9. Sifu Patrick Marcil: The Last Kung Fu Master

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Patrick Marcil is a Canadian martial artist who began his studies in the Fangshendo style of fighting, which is an offshoot of Wing Chun Kung Fu . In 1994, Patrick Marcil along with his best friend opened their first Kung Fu school in Canada called Patenaude Martial Arts. Sifu Marcil is not your typical, traditional martial artist. From the beginning, his style of hand to hand combat has always been progressive. Marcil implemented headbutts, and bare-knuckle training to his routines.

Aside from being ahead of the curve, Mr. Marcil’s techniques are battle tested. In 2003, Sifu Patrick Marcil stepped inside a cage and competed in a mixed martial arts fight at the World Extreme Battle in Laval, Quebec.  At 165 pounds, the then 26-year-old Marcil TKO’d his undefeated 180-pound opponent in the first round. The bout lasted less than three minutes.

In addition to putting his own skills to the test, Marcil also trains numerous professional MMA fighters in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. One of Sifu Marcil’s most notable student is Dave Leduc, the current Lethwei World Champion.

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Sifu Patrick Marcil and I talk about the ins and outs of hand-to-hand combat.

Click the arrow to listen to the lesson. Enjoy.

Music: A growing Boy needs His Lunch, by Dead Kennedys

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