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His mother wanting only the best for her son als

brought him to a Cambodian Buddhist temple in

Calgary.  In order to protect her son against bad

and negative energy his mother asked the

monk to do a ceremony for him.  At the time

being as an all knowing teenager he did not

want to participate with the ceremony.  But in

respect to his parents he participated.


At the age of 19 he decided to become a monk

to show respect to his parents for their

understanding and support.   His family traveled

to Santa Anna California where he became a

monk. As an apprentice to his late Grand Maste

Loc Ta Peiu it was at this temple where he foun

his mental, emotional, spiritual and physical


Through out his years of practicing Kun Khmer, Bokator, Tae Kwon Do, Hapki Do, Kum Do, Kempo, Judo, Aikido and Wing Chung.  He found that martial arts is more than external it is also very internal.


With his findings he has been teaching external and internal martial art to his fellow students.


Master Dan came to Vancouver from Calgary in the summer of 1993 where he completed his last year of High School and after 6 years of combine business and science post secondary education he decided to follow his passion for teaching martial arts and aiding people in the community.  Since arriving in Vancouver he has been involved in Community Visions, Community Liaison Groups and volunteered in community activities.  He is also the former Director and Coordinator for Pathfinder Youth Center Society and former ambassador for Lululemon.  Outside of his martial arts teachings he is an entrepreneur, investor, venture capitalist and founder of www.M8TRIX5.com


Masterdan's findings Master Dan Nou has over 30 years of Martial Arts, Buddha Yoga & Meditation experience and 18 years of consulting.  He has consulted with many at risk youth, trouble kids/teens, distress families and have resolve many issue such as stress, health, anger, relationships, parenting, communication and career development. 


Considering that he and his family experienced so many things from having a prosperous life in Cambodia and to lose it all in an instant to the Khmer Rouge and to live through 5 years of war/regime.  Then to immigrate for freedom only to face many other challenges such as a new environment, laws, culture, language, racism, and prejudice and still create a meaningful life…


His outcome is a new perspective on life, family and community, a strong positive mind set and the eagerness to share all his life experiences of failure and success to those in the community. 

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