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Take your Judo to the next level

SAVE TIME

Athlete Analyzer provides you with all the data you need about your judokas without having to manually go through competition reports and training diaries – giving you more time to focus on your athletes’ development.

ORGANIZE YOUR WORK

Athlete Analyzer helps you organize your coaching work, enabling you to gather all information about your judokas in one place. Workouts, competitions, strengths and weaknesses, progress, match results etc.

PLAN AND SHARE INDIVIDUAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Athlete Analyzer training planner makes it possible for you to easily plan your judokas’ training and competition schedule. Create an unlimited amount of plans, complete with exercises and workouts, and share them with your judokas. Each exercise can be displayed with link to video.

ANALYZE THE PROGRESS OF YOUR JUDOKAS

Athlete Analyzer offers in-depth analysis of the progress of your judokas, on both an individual and group level. What are their strengths and weaknesses? Do they share a certain pattern that you can focus on during future training sessions?

WATCH MATCH VIDEOS AND PROVIDE HIGH-PRECISION FEEDBACK

Watch and analyze your athletes’ matches and give the feedback they need. Analyze technical performance in previous matches regarding best scoring techniques, strong and weak periods, direction of throws that result in points, and more. Plan further special training focused on the weaknesses based on the result of the analysis.

COLLABORATE WITH OTHER COACHES

Collaborate efficiently regarding training, planning and competitions with the fitness coach, physiotherapist and all the other coaches on your team.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ottawa

Memberships

6 months: $549
1 year: $999

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Formed from Kodokan Judo, ground fighting fundamentals were taught by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the adaptation from Judo. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

Judo separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu passing on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu not solely a martial art but a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.

 

SCHEDULE

Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Combat Sambo

Memberships

6 months: $899
1 year: $1,590

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

Derived from Russian Military Fighting Systems, Combat Sambo combines all aspects of fighting & self-defense techniques with and without weapons. Sport style that resembles MMA training with a kurtka (jacket) & sambo boots is offered along with self-defense style sambo classes for teens, men & women.

 

SCHEDULE

Tue 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Family judo class

Memberships

6 months: $899
1 year: $1,590

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

The family class is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your children. Learning self-defense and martial arts techniques in a fun, friendly, family environment while getting fit is a rewarding endeavour worth investing in.

"I remember former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau tousling with his three boys at my parent’s martial arts school. PM Justin and his brothers Sacha (Alexander) and Michel loved it. They were the perfect age to participate together: 10, 8 and 6 years old. The night before PM Pierre retired, he brought his boys to judo and because of a big snow storm, they were the only students that showed up. I like to think that he retired because he saw the value of …family judo time!  Some of my fondest memories were doing judo with my father and also with my sons (when they were small and I could still throw them at will). Don’t wait, because your children are getting bigger and stronger by the week!"

Judo is made up of mainly holds, escapes, chokes, arm locks, foot sweeps and throws. Chokes and arm locks are reserved mainly for the older children or adults. Many of the throws will be practiced on the soft crash mat, so not to worry. Some blocks, strikes and kicks are practiced and applied to self-defense. The class is recreational and not competitive in nature.

 Karate Class (kicking, blocking, punches/strikes) also runs at the same time as the Family Judo. A family member can opt to sign up for the Sunday Karate rather than Judo and take advantage of the family discount. Lim Vannarith is an experienced Cambodian Karate instructor 3rd degree certified. His expertise is Kumite (sparring) but it is well hidden under his gentle demeanour which is very non-intimidating and perfect for beginner Karate students.

Ten class packages are available with a six month expiry date for these programs.

SCHEDULE

Sun 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Jeet Kune Do

Memberships

6 months: $549
1 year: $999

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

Jeet Kun Do (way of the intercepting fist) is a philosophical body that finds its nucleus in martial arts. Created by reputable martial artist Bruce Lee, this philosophy stresses learning, personal growth and finding which focuses on martial arts works best for the individual and their body. Jeet Kun Do to Grow is a program for all ages and functionalities.

Instructor Avery Chaplan-Hoang will introduce students to the techniques and optimal ranges of several different martial arts, as well as their respective histories and philosophies. Individuals with learning disabilities, visual impairments, or a passion for martial arts are encouraged to join. Students will begin by learning about the different ranges of combat. Each class will be dedicated to a different range beginning with striking, then trapping (parrying) and eventually moving into grappling (wrestling).

Following the first three introductory classes, the curriculum will be based on the individual or group's interests and ability. Class structure will adapt to meet the needs and goals of the individual or group. No equipment needed! Wear comfortable clothes. Boost confidence and increase self-awareness in mind and body!

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Judo Ottawa

Memberships

6 months: $899
1 year: $1,590

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

Judo Ottawa

So you’re interested in judo and mixed martial arts fitness but you don’t know if it would be right for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read below to find out more about the sport of judo and the various classes we offer at our facility!

The benefits of judo

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, judo is a safe way to stay in shape and even lose weight all while teaching you the core techniques of self-defense. Judo is something that can be practiced all year round, regardless of the weather!

