Voted # 1 Martial Art School for 2017 and 2018 by the Readers Selection awards.

Self Defence For The Whole Family

Become the Best You - Enroll at Defensive Arts Training Centre in St. Catharines. Try our programs free of charge.

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Self-Defence Classes in St Catharines: Defensive Arts Training Centre

Bring your family to the Defensive Arts Training Centre for professional martial arts classes and get self-defence training in St. Catharines. We cater to students of all ages, offering kids martial arts, mixed martial arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and kickboxing. We offer the Niagara region quality self-defence classes that not only boost self-confidence and discipline the body, but offer life lessons students can take to heart. It’s never too late to learn. We also have classes for parents and adults alike.

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Fully Qualified Black Belts on Staff

We are proud to have a team of qualified black belts on staff to teach our students. At the Defensive Arts Training Centre, our owner, Sensei Gerry DiSanto, is a certified teacher with several decades of experience, and is a premier martial arts instructor.


Try a Free Week of Martial Arts Classes

Not sure if martial arts is right for you and your family? Try a week free of one of our self-defence programs. Visit our Intro Offer page and enroll in a free class today.

Enroll at Defensive Arts Training Centre

Interested in one of our martial arts programs? Enroll at the Defensive Arts Training Centre today. Call us today to ask about our program schedules and important dates. You can also keep up-to-date with us and access our Facebook page.

Professional Affiliations

  • 14 Years with the Certified Ontario College of Teachers, teaching at Holy Cross Secondary School
  • Physical Education Curriculum Specialist
  • Respect Education Facilitator by the Red Cross Anti-Bullying Program
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Brazilian JIU-JITSU

Develop your reflexes and focus your mind through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.



Strengthen your body or teach your kids techniques that will give them confidence.

Mixed Martial Arts


Dreaming of making it to the UFC? Learn skills that could take you all the way.


Defensive Arts Training Centre

103 Lakeshore Rd.

St. Catharines, ON Canada

L2N 2T1

Phone: 905-704-0374



Sunday Closed

Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM


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