Champions Martial Arts Academy
At Champions in North Vancouver, we cater to your individual needs. In addition to our regular program, we offer a large selection of specialty training classes: SFK Cardio, Sparring, Strength & Conditioning, Muay Thai, Interval Training, and many more. We’re open 7 days a week which means students can always find a time to fit in their training.
Improve Flexibility, Balance, and Strength
Get Fit While Learning Martial Arts
Learn self-defense, build confidence, and get in the best shape of your lives! Martial Arts offers tons of physical and mental benefits, suitable for anyone and everyone. Become part of something positive and learn new skills from trained martials arts professionals. It’s easy to get started – Enroll Today!
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Our Instructors are Students
They’re certified and are trained by Champions’ Founders. As a friend, cheerleader, and mentor, an instructor offers encouragement and advice to keep you motivated on every step of your martial arts journey.
Champions has won numerous awards throughout the years: Best Schools in Canada, numerous Reader’s Choice Awards, and has appeared in many television programs including: Children’s Hospital Telethon, BCTV Sports, Variety Telethon of Hearts and BCTV Breakfast Show.
Originally founded by Master Farid Dordar (World Champion) and Sensei Ingrid Katzberg (North American Champion), Champions Martial Arts Academy has been serving Vancouver since 1992. Champions’ success has been based on service to students with complete dedication to their achievement. Starting as a stand alone location in North Vancouver, B.C., teaching Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Cardio Kickboxing.
With over 600 students, and a team of experienced and qualified Instructors personally trained by Master Dordar and Master Katzberg. Champions Academy is by far the most dynamic school in Canada. The school’s SKF curriculum is cutting edge and is consistently reviewed by Master Farid Dordar. Our facility spans over 10,000 square feet has the latest training equipment, full shower facilities and is conveniently located in lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver, BC.
OUR STUDENTS LOVE US!
Ten years plus as parents of Champion students, we are so happy with the development of our children both as martial artists and as people. Champions as a community is diverse, inclusive, and positive. Our children have developed lasting friendships and have been exposed to incredible role models.
- Darrell Kopke and Maria Har
My grandson has been a kickboxing student at Champions for over 8 years now, starting when he was 5. It has been amazing to watch his development in the areas of self confidence, dedication, respect for self and others and responsibility as he has been progressing to his long term goal of a black belt.
Champions is first rate - 5 stars all the way!
- Martin Pomeroy
Champions Martial Arts Academy is a fantastic sport and outlet for my children. Champions not only teaches them Karate and boxing moves, they engage discipline, respect for self and others, which are qualities we practice at home. The Senseis, instructors and staff make it fun for the entire family with indoor/outdoor activities like hiking, marching in parades, bowling and hosting theme parties; there’s a great sense of community at Champions. They offer classes for parents too, which I thoroughly enjoy. We are very happy here.
- Tonia Hendricks-Ives.
Champions is not just a sports class , its a way of life . My son Radin is 10 years old and is a green belt . What we have noticeably observed is that over time he has become a stronger and more confident young man. At the same time he is very patient and caring about the people he interacts with. We’re absolutely happy with the great instructors/Senseis in Champions and we look forward to seeing our son Improve his skills as he moves on towards the black belt.
- Farhad Golchin
Champions Martial Arts Academy is just phenomenal. We signed up our daughter 4 years ago to be part of an academy that teaches discipline, respect and confidence. We were amazed by the dedicated team of Senseis, instructors and support staff who get to know each kid very well, highly motivate them, inspire them and make them feel connected. We, love the camaraderie involved in going to classes and also enjoy the ability to advance at your own pace and skill level.
Nothing says more than the statement our daughter said after she came back to her training from spending 4 weeks away on summer break: “Mom, this feels like we are home again”.
- Eva Manuchova