WE UNDERSTAND THAT PARENTS IN OTTAWA HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE. We're Here to Help!

Each day consists of going to work, picking the kids up from daycare and  getting dinner ready fast enough to run right back out the door for evening activities. Not to mention that the kids' homework still needs  to be completed. Unfortunately, all this rushing around doesn't leave much room for family time.


Our after school program will solve this.


Our martial arts extended day program engages students in a fun learning environment to inspire them to become  intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens. 


Our after school students:


  • Will receive a healthy snack each day
  • Complete their homework
  • Participate in 3 to 5 martial arts classes a week


The program also includes full day care on PA days for all schools and after school care on snow days (transportation on snow days is dependent on the school).

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WE BRING OUT YOUR CHILD'S BEST

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Yes, we have rules (and they’re important). Our classes are far from  your average run-around-screaming, coach-pulling-his-hair-out,  free-for-all kid’s activity. You’ll immediately see your child enveloped  in a culture of excellence, a place where we expect the best out of our  students. This actually makes it EASIER for your child to reach the  kind of goals we all want.

When they step onto the mat they’ll be surrounded by other children who are on the same path of excellence, and that’s more helpful  than you can imagine.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

                                           

  • 3 to 5 martial arts classes a week
  • Self-defense training
  • Anti-bullying skills
  • Creative art
  • Cooperative games
  • Quiet areas for reading, homework and 'down' time
  • Participation in sports and games
  • Outdoor play
  • Healthy snacks
  • Meditation

YOUR CHILD WILL GAIN

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Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem

Confidence, especially in our martial arts classes, is the difference between what a child can actually do vs. what they think they can do.  You’ll see them grow more and more confident, and confront new  

challenges both inside and outside of our school.


The most important thing your child will get in our classes is a tremendously positive sense of self. They’ll be able to objectively recognize things they need to improve (homework, family interaction, physical effort), and they’ll take pride in the things they get right. This will be invaluable for them as adults.

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Strength: Mentally, Emotionally & Physically

If they ever need it, your child will absolutely be able to defend themselves physically. But far more importantly, they’ll be able to fend off the mental onslaught of peer pressure and the emotional weight of bullying and unkind behavior. These are skills they’ll desperately need as they grow older.

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An Appreciation for Exercise

If you want your kids to stay healthy, they have to enjoy their exercise. Our classes are so much fun, your child will beg to come. They’ll actually  love doing pushups, jumping jacks and crunches. They’ll take pride in their improved flexibility and stamina, and they’ll leave class everyday sweating and smiling.

Extended Day Program Eligible Schools

CECCE

CECCE

CECCE

  • École Catholique Laurier-Carrière
  • École Catholique Édouard-Bond
  • École Catholique Terre-des-Jeunes



OCDSB

CECCE

CECCE

  • Agincourt Road Public School
  • Briargreen Public School
  • Carleton Heights Public School
  • Knoxdale Public School
  • Manordale Public School
  • Meadowlands Public School
  • McGregor Easson Public School
  • Sir Winston Churchill Public School
  • Merivale High School

OCSB

Private

Private

  • Frank Ryan Catholic School
  • St. Daniel Catholic School
  • St. John XXIII Catholic School
  • St. Augustine Catholic School
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic School
  • St. Monica Catholic School
  • St. Gregory Catholic School
  • St. Rita Catholic School
  • St Pius X High School

Private

Private

Private

  • Turnbull School
  • Abraar School

GREAT, SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • School Pick-up:  Children are safely brought to Zen by our professional,  background-checked drivers in our company vehicles, or by school bus
  • Healthy Snack
  • Homework is Completed
  • Martial Arts Classes: Once they arrive at our school, your child will change into their official martial arts uniform  and take a either a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or karate class depending on the day of the week. They'll focus on self-defense, balance,  flexibility and character development skills they'll use for life.
  • Pick-Up: Parents can pick up as late as 6pm.

Our Program Director

I have been the ZEN After School, Summer Camp and March Break Camp Program Director since 2016.  Prior to joining zen in 2016 I completed a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University with a Minor in child studies.


I love what we do at Zen and a such I'm a proud member of the zen team. I am excited to come to zen every day and have the opportunity to care for the many children in our care.  Your child's safety, education, and enjoyment is very important to me and as such I take a lot of time in preparing and operating our program.


At Zen we have created an environment that combines physical activity, building self confidence and creating a desire for life long learning while having fun each day.  Our goal is to have the kids adopt the core values of our martial arts program such as patience and self discipline and adopt them in all areas of their lives.

                                                                                                        Bakhtawar Kaalique


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JOIN US FOR A FREE WEEK

Kindly leave your contact information and we will get right back to you to book a free week for your child to try our after school program.

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Zen Mixed Martial Arts

1547 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 4V3, Canada

(613) 723-2800

Hours

Open today

11:00 a.m. – 08:30 p.m.