Considered by many to be the ‘stand up’ martial art discipline, Muay Thai is the art of 8 limbs. Using the fists, elbows, knees and powerful kicks, Muay Thai teaches you how to effectively use striking for self defence or as an amazing work out. Each class will challenge you, provide stress relief, flexibility and self confidence while getting you into shape. All fights start standing, Muay Thai will give you the foundation required to keep the fight where you want it.
Is the ultimate in the grappling arts and self defence. BJJ teaches you how to protect yourself using distance management, balance and leverage in real life situations giving you the tools required to beat a bigger strong and more athletic opponent. The majority of street fights end up on the ground, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches how to turn the tables even in some of the worst situations.
Girls, you don’t want to train with the boys? Don’t worry, we understand it can be intimidating. Let’s face it, if you’re new to grappling it can be difficult to appreciate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so that’s why we have women only classes available with a female instructor. Let us know if that’s something you’d be interesting in trying.
Our Kids Martial Arts curriculum was exclusively designed to meet the needs of developing children aged 7-13. Arcana Martial Arts has developed a kid’s curriculum which will maximize children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development while ensuring maximum protection from bullies. This means that each student will have a safe and beneficial experience learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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WHAT SETS US APART
CHECK OUT OUR NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE
Arcana Martial Arts Academy will probably be one of the most unique gyms you will encounter in Ottawa. Unlike most other gyms our instructors will not only teach you BJJ and Muay Thai, but they will teach you how to develop it to suit YOU. It doesn’t matter if you are big, small, thin, or heavy, our instructors will teach you what you need to know so that IT WORKS FOR YOU.
Because of the popularity of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, too many schools are reaching for notoriety by BUYING an AFFILIATION. Suddenly you have several black belts in one location and why? Because it sounds great but the belts were bought not earned. It takes MANY years to reach a black belt level and we are proud to say that one of the first legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts in Ottawa is our head instructor at Arcana. One of the first Muay Thai Kru’s (Instructors) in Ottawa is our head instructor at Arcana. See the difference we have to offer, don’t settle for mediocrity, don’t settle for another McDojo.
WHAT ELSE SETS US APART?
No administration fees!! That’s right, when you sign up at Arcana Martial Arts no matter how long you decide to stay with us, not only will you receive the best training in both BJJ and Muay Thai, we don’t charge an administration fee. Arcana Martial Arts Academy is about teaching Martial Arts not about cash grabs.
If you’ve read this far it probably means you’re serious about your training, and why shouldn’t you be? Martial arts is a serious commitment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. So what can we do to help with your decision? First off we offer a one week free trial to get you started – no commitment, no obligation, you can walk away anytime you like and you will never hear from us again. If after that one week you decide to sign up, we will also offer you a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied for the first month you are here. If after 30 days you think you’ve made a mistake and think you would be more happy elsewhere, we will refund you the full amount and you’re free to go.
ASK YOURSELF THIS…
Why not get in shape, learn something practical and have fun while you do it? There are many ways of getting into shape, so why would BJJ and Muay Thai help? Places like GoodLife rely on people wanting to get into shape but they also rely on people first having the motivation and then heavily rely on most people losing that motivation – by then it’s too late and you’re locked in for a year with a membership you may or may not use. Let’s face it, if everyone kept up with their new years resolution there wouldn’t be any space at the weight room to accommodate you. The difference between BJJ and/or Muay Thai is that not only will it get you into shape by using a practical range of motion with resistance training, it will help increase flexibility, teach you self defence (which by itself will offer confidence), and more importantly – it’s FUN!! You will be training with others the SAME LEVEL AS YOU, learning at the same pace and learn something important. You will WANT to be here.
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?
Seriously, what have you got to lose? We make it easy for you – no experience necessary, no equipment necessary, walk away anytime within 5 weeks. All we ask is that you bring a good attitude, an open mind, a willingness to learn and have fun.
YOU WANT ANOTHER OPTION?
Martial Arts not your thing? Check out STW Fitness for an amazing boot camp experience that will leave you wanting more.
Square FT + facility features: change rooms, lockers, showers, AC, pro shop, private lessons, Thai pads, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bag, and over 3000 square ft of mats. Due to our unique location across from Tunny’s Pasture, the beginning of the new light rail transit way and the already current OC transpo, Arcana Martial Arts Academy boasts convenience from East to West. Committed to excellence, we draw many students throughout the Ottawa Region. Plenty of free parking available, we are located on Scott Street, 5 minutes from downtown Ottawa.
OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS
Our Muay Thai Program works on a Graduating System. The curriculum was developed with the intension to motivate, inspire, challenge and progress our students in a very structured manner. We believe that our programs are regarded as some of the best this side of the world has to offer. The beauty of Muay Thai is that it is a Martial Art and Sport, but over the last decade people have begun to recognize Muay Thai as a means of fitness and wellness. A Muay Thai workout is unlike any other fitness regime. At Arcana Martial Arts, the majority of students participate for fitness and health. The programs are designed to help people of all fitness levels achieve their goals.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art system which focuses on grappling primarily on the ground. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage, proper technique, joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the other person. One may train BJJ for sport grappling tournaments (with or without a kimono) or self defense. Through training BJJ students will gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.
KIDS (FUTURE CHAMPS)
At Arcana Martial Arts we strongly believe kids need to know how to properly defend themselves. For this reason our kids classes are small, limited to 10 kids per class. This allows the instructors to properly pay more personal attention to each child and teach kids the techniques they need in order to successfully defend against bullies. If you’ve seen classes with up to 30 kids in them you probably know what I’m talking about. Too many martial arts schools load up their classes with more kids then they can handle and parents are fooled into believing their kids are going to learn something. If you don’t believe us, try out different schools and see for yourself the difference we have to offer.
Why BJJ for kids?
Studies have shown that the majority of fights will end up on the ground, this is true for kids being bullied as it is for adults. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has shown over and over again it’s effectiveness against bigger, stronger and even more athletic opponents – Youtube is FULL of examples. Before a child resorts to punching and kicking, they should know how to effectively manoeuvre to CONTROL the fight and not leave it up to chance that they MIGHT score a fight stopping blow. Not only is it dangerous to teach kids how to punch and kick other kids, it’s irresponsible and the long term repercussions are just not worth it. It would much more effective if the child who was being attacked managed to pin down the other child until help arrived. The child who was attacked could neither get in trouble because he did not instigate the fight, nor did he hit the other child but instead dictated how the fight would turn out. There would have been nothing the would-be attacker could have done other then not have started the bullying in the first place.