As of June 12th we are open again for outdoor Karate and Muay Thai classes
David has a long background in boxing and has been training in Dutch style kickboxing and Muay Thai since 2007. He has trained in Chiang Mai, Thailand twice as well as under Kru Phon from Santai gym for 6 months.
Lynh has been training since 2012 and is a member of the Muay Thai Fight Team.
Abe has been training since 2011 and is a member of the Muay Thai Fight Team
Claire has been training in Muay Thai since 2015 and started teaching at Zen in 2019.
Marcus Soares is a 1st generation 8th Dan Carlson Gracie Brazilian jiu-Jitsu Instructor who has trained and taught all over the world. Marcus is the head Canadian instructor and visits Zen annually.
David is a 2nd generation Carlson Gracie brown belt who has been training and competing all over the world for the past 15 years. David is the head jiu-jitsu instructor at Zen
Derek is a Carlson Gracie blue belt who has been training since 2011
Leo has been training with the Carlson Gracie team since 2011. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt. Leo is also a brown belt in Tankyushin a composite of Akido, Judo and Karate.
Kyle is a Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt. He has been training at Zen since 2011.
Jamiie has been training since March 2016. You'll see Jamiie training regularly 4 or 5 times a week at Zen. She received her blue belt in 2018 and has achieved gold and silver in her last two competitions.
Kyle is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Chito-Ryu Karate. Kyle has competed in more than 50 tournaments and is a 2018 team Canada WMO bronze medalist. Kyle is a NCCP level 2 karate coach and a full time Investment Advisor with Sun Life.
David started taking Shotokan martial arts when he was 5 years old with his father and two sisters. He achieved his black belt at 16. David received his 2nd degree (Nidan) in 2018.
Stephen received his black belt in 1987 under Sensei Burt Konzak at the Toronto Academy of Karate and subsequently also trained under Sensei Tim Suzuki and his teacher, Grand Master Masami Tsuruoka. Stephen is a NCCP level 2 karate coach and a full time professor at the University of Ottawa.
David has been training in karate since 2007. He has a black belt in Free Style Karate and a brown belt in Chito-Ryu Karate.