Martial Arts and Self Defence

Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu "BJJ" practitioners are able to control larger opponents through leveraging and using technique. It is a fantastic way for learn how to ‘fight' without punching and kicking. BJJ teaches students how to control their opponents by gripping and holding. They use their entire body to successfully complete a technique. Because of this, they also get a complete work-out involving cardio and strength. As a self-defence program, students can improve their confidence and ability to protect themselves. Today, BJJ has been popularized into main stream sports through mixed martial arts competitions, such as UFC.

Cardio Kickboxing

Learn valuable kickboxing techniques in an easy going and friendly atmosphere. Join our challenging and fun workouts that will condition, tone and strengthen your body by doing pad work, shadow boxing and sprint drills. Sign up today and get yourself into shape! Offered at the Surrey & Langley Campus

Krav Maga

Krav Maga (self-defence) is an effective form to defend ones self and it is used by military, law enforcement and civilians world wide. It uses simple methodology based on natural human responses to create an easy-to-learn but highly effective system. This is a beginners class open to all students and staff wishing to learn how to properly defend themselves. Offered On Surrey & Richmond Campus


TaeKwonDo, a well-rounded martial art that originated in Korea, combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise.

In Korean...

TAE means 'to strike or break with the foot'

KWON means 'to strike or break with the fist'

DO means 'method or path'

Taekwondo is distinguished from other martial arts by its emphasis on high kicks, including spinning and jumping kicks, and fast hand techniques. Taekwondo training includes the teaching of blocks, kicks, punches and other strikes; forms (poomsae); sparring (noncontact to full contact); self-defense; weapons techniques; and mental discipline. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, stamina and self-confidence.

The third concept, DO, is the most important and complex. Understanding Do gives students respect for martial arts as well as for other people and teaches them the appropriate times to use their skills in class and for self-defense. A person who lives according to the philosophy of Do strives for strength in the following areas...

    Respect - Treating others with honor and courtesy

    Discipline - Developing self-control

    Patience - Handling difficulties without complaint

    Focus - Directing attention to a single task or goal