About Us

About Us

About Our School

Welcome to our Nation’s Capital TinaTak website, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. Our martial arts instructor and program directors are standing by to assist you on enrolling into a program that is the perfect fit! Tina Takahashi Martial Arts is conveniently located two minutes off the Queensway between Central Park, and Carling Avenue. With a world class facility and plenty of training space for each class. Tina Takahashi Martial Arts offers, pre-school karate children’s classes, elementary aged karate/judo children’s programs, family martial art classes, Muay Tai Kickboxing classes, Jiu Jitsu classes, Combat Sambo classes and certification. Tina is the daughter of the late and great Master Masao Takahashi, 8th Degree Black Belt and former NATO combat Instructor who opened in Ottawa at the Uplands Air Force Base in 1965 after serving in the Air Force. Following in her father’s footsteps Tina is a former World Champion and Olympic Coach, Football Mom, Author, Hall of Fame member and Pioneer in women’s martial arts. Tina and her team have been working hard to Improve the lives of members within our community becoming a City Wide “Partner In Education” with the public schools, holding Speaking engagements through “F.A.M.E.”, Female Athletes Motivating Excellence as well as at her school. Tina Takahashi, holds a 7th Degree Black Belt through Masao Takahashi sensei and 6th Degree Black Belt through the Kodokan, Japan.

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Tina Takahashi and family

Instructor/Owner

You may know Tina sensei by the many speaking engagements she’s given to elementary schools for the FAME program, “Female Athletes Motivating Excellence” or have seen her doing interviews on C.T.V. Morning Live, CJOH, The New RO, The New You, Rogers, Japan Today or in magazine’s Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Homemakers or the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. When not doing speaking engagements, seminars or teaching in the community she is a happy, busy mom that teaches along side her husband Sean MacFadyen sensei and their three boys. Multiple champions in various martial arts, they teach Character Development Skills and Leadership along with Karate, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Ju Jutsu, Self Defence, Wrestling, Brazilian jiu Jitsu, Kendo and SAMBO, a Russian Martial Art. MacFadyen sensei, training for over 40 years in Boxing, Ju Jutsu, Judo, Wrestling, Karate, Aikido & Weapons is a 6th degree Black Belt under Masao Takahashi, 4th Degree Kodokan Judo Black Belt, and has trained under 2X world sambo champion Igor Yakimov. In 2019 MacFadyen sensei coached Canada to the Pan American Team Sambo Title Championships with the help of his boys in the Dominican Republic. Gold medalist and oldest son Adam, is a graduate of Fitness & Health Promotion, 2019 Olympic Greco Roman Wrestling Canadian Champion, a 5th Degree Black Belt under his grandfather Masao Takahashi and a 2nd Degree Kodokan Judo Black Belt. Double Gold Combat & Sport Sambo Champion Torin sensei is a 4th Degree Black Belt Ju Jutsu, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Judo. Canadian Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion Liam Macfadyen sensei the youngest of the family, holds a 4th Degree Ju Jutsu Black Belt, 1st Degree Judo Black Belt and is the 2019 President’s Cup Combat Sambo Grand Slam Champion,(Belfast, Ireland), and like his brothers a former or current Canada National Team Member in Wrestling, Judo and Sambo.

Why Choose Tina Takahashi Martial Arts?

Overcome Mediocrity and Self Limits, Go Beyond Your Expectations to Be Your Very Best!

Tina Takahashi Martial Arts Mastery Leadership and Mentoring Program and Black Belt Club offers you and or your child the best instruction in the country. Respect for self and others, Discipline, Responsibility, Integrity and Teamwork are taught to children, teens and adults by the best and most proven experienced Black Belt instructors with the highest standards and achievements. Our students learn and carry multiple powerful and practical skills with them for the rest of their lives. Instructors focus on the training needs of each student, as an individual. Schedule a time to meet a Tina Takahashi Martial Arts Instructor today! Compelling Reason to Join #2 Title:

Kids Love Martial Arts Classes at Tina Takahashi Martial Arts!

Martial Arts can help children develop life-long benefits for home life, improving school grades, and in everyday life. We are VERY proud of how our martial arts students excel in the community. After just a short time of taking martial arts, students are enhanced with courtesy and respect, gaining unshakeable confidence. With a pedigree unmatched, Tina Takahashi Martial Arts school is unique in offering the perfect blend between traditional and modern martial arts. Most training curriculum is codified in Japanese and focus’ on specific programs for different levels of experience and skill set on and off the tatami mats. Click the Act Now button below and select a program that best fits your needs.

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LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING

  • If you want to learn more then just BJJ from real black belts with international championships, this is your best option in the city. Every one is welcoming there and the instructors will help you develop your program for your needs. 10/10 experience.

  • After training at Tina Tak dojo, took my abilities from standard Narp to world class. Best martial arts facility in Ottawa!

  • My son has been attending Tina Takahashi Martial Arts School for about 4 months, and loves it. We have struggled with other extracurricular activities, including other martial arts studios, where he complains about going and it becomes a miserable experience for all of us. Here he is eager to go.

    Several friends with kids of different ages all recommended the school to us. Sean, Tina and their
    boys emphasize discipline and hard work, both in the dojo and at home, and make sure that everyone is having fun. Definitely 5 stars!

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