All our classes are taught by certified Black belt Instructors with at least 5 years experience
The Black Belt Instsitute features exceptional martial arts instruction, small group classes and a friendly learning environment for men, women and children
* Kids Karate & Fitness 5:30 to 6:15
* Adult Kickboxing 6:45 to 7:30
* Adult Kickboxing 6:30 to 7:30
* Adult Open Karate 1:00 to 2:30
Pre competition, pre grading and competitive sparring sessions can be arranged for students (ask your coach for details) The martial arts training facility is open 7 days a week (with the exception of scheduled class times) for members use
Martial Arts Instructors
Jim Bzovey - Mario Pizzuti - Heather Turnbull - John Le Messurier
Martial Arts Program Advisers
Karate - Alex Atkinson
Boxing/Kick boxing - Wally Sloki
Filipino Fighting Arts - Salem Assli
- Certified Black Belt Instructors
- Weapons Training
- Shower Facilities
- Martial Arts & Boxing Equipment Sales
- Subsidized Programs For Families On Assistance
The system taught in this school is called Shotokan Karate.This style of karate was developed by Gichin Funakoshi in 1939 and is now one of the most practised styles of karate in the world. There are three main componants in Shotokan training Kihon (basics), blocks, punches, kicks and stances, Kata which are prearanged sets of movements using kihons which allow the student to refine and perfect their tecniques. Kumite (sparring) is the third componant of Shotokan. This is when the student actually applies the techniques against real opponents in a combative setting. At the beginining the students start with one step sparring gradually progressing to free style (jiyu kumite) where any form of punching, kicking and attacking is allowed.
Additionally, the system is enhanced through the western boxing and kick boxing techniques. This gives our system a "free style" karate appearance which is very effective in tournaments as well as for self defence. As the student masters the basics, weapons such as the bo staff, broad sword, dagger, single stick and double sticks are introduced.
Like most martial arts systems one of the primary goals is self defence. A blend of different techniques are taught, standing and on the ground focusing on escapes, locks and submissions. All students have the opportunity to earn a black belt because ranks are based on the development of skills which are independent of age, size or physical stature.
Mr. Fitness has been in operating in North Toronto for over 40 years. Four generations of men, women and children have been members in our gym and or participated in our martial arts and kick boxing programs. We are a community based club and offer subsidized programs for low income families or for families on assistance. For more information call 416-749-4202.