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George Lepine J.

Chief Instructor and Director - NCCT Indigenous Martial Arts Program

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

HQ Phone: (416) 964-9087

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

16 Spadina Rd

Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S7

Canada

Company Description

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto offers a wide variety of activities and events, which highlight the cultural teachings and traditions of First Nations people. These activities are open to all members of the Native Canadian Centre and most take place... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Instructor (Okimakhan-Kiskenohumakew)

Okichitaw Aboriginal Martial Arts

Canadian Chairman of the World Police Martial Arts Federation - Canada Association

World Police Martial Arts Federation

Vice President

World Martial Arts Union

Affiliations

International Master Member
World Academy of Sciences of Traditional, Modern Martial Arts and Real Applied Combat Systems

Founder
Aboriginal Martial Arts System

Board Member
Ontario Aboriginal Sport Circle

Education

5th Degree Black Belt

Masters Degree

Web References (17 Total References)


FAME World Events

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GEORGE J. LEPINE: Director and Master Instructor of the Native Canadian Centre of Martial Arts, George holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a 6th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido (Korean Martial Arts).He recently developed an Indigenous Martial Art system called OkiChiTaw, based on North American Indigenous Combat.George has competed at the International level in Korean Martial Arts and recently secured a Gold Medal for Canada at the 6th Annual World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju City, South Korea demonstrating Aboriginal combat.George will share the secrets, techniques, philosophy and training principles behind this age old tradition that can improve physique, health, lifestyle mind and spirit, at FAME Canada 2004 where he will facilitate the "Martial Arts Experience"-an interactive teaching and training area.


FAME Canada

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GEORGE J. LEPINE: Director and Master Instructor of the Native Canadian Centre of Martial Arts, George holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a 6th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido (Korean Martial Arts).He recently developed an Indigenous Martial Art system called OkiChiTaw, based on North American Indigenous Combat.George has competed at the International level in Korean Martial Arts and recently secured a Gold Medal for Canada at the 6th Annual World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju City, South Korea demonstrating Aboriginal combat.George will share the secrets, techniques, philosophy and training principles behind this age old tradition that can improve physique, health, lifestyle mind and spirit, at FAME Canada 2004 where he will facilitate the "Martial Arts Experience"-an interactive teaching and training area.


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Photo of George Lepine by Mitzi Brown

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George Lepine stands tall and although a powerhouse, he is soft spoken and his body language open.Lepine is the Native Canadian Centre Vice President, Ontario Aboriginal Sports Circle Treasurer, and former Tribal Police Officer.He is also Electrical Engineer who holds a Masters Degree.He is employed at the Pearson International Airport as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, to his students at the Native Canadian Centre he is Master Lepine, their instructor.Here, you may not expect a Tae Kwon Do class and with a Cree Metis at the helm.
He leads me into an office where the sounds of the class practicing kicks and screams are faint.Lepine tells me why he chose Tae Kwon Do."I started training about 30 years ago under Grand Master Oye, he was one of the first Grand Masters of Judo to come from Korea."He adds, "I later heard about Tae Kwon Do and an instructor Grand Master KS Cho who was the first to come from Korea.I switched to Tae Kwon Do, partly because it had more kicks."
George explains the benefits of Tae Kwon Do."You need artistic, social, physical,and intellectual sides to be touched in your life.Tae Kwon Do taps into all of these areas."
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art meaning "Way of the Hands and Feet".It uses blocks, punches, and kicks.It has both physical and mental benefits.
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Lepine made the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do team in 1985.He was still on the team in 1988 and competed in the Olympics in Korea.It was the first time Tae Kwon Do was a competitive sport in the Olympics, so it was an historic event.Although he didn't bring home a gold medal, George has continued practicing the sport.
He believes that sport empowers and that he wouldn't have achieved success if it weren't for the black belt he holds.Although many people disagree, his opinion is that physical fitness is vital to health and wellness.
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George offers advice for people who would like to take up a new sport."The hardest part of joining any kind of fitness program is walking through the door.People have a tendency to say why they can't do something instead of they should do something."
He recommends taking it slowly, don't overdo it when you first begin.A small change like becoming more physically active starts a chain reaction.You begin making healthier choices in your life.
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George explains, "You say I don't feel like having those fries anymore, I feel like having a salad.I feel like a glass of water not a glass of wine."
Choosing a healthy lifestyle includes eating healthy and increasing your physical activity.Taking up Tae Kwon Do under Master Lepine would be a step in the right direction.As I get up to leave I tell him that want to join his class at the Native Canadian Centre.George grins and says, "There is no maybe."


ONTARIO ABORIGINAL SPORT CIRCLE - Board Of Directors

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George LePine - Vice Chair


Contact Us

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George LePine - Treasurer5431 Flightline Drive, 3rd FloorP.O. Box 6003, Toronto, AMFMississauga, OntarioL5P 1A1Tel (416) 566-3094E-Mail: lepineg@tc.gc.ca

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