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Rob Kupรฉ

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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Martial Arts is the perfect transition from the Army

Podcast Interview | Matt “Hammer” Hache & Jo Maisonneuve| BJJ & MMA

 

๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฉ๐จ๐๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‰๐จ ๐Œ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฎ๐ฏ๐ž!

She is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi & MMA, and teaches many classes at OAMA. One of her videos from her first match at Submissions on the Shore has gone viral on YouTube with over 30k views!

There’s not much this woman can’t do!

Jo was in the army for 6 years. When she left she didn’t know what to do, nothing really interested her until she found Jiu-Jitsu.

“Jiu-Jitsu saved my life”, she said, “the camaraderie and the connection are the same in the army and in martial arts.”

“Once you’re in you live and breathe the army. The camaraderie is just there. Theyโ€™re your family… everywhere you go, you live for it. Not many other places have that tight bond where I have your back no matter what…itโ€™s that straight connection. Jiu-Jitsu has that…The connection we have is martial arts. Jiu-Jitsu has definitely been a saving grace to me.”

Jo started training at OAMA 3 years ago, coming from North Bay – Grounded Studios.

The impact Jo has on our students is phenomenal! She teaches our adults and children’s classes/ programs, as well as our special needs group. “It’s amazing to see martial arts can be for everybody. I love seeing people who may have challenges, come in anyways and they don’t make excuses. If a way of punching doesn’t work for you, it’s ok, let’s find another way. There’s always a way. Everybody is accepted because it feels like they are at home”.

Everyone has challenges or some kind of issue to overcome or resolve, or, as Professor Hammer says “a missing link in their armour that they don’t have or they need to find. Martial arts can help. We just want people to win and succeed.”

Watch Jo’s full podcast with Professor Hammer on our YouTube channel for a chance to get to know her better, click here.

Jo, like all OAMA instructors, is available for private lessons. Or join her in a class online on Zoom! The class schedule can be found here.

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Online Zoom Classes

Stay focused and motivated with our online classes.

We are offering our core classes on Zoom, in Muay Thai & BJJ, for adults and children.

Classes are available 6 days a week, multiple times a day, making it easy to fit your schedule.

Join in a class from home, and get the whole family to take part!

Now more than ever we need the benefits of martial arts. They will help guide you both on and off the mats, and you will be in a community with like-minded people, many of who will become family.

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or for more information.