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Tttawa is the nation's capital and is one of the most active cities for martial arts. There are many establish organizations that provide a wide variety of martial arts experiences. (Note: this section is for information only and does not represent recommendation or endorsement of the school or training methods).

We are also interested in the history of Ottawa Martial Arts. Please let us know if you have some information on the rich heritage of Ottawa Martial Arts Community.

 

Chinese Martial Arts

Organization
Description
Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Teaching Chinese Martial Arts for more than thirty years.
Academie of self-defense / Acadmie d'auto-dfense Michel Potvin training in traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu (Fong lineage)and Bushido Jiu-Jitsu in Gatineau.
Chinese Boxing Gung-Fu Academy Alvin Tang is a student of Sunny Tang. He is teaching Ving Tsun, San Shou and Lion dancing.
National Capital Branch Hunyuan Taijiquan Kee Hong teahing Hunyuan (Chen) Taji and Wushu
Ottawa Kungfu Center John Peluso is teaching Wing Chun from the lineage of Yip Man to Moy Yat to Sunny Tang (Toronto).
Ottawa Traditional Shaolin Kungfu Center Ly Minh Hong training students in traditional Southern Shao-Lin Tiger style kung fu since 1999.
Ottawa Wing Chun Kungfu Studio Teaching Traditional Wing Chun. From the linearage of Yip Man to Moy Yat to Sunny Tang to Paul Barrington
Stonelion Kung Fu School A satellite school of the USA Chan Kowk Wai International Association
Success Lion Dance Preserving the tradition of the Chinese Lion Dance in the Ottawa area
Tai Chi Studio Michael Babin teaches Yang Style Tai Chi and pa-kua ch-ang
Tai Chi Tu Na Teaching in the evenings for the Ottawa-Carleton School Board District Continuing Education
Fong's Wing Chung Patrick Gordon teaches the Wing Chung System of Augustine Fong
Wutang Canada John Hum is part of the Wutang Association of Canada. He teaches Northern Style Kung Fu.
Young Forest Kung Fu Club Teaching Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts
Other Organizations
West End Kung-Fu School, Orleans Kung Fu


  Japanese Martial Arts
Organization
Description
Gloucester Traditional Karate Association Teaching Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-do
Notley Martial Arts Club Notley Martial Arts Club is an affiliated dojo of the Gloucester Traditional Karate Association.
100% Martial Arts Bill Gatchell specializes in Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing.
Academy of Martial Arts Yoseikan Teaches a martial art founded by Minoru Mochizuki. Mochizuki is on a students of Jigoro Kano, Morihei Ueshiba and aGichin Funakoshi
Academy Pro-Style Martial Arts Specialize in Karate, Kick-boxing and cardio-kick boxing

Bergeron Karate and Jujutsu School
(also known as EFC Black Belt Schools)

Teaches Jiu-Jitsu and Karate
Canada Goju Karate Association Club
Teaches Jiu-Jitsu and Goju Karate
De-Ai Aikikai Teaches Hombu Style Aikido and is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
Deschamps Martial Arts Academy
(also known as EFC Black Belt Schools)
 
