Are you interested in getting in shape all while having fun? Martial arts could be the perfect outlet for you! It’s combat fitness for adults (but we also offer children and family classes too!). If you want to learn about combat-fitness and self-defense, you’re in the right place. No matter your skill or experience level, we welcome you to come train at our top notch martial arts club.
There are many different types of martial art classes that we offer (and don’t worry, none of them require you to go on a crazy caveman diet!). At our facility, we’ve got something for everyone. Join the exclusive club of people who practice martial arts for fitness, one that Ronda Rousey and Connor MacGregor are a part of.
Did you know Pierre Trudeau was a judoka? Tina Tak has personally taught Prime Minister Mulroney and Justin Trudeau’s children. You can be assured you’re receiving this same level of top notch training with us. We take pride in the wide selection of classes offered for adults.
HISTORY OF TAE KWON DO
Tae kwon do is a korean martial art that originated in the 1940s. Although it is considered a ‘newer’ martial art, the techniques used to develop it are ancient. The artists that created taekwondo blended key elements from karate and Chinese and Korean martial arts. This sport is deeply rooted in traditional practices. Since its introduction to the Olympics in 1988, it has become popularized in North American culture. Many martial arts centres choose to honour the traditions of this sport to this day.
If you’re wondering what sets taekwondo apart from other martial art sports its that it is characterized by speed and agility. Those who practice it today excel due to these skills. Immerse yourself in this rich culture and take part in one of our classes today!
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A MARTIAL ARTS CLASS
Joining a martial arts class for the first time can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before! No need to worry, at our facility we are open and accept all skill levels. So don’t be shy to sign up!
In all martial art sports, there is traditional garb to wear. We think it really enhances the experience and helps you feel comfortable to move in all of the different stances and positions. Did you know that in taekwondo specifically there are rankings in the belt colours? Your first belt will be white, but as you move up the rankings and as you develop your skills, you will have many different ones of all colours of the rainbow!
Rankings vary from centre to centre, and from region to region, however most have between 8 to 12 ranks. Don’t worry, if you have any questions, feel comfortable to get in touch with us so we can clarify! The goal for each class is to develop or refine their martial arts skills all while enjoying the combat-fitness aspects of it. You can expect this activity to clear your mind and help your body reach new levels of intensity then relaxation. This really improves the feeling of overall wellness in the body.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
Not only is taekwondo a fun activity for adults, its also great for kids! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the training is safe and helps you stay in shape. Develop your core defense skills (and improve your self-defense skills too!). Did you know there are many benefits to combat-fitness? Check out a short list we made below:
- Instills and reinforces self-discipline
- Helps you with concentration and improves focus
- Increases your self-confidence
- Helps you feel comfortable to defend yourself
- Increases mental and physical stability (increases stabilization of core muscles)
- Helps clear the mind, helps dissipate stress
- Lose weight and gain muscle
- Is an aerobic and anaerobic activity, making it great for your cardiovascular system
- Increases your awareness (mental and physical)
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OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN