|Date of Birth :||19 January 1995|
|Birth Sign :||Capricorn|
|Height :||6’ 2” (1.85m)|
|Weight :||176 lbs. (80 kg)|
Watch the video of Jordan at the Wushu National in Toronto.
Jordan is the fighter dressed in black.
Inspiration… an action or power of moving the intellect or emotions is derived from anywhere in life. As a highly competitive athlete in mainstream sports I was caught off guard by an inspiring movie about a man I never knew existed, teaching a martial art system I was completely unaware of. The movie “IP Man ” was the life of teacher Grandmaster IP Man and his teaching of Wing Chun to make a substantial difference in the world. The story of this remarkable man truly resonated with me.
Sequentially, by fate, a family friend inquired if I’d ever heard of Wing Chun. He then invited me to a Bai Si Ceremony at the Cumberland Martial Arts Academy that has been operating for close to twenty years. A Bai Si is a ceremony in which a teacher believes his student has mastered enough of the Wing Chun system to become a disciple. This means they are among a select few who are trusted with the secrets of the Wing Chun family. The moment seemed as though I was destined to probe into this world. An elementary interest quickly morphed into an unquenchable passion for more knowledge, fueling my hunger for a better understanding of Wing Chun. My Sifu (Robert Teske) who is a descendent of IP Man’s teachings, instilled in me what it takes to be successful within this system. Committed training left me wanting to seek, discover and test my abilities competitively. It was at this junction my Sifu whom is a National Level coach, introduced me to Sanda.
Sanda or Chinese kickboxing is an Olympic bound competitive combat sport originally developed by the Chinese military to allow soldiers the opportunity to test their strength and fighting abilities. It’s here that I find my unwavering essence for competition at the highest level. Practice, patience & purpose is what my steadfast coach taught me are absolutely necessary to become successful. The comprehensive discipline regiments are accredited to my successful life-balance prosperity in school, sport, work & home. I have competed in numerous Sanda tournaments, recently the National Sanda Tournament, and I was privileged to be selected to compete at the 2017 Summer Universiade. (http://www.fisu.net/)
Next for Jordan
The 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei staged 12 days every 2 years and 2nd only to the Olympics embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’. Representing Canada, The Cumberland Martial Arts Academy, The University of Ottawa and all those who support me will be a proud moment for me in Taipei. Following the Universiade the next steps that I am working towards are, Orillia 2018 Winter Games, the Sanda World Cup, and then the Olympics.
My path is mine alone, however, without support my journey is unattainable. When I step into a match, I do so knowing how many have held me up, made me strong and believed. I must thank, my coach Robert Teske for ensuring I have all the tools I need in order to be successful. He has guided me and mentored me as a martial artist and being at one with my mind, body & soul. It is this continuously growing circle of support that has enabled me to grow so much and I am eternally grateful.
Jordan’s lineage to grand master IP MAN
Moy Yat > Sunny Tang (Dunn Wah) > Walter Jakimczuk > Robert Teske