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MartialGym at Nikkei!

(Sperling and Kingsway)
Children's classes with an emphasis on physical literacy and agility. Self protection start with learning how to be comfortable moving, landing, jumping and clearing obstacles.

Tue 3:45-4:45 pm for 5 to 7 year olds (Gym Starters)
Tue 4:45-5:45 pm for 5 to 7 year olds (Gym Starters)
Tue 5:45-7:00 pm for 7 to 14 year olds (Functional Gym)

Wed 3:45-4:45 pm for 6 to 8 year olds (Gym Stars)
Wed 4:45-6:00 pm for 7 to 12 year olds (Performers)

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Martial art classes that start with basic principles on how to maximize the effect of every move based on the participant's age, size, etc. Participants are taught to understand and apply and not to just imitate moves.

Tue 7:30-9:00pm for 13+ and adults

Questions or to ask for a tryout?     New registrations   

For returning participants:
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What is MartialGym?

MartialGym is a developmental approach that draws its strength from both martial arts and gymnastics. As opposed to a blended approach, MartialGym maintains each's distinct characteristics, matching to particpants age, gender, physical built, preferences and personality.

The gymnastics portion comes from the Japanese men’s rhythmic gymnastics. They have impressed audiences worldwide with their unique dynamics, extension, tumbling, synchronization and precision.

The martial arts portion of the program, is based on an ancient internal style of Chinese martial art of Liuhebafa. The power generated through seemingly effortless movements together with effective strategies and techniques make training fun and enriching.

Departing from its gymnastics roots, MartialGym in Canada is available for both genders. An emphasis is made in having fun while training. It is being offered to children as young as 5 years old.

Ancient secrets are no longer buried in classic forms but explained and made so simple that even children can understand and use. MartialGym’s focus is not in ring fighting or tournaments but developing self preservation instincts / attributes and enhancing a person’s adaptability. Participants have lots of fun while enriching themselves. They will understand the science and tactics of self defense.

Benefits of the program

Children and Teenagers

  • Develops hand-eye coordination through the use of light hand-apparatus such as rope and stick.
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence as a result of learning new skills and reaching training goals. During the season, the child will have opportunities to perform in a supportive environment.
  • Develops strength, balance, flexibility, speed and better posture.
  • With various games and specially designed activities, children are motivated to improve and learn in a fun and yet challenging environment.


Drawing into the roots of Chinese internal martial arts and with an intent to demystify the ancient style of Liuhebafa (六合八法), adults will learn how to maximize the effectiveness and adaptability of their body and mind in different situations.

Participants will improve on strength, endurance, awareness and overall fitness through forms, drills and interactive and integrated exercises.

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