Martial Arts Training for everybody seperate classes for different age groups, we focus on: Discipline, self defense, confidence, self control, leadership skills, balance, coordination, listening and social skills, team work and ofcourse fun workouts.
Established in 2002, Universal MMA has become a well-known mixed-martial-arts facility in the area with locations in both North Vancouver and downtown Vancouver. With members ranging from beginners to intermediate students to competition fighters, Universal MMA provides a fun and friendly training environment. Classes include no-gi jiu jitsu, muay thai boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, women-only kickboxing, and kids' martial arts.
It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke.
The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.
To the instructors at Posener's Pankration & Kel Lee's AMA, martial arts is a source of pride. They're honoured to challenge themselves to approach their practice with discipline and self-control, which carries over into their daily lives. The dojo's instructors specialize in pankration, a modern mixed martial arts version of the ancient Greek form of free-for-all fighting. With championships and years of experience beneath their black belts, they also empower students with knowledge and skills in mixed martial arts styles such as muay thai kickboxing and submission wrestling.
The studio's white walls are festooned with international flags and shelves lined with trophies, plaques, and belts. In the corner, piles of mats and pads await their chance to host sparring sessions, the greatest honour for mats and pads. Upstairs, boxing posters blanket the walls, punching bags hand from the ceiling, and the ring stands ready to host matches and the subsequent tea parties thrown for the winner.
Martial arts creates strong-bodied and strong-minded individuals, from children to teens to adults of all experience levels. Classes at Sun Hang Do Martial Arts geared toward kids aged 4–6 implement exercises that foster focus and positive attitudes. Introductory programs teach students basics such as blocks, strikes, and board-breaking techniques. And the Master Club program teaches weapons sparring and self-defense techniques.
The waters of False Creek reach into the city of Vancouver like an arm. For years, the passage of water was used for industrial purposes, but all that changed in 1980 when the city of Vancouver decided to develop Granville Island. One of those developments was False Creek Community Centre.
Today, the centre fills False Creek with an array of recreational boaters, including kayakers, canoeists, dragon boaters, and whale surfers. Back on land, the facility boasts a pottery studio, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a water park with a large kid's area, and a talented staff of instructors who teach programs and classes for kids and adults alike.