Greg Magwood's martial arts journey began in his youth when he nearly earned his yellow belt twice. However, it wasn't until his teenage years that he fully embraced martial arts. In 1988, he started studying Chito Ryu Karate and Canadian Jiu Jitsu with Sensei/Sifu Robert Walther of The Snow Tigers Martial Arts Association. The following year, he was introduced to Tai Chi and Chi Kung, which instantly captivated him.
Greg's curiosity led him to discover Kung Fu, a closed-door practice at the time. It took almost a year of persistent efforts to gain access to Kung Fu lessons, including My Jhong Law Horn Pai and Hsing Yi Chuan. From 1991 to 1995, Greg served as Sensei Walther's full-time teaching assistant.
In 1994, Greg realized his lifelong dream by opening his first martial arts club. He continued to expand his knowledge by participating in workshops and classes with various martial arts teachers, always searching for common principles that define excellence in combat.
Greg's martial arts journey took him internationally, with stays in Thailand for meditation at Wat Nanachat Forest Monastery and training in Kalarippayattu in Trivandrum, South India, under C. V. Govindankutty Nair Gurukkal.
Today, Greg holds a 6th Dan black belt in Canadian Jiu Jitsu, a 2nd Dan black belt in Chito Ryu Karate, and is recognized as a respected teacher (Sifu) of Tai Chi and Kung Fu. His unwavering commitment to mastering the fundamentals remains a hallmark of his martial arts philosophy.