Zen had been closed due to covid restrictions. We look forward to reopening on May 22
We teach children Carlson Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Chito-Ryu karate at our Ottawa martial arts school. Our classes are taught in a unique way that is appropriate for children of different ages. The children are separated into three age groups to promote faster learning and conditioning;
Kids classes ages 7 to 10
Youth classes ages 11 to 13
Our martial arts programs expose the kids to different forms of exercises, martial arts techniques and a number of different training tools that build strong bodies and minds. In addition to the physical aspects of the kids martial arts program we also continue to emphasize the core values of our school. We create an environment where kids learn martial arts in an interactive and exciting way, providing the children with the right tools to maintain a positive attitude towards a long-term healthy lifestyle.
Our martial arts programs are belt driven. We have new children starting their program almost every day, so there's no need to worry about when to start. Children start with a white belt and work their way through internationally recognized belt systems by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Chito-Ryu Karate.
So many adults wish they had started martial arts when they were children. And, very few children are taught how to defend themselves properly against bullies. Most children unfortunately tolerate bullying in secret despite the havoc it wreaks on their lives.
However, with some very basic training in self-defense, these children’s lives could be vastly improved. Zen Mixed Martial Arts is the solution to potential problems for your children.
Taught by our very best world champion instructors, this program is an investment in your children’s future. Your children will inherit the confidence to take control of their lives and to confront bullies in a safe and proven manner.
If your child’s dream is to compete in martial arts for the Zen Martial Arts Competition Team, we will help them train for the toughest and best local, provincial, national and international competitions. Our team members regularly compete at local karate and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. It's our goal to prepare them for success at the the Ontario Karate Federation Provincial Championships, Karate Canada National Championships, the Mundials, ADCC Championships, and other top martial arts tournaments.