About Brian K Leishman

Mr. Leishman was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada on April 14th, 1954. He has spent many years indulging his curiosity about education, eastern philosophy, martial arts, and more. He is a martial art master who focuses on self-development and the science of unarmed combat. Mr. Leishman hosts several websites and has been writing martial…

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1954 – 1964

From 1954 to 1964, Brian K Leishman lived in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. He attended JW Trusler Public School from Kindergarten to grade three, with fond memories of being taught by the founder’s wife, Mrs. Trusler in grade one. It was around this time when Brian was first exposed to Oriental culture. He clearly recalls…

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1965 – 1969

As with most children, much of Brian’s formative years were spent in school. After class, he could be found helping his parents’ at their general store, where he stocked shelves and aided his dad as a butcher. Brian attended several schools, such as the original two room Alcona Glen Public School for grades four and…

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1970 – 1972

During these two years, Mr. Leishman worked at a couple different jobs, each offering an opportunity to express some form of discipline.  Much of his leisure time was spent in Chinatown, immersing himself in culture and activities pertinent to martial arts.  This extended into watching martial art films as well.  This was at a time…

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1972 – 1974

Brian’s yearning to study authentic martial arts eventually caused him to leave Toronto in the summer of 1972.  Hoping to work his way on a boat towards China, he hitchhiked across Canada, all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 18.  His lack of worldly experience was expressed through the absence of…

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1974 – 1979

Brian considers his training under Grandmaster Olaf E. Simon, as the beginning of his formal martial art studies.  Grandmaster Simon’s studios taught a form of Moh Kempo Kung Fu, lending towards hung gar animal forms, and self defense combat scenarios.  Two-man scenarios were forceful, and sparring was more like no holds bared combat.  A need…

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1980 – 1989

In 1980, Brian went on to develop the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®, a unique form of martial arts that deals with the science, and causality of combative events.  White Lotus focuses on understanding the combative considerations of unarmed combat, a thorough understanding of which can yield incredible adaptive skill.  Brian then opened up…

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1990 – Present

Development of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat® continued in Canmore, Alberta via a National Training Center from 1990 – 1995.  The focus was on an instructors training program, and content associated with teaching basic skill development. With the system’s content being whole and complete, the time came to share the system’s ideologies, practices,…

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