What We Stand For

Our philosophy at The Dojo in Brantford is different than most. We believe that Self Defence is much more than protecting yourself from violence. In today's world, lessons in self defence must include lessons in proper eating, conflict resolution, a healthy self image, along with the physical components of martial arts. Our goal is to be more than a local business, we strive to be a positive force in our community. Part of our mission is to never turn a student away if they cannot afford our tuition. We have programs in place to make sure than anyone who could benefit from martial arts training has a place to learn.

Children's Programs

Little CHAMPIONS

This program is designed specifically for children ages 5-7. The focus is building skills such as concentration, balance, listening, discipline and focus through fun and exciting martial arts drills and games. Our experienced teachers are both patient and positive and specialize in working with children in this age group.

Tiny TIGERS

This is our 'pre martial arts' program. This class is dedicated to preparing 3&4 year old children for the Little CHAMPIONS class. Parents get on the mat and help their children with various skill building games and drills. This class is a lot of fun for everyone involved.

Youth Programs

Kid DEFENCE

This program is centered around our Bully Proof curriculum. We teach our students 'verbal Jiu JItsu', body language, and how to deal with the emotional component of being bullied. The physical curriculum is based heavily in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - a martial art that was created to help smaller weaker people defend themselves against a larger, aggressive attacker. Students not only learn how to defend themselves, but they also build greater confidence and self-esteem.

Kid STRONG

Kid STRONG is about building mental, physical and emotional strength. This class is a great starting point for new students as they will learn awesome kickboxing techniques while increasing their fitness level. The classes are high energy, positive, and fun. This is a great program for kids who spend too much time watching tv, playing video games, or on their ipods.

Adult / Teen Programs

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We are proud to be the first Canadian representative of the Jiu JItsu Brotherhood. JJB was Founded by NIc Gregoriades (Roger Gracie's first black belt) with the goal in mind that one doesn't have to be a competitor to benefit from Jiu JItsu. Our approach to Jiu JItsu is about developing self knowledge, confidence, and having fun. We have a very friendly atmosphere free of ego and judgement.

Muay Thai KICKBOXING

Our Muay Thai Kickboxing is perfect for people who want a different way to get into shape. Classes build strength, stamina, cardiovascular conditioning and coordination. This is not 'cardio kickboxing' nor is it a hardcore fighting program. Students learn real kickboxing while losing body fat, toning muscle, and having a blast. We have a very positive and friendly atmosphere, and instructors who care about each student and are invested in their progress.

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Bully Proof -Verbal Jiu Jitsu Part 1

Here is a great strategy we teach in our Kid DEFENCE program. This strategy allows the child to stand up to the bully and alert the teach of the issue at the same time. The sooner the victim can address the bully before the behavior escalates to physical bullying, the higher the chance of success. […]

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Our Unique Approach to Teaching Martial Arts

Our approach to teaching martial arts is about having our students gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals and underlying concepts.┬áRather than focus on the quantity of material taught, we focus on quality and relevance in our curriculum. One of the problems with many martial arts systems is the means of progression is to learn […]

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