needs of those individuals 45 & […]

Big Idea 2015: Free Your Mind

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it” Rabindranath Tagore It’s that time of year again. Do you find yourself reflecting on the events of the previous year, pondering the opportunities in front of you, and setting some goals to try and capitalize on them? Of course […]

More Than Just Good Looks!

Maybe our parents knew something more than we thought. Or maybe it was just a hunch. Its true that people with good posture always look better and healthier than those without. Whatever inspired our parents to constantly remind us of our slouching posture, there may be more to it than just good looks! I have […]

Can You See Beyond Your Rose Colored Glasses?

Every Sunday I host an open Martial Wellness® Meditation class, to promote mindful practice to both my regular students and our surrounding community as well. Mindfulness is a word that is getting thrown around a lot these days. We may already know what mindful practice is, but do we really know the profound effects it […]

Can We Change the Way We Think?

 “It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.” Dr. Britta Hölzel, Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Giessen in Germany What meditators have known […]