For 40 years, Winning Edge has been bringing our community the very best in Martial Arts Training. Our goal is to develop personal excellence in each one of our students.
The Martial Arts were originally aimed toward life preservation and self-defense, but today people of all ages come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to train at the Winning Edge. Some want to learn self-defense, others want to compete in tournaments, some ask to become physically fit and others just want to have fun.
In light of the escalating violence towards children and the increase in child abductions, WINNING EDGE has developed a program designed to teach children safety awareness, danger avoidance and the physical skills necessary to protect themselves and afford them an opportunity of escape. Winning Edge Child Awareness and Rapid Escape provides the necessary skills children need to physically, mentally and most importantly, emotionally defend themselves from child predators. It is our sincere hope that through our program we can deter these crimes against children and pray that their personal safety never becomes an issue. All Instructors of the W.E. C.A.R.E. program are certified and have undergone specialized training in the area of child safety. They are dedicated to teaching our children how to be personally strong involving their own safety and have been chosen for their demonstrated desire to protect our youth.
United States Black Belt Association
The Winning Edge is the headquarters of the United States Black Belt Association (U.S.B.B.A.). This group of dedicated and talented Martial Artists proclaims the following mission statement: “To resolutely encourage and empower all whom we teach, to reach their fullest life’s potential in mind, body, and above all, Spirit. With God, all things are possible.” Click here for more information on the U.S.B.B.A.
Fight Like a Girl
We teach you how to Fight Like a Girl… Fight Like a Girl is a product of Brad Parker’s Women’s Self-Defense Institute. His Rape Escape program includes specializes training designed specifically for women. Several Winning Edge Black Belts are certified to deliver the Rape Escape/Fight Like a Girl program of instruction.
Our MMA Academy is kindly sponsored by the Free UFC Bet website, to whom we are eternally grateful.
The Madison area YMCA had its karate program participants participate in Black Belt first degree competitions and many earned awards successfully.
The participants were Eric Camarata, Brian Vivas, Amanda Lyon and Giulia Arpino among others. As a result a formal ceremony was held. It was in the Madison area where four of the long term students in the adult category were awarded the first grade black belt awards. Some did in different degrees of the Black Belt as well. All four have been active and part of the karate program of the YMCA.
The karate program of the YMCA is presided over by Christopher J. Goedecke who is eighth degree black belt holder. He is also a renowned author and has been running the program at the YMCA for about 35 years. He has made the karate program in the Madison Area one of the longest running for the state as a whole. The Martial Arts program has helped many to be trained in the martial arts discipline, both young as well as old. Several have been exposed to the wonders of this ancient art from 1979, the time when it was established. Read more »
The team of Karate NL 2016 will be traveling to Saskatoon on May 26th to take part in the National Federation Championships of the traditional kind.
You will find several dedicated members in this team who are now part of Newfoundland and Labrador provincial team. The team would be having junior as well as senior athletes competing in respective events. These include black belt category as well. Those who would be part of the Canadian team would be traveling to take part in the World Championships that would be held in Poland.
The team has several youngsters who are eligible to take part in the World Championships. These include fourteen and seventeen year olds who are black belts and brown belt categories. There are green belt contestants who would also be representing the organization in Poland. Children are chosen as per qualification criteria. For adults, they need to win local and regional competitions in order to qualify. There are several like Michael Pinsent who has been pursuing karate for more than ten years. He has been taking part in the national level competitions for a while now. Michael feels that the competitions are important to test his skills as well as to meet friends that he has from different parts of the country who come to compete at the national level competitions. Read more »