Saturday 17 September 2016

The Hosts

Co-host: Richard Mosdell
Richard Mosdell is the chief instructor of Kenzen Sports Karate in Victoria, BC, Canada with over 35 years in karate training, competing and teaching experiences. He also spent 10 years in Japan as the full-time head coach of Tokyo's oldest competitive club (Seiritsu Gakuen Middle & High School), obtained his Masters degree in Global Studies on the globalization of karate and authored the epic modern karate story "Sonny Leads; a Japan karate adventure" (volume 1 published in by Manga University).

Through Richard's wide-ranging karate journey he tries to bring fresh eyes to every karate topic. He continues to train karate everyday and challenge higher dan ranks, while volunteering in karate community roles from founding the Canada Open Karate Championships, chairing the Karate BC high-performance committee that oversees the official BC Team and having supervised numerous premium karate events including the prestigious BC Winter Games to North American style association seminars and tournaments.

Co-host: Eric Masino

Former American national team member Eric Masino has been training and teaching karate for over 25 years and he is the chief instructor of American Sports Karate in Naples, Florida, USAA lifelong Wadoryu karate student, Eric is also a national level referee who has officiated and trained with some of the world's top karate coaches and athletes.

Eric shares on the podcast his experience and thoughts on what's it like to own a karate club, train beginner to elite students, promote karate in the community while also maintaining high standards and coach at championship tournaments.

Season 1 & 2 co-host: Kalan Anglos
Owner of KFit Conditioning in Victoria, BC, Canada, Kalan Anglos is a Sports Strength & Conditioning Coach and MSc. Kinesiology graduate from the University of Victoria. Kalan established the Anglos Protocol Karate Athlete Fitness Test as the standardized test for all karate athletes in the country.

Kalan's passion for combat sports came at a young age, having trained in karate since he was 7 years old, and obtaining his first degree black belt at the age of 18. He competed in the Canadian National Championships eight different occasions, having reached podium four times.

He currently trains and coaches at Kenzen Sports Karate in Victoria, BC, while also being a Karate BC Team coach and the Boxing BC Coach's Representative.