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.
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.
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.
This program builds mental, physical and emotional strength. Our classes are high energy and fun, and perfect for getting kids away from the Xbox or iPad. We teach our students a mix of Kid STRONG Kickboxing and Fitness curriculum and our KId DEFENCE anti-bullying and safety program. Students who attend this class build confidence, focus, respect for self and others - and how to apply these lessons to school, home, relationships and other activities.
Students in this program build confidence while getting into the best shape of their lives. We teach a mix of Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and practical personal and family defence skills. We have a very positive and friendly atmosphere, and instructors who care about each student and are invested in their progress.
Training at the Dojo has given me a tremendous sense of accomplishment, has increased my self confidence, and I find myself daring to take on new challenges that I would not have even considered before. In addition to kickboxing, self defense and jiu jitsu instruction, Joe also provides great physical workouts as well as informative talks on fitness, exercise, nutrition and weight control. Joe has been my mentor and always has time to listen and give his thoughts or advice on anything I’m having difficulty with.
I’ve never seen anyone relate to kids like Joe does. He finds a way to get through to each and every one of them, and they have so much fun in his classes! The kids also learn respect, responsibility, self confidence and self control, and I’m always amazed at how quickly they learn, and how hard they try. The level of skill they show after a short period of time is a testament to the great instruction they are receiving.Christine Archer
I knew the program at the Dojo was going was going to be great for Noah when he started showing more confidence as a shy kid.I believe this program will continue to build his confidence, teach him integrity, and how to defend himself.
I have never seen someone relate to kids so well in a teaching environment. He meets kids on their level and it's a discipline he teaches but he knows how to lighten it up a little and keep their interest. There are school much closer to us but we drive 30 minutes to The Dojo just because of Joe.Athan Duncan, Father of Noah
If you're looking to get in shape, have fun, and learn some practical and ridiculously fun self defense this is the place for you. No attitudes, no ego, a good fit for the whole family. Joe Osborn has the experience and ability to challenge you and bring out your best. This is not a "fighters school" and people here have to go to work the next day. The level of respect between students is amazing, and Joe is very picky about who he takes on as a student. I highly recommend The Dojo for parents and their children.Patrick Maloney
I enrolled my girls at The Dojo to give them confidence and also to give them skill sets necessary to defend themselves if necessary. I have noticed a boost in self confidence and also self awareness. I have also noticed a huge boost on their fitness level.
I would like to tell anyone who's considering martial arts for their child the most valuable thing you can teach a bullied child is that they are not weak. Building their confidence to a point where that child can defend themselves verbally, and physically will shape the person they will become in the future. The worst thing you can do is ignore a problem, give your child the tools necessary to solve it themselves the proper way. Joe Osborn has the ability to do this for your child by empowering them.Andrew McLean – Father of Lexi & Ellery
What style of martial arts do you teach? That’s a very common question. I’ll tell you upfront, if you’re looking to learn one specific style such as Karate, or Tae Kwon Do – our school isn’t the best fit for you. When creating our curriculum I began with the end in mind. I looked at […]
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. […]
Our approach to teaching martial arts is about having our students gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals and underlying concepts. Rather 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 […]
With the average kid spending 6-8 hours per day involved in sedentary behaviors there’s no wonder that more kids are overweight and suffering poor health. Television, video games, and ipods/ipads are highly stimulatory and addictive. The real problem is that these habits will continue on into adulthood where they will have an even greater and […]