Paying It Forward: Derek Sadler

Bushido Martial Arts is honored to see Master Sadler featured in the March 2018 edition of YEG FITNESS. To read about his martial arts journey and how he is paying it forward to future generations, check out the article here:


Master Sadler is well known for his high energy, contagious enthusiasm and passion for teaching and helping others.  His dedication to developing skilled, productive, and respectful students is unsurpassed. Master Sadler strives to uphold the highest standards of fitness & martial arts education with integrity, empathy, and care.

Master Sadler has proudly devoted himself to a lifestyle of fitness and martial arts training for the last 36 years.  His diverse training portfolio includes Karate, Kick-boxing, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Arnis & Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Control Tactics and Survival Skills (CTSS). 

Fitness Foundations Inc. (FFI), operating as Precision Martial Arts Academy (PMAA) has been providing professional, progressive, and dynamic Taekwondo, Martial Arts, Self-defense and Fitness Instruction throughout Alberta since 1996. PMAA is owned and operated by Master Derek Sadler, ChPC, PFT, NCCP.  He has been in the fitness industry for over 26 years, specializing in group fitness and exercise classes (adult & children), one-on-one/small group personal training, and dry-land/sports performance training. In 2014, Master Sadler was given the prestigious designation of Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) from the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). Master Sadler is a World Taekwondo 7th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and a Taekwondo Canada Certified Coach Developer with 35 years of martial arts education and experience.

Instructors at PMAA are certified Black Belt Professionals who constantly strive to expand their knowledge in all areas of fitness and martial arts and are personally mentored by Master Sadler.  All PMAA Instructors are NCCP certified (National Coaching Certification Program) and Taekwondo Canada AI (Assistant Instructor) and/or DC (Dojang Coach) certified. This enables them to keep abreast of new developments and has allowed them to teach the application of martial arts movement and techniques with a high level of professionalism, proficiency and safety. This education and experience is passed on to all instructors and students at PMAA to allow for safe, fun, energetic, and dynamic classes.