KAMIKAZE PUNISHMENT FOUNDATION COACHES ASSIST ATHLETES IN DEVELOPING TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING ATHLETES IN A SPORT BY ANALYZING THEIR PERFORMANCES, INSTRUCTING IN RELEVANT SKILLS AND BY PROVIDING ENCOURAGEMENT. BUT YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE ATHLETE IN LIFE AND THEIR CHOSEN SPORT.
KAMIKAZE PUNISHMENT FOUNDATION INSTRUCTORS OATH
QUALITY OVER DELIVERING ALWAYS.
INNOVATION THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.
PRESTIGE CONFIDENCE BUILDING.
INTEGRITY FAIR AND TRUTHFUL.
INNOVATION THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.
TEAMWORK DECISIONS MADE TOGETHER.
EXCELLENCE STRIVE FOR THE SKY.
RESPECT TREAT OTHERS HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.
ACCOUNTABILITY OWN YOUR ACTIONS.
Overseeing the fitness programs at Kamikaze Punishment and designing the best possible course layouts to ensure students get the best possible results is what Brad loves to do. Brad is a very proud CPPS-Certified Physical Preparation Specialist-The CPPS certification is the gold standard for strength coaches, personal trainers, athletic performance coaches, physical therapists, fitness enthusiasts based upon the Complete Athletic Strength Development System created by Joe DeFranco & Jim Smith.
Joe Defranco- Joe DeFranco owns and operates DeFranco’s Gym in Wyckoff, NJ. DeFranco’s Gym has been named one of America’s 10 Best Gyms by Men’s Health magazine and one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Gyms in the USA by Greatist.com. For the past 15 years, athletes from around the world have hired Joe because of his remarkable ability to improve strength, speed, flexibility and power. Joe’s training techniques have been featured on Spike TV, NFL Network, WWE.com, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, and in the documentary, ‘STRONG’. His resume includes All-Pro NFL players, MLB players, NHL Players, WWE superstars and UFC fighters. Now, Joe’s techniques on getting faster are available to you in SPEED!
Jim Smith- Jim is a highly respected performance enhancement specialist, author, lecturer and consultant for Diesel Strength and Conditioning. He has written for numerous national magazines including Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health and is a featured writer for LIVESTRONG.com. Jim has published several best-selling manuals and DVD’s in the areas of athletic performance, muscle building and strength training that have been purchased by athletes, coaches and fitness professionals all over the world
Brad is also heavily certified with many credentials including Sports Nutrition Certification, High Intensity Fitness Kettlebell Certification, Herbs and Supplements Certification, Strength & Conditioning Certification, Health Club Management Certification, Spinning Bike Certification, Healthy Eating For Weight Loss Certification, Personal Trainer Certification, TRX Level 1 Certification, First Aid & CPR, NCCP Level 1 Canadian Boxing Coach Certification and NCCP Level 1 Canadian Wrestling Coach Certification. Brad is also a key note speaker for mentoring the youth in the community and raising their spirits with motivation & educational guidance of the importance of healthy living from his personal trials and tribulations. Currently Brad is designing healthy living plans for our registered members in the community to help them achieve their fitness goals in and out of the gym.
Brad is also is the creator of the BE A BUDDY NOT A BULLY PROGRAM where he is a key note speaker for mentoring the youth in the community and raising their spirits with motivation & educational guidance of the importance of healthy living from his personal trials and tribulation. Currently Kamikaze is designing healthy living plans for our registered members in the community to help them achieve their fitness goals in and out of the gym. Being a physically active person brad currently competes in grappling competitions, spartan races, jujitsu competitions, and other various group sports such as soccer.
World class striking coach Gasper Bonomo is based out of Kamikaze Punishment Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Gasper holds an impressive professional record of 21 wins, 16 by knockout, and no losses. He also set a Canadian national record for being the first to hold championship belts in 2 different weight classes simultaneously. Gasper is actively involved in our kids boxing program mentoring the youths of the community to stay active with amateur boxing programs offers at kamikaze Punishment Foundation. NCCP certified level 2 Canadian boxing coach currently active with our amateur boxing team always accepted new boxers.
Top level jujitsu specialist Jarid Bussemakers is a black Belt which started studying Utsuri-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu 16 years ago under Sensei Joseph Lindal. Utsuri-Ryu translates to “The Changing Way”. Every belt in the system includes a series of Judo Throws and take downs, submission maneuvers, striking and self defense techniques. He has competed in and won numerous tournaments across Canada including Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Kickboxing. Jarid has been investing his time lately to learn and master the Kampmann MMA Program & present the program effectively by teaching the youth in the community so they can rank up in the system. The no gi program of choice for many years has been 10th planet jiu jitsu and Jarid has his eyes on becoming an affiliate in the future. Jarid is also the current king of the cage 170lbs champion.
