Jim Bzovey

AKA: “Jimmy • Coach



“It’s better to be feared than loved, if one cannot be both” Niccolò Machiavelli

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• Traditional Karate
•Grapping Arts (No Gi)
•Street Smart Self Defence

Coaching Philosophy:

“When working technique, slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

Jim Bzovey has been training in the Combat Arts for over 40 years. He started with Kempo Karate with Sensei Alex Atkinson and then trained in Shotokan Karate and KickBoxing with Sensei Wally Slocki, Canadian Black Belt Hall of Famer and Martial Arts legend. After receiving his black belt, Jimmy then studied in the Filipino Arts under Sifu Larry Hartsel, one of the greatest exponents of JKD and Integrated Grappling Arts in the world and under Professor Salem Assli from the Insanto Academy of California. Jim holds a Kyoshi 6th Dan ranking with the Canadian Karate Kung Fu Association, is a certified boxing instructor with Boxing Ontario, a certified KickBoxing instructor with WAKO Canada and a standardized fitness appraiser with Sports Scientist Canada. From 1988 to 2021 he owned and operated Mr. Fitness, a gym and Martial Arts training facility in Toronto which just recently celebrated his 50th year anniversary. As a professional instructor for over 40 years Jim has worked with beginners to World Champions, and has coached fighters representing Canada at 5 World Championships. An excellent communicator, Jim offers a unique training experience to all his clients.

Favourite Pre/Post-Workout Fuel:
Coffee/Protein Shake

Favourite Cheat-Day/Rest-Day Fuel:
McDonald’s French Fries

Interested in working with Coach Jim? Reach out to the coaching staff at West End AC by emailing info@westendac.com.