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Kootenay Christian Martial Arts issues challenge to help Free Modern Day Slaves

By Contributor
January 31st, 2014

Master Dean Siminoff of Kootenay Christian Martial Arts recently announced plans to issue a Nationwide Board Breaking Challenge during the month of April to all Martial Arts Schools in efforts to raise awareness and financial support to help free modern day slaves.

There are more than 27 million slaves in the world today.

Siminoff  said by working hand in hand with International Justice Mission Canada ( an organization that seeks justice for victims of violent oppression, we are raising awareness and financial support to fund their rescue operations.

IJM estimates each operation costs approximately $4500.

Anyone interested can register at to receive all the resources you need to run your Breaking Boards, Breaking Chains event.

The top three fundraising schools will win amazing prizes from Bushido Martial Arts & Fighting Gear Supply.

Participating schools will be listed on the web site and receive other recognition as well.

All martial arts schools, no matter what style are invited to participate in this campaign to end the suffering of these adults and children. Students are encouraged to raise pledges based on how many boards they will break in the “break-a-thon” – last year our Nelson students alone raised $2000 this way.

The vision is to multiply this through other schools across Canada.
The Kootenay Christian Martial Arts will soon be holding demo and information -board breaking sessions throughout the region.

 For more information go to or or contact Siminoff at 250-354-9749 or

Photo caption: Some of the members of Kootenay Martial Arts are ready to break some boards. — Submitted photo


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