Tim has been training martial arts for most of his life and decided to pursue the health & fitness aspect of training after completing school. Graduating from Nait's personal trainer program in 2015 Tim has taken his knowledge learned to develop programs for our membership that add value to our children's fitness programs. Currently Tim is focused on moving up the ranks in the Gasper Bonomo Kickboxing Program in which he is now at the rank of assistant instructor.
Born and raised in Angola training most of his life to competed in boxing now residing in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Competing on the amateur boxing circuit in Montreal before making the transition to professional boxing. Holding a decorated amateur record with over 30 bouts and now competing professional with his eye on championship belts in the future. Flavio uses his hard work & dedication to motivate the youth to achieve there goals in and out of the ring.
Lifelong martial arts student of the game Param brings a ton of knowledge to help our team grow and evolve, which we are grateful. Param has been with Gasper Bonomo for years hold the rank of senior instructor in the GBK program and runs successful kickboxing classes in the local community. His love for No Gi jits and learning the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system will also be another asset he brings to the table to help the students!
I began as a kickboxer in 1986. When I went to New Brunswick in 1989 to work as a sign language interpreter, there was no kickboxing gym in Frederiction so I found a Boxing gym and joined. 2 years later, in 1991, I won the World's first ever, sanctioned Amateur Womens' boxing match in Sydney NS. I returned to Edmonton and continued to compete for the ensuing 5 years. I fought 21 times and never lost. Despite this, I've never considered myself a great boxer. In fact, over the years, I've learned that I am a far better coach. I love that boxing is technical and psychological. The mind, the body and spirit have to come together to make a champion.
Mike has been enrolled in the Gapser Bonomo Kickboxing Program for 10 + years now advancing to the assistant instructor rank. Taking his training to the next level by transitioning from student to teacher in a the past few years has made Mike a more well rounded athlete and competitor. Mike uses his speed and agility to blend his kickboxing workouts with a strong emphasis on fitness development. A very dedicated martial arts representative of the Gasper Bonomo Kickboxing Program.
Tanna has studied martial arts for 21 years. She obtained her black belt in WTF Taekwondo under Grand Master Simon Chung. Tanna believes the tenets of Taekwondo must be practiced in life; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and having an Indomitable Spirit. Tanna diversified her martial arts training and obtained her Blue Belt in Kenpo and Blue Praciat in Muay Thai. Learning a variety of striking skills, Tanna incorporates sparring drills, self-defense and conditioning into the Taekwondo program with an emphasis on the mental and spiritual development of each student.
“In martial arts, it is important that strategy be unfathomable, form be concealed, movements unexpected, so that preparedness against them be impossible.” Sun Tzu
At only 18 years old I have a cumulative 12 years of experience in martial arts. Originally studying Taekwando for 5 years in my early youth I moved onto the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Program where I learned leadership and was qualified as a distinguished marksman. For the past 5 years I have studied classical Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do under Sensei Jamie Hanlon, as well as studying Ryukyu Kobudo for the past 2 years. My studies in these Okinawan styles is ongoing. I am currently attending Centre High's Emergency Response Career Pathways course with aspirations to join the Canadian Armed Forces and eventually the Edmonton Police Service.
JACKIE & ERNIE LINDAL - BLACK BELT SENSEIS
Jackie is 23 years old and has been studying Utsuri Ryu Ju Jitsu for 11 years under Sensei Joseph Lindal. In June 2010, she gained her black belt in Utsuri Ryu Ju Jitsu and has been teaching with her husband Ernie Lindal for 4 years. Jackie has competed in numerous tournaments and has a passion for all martial arts.
Ernie is 27 years old and has been studying Utsuri Ryu Ju Jitsu for almost 20 years under his cousin Sensei Joseph Lindal. In June 2010, he gained his black belt in Utsuri Ryu Ju Jitsu and has been teaching with his wife Jackie for 4 years. Ernie has competed in numerous tournaments across Alberta from a young age.
Both Black Belts mentor and teach our kids wrestling program at Kamikaze punishment foundation.
Lorin has been selected to head up the new class of sports recovery yoga for all skill levels. His dedication to the sport and ambition being in the gym daily without injury speaks volumes of how important recovery really is for everyone! This is the first step in working towards having him DDP YOGA certified and we are over the moon excited for this! He has also studied & trained in kickboxing, judo, grappling and all forms of mixed martial arts so he not only gets more familiar with the sport but also to study what parts of the body to target during the sports recovery yoga sessions.