Hone Your Skills

Shinobi Classes

Muay Thai 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

7pm-8pm

*Starts December 5th

Jason “Mad Hatter”

Hinds

Muay Thai Coach, Professional fighter, WAKO and PanAm Champion

Cost $85/bi-weekly

(includes Open-gym membership)

Jason “Mad Hatter” Hinds is a world class competitor. J has been a top-ranking performer in kickboxing, wrestling, and football. He has been the World Amateur Kickboxing Organization (WAKO) Provincial Champion 5 times as well as the WAKO Canadian Champion 5 times. J has also won the Pan American Kickboxing Championship twice.  He took bronze in the WAKO worlds and silver at the International Olympic Committee kickboxing tournament. 

In 2014, J won UFC’s Friday Night Fights 8 man tournament. His overall record is 70 wins, 9 losses and is head coach for the WAKO Junior Winter Games.

This class is a must for everyone interested in learning Muay Thai, from beginner to professional.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Kids (ages 4-7)  430pm-515pm

Kids (Ages 8-14) 515pm-6pm

Adults 6pm-7pm

*Starts December 5th

Gabriel Serra

Cost $85/bi-weekly

(includes Open-gym membership)

Gabriel Serra has been practicing Judo since he was 9 years old and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 14 and it has been a passion of his ever since. He received his black belt in BJJ in 2014 and his black belt in Judo in 2010. Gabriel has taught, trained, and competed all over the world and has taught police and military and has experience teaching both kids and adults. He has competed on several national teams and won multiple national level championships. 

Whether you are just starting or looking to improve and/or compete, Gabriel has the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you on your path.

 

Kids Drop-in Parkour Class and Free Play

Sundays 12pm-1pm and 1pm-2pm

Coach Rai

Instructor

Cost $30

If your child loves climbing and jumping, they will fit right into our Parkour kids class! This class helps kids build movement skills and develop their physical fitness in a fun and safe environment. They will explore parkour skills like running, jumping, climbing, vaulting, and more with other kids in a cooperative rather than competitive setting.

Includes 1.5 hours of free play after class!

Parkour/ Movement Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm 

Sundays 1pm-2pm

Alex Schenker

MovNat Certified Natural Movement Master Trainer

Tristan Sang

Cost $20

This class is all about obstacle traversal for developing real-world physical competence. We focus on the skills of locomotion, including balancing, jumping, vaulting, ground movement, climbing, as well as other skills, to develop the practical freedom of movement innate to all human beings. Developing these latent abilities can be approached from the perspective of play, functional fitness, and/or with the mindset of evasion for self-protection.

​Parkour and MovNat have a common ancestor; the French Naval officer, Georges Hebert’s Methode Naturelle, which shaped what we know now as the modern-day military obstacle course. Everything in the Parkour skillset is part of MovNat, but MovNat also includes lifting, carrying, swimming, and other skills that complete the full spectrum of human movement aptitudes. We approach these Parkour classes through the MovNat lens, which is adaptive and approachable for everyone.

Parent/ Toddler Parkour Class

Sundays 11am-1145am

Coach Kai Takahashi

Cost $20

This parkour program was designed to help kids ages 3-5 build coordination and safely explore their environment by learning how to jump, land, roll, and climb surfaces and structures. Parent’s will join class and participate which will not only create a fun bonding experience, but will give their child the confidence and feeling of safety to complete challenges and overcome obstacles.

Yoga Class

1-hour Yoga class

Mondays, wednesdays, fridays

at 12pm – 1pm (starting in October)

 

Heather Wilgar

Cost $25/class or 10 classes for $200

 

Yoga

Yoga is a dynamic system of postures and breathing exercises and is accessible to all, from beginners to advanced students. Yoga is intended to open, strengthen and relax the entire body. Yoga builds strength and flexibility. It also makes us more aware of our breath, which ultimately helps to relax and calm the body and mind. People who practice regularly often notice that they are happier, have better focus, and are more able to handle the stresses of everyday life.

