THE ICEMAN : The Return of an Icon
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Don't miss ''The Iceman : The return of an icon'', a documentary film written and produced by JF Thibodeau that will be released Online on June 19th 2020 on www.didaktocommunication.com. Follow ''The Iceman'' back in the ring at 64 years old, 25 years after his last fight.
Referred to as "The Iceman," by Rodney Batiste during his first title defence, due to his intimidating icy stare and cool demeanour in the ring, Jean-Yves Thériault began his martial arts training in 1972 at age 17. Member of the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame, he won his first Full Contact Karate competition in 1976 after only six months of training under the direction of Hanshi John Therien. He became Canadian middleweight kickboxing champion two and a half years later. In 1980 he won the PKA Middleweight World title, and held the championship for a record of 15 years. He has also won world titles in both the ISKA and PKC associations. During his life, Thériault has worked with many groups and charities, such as the Big Brothers, Make a Wish Foundation and Canada Leucan. He is author of a book on kickboxing techniques and has a series of videos on the science of combat sports. He was voted Athlete of the Decade by the Sports Writers Association of New Brunswick. Since his retirement on December 1, 1995, Thériault still trains five days a week and teaches classes at Therien Ju-Jitsu & Kickboxing Schools and is the owner of Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Ottawa South. Thériault has also become a world-class promoter for the sport of kickboxing. With the aid of his friend Hanshi John Therien, he is giving young fighters an opportunity in the "Iceman Amateur Kickboxing Circuit".
Written and produced by JF Thibodeau
Didakto Communication - Isomères Productions
The Iceman Kickboxing Circuit
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