Martial Art Classes for Kids and Adults

At Durham Modern Martial Arts, we strive in building our community by helping people get in shape, be safe and, at the same time, instil the life skills and characteristics of a true martial artist.

We know that the values and life skills taught through the Martial Arts can create remarkable improvements in school, careers, relationships and every day activities. We are driven to help people achieve higher levels of self-discipline, personal empowerment and a positive attitude towards everything that you influence.

At Durham Modern Martial Arts we provide expert training in martial arts, personal protection and fitness. Our professional instructors take the time to create a tailored environment to give you the right experiences in the martial arts, regardless of your age or experience. We take the time to ensure that each student reaches their own unique goals.

Thank you so much Bryan! I found the lessons and strategies very practical, interactive and highly applicable. It was taught in a way that was very easy to understand having no martial arts background.


I have really enjoyed the classes you are offering. When I started this class I had a back problem, now I am having trouble remembering where I had pain. I am grateful for the training I received, physical and mental, as I am definitely practicing a lot of what you taught me in class, in my daily life


We are very impressed with DMMA. Our son’s confidence is continuing to grow, he learns valuable life skills and street smarts, on top of his martial art skills & basics, and he always always goes and leaves with a smile. For us in Oshawa, it is worth the drive to Whitby!


Learn. Accomplish. Inspire!

Developing the Qualities of Leadership and Athleticism through the Martial Arts


The foundation of our classes is practical personal protection skills that are built around age appropriate bad-guys; the bully, bad stranger and professional criminal. Skills are taught in a progressive manner focusing on striking and stand-up grappling.

Martial Values

We are a modern school of martial arts that focuses on traditional values of self-empowerment, self-discipline, responsibility, encouragement, and success. We use these qualities to build the fundamentals of leadership in our students.

Life Skill Development

Each month we explore a theme of how the martial arts apply to daily life. Student’s experience exercises and mat chats on a variety of topics including goal setting, courage, perseverance, teamwork, and respect. We call this Black Belt Excellence; the bridge that allows a martial artist to demonstrate their art in everything they do.


We establish a culture of fitness where exercise is a reward and not a punishment. Students develop a martial art lifestyle in a progressive manner that is fun and challenging. Our fitness activities is built upon our Royal Court program that helps direct you towards continual improvements in your overall level of fitness.

Get Started with our Introduction Program

Our Introduction Program is the best way to see why so many people enjoy the martial arts classes of our school. Our group classes are the perfect way to experience our classes, meet our students, build rapport with our teachers and get your first step onto the martial arts path. Our introduction is $30 and includes two group lessons and a free uniform!

February 2018 Newsletter

步步高升 Bù Bù Gāo Shēng May every step take you higher! Chinese New Year is just around the corner and as a martial art school with heavy Chinese influences, we wish everyone a New Year full of harmony, prosperty and wealth! Friday, February 16 starts off the...

January 2018 Newsletter

As 2017 comes to an end both Lara and I are truly grateful for all our wonderful students, parents, and fans. 2017 was an amazing year of accomplishments, passion and the growth of our martial arts family. We are looking forward to an amazing 2018 with the growth of...

December 2017 Newsletter

Congratulations Congratulations to Brooke, Ethan, Louis, Jay, Liam, Nickolas, Cooper and Brody for achieving their purple and blue belts in our Winter intermediate cycle test. Each did a great job in preparing for the responsibilities of the test and showing their...

Black Belt Excellence 2018

Black Belt Excellence is our program that explores the values, philosophy and practices of the Martial Arts so it can be applied in everyday situations. Each month we focus on a specific character development skill that is discussed during class, explored with drills...

November 2017 Newsletter

November is always a quiet month for the school. The Halloween motvents are over, the candy-high is lowering (a bit), and the Holiday parties are still a few weeks away. November is when many of our students are back into a regulated schedule of day-school, homework...

Pacific Archipelago Martial Arts Camp – Canada – 2018!

Single Stick • Double Stick • Knife • Stick and Knife Learn material from The Philippines, Hawaii, Japan and Indonesia A Unique Training Opportunity for Martial Artists of all Skill Levels "If you are an experienced martial artist, it is possible to...

October 2017 Newsletter

New Belts Congratulations to Johnnie, Cassidy and Aiden for earning their new belts in September. We are always proud of our students when they are awarded their belt. Belts are always earned, they are never given. An element of our belt ceremony is the placement of...

September 2017 Newsletter

I love the fall. It’s my favorite season – a combination of many things including perfect breezes, the concepts of change, and the start of something new at our school. August represents our birthday and September has always been used as a moment of change at Durham...

August 2017 Newsletter

Accomplishments and Belt Awards This month’s accomplishment awards were easy to see; representing important aspects of a martial arts culture. The first award goes to Ethan, who not only demonstrates a love for the martial arts, but a relaxation when striking targets...

July 2017 Newsletter

Accomplishments and Awarded Belts One of the philosophies we have in our approach is that a Martial Artists demonstrates their “art” in everything they do. Our accomplishment awards for June go to three very deserving students who showed the success and leadership we...