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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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Member of Parliament Credits Martial Arts Training

There are many benefits to martial arts including self-defense, gaining confidence, and a full-body workout. They are based on core values of loyalty, justice, morality, humility, honor, and respect. They are skills you can use in real-life situations.

This is something that Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh realized recently.

Singh was followed and verbally threatened while walking in downtown Ottawa last week, but the event did not make him feel unsafe. He credited his many years of martial arts training that made him feel comfortable in knowing he could take care of himself.

Singh said he was bullied when he was young and took up martial arts as a way to defend himself.

He acknowledged that not everyone would feel the same way in that situation. He relied on the skills he learned to remain calm and not feel threatened. (You can read full news articles by The Globe and Mail and Narcity).

In an interview with GQ in 2019, he explained why he got into martial arts:

“I got picked on a lot in school and got myself into a lot of fights. For self-confidence and probably for some self-defense, my parents put me into martial arts and I loved it. I found the discipline, training, bodybuilding, skill development, and just learning something new to be exciting. I started martial arts when I was about nine-years old and have been training in one form or another ever since. I started off with Taekwondo and some Akido. I did a lot of wrestling in high school. Later on, I did traditional boxing and Muay Thai. I did a lot of striking, but my specialty was grappling so fighting around wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo was my main focus.”

He went on to become captain of his high school wrestling team and winning the Toronto championships in BJJ.

Singh said the lessons he learned in martial arts have helped him become the person he is today. His self-confidence and determination to help others is rooted in his training and his upbringing.

This is another example proving the skills learned in martial arts training, like Muay Thai and BJJ, are ones that can benefit you off the mats as well. Not only is self-defense important, but having the confidence in knowing you can protect yourself and the assurance and poise to walk away from a situation without feeling threatened is invaluable.

At OAMA we strive to teach the importance of traditional values, building character, courage, passion, resilience and selflessness. We want our students to leave feeling that they can conquer anything!

If you are looking for an activity that helps develop core values you can use in everyday life, while having fun, come experience what our classes have to offer by joining a class in-person or online. It’s something the whole family can do together!

Picture credits: www.bjjee.com and @jagmeetsingh