We practice inside a gym at our top notch facility. Did you know there are many benefits to combat fitness physical activity? Find them out by reading the list below:

  • Instills and reinforces self-discipline
  • Helps with concentration and focus
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Increases ability to defend oneself
  • Increases stability (mental and physical)
  • Helps clear the mind (de-stress)
  • Increases feeling of overall wellness
  • Lose weight and/or gain muscle in a fun and interactive class environment
  • Increased mental and physical awareness
  • Training from a world class athlete and expert

What you can expect to learn

When speaking about mixed martial arts, it is always important to examine all aspects of the sport. There is so much to learn and certain things must be taught at certain levels. It is though much training that one can master this sport. In fact, Judo training has a strict set of rules to ensure safety which helps you gain an increased mental and physical awareness.

Judo training can be applied for self defense, competitive sport, fitness, recreation and fun. So what can you expect to learn? Well, there are many different techniques which we teach: throwing, grappling techniques utilizing hold downs, arm locks, chokes and striking techniques. These are safe and are taught in detail.

Take a look at the video below to see a choke technique being taught at our facility.

As you can see, our instructors ensure that safety is the utmost concern and that these techniques involve a high level of integrity. Regarding the physical aspect, the interesting thing about judo is that it utilizes all the muscles in the body and all the energy systems helping to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, speed, power, aerobic and anaerobic cardiovascular fitness.

It really helps with core fitness and balance which are important aspects of physical health, especially as we age! You can definitely expect improvements in those areas after only a few months of judo training.

So are you up for it? Our classes are much more exciting than your typical hour of cardio running on a treadmill! And the great part is the variety of class options available and techniques you can learn. Find out more about these classes by reading below.

History of the sport

The practice and sport of judo originated from the island of Japan over a thousand years ago by a man named Jigoro Kano. He created this sport with three distinct characteristics: the practice of jujitsu blended with the sport of wrestling blended with a strong mental discipline. From this, the sacred art of judo was born. Practiced only by the samurai (professional japanese soldiers) for many decades, this sport used to involve the use of swords, bows and arrows!

Today, we practice this sport in North America without the use of such tools but the basic combination remains. It is this specific combination of mental, physical and technique expertise that has propelled this sport into popularity in North America. But, it wasn’t up until 1964 that judo finally officially became an Olympic sport.

Even if you don’t plan to become an Olympic athlete, practicing judo and mixed martial arts has many health benefits and at our facility, we welcome all levels of experience! Read below to find out more about the benefits and the various classes we offer!

A wide variety of classes

At our martial arts school, we take pride in the wide selection of classes offered for adults. Join the roster of celebrity judokas and mma fighters such as Pierre Trudeau, Ronda Rousey and many others from all around the world.

Take on this sport for a better sense of overall wellness in any of the specialties below! Click on the links below to be brought directly to class pages:

  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Combat Sambo
  • Fitness classes
  • Family Judo class
  • Jujutsu
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kosen Judo
  • Kun Khmer – Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Sports Sambo
  • Wrestling
  • Women’s classes

About the coach

The great part about training at our facility is that you will benefit from coaches that have developed their expertise over many years. Don’t miss your chance to participate in a class taught by Tina Takahashi and train with the best of the best!

With an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, Tina also holds an Ontario Teacher’s certificate. Tina has many years of experience as an elementary school and high school substitute teacher, she worked with the Ottawa Board of Education before pursuing her passion as a full-time coach.

Fun facts about Tina Takahashi:

  • She won Canada’s first gold medal a the World Judo Competition
  • She is Canada’s first ever women’s Olympic coach
  • She holds a certificate from Canada’s Sport Federation for pioneering women’s competitive judo
  • She is in Canada’s judo sports Hall of Fame, Judo Ontario’s Hall of Fame and Ottawa and Nepean Sports Hall of Fame
  • She was Canada’s judo instructor for Prime Minister Mulroney & Prime Minister Trudeau’s children

So, what are you waiting for? Come release your inner mma fighter and sign up for one of our many classes today! All levels of experience welcomed!

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.

SCHEDULE

Tue 11:45am - 12:45pm
Tue 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sat 2:00pm - 3:00pm

JuJutsu

6 months: $549
1 year: $999

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

“Ju” is a concept. The idea behind this meaning of Ju is “to be gentle”, “to give way”, “to yield”, “to blend”, “to move out of harm’s way”. “Jutsu” is the principle or “the action” part of Ju-Jutsu. In Japanese, this word means science or art. Atemi-waza (striking techniques), Kuzushi (breaking of balance), Nage-waza (throwing techniques), Kanzetsu-waza (joint locking techniques), Shime-waza (choking/strangling techniques), Katame-waza (grappling techniques), and Ne-waza (ground immobilization techniques) are taught in a relaxed and safe environment. Proper Ukemi (breakfalls) are taught for safety.  Because of the inherent danger of the techniques used, Randori (free-practise or sparring) is minimal. Recommended for Men and Women over 30 years old.

 

SCHEDULE

Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

* CANADA'S 1ST WOMEN'S OLYMPIC COACH
* CANADA'S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
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* CANADA'S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING
* CANADA'S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN
* CANADA'S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY &
WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE JUDO
SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU'S CHILDREN
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1061 Merivale Rd 3rd Floor
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Z 6A9