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1. Is Zen Mixed Martial Arts open?
YES! Zen is open at our new location at 32 Colonnade Rd N.
2. Do I have to pre-book or reserve a spot before coming?
YES, you have to reserve online before coming to class. We have class capacity limits to help facilitate physical distancing in some of our classes while also guaranteeing an enjoyable class. We have an online phone app to make your reservations quick and easy.
3. Are you running all three programs, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Muay Thai?
Yes, all our programs are running smoothly with the safety procedures we have put in place.
4. Is it mandatory for members to wear a mask?
No. Masks are optional.
5. What will you do if you find out someone with Covid-19 was in the facility?
We have been open and closed many times since March 16th 2020, and we have operated without incident so far. In the event an employee or member tests positive for COVID-19, the local Public Health facility manages contact tracing and will inform those individuals who may have been exposed to the person who has tested positive. The club will follow the guidelines of the local public health unit.
Yes, our memberships allow you to come to as many classes as you would like in as many programs as you like.
Yes, we offer a free class to anyone who would like to try our programs before becoming a member.
This is a frequently asked question. Everyone starts from somewhere and it’s a different place for all of us. What’s important is that you start a program and work slowly towards your own personal goals. Our classes are taught in such a way that each person can begin training at their own pace. We always have lots of beginner students in each class.
No. Almost everyone who starts our programs has no martial arts experience. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate programs use an internationally recognized coloured belt ranking system. Our kickboxing program is broken up into level I, level II, sparring and fight team classes, so that everyone is in the right place based on experience and ability.
Our classes are 45 minutes or an hour long. Regardless of the program(s) you choose, you can expect about a 15 minute warm up that will include cardio and strength conditioning followed by stretching. After the conditioning, the instructor will review past class material and teach some new techniques and everyone will practice.
Yes. Martial arts classes are taught by professional instructors with many years of experience teaching and competing in their respective art. Safety is always a high priority and it is rare for anyone to get hurt in class. Our facilities have been designed to ensure the safety of each student and include high quality mma mats on the floor and mats on the walls.
We offer complimentary classes every day at a time of your convenience. To book your complimentary class, hit the button below, or please call us at +1 (613) 723-2800, or message us using the form below.
Not very much, but It depends on the program. For Karate and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu you just need a gi, which you can purchase when you enroll. For kickboxing you will need hand wraps, boxing gloves and shin guards, all of which we can also provide you with when you enroll.
We have open training times for both our Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing programs where you can practice your art on your own or with other students.
Yes. Our female students understand the importance of learning how to defend oneself while getting fit and having fun all at the same time. Women currently make up about 50% of our kickboxing and karate programs, and 20% of our Jiu-jitsu program.
We take pride in how clean we keep Zen. Zen Mixed Martial Arts is professionally cleaned on a regularly scheduled basis. Our staff and instructors spend a lot of time on the mats, so cleanliness is very important to us. Our training mats are cleaned every day with a neutral disinfectant cleaner that is used widely in hospitals and other medical facilities. The solution we use is both a virucide and a fungicide to ensure we are able to train with out worry.