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Rob Kupé

Excellent instructors and environment. Very good programs for kids and adults.

Pamela Fragomeli

My daughter and I belong to an affiliate club of OAMA. One of the best decision of our lives was joining the club....it has transformed our lives. Being a part of OAMA and WCMA is like being a part of a much larger family...it's our second home. The instructors are amazing; they truly care about your goals. Love it, love it, LOVE it!!

Matt Wilbur

My kids started training at the Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts after meeting Sensei Hache at a Birthday Party. After watching them train for a year I decided to try it myself, although I had not every done a martial art before. Both my kids and I have grown enormously with the help of the teachers and the other students, physically, socially and emotionally.

Sean Quinn

Pat and Hammer are amazing ambassador's for Martial Arts in Ottawa. OAMA is definitely THE place to learn enthusiastic, high quality Martial Arts in the city. Great school with a great atmosphere.

Rob

The Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts is a pillar of the Ottawa community! For years they have been changing people's lives and supporting the community! You should want your children to experience Professor Matt Hache and his unlimited passion for Martial Arts!

Dan D'Elia

Fantastic academy!!! Professor Pat and Professor Hammer are the best! They run a very professional program with technical instruction and safe training environment. It's been a great pleasure to train and learn from them.

Stephane Trottier

I've been a member here for the past 9 months and cannot say enough good things about OAMA. The instructors are world-class and their dedication to the club is unreal. There's such a great vibe here, the members you roll with become family and you help each other advance and improve. It's such a humbling experience and I highly suggest it for everyone; kids to seniors and everything in between. They offer a free week for anyone that wants to try it out and it's a great way to see how you like it. Everyone is friendly and it makes it so easy to jump in and have fun. If you're considering it, don't think any longer, just stop by!

Alex MacLellan

I've been training here since January and I don't see myself changing schools anytime soon. I'm hooked. The instructors are full time professionals in their disciplines, and they are all very approachable and will make time for students. They always emphasize the students are a team. We are all there to support each other and challenge our training partners to raise their levels! Many of the students compete regularly in regional, national, and international tournaments. The quality of the student body is high. When I attend class I feel like I'm learning from people who are professionals at what they do, which is literally true for some. Everyone who trains and teaches here follows a tone of respect too. I hope to get many years of training here!

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STAFF PROFILE Julia Winterhalder

Our OAMA staff team is incredible!

They are all knowledgeable, helpful, easy to talk to, and passionate about martial arts. They love what they do and you can tell.

Each week we will showcase one of our instructors on Meet the Team. This will give you a chance to get to know them and find out why they started martial arts and learn their journey.

This week get to know Julia Winterhalder, who teaches our children’s programs.

Watch the full interview here.

Julia started at OAMA as a student at 8 years old. Her friends were students and she noticed their confidence and was interested in trying it out. She loved it!

When she was younger Julia was shy and timid. She says martial arts helped her build confidence, discipline, and organization. And it allowed her to move into a staff role, which grew her confidence even more.

Julia started assisting in classes at age 14 and now teaches the children’s classes and has been involved in summer camps for the past 5 years.

“This has changed who I am! I have seen an evolution and development of who I am as a person. Not only for my own personal development but also for seeing the children and their own development, a new sense of self, and making new connections with like-minded individuals. Martial arts solidifies personal growth”, Julia says.

“As soon as you walk in, all the staff and members, everybody loves each other. Even the kids. It’s a whole community, not something you find in other organizations. It’s a unit. OAMA is a family.”

Our school is goal-oriented. We want to help students achieve their goals in pursuit of excellence. Regardless of your end game; whether it be to improve agility, martial arts skills, confidence, flexibility, or to participate in competitions, we want to help you. Our instructors have walked the path and are eager to help you on yours.

Talk to anyone on the OAMA staff team and see how we can help you.

To see other videos on our instructors, head over to our YouTube channel. We have podcast interviews with Professor Hammer Hache, fight breakdowns, and highlight videos. You will see their journey and where they are going next.

We would appreciate it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel. New content is released weekly. Visit OAMA’s YouTube channel here.