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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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She never thought she would be doing this…

“If you do what you love,

you’ll never work a day in your life.”

This week’s Meet the Team spotlight is on Amy Reid – OAMA’s lead Muay Thai instructor.

Amy’s dad, a professional kickboxer, introduced her to martial arts. At first, she didn’t know why anyone would want to do it. But that all changed once she started training.

“I loved it and knew it’s what I wanted to do. 10 or 15 years ago I never thought this would be my full-time career, just a hobby.”

Amy worked at the front desk when she first started with OAMA 4 years ago. Now, she’s the lead Muay Thai instructor teaching children and adult programs.

Professionally, she has 7 titles under her belt – 2 World titles and 5 Canadian titles.

Amy represented Canada in November 2019 in the East vs West Competition against China and won after an amazing match!

When asked what her greatest accomplishment is, Amy said “seeing the growth in the students is my accomplishment…We have a great team here in the Muay Thai community in Ottawa.”

“OAMA is a family. For anything in life, we count on each other. If you’re feeling left out anywhere else, you come here and you definitely feel appreciated.”

Watch Amy’s video on our YouTube channel here.

We also have fight videos and breakdowns of some of her past fights. They are truly epic! If you’ve never seen Amy in action, now’s your chance.

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If you’d like to learn from Amy, or any of our instructors, join a Zoom class. Muay Thai and BJJ are offered every day!

We know it’s been a long haul. And training isn’t the same as in the dojo. We encourage you to connect with our instructors for guidance or ideas on training at home. They are also available for 1 on 1 private training. Our staff team is here and eager to teach you and help you with your goals.

We’d love to see you in Zoom class. And we can’t wait to see everyone on the mats and in person soon.