Armstrong Martial Arts | Class Descriptions

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program follows the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) standard and the Kickboxing program follows Ontario Kickboxing (WAKO) standards. Our world class curriculum is provided by multiple time IBJJF World/ADCC Champion Rafael Lovato Jr.
Registered Provincially with CJA/OJA and WAKO.

First class is a FREE no pressure tryout! All students must have a waiver completed prior to class tryout, must have a parent or guardian sign if under age of 18.

If you are off due to illness or travel we offer curriculum review, solo drills and other information on Google Classroom App.
(Email for class code)

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Here we focus on learning the basic movements and skills that are essential to progressing in jiu jitsu and establishing a balanced game. Classes consists of warm-up, stretch, observing and drilling techniques involving various submissions, sweeps, escapes, etc., then ending with live sparring.
(A Gi or Kimono is required for BJJ classes and must be white, blue or black in colour - Manditory rashguard under uniform)

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Submission Grappling (No-Gi BJJ)
Submission Grappling is essentially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu minus the uniform (Gi). Typical gear consisting of a form fitting rash guard or T- shirt and shorts. Due to the lack of grabbable clothing, this style of BJJ forces competitors to use a limited amount of body hooks and handles to subdue their opponents (rather than rely on the number of hand grips and chokes available when wearing traditional uniforms and belts).
(Shorts or shorts w/spats and ranked rashguard, students are not allowed to go shirtless)

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Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Provides children with the amazing benefits of jiu jitsu, instilling in them self-discipline, self-confidence, discipline, focus, endurance, strength, increased fitness level, co-ordination, good sportsmanship and self respect at an early age. The class will show them how to defend themselves without injuring the opponent by using leverages to control.
(A Gi or Kimono is required for BJJ classes and must be white, blue, black in colour - Rashguard must be worn under uniform)

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Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports founded on kicking and punching, generally created from Karate, Muay Thai, Khmer Boxing, and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, sport and general fitness.
All kickboxing members must be registered with WAKO (Forms available in academy)
(Req. shorts and shirt or rashguard, 14oz + gloves, shin guard and mouthguard)

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Kids Kickboxing/Fitness
Focusing on all basic kickboxing principals such as foot work, attacks, defenses and a full body workout
Classes are for kids age 9 and up.
(Req. shorts and shirt or rashguard, youth gloves, shin guards)

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Women's Kickboxing/Fitness
Focusing on all basic kickboxing principals such as foot work, attacks, defenses and a full body workout. Classes will give student basic self defense striking skills.
Classes are not regularly scheduled, they run in 6 Week workshops. Follow us online to keep up do date with the next set of classes.
(No equipment required)

Open Mat
Open Mat is an open time period with no instruction allowing members to work on any aspect of their game that they desire. The mat is often split between a variety of students practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi + No-Gi and Kickboxing as well as a few working together on specific training and conditioning. Beginner students are permitted and encouraged to attend Open Mat in addition to their fundamental instruction. All other fitness equipment is available at this time as well.

Do I have to fight?
No. Many of our students train for fun, fitness, self defense, and or for a leisure and social activity. Tournaments and competitions of any sort are not mandatory.

Will I get hurt?
Our instructors all understand that all people have the desire to be in great shape, learn how to defend themselves, and at the same time avoid injury. This will enable you to train in a safe, fun and controlled
class setting.

Do I need to get in shape first?
No. One of the main goals for our classes is to get you into shape. It doesn't matter what level you are starting from, it matters where you are going!

Do Martial Arts teach kids to fight?
At first it may seem true. In actuality Martial Arts teaches kids how not to fight. Once children are armed with self confidence, they don't feel the need to bully or respond to bullies.

Martial Arts uniforms and gear can be ordered/purchased in club or online at following links:

For fitted mouthguards Armstrong Martial Arts has a Denturist that offers discounts, details in club.

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Armstrong Academy of Martial Arts
3-480 Riverview Dr. Chatham, Ontario N7M 0N2 CA
Phone: 5193508774 Website: