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Brian Johns
Works at Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts Centre, Ltd
Attended University of Notre Dame
Lives in Oshawa, Ontario
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"Last year oil and gas revenues accounted for 70 percent of Russia's total exports and more than half of government income. Russia exports more than 7 million barrels of crude a day, second only to the Saudis. Some of those oil profits have been parked in a reserve fund, but most have been spent by Putin on such extravagances as the $53 billion Sochi Winter Olympics and a recent 20 percent pay rise for Russia's bloated tribe of state officials."
Putin’s power is built on the one thing in Russia he can’t control—the price of oil
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A remarkable photographic essay documenting efforts at reconciliation in Rwanda 20 years after the horrific killings.
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, these perpetrators and survivors are standing for forgiveness.
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As part of my cochlear implant rehab, I've been using a lot of "read along" exercises on the internet. The VOA news clip below is a great example of this and quite excellent. According to the audiologist, because of my life long severe hearing impairment, the learning curve will likely be 2 to 3 years. I'm up for the challenge!
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Great motivational video!
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Pharrell is a classy guy and this is a great song.
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"Having unhealthy cholesterol numbers, elevated blood pressure or an expanding waistline substantially increases your chances of developing heart disease. But an encouraging new study finds that exercise may slash that risk, even if your other risk factors stay high."
An encouraging new study finds that exercise may slash your risk of heart disease, regardless of your cholesterol numbers or waist size.
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Will Facebook head for the graveyard a la MySpace with this kind of strategy? How are small business owners with non-existent or limited budgets expected to get their Pages' posts out?
Over the past several months, Facebook has been reducing the organic reach of Pages. A recent study found that companies' posts dropped from reaching 12% of their followers in October to just 6% by February
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Yeah, this has been going on for some time now. You now have to pay for advertising if you want to extend your reach. 
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An awesome tribute to education and to the City of Detroit.
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What a great story; the basket is just a metaphor for any goal that you want to achieve in life.
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Owner and Head Instructor of Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts Centre, Ltd.
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  • Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts Centre, Ltd
    Martial Arts Instructor; I teach not only self defense but also increased self confidence!, 2008 - present
  • City of Oshawa
    Hearing Officer, 2008 - 2012
  • Industrial Commission of Ohio
    Hearing Officer, 1991 - 2007
  • Law Foundation of Ontario
    Project Assistant, 2008 - 2010
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Oshawa, Ontario
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Barberton, Ohio - Barberton, Ohio - Elmhurst, Illinois - Northampton, Massachusetts - South Bend, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Oshawa, Ontario
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Filipino Martial Arts! I love teaching self defense through Filipino Martial Arts.
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Owner and Head Instructor of Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts Centre, Ltd.

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Passionate about teaching people, adults and children alike, how to defend themselves.  Private lessons available as well! Come join Bamboo Spirit and become more confident and empowered! 

Contact me at: If you are interested, please contact me HERE.

Passionate about US/Canadian history stretching back to the Revolutionary War era, WWII buff, lover of biographies, particularly of American and Canadian historical figures.
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Passed the Ohio bar exam on the 1st attempt. Who knew??
Education
  • University of Notre Dame
    B.A. Government, 1983 - 1987
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    Law, 1987 - 1990
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Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts Centre
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A blog about Filipino Martial Arts, martial arts book reviews, and observations about contemporary events.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy: The Value of Speed
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As an entrepreneur, should you be thoughtful or fast? Entrepreneur Sukhinder Singh Cassidy sees this as a false dilemma and encourages entre

Jiu-jitsu Sensei Martial Arts Blog
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This is the official martial arts blog of Pacific Wave Jiu-jitsu. The purpose of this blog is to provide useful resources for martial artist

Learning to Teach In Order to Learn Martial Arts | Pacific Wave Jiu-jits...
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In my first style of Jiu-jitsu with the Jitsu Canada organization we have a series of courses that you are required to take as your progress

Stronger You Martial Arts & Self Defense in Nepean ON | Karate, Wush...
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Stronger You in Nepean, is a multi-discipline martial arts facility with a strong focus on self defense for children, adults and those with

Modern Arnis: Why train with the cane first?
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Newest video from Pugad Lawin. This video explains why we train with the cane first then move on to empty hand. This also shows a simple pro

WATCH: We Love Her So
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Superstorm Sandy knocked millions on the east coast for a loop--but even in the face of disaster, New Yorkers were dazzled by one dedicated

Special Promos
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So here are the special promotional rates during the Pugad Lawin membership drive New Students: $50 a month for 2 classes a week. The rate i

Traditional Wing Chun of Durham
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Get Physical! We live in an age where technology has made things very easy for us, and sometimes it becomes a bad substitute for other activ

Technical Analysis: Shoulder Throw | Pacific Wave Jiu-jitsu Sensei Blog
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Last week I discussed how to work up to throwing a much bigger person. The post was inspired by the difficulties that a very small woman (5'

Reid Hoffman: Investing in Yourself
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Entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman shares keys to lifelong personal growth, including network building, being adaptive and staying in a

Please don't hurt me
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Empty hand against a stick.

Master Chuck Interview
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http://www.bamboospiritmartialarts.com http://www.facebook.com/BambooSpiritMartialArtsCentre Master Chuck Gauss recounts a funny moment whil

Brief Explanation of Modern Arnis
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Master of Tapi-Tapi Chuck Gauss gives a brief explanation of Modern Arnis. For more information, For more information, visit http://www.mast

The Art Within the Art (Subtitled)
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http://www.bamboospiritmartialarts.com http://www.facebook.com/BambooSpiritMartialArtsCentre A demonstration of weapons to empty hand transl

Master Chuck Gauss is an extraordinary martial artist and teacher. He spent many years learning the art of Modern Arnis from the founder of the art, the late Professor Remy A. Presas and has been entrusted, along with others, with the awesome responsibility of passing along this wonderful martial art. He is extraordinary at teaching the concepts of this art and adjusting the teaching to the particular needs of a student and doing so that is easily digestible and understood. His mission is to equip students with real life self defense skills. What he teaches is incredibly practical. I highly recommend Master Gauss Martial Arts Center!
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