From 1954 to 1964, Brian K Leishman lived in, Ontario, . He attended JW Trusler Public School from Kindergarten to grade three, with fond memories of being by the wife, Mrs. Trusler in grade one. It was around this time when Brian was first exposed to Oriental culture. He clearly recalls eating at the Golden Dragon Restaurant with his parents, and being drawn to the atmosphere and people. Shortly after, Brian was introduced to the martial arts by his mother when she skillfully a few Judo moves on his friend Paul. Being fascinated with the structured and , an early passion and interest grew for the martial arts.