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An Inspiring Journey of Transformation, Perseverance, & Resilience

Join Professor Raz Chan on an enlightening trip as he discusses his own story of overcoming discrimination and adversity to excel in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, build a successful company, and become a published author.

Raz, a first-generation Chinese Canadian, struggled greatly as a child to balance his Canadian citizenship with his Chinese ethnicity. Financial difficulties faced by his family included bankruptcy and the closure of their family eatery.

During these challenging times, Raz, under the direction of his father, began to comprehend the transformative power of martial arts. Raz went on to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through years of dedication, and subsequently built his own successful martial arts academy. Raz has since instructed countless law enforcement officers, individuals, and families.

His accomplishments in the martial arts and business spheres led him to begin a corporate speaking career, giving talks on cultural diversity and applying the lessons of martial arts to overcome barriers to success in the workplace.

Raz’s personal journey of overcoming challenges and racism is a true hero’s journey. He has faced many obstacles over the years, including the loss of his family’s business and the struggle to find his own path in life. But through his determination and the transformative power of martial arts, he emerged as a successful business owner, black belt, and inspiring speaker.

Through his speeches, Professor Raz takes his audience on an inspiring journey of transformation, perseverance, and resilience. His life serves as an example of the strength of perseverance, hard effort, and the human spirit.

Allow Raz’s tale to inspire you to surmount any hindrances in your way and attain excellence, just as he did on his own journey.

Keynote Topics

From the Mat to the Workplace – Applying Jiu-Jitsu Teachings to Promote Respect & Diversity In Your Workplace

Discover how Jiu-Jitsu principles combat racism and build respect. Mental strength and emotional control are critical in jiu-jitsu and in life. Embrace diversity, learn from adversity, and benefit from it. Jiu-jitsu empowers, builds confidence, and brings people together. Let’s embrace diversity and be the change we wish to see. Jiu-jitsu can be an incredibly powerful tool for empowerment, building confidence, and bringing people together, even those who may have natural antagonisms toward each other. Let’s ignite the flame of empowerment and fuel it with diversity.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover how the principles of Jiu-Jitsu can be applied to real-life situations.
  • Learn simple and efficient methods to combat racism and build respect.
  • See how mental strength and emotional control, critical in Jiu-Jitsu, is also critical in life.
  • Learn to embrace diversity and adversity, and benefit from it.
  • Explore how Jiu-Jitsu can be a powerful tool for empowerment and building confidence, even among those with natural antagonisms.

Professor Raz will provide actionable steps for attendees to promote workplace respect and diversity based on martial arts principles.

The Art of Resilience – Lessons from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Discover the power of resilience and the lessons of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in this inspiring keynote speech. With Raz Chan’s expertise in martial arts, attendees will learn how to overcome obstacles and thrive in their personal and professional lives. The speech offers practical tips on how to embrace discomfort, find value in failure, and focus on the present moment. Don’t pass up this opportunity to develop your full potential by learning from one of the most effective martial arts in the world!

Key Takeaways

  • Explore how resilience is essential for personal and professional growth.
  • Build resilience within yourself and your company through the powerful central tenets of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Learn to embrace discomfort, find value in failure, focus on the present moment, and develop a growth mindset.

Professor Raz will provide actionable steps for attendees to develop resilience based on martial arts principles. Attendees will leave the keynote speech feeling inspired and motivated to tackle any challenge that comes their way.

Corporate Self-Defense Seminars

Situational Awareness – Staying Safe in the Workplace & Beyond

Discover the importance of situational awareness and how it can empower you to stay safe in any environment. Gain valuable insights into self-defence techniques and become more safety conscious. Professor Raz’s corporate self-defense seminars will give your employees more self-assurance and power, and you as an employer will gain from a workforce that is safer and more secure.

Take charge of the safety of your workplace!

Key Takeaways

  • Situational awareness is crucial in personal safety and can be developed through the lens of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu principles.
  • Attendees will learn how to assess potential risks, be aware of their surroundings, and develop response strategies for any potential threats.
  • Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated, empowering attendees to feel more confident and capable in dangerous situations.
  • Companies will benefit from a more safety-conscious workforce, reducing the risk of accidents and liability issues.

Attendees can apply the skills and knowledge gained in their everyday lives, promoting a safer and more confident workplace.

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To book Raz Chan for a speaking or seminar event, visit the Speakers Bureau of Canada website.

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