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

Meet Our Sensei & Head Instructor Gerry DiSanto

We Are Not Different, We Are the Best!

“Gerry DiSanto is a phenomenal teacher because he has the unique ability to meet the individual needs of the students through simplistic teaching strategies. I trained under Gerry DiSanto and continue to do so because others say that they meet their student’s individual needs, he does.”

-Phil Vanderbukel

A Respected Instructor

“Gerry DiSanto’s relationship with his students is outstanding; he has an excellent rapport with his students and sincere interest in them as individuals. His students like and respect him. Gerry DiSanto is outgoing and exhibits a friendly personality and I recommend him without reservation to anyone.”

Mr. David Pihach

About Us

  • 2007 Canadian NAGA Champion (Ascension Tournament)

  • 2004 Canadian Abu Dhabi Champion

  • 2004 North American Abu Dhabi Competitor

  • 2004 Evolution Grappling Champion

  • 2003 OUA Freestyle Wrestling Silver Medalist

Gerry DiSanto is the owner and operator of the Defensive Arts Training Centre in St. Catharines. He holds a wide variety of ranks in various martial arts and is a certified teacher, allowing him the ability to meet each student’s individual needs. Along with his skills in boxing, kickboxing, grappling, and weaponry, Gerry DiSanto has been training in martial arts for several decades and is a renowned martial arts instructor in the Niagara Region.

What Makes Us Great?

Our students are so successful because Sensei Gerry DiSanto is a certified teacher, besides being an accomplished martial artist, and is able to use his extensive teaching skills to create an innovative and fun learning environment.

What Does This Mean to You?

At the Defensive Arts Training Centre, our team of instructors are passionate about passing on our martial arts techniques and knowledge to others. We LOVE what we do! We also have the advantage of having a ministry trained teacher, which means we meet student’s individual needs.

How Do You Measure a Good Instructor?

An instructor should never be measured by what they know, what they have accomplished or by what they say. A good instructor should be judged by the knowledge they pass on to their students. At the Defensive Arts Training Centre in St. Catharines, we have students who have successes at the international and world level. In addition, we provide our students with the skills they need to defend themselves confidently. No gimmicks, tricks or fake promises - just real world self-defence.

Enroll at Defensive Arts Training Centre

Interested in one of our martial arts programs? Try a free class and enroll at the Defensive Arts Training Centre today. Call us to ask about our program schedules and important dates.

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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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