About Ron Beer

Ron Beer is a multi-talented individual, whose skills fall under several areas, including martial arts, song writing, musical performance, book publications, online seminars in Shoot Wrestling, music teaching, song writing as well as mentoring. 
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Since 1978 Ron Beer has owned and operated the Family Self Defense Center in Markham Ontario. As a coach,Ron has achieved a Level One coaching certificate from Judo Ontario and a Level Two from the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association. Along with many degrees in the martial arts field, Ron Beer is a graduate of the Masters program of Physical Education from the Physical Cultural Institute of Cheng Du, Peoples Republic of China. Ron holds black belt designations in several martial arts disciplines.
With forty-five years experience, and over thirty-five years as a professional coach, Ron has trained athletes to provincial, national, and international levels in Shoot WrestlingJudo, Freestyle WrestlingKarateKick Boxing, and Kung Fu.
Ron’s career has given him many opportunities to travel the world and train with some of the world’s best coaches.
From hosting his own television show “Karate Kids” and “Martial Arts” to demonstrations at the Chinese National Games to the grand opening of Toronto’s fabulous Sky Dome. Ron continues to be innovative and inspirational in his chosen field.
As an author Ron has written and published a variety of training and coaching manuals, books and videos for martial arts and law enforcement including a national coaching program for the Association for Law Enforcement, Tactical Control Systems. Ron has authored 18 books and is now re-issuing these in eBook format as well as providing coaching session over the Internet using available interactive media.
Ron continues to develop further publications regarding Shoot Wrestling. His new projects will be developed using the multi-touch screen model which will include audio and video components. Start checking your favorite online book retailer in the summer of 2014 for these new publications.

Another venue that Ron is using is the online live lesson model where he delivers specially designed sessions for delivery using available interactive web media

As well as being an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Ron helps to mentor amateur songwiters. Check out web site www.songwritersmusicfestival.ca about one of Ron’s initiatives, and discover links to many of Ron’s musical projects and songs.
On the musical side of things, Ron is a member of SOCAN, SAC, CMPA, and CCMA. Ron sings and plays guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, melodica, Celtic flute, and ukelele. Ron is a graduate of one of the respected Humber College musical programs. Ron has performed for 40 years, and his extensive background includes:
  • Creator, author, and star of the Boogie Boy Blues musical and graphics arts show aimed at young audiences.
  • Writer of the storyboard, script, and original music, including the theme song, for the “Karate Kids”, a children’s television show in York region from 1980 to 1983. Ron trained a team of child actors aged 10 to 14, to sing, dance, and perform tem shows per year.
  • Trained two teams of children aged 4 to 12 for the “Martial Arts” children’s musical television shows based around martial arts. This was broadcast on McLean Hunter television from 1984 to 1985.
  • Wrote original music, story, and performed in the children’s musical theatre production “Where are the Turtles” at the opening of the Markham Theatre “Celebration of the Art’s” gala event.
  • Trained a troupe of young performers to do live shows imitating characters of the Dragon Ball Z cartoon with live performances an several shopping centers including the Eaton Center, and Yorkdale Mall.
  • Acted as the front man for the band “Rites of Youth”

More recently Ron organized/hosted Songwriters Music Festival in Whitby showcasing teen and adult songwriters from Victoria, Halifax, and the Durham region, and united regional songwriters groups from the songwriters Association of Canada. Ron has fostered a relationship with a similar songwriters group in Austin, Texas, and is planning on an exchange program with Austin and Whitby.

As well as the Songwriters Music Festival creation aimed at youth, a volunteer position, Ron continues to share his performance skills in other volunteering areas through programs in Markham for Songwriters in the Markham Hospital and at a CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) residence where he provides monthly on-site performances accompanied by his performance associates. Ron continues with occasional professional performances and write new material to follow up on his current 2 CDs on the charts. His new CD will be released in 2014.