Derek Noppe

Derek Noppe

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Former Canadian National Kickboxing Team Member, Founder of CanKiDo - The Canadian Mixed Martial Art. 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. An active strongman competitor, and former bodybuilding competitor. Derek began his Martial Art career at age 6 in Karate, then at age 18 he joined a local Taekwondo school. By 1990 he had reatch the rank of black belt and he began teaching Taekwondo. For the following 15 years Derek taught Taekwondo and continued to expand his knowledge base training with anyone who would teach him. Derek has trained with Steve Anderson, Jean-Yves Th riault, Dan Inosanto. and many others. In January of 2005 he introduced his students to a new form of Martial Art, CanKiDo. Derek is still actively teaching this art today.

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  • Zander Freund posted 3586 days ago

    Zander Freund

    Hey Derek,

    I just wanted to let you know that Bleacher Report has launched out of beta with an updated look and feel and some great new features. Check out the "Game On" link in the header to find out more.

    Next week we'll be launching the site to the world with some public announcements—and it'd be great to get a contribution from you between now and Tuesday to make Bleacher Report's launch a success.

    Let me know if you need any help with ideas or have questions. Have a great weekend Derek!


  • Dorothy Willis posted 3622 days ago

    Dorothy Willis

    God bless you, and hopefully protect you during this endeavor. I wish I could be more patient; for your sake I will work on it. I just got a message from the poetry contest I entered the GSP poem in and have dreams of helping MMA to a broader audience (assuming people who like poetry can be converted to a sport--they might want to watch Georges to see how graceful he is, who knows). I will be concerned about your health and the possibility that you will spread more than just good will on your trip. (It sounds trite but good hand washing does make a huge difference--MS has compromised my immune system so I know how much my grandkids have helped me stay healthy by employing this principle.) I am sorry for bugging you so much, I am not a stalker, really! Have fun and follow your own advice: keep your hands up and chin down. God speed!

  • Derek Noppe posted 3623 days ago

    Derek Noppe

    Training this weekend with George... not to worry I should have something posted early next week. I am so excited I have been working hard in the gym so I can keep up... maybe too hard as I seem to be suffering from a little cold now... hope it passes by Saturday.
    I am not sure what the format will be like but I will try to get the chance to ask George a few questions.

  • Dorothy Willis posted 3623 days ago

    Dorothy Willis

    Hey Derek, Like I'm trying to hold my breath and I have limited lung capacity , , , when are you going to write up your experience with GSP? Don't be so selfish, you made me so envious I had to go to Confession! Please . . . . (gasp). . . .(gasp). . . .(sputter, sputter) . . . . _______________

  • Dorothy Willis posted 3630 days ago

    Dorothy Willis

    I think you should interview Georges, ask him all the questions I included in my response to your question if anyone was jealous of you training with him, and most important (to me anyway) give him a copy of my poem to give to his mother, please--I dedicated it to her in an International Poetry Anthology, and because I am very stupid, don't know how to get it to her.

  • Derek Noppe posted 3698 days ago

    Derek Noppe

    Checkout my articles... tell me what you think???