Douvris Martial Arts Teaching Karate
Duchesneau Jiu-Jitsu Marc Duchesneau teaches Jiu-Jitsu in Gatineau.
Jukoshin Ryu Canada also
GH Protection and Self Defense
Gary Houldsworth teaches Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, a style founded by Soke Bryan Cheek (London, England). Also part of World Elite Black Belt Society (W.E.B.B.S.) - Canada
Grego Fitness Tony Grego teaches his Karatecise program.
Heritage Martial Arts
Instruction in Karate, Jujitsu and Wing Chung. Teaching Augustine Fong's complete system of Wing Chun.
Hiscoe School Of Jiu-Jitsu Ed Hiscoe teaches the Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu founded by Georges Sylvain.
International Yoseikan Budo Federation Allan McGrath teaches Yoseikan Budo Aikido which includes elements of karate and Judo.
Kyokushin Ottawa Goudreault Dojo Teaches Kyokushin karate of Masutatsu Oyama
John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre John Leroux teaching Shotokan Karate. (Formely known as Ottawa School of Karate Do), also teaches Taebo and Krav Maga.
Larouche Karaté Marcel Gauthier teaches Shito-Ryu in Gatineau
Leading Edge Arthur Smolarkiewicz provides training in karate and kickboxing
Ottawa Aikido Circle Richard Ostrofsky teaches the Hombu- style of Ueshiba.
Ottawa Aikikai Don Dickie follows the testing requirements set by the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) headed by Yoshimitsu Yamada and Mitsunari Kanai sensei
Ottawa Chito-Kai Harvey Brown teaching Chito-Kai Karate.
Ottawa Japan Karate Association The Ottawa JKA, a non-profit organization, has been in operation in the Ottawa area for over 25 years.
Ottawa Judo Club Brian Kalsen who has been practicing and teaching the sport of Judo for over 34 years.
Ottawa Kyokushin Karate Dojo No instructors, no classes, no fees. Just pure, full contact combat! Tom Korzeniowski trains in Ottawa.
Nomad Kick Boxing John McMahon teaches kickboxing and karate.
Ouellette Karate & Self-Defence Richard & Don Ouellette teach Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu, a modern interpretation of the effective self-defense practices of ancient Karate-jutsu and its 19th century predecessors Tegumi (Te) & Fujian quanfa (Kenpo).
Ryurei Aikido Founder, Peter Bussell, teaches his unique style of aikido.
Takahashi Martial Arts School Courses are currently offered in Judo, Karate, Jiu Jutsu, Aikido, and Kendo.
Tateyama Kendo and Iaido Club Frank Blander teaches the modern styles of Japanese swordsmanship, based on traditional sword techniques
Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing John Therien and Jean-Yves "the Iceman" Thériault teaches Jiu Jutsu and Kickboxing.
Tsunami Karate  
University of Ottawa Shotokan Karate Dojo Roland Duval teachs traditional Shotokan karate
World Champion - Steve Anderson Karate Steve Anderson won many competitions including the American World Semi-contact championship
Other Organizations
Bisson Germain Karaté CAMA, Club de Karate de Hull, Dionne's Martial Arts, Douvris Martial Arts, Duchesneau Jiu-Jitsu Grappling, East Wind Budo Life Center, East Wind Martial Arts Studio, Ecole De Karaté Marc De Cotret, Embrun Karate Club, Karaté International, Karaté Traditionnel Kyokai, Prostarr Karate, Rideau Osgoode Karate Club, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Kudaka Karate-Do, Upper Canada Shotokan Karate Dojo, World Championship Karate.



 

Korean Martial Arts

Organization
Description
Canadian Taekwon-Do Cooperative Three different clubs teaching tae kwon do of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).
Blackburn Tae Kwon-Do Steven LeGrow teachning Tae Kwon Do of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF)
Haidong Gumdo Ottawa Chris Barr teaches the traditional Korean art of the sword. School is affiliated with the Haidong Gumdo World Federation.
Honour TaeKwon-Do Damian Michael Mavis teaches ITF TaeKwon-Do.
Kou's Tae Kwon Do
Lorry Ku teaches tae kwon do of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).
Lu's Tae Kwon Do Phap Lu teaches tae kwon do of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).
New Wave Taekwondo
Bill Kokkaliaris teaches tae kwon do of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).
Gloucester Ottawa Hupkwon Do Gary Eikenberry teaches Tae Kwon Do of the Hupkwon Do association.
Saroughi ITF Taekwon-Do Sam Saroughi provides ITF training in several locations.
Tae E Lee Taekwondo
WTF Tae Kwon Do Association of Canada
Tae E. Lee teaches tae kwon do of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).
Winning Circle Martial Arts and Wellness Centre Eric Ah-Yuen teaches tae kwon do of the Global Tae Kwon Do (GTF) system. The center also offers training in Tai chi, Yoga and Kick Boxing.
Wing Hong Fu Tae Kwon Do School
Wing Hong Fu teaches tae kwon do
Other Organizations
Betty Hills Karate Tae-Kwon do Academy, Demers Taekwon-Do, Ly's Tae Kwon-Do Dojang, Reid's Tae Kwon Do, Trigger's Taekwon-Do Health & Fitness


