Hardeep was born in Penticton and then moved to Surrey when he was a young boy. He started in a small Karate gym, was not very much into it. But his two uncles, Inder and Ranjeet inspired him to join in Tae Kwon Do and at the age of 13, he got help from Master Kim helped him to pick up his style. The support from his family kept him into the game and slowly kickboxing became his passion.
He trains a lot when he have a fight coming up, 4-5 hours a day, in the gym working out, practicing kicks, punches, building up his stamina , trying to figure out the mental game. His whole life revolves around the game. The first thing he schedule for the day, is what he is going to do for his sport, after that he plan his whole day around it.
One might think that a kick boxer is a person who likes to fight, not true. According to Hardeep, he is not that kind of person who likes to start fights, getting into conflicts, easy going person.
"Most people that know me, before they know that I fight and when they find out afterwards, they say that they would have never imagine that."
To be in the ring and fight is just competition for him. He never intends to hurt the other fighter, but his focus always remains to win the fight and nothing more. He and many of his opponents remains good friends outside the ring, inside is a whole different story.
If you get into a situation, where someone can hurt you physically, knowing kick boxing is the key to self defense. It’s very good for a last resort to have some sort of training to protect yourself if you have to.
Coaches and parents should make sure, when their kids are just starting in any game, to keep the activity a fun experience. If it is fun, kids will come to it, if it’s a burden, they still will be coming because you make them to, but ultimately they will drop out. As a coach, Hardeep finds it difficult to train little kids than older kids; he says “you got to keep ‘em into it. If you go on just teaching and teaching and expecting them to catch on and learn, they will probably run away real fast because they don’t feel included in what they are doing.”
Hardeep is coaching beginner and advanced kick boxing classes at Bisla Martial Arts School in Surrey BC, also he teaches young kids Tae Kwon Do.
"When I am training, it’s about me, I am pushing myself and trying to get better, I leave better than when I walked in that day. But when it comes to teaching, it’s not about me, it’s about the kids, I have to adjust myself to make it enjoyable to the kids, and teach in a way that then can learn."