Heather Wilgar

Yoga has taught Heather so much more than physical postures.  It has taught her to be more compassionate to herself and others, the value of mindfulness, the power of intention and the deep understanding that breath will always guide and ground her.

Heather has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2008. She was first trained in Moksha (Now Modo) Yoga (Hot Yoga) and then went on to become certified in Yoga Flow, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga as well as Kids Yoga.

Heather continues to discover new insights as she develops her practice and encourages others to step onto their mats with an open heart to experience the many offerings of yoga.

Spend an hour with Heather while she guides you through your yoga practice without expectations or judgement. 

Women’s Fight or Flight

Self-Defense workshop

 

 

Saturday, June 4th from 9am-12pm

Cost:$50

Coach Stefanie Herron

Cost $50

Join our Women’s Fight or Flight Workshop with Muay Thai fighter and personal trainer Stef Herron!

In this workshop, you will learn two of the most important principles for self-protection…how to defend yourself and loved ones as well how to escape effectively when necessary!!

Natural Mobility Class

Saturdays 1pm-2pm

Alex Schenker

MovNat Master Trainer

 

Cost $20

Develop flexibility and range of motion through structural alignment exercises, ground movement, balancing, safe-falling, stretching and self-Shiatsu therapy. Class usually focuses on a different aspect of mobility in each session. Videos demonstrating some of the movements we do in each class are shared in follow-up newsletters.

Capoeira Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Kids classes: 6pm-7pm

Adult Classes: 7pm-8pm

Instructor Tropa

Cost: Please inquire for cost at

[email protected]

Capoeira Malês Toronto is dedicated to promoting the art of Capoeira in the GTA. Under the dedicated guidance of Instructor Tropa, the capoeira practitioner will learn the fundamental movements of capoeira, as well as understand its history of origins and its culture and development.

Capoeira encompasses aspects of dance, martial arts, acrobatics, music and Brazilian culture in a single art form.

Taijutsu/Weapons Classes

Weapons class: Mondays 8pm-10pm

Taijutsu class: Thurdays 8pm-10pm

Adrian Jean-Paul

Cost: $20

Classical Japanese Martial Arts. Taijutsu (literally “body skills/techniques”) is a general term used to refer to 9 schools of martial arts that were learned and taught by the shinobi (ninja) of ancient Japan.

Hone Your Skills

Shinobi Courses

Taijutsu Fundamentals 

Alex Schenker

MovNat Certified Natural Movement Master Trainer

In this course we will introduce, and deepen our ability in the basic principles and movements of Taijutsu. The program for this course includes combative skills such as striking and grappling, locomotive skills such as rolling and leaping, and physical conditioning such as stretching and strengthening.

Combative

  • Striking & kicking technique – basic foot & fist formations & application

  • Grappling – fundamental wrist joint controls

  • Kamae – basic combative postures

Locomotion

  •  Rolling – forward & backward rolling for quick recovery from a fall

  •  Leaping – forward, backward, sideways, upward, and downward leaping

  •  Break-falls – safe falling techniques for falling prone, supine, or laterally to the side

Conditioning

  •  Ryutai Undo (dragon-body method) – stretches & mobilizations for strengthening and limbering the body

  •  Kokyuho (breathing exercise) – breathing & moving meditation

This course is meant to introduce new students to the foundational techniques of our practice; and for experienced practitioners to refine the underlying movements behind all of our techniques. There are a great number of advanced techniques in our art, and studying them all certainly increases the breadth of our knowledge, but honing in on the fundamentals is an opportunity to further develop the underpinning depth in our Taijutsu. This depth carries over to all techniques & related movements, and we can benefit at all skill levels from showing some attention to it’s refinement. By the end of this course, you will have have learned some movements to practice on your own, a clear idea of what you need to work on to improve, and resources to review what we covered in the course.

Through not a requirement, it is recommended that people take this course before joining regular Taijutsu classes.