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


At the Defensive Arts Training Centre, our goal is to build good citizens and help people reach their personal goals. We have a caring and friendly atmosphere for everyone to train in, all ages. No matter what your athletic history is, we want good people who are willing to learn. Providing discipline and a standard of excellence, the Defensive Arts Training Centre is the best kept secret for martial arts classes in St. Catharines. We offer:


  • Kids martial arts classes for ages 4 and up

  • Adult BJJ and MMA

  • Kickboxing classes and combat conditioning classes


Benefits of Niagara Region Kids Martial Arts

Under the tutelage of Gerry DiSanto, you’ll not only improve your physical condition, but also sharpen your mental state. Enrolling your kids in self-defence and combat training can pay huge dividends for their growth as individuals. There are many other advantages to mixed martial arts, jiu-jitsu and kickboxing, including:

Benefits of Niagara Region Kids Martial Arts

  • Improved focus and listening which leads to better grades

  • Development of positive character traits such as honesty and patience

  • An awareness and respect for others

  • A lifelong appreciation for physical fitness

  • An emphasis on self-respect and self-confidence, especially in the face of bullying

  • Reinforcement of traditional martial arts values of honesty, courtesy, integrity and respect

  • Self-control, self-restraint and respect for others

Enroll at Defensive Arts Training Centre

Visit our Intro Offer page and enroll in a free class for a week, whether it’s mixed martial arts, kickboxing or jiu-jitsu. Enroll at the Defensive Arts Training Centre today. Call us today 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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