The documentary feature Karate in Ontario: THE UPHILL BATTLE 'THE COST OF RAISING A CHAMPION'

INVISIONPRO is proud to present THE UPHILL BATTLE: The award-winning documentary feature Directed by Maria Morgunova.
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Toronto - Ontario - Canada


TORONTO - May 30, 2018 - PRLog -- 14 Amazing Experts in One Documentary!
Leading respected and well-known instructors, referees, and judges will share their experiences and the secrets to their success in this documentary. All of these people have experienced 'The Uphill Battle'.

Karate and the Olympics: Who Will Represent Canada in 2020?
This documentary highlights the difficulties experienced in creating champions in Ontario. Today, money talks so loud that a person's paying capacity can now replace talent, dedication, and perseverance. As the parent of a well-known champion stated: 'Today, a child's whole athletic career depends on the pockets of the athlete's parents – whether they can pay, or not'. With Karate becoming part of the Olympics, this situation must be changed!
Today, Karate faces a real challenge, and that is: how do we make the transition from an amateur sport to a professionally organized industry with the appropriate environment for raising true champions? The Uphill Battle attempts to cover this issue in depth. With interviews from leading respected instructors, referees, and judges The Uphill Battle is required viewing for anyone who believes karate in Ontario is ready to move forwards.

Educational angle of the story.
The Uphill Battle addresses the subjects of karate and a healthy lifestyle for children with a distinctive Ontarian flavour. The target audience of this documentary are parents, school teachers, athletes, sports-oriented teenagers, and karate officials at every level.

First and the unique study about karate in Canada.
Today, this film is the only available research in this field. There is no centralised opened source of information about Canadian karate or any statistics about different types of events related with karate. Nobody can say how many seminars, camps and tournaments are provided by different karate clubs today. There is no official information about the amount of clubs, coaches and students in Canada. Nobody knows how many children and adults, men and women are involved in karate. Based on the situation in Ontario this film demonstrates the necessity of a serious official study about Canadian karate, since, after all further professional development of the industry depends on it.

What the Experts Say!
Kyoshi Sam Moledzki, Karatedo Shitokai Canada Shihan-WSKF
: "This insightful documentary gives the viewer a behind-the-scenes look at Karate in Ontario. Many different topics are covered, and anyone interested in Karate will discover something unique and important in this story."

Sensei Louis Rossi: "Fantastic Documentary. Good choice of dojo's to represent the message, all respectable, qualified instructors under the right organizations."

Oleg Morgunov, Toronto Karate Junior League tournaments Director: "It's impossible to underestimate the impact of this film. After "The Uphill Battle" had been released in Sep 2016, Karate's situation as a sport in Ontario was dramatically changed: the former Provincial Sport Organization lost its governing body status; the higher ups who have been impeding the development of Karate as a Sport for many generations were dismissed causing the sport to gain new formation in Ontario!"

Paul Dupre, martial arts aficionado and historian:"Tremendous presentation and amazing people who took part!"

About the Filmmaker. Maria Morgunova personally directed this documentary feature. Maria is the Director of INVISION PRO - a media company in Toronto, Ontario. Maria's background includes more than 10 years' experience in journalism and the film and video industry as a videographer, journalist, film editor, producer of short stories, and the director of TV talk shows. Maria holds an MA of Arts, and has created successful stories and programs for the corporate world, broadcast television, and PR companies.

About INVISION PRO. Independent Vision and Production is a media company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. INVISION PRO produces quality documentaries, B2B marketing videos, short stories, and music videos.

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