 

Other Martial Arts

Organization
Description
Beaver Boxing Club The Beaver Boxing Club is a non profit, provincially incorporated organization, promoting an interest in the development of amateur boxing in the Ottawa region
Bob Carver's Martial Arts Academy Bob Carver teaches Muay Thai and Philipino Martial Arts.
Dragon-Tree Jeet-Kune-Do
Joseph Peckham teaching street fighting style of Jeet Kune Do.
Fang Shen Do J. Patenaude teaches his own system of Fang Shen Do.
Ice Man Productions Jean-Yves Theriault, 23 Time World Professional Kickboxing Champion, trains and promotes kickingboxing locally, nationally and internationally.
Ottawa Medieval Sword Guild (OMSG) Now for something completely different - medieval combat with swords!
Progressive Fighting Systems JKD / Academy of Ottawa Grant Richardson is certified by Paul Vurak to teach Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali martial arts. He also teaches Street Self Protection, Police/Military Full Contact, Stick fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Member of Rickson Gracie International Association).
Sambo Training & Fitness Center Igor Yakimov provides training in sambo and mixed martial arts
Taebo Ottawa Part of The KarateFit Center. John Leroux teaches Karate and Taebo.
United Mixed Martial Arts Association of Ottawa A nonprofit organization dedicated in helping the disadvantaged youth of Ottawa.
Other Organizations
Académie Karaté TKD Kick-Boxing, Aylmer Kung-Fu, Bill Chong's Sports Programs, Cardio Défense, DesChamps Martial Arts Academy, Fighting Arts Academy, Giri Self Defense Program Specialists, Kung-Fu Gatineau, Hazeldean Martial Arts Centre, Leading Edge Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, Prestige Martial Arts, Pro-Style Martial Arts Academy, Ronin Martial Arts, Thai Boxing Academy, Total Fitness In Carleton Place Inc, Winning Circle, World Kobudo Inc,


 

Events and History of Martial Arts in Ottawa

Date
Description
   
2004
March Gary Houldsworth is organizing a seminar by Bryan Cheek (founder of WEBBS).
February Iceman Productions presents Amature Kickboxing at Hilton Lac-Leamy, 2:00 pm.
January 31 Shaolin Martial Arts demonstration at Landsdowne Park.
January Kim demonstrated the art Chi Kung healing on TV. Thanks to the Jeff Mauler and Kristen Johnston, the host of Day Time for their invitation.
2003
November Therien Jiu-Jitsu Kickboxing host the Capital Conquest 2003 and the Kobudomania Show. Highlights include demonstration by Elvis Stojko and his teacher Glen Doyle.
September Gary Houldsworth hosted the W.E.B.B.S. 2003 World Congress with International participation. Instructors include Bryan Cheek (founder of WEBBS) from England and Timothy Lynch (US).
September 1st International General Choi's Memorial Cup organized by Lu's Tae Kwon Do. An international competition for the ITF (International Tae Kwon Do Federation)
  Ottawa Wado-Kai was the old name for Ouellette Karate & Self-Defense and is no longer being used.
2000?
  There was a Shaolin White Crane school in Ottawa who trained near the Byward martket. The teacher (Scott ? ) was taught a White Crane family style by some one from Beijing while he was growing up in Montreal
1992
There was a Shorinji Kempo school that trained on Cambridge Street. Sensei Nobuaki Nakamura moved to Toronto and the remaining students, Dave and Matt, eventually stopped teaching. Mr. Rodiriguez, a Shorinji Kempo instructor from Portugal now residing in Montreal also contributed to the club.
199?
Jung Park Taek of Jung Park Tae Kwon Do moved West to head the Global Winnipeg Taekwon-Do. His dojo was transferred to Mr. Phap Lu. Jung Park Taek later moved from Winnipeg. Please let me know if you know his current whereabouts.
   

 

   

 

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