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Dara Mussar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Steve has so much heart for this community <3 Ferraro Karate is Guelph gem!

Hadiya Ahmar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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I think it's honestly the best place to train in Guelph and probably Canada. I've had an amazing experience and everyone everyone at the dojo is great

Viresh Mistry reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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AMAZING Master with SOLID knowledge and passion in the arts. Very rare to find a school where the Master / Owner is physically able and engaged in classes.

Robert Cruz reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Sensei Ferraro and Black Belt team are just dedicated, focused on teaching great / fantastic pure Okinawan Karate. They also focus on the art of sparring using Karate techniques we learn in our Katas! And they are dedicated not only to this fascinating world of Karate but Senseis also make sure we get mental integrity to avoid mental break down, self steam, as well as physical fitness to avoid body break down. I, as an adult, and my 9 year old daughter are just very happy to be part of Sensei Ferraro Dojo and Karate lineage. We feel the difference in our lives pre Ferraro Karate and post Ferraro Karate. Thanks Sensei and Black Belt Team of Ferraro Karate!!!

Connie Constantino reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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My grandsons love learning karate. The senseis are great with the students especially the young ones. Best among the best.

Stephen Fish reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Ferraro Karate is great! The sensei are great with kids and adults alike, pushing everyone to be the best they can. Whether you are looking for fitness or self defense I highly recommend coming down to see Sensei Steve and crew!

Jc Pelletier reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Where old world traditions are applied in modern times. If you want to unleash your full potential, Ferraro Karate is the place that can bring out the best in you, to make you better, stronger, faster, and wiser.

Suzanne Boudreau Stonewitch reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Karate has changed my life, and Ferraro Karate is the where that change took place.

No matter where I go and what I do, I can always count on the life lessons I have learned at the dojo to help me make good decisions, be a stronger, better person.

Come out to the dojo today and give it a try-you won't regret it!

James Romey reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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When I first started with Ferraro Karate I told Sensei Steve I will come back to Karate and start from fresh so I did when January comes in and start watching the kids class and the adult class in January 17, 2017 the date I was started and if you like doing the exercises right and the techniques you are in the right place so if you wanna come please join Ferraro Karate... Your future Shotokan black belter. Train hard and never give up

Tara Maxwell reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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We just moved to Guelph and my son tried out the 3-5 year old class last week. We are instantly sold on everything this place has to offer. A perfect mix of fun and skills. Definitely would recommend this place to others.

Wes Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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My family and I have all had the pleasure of training with Sensi Steve Ferraro. His passion, energy, knowledge and incredible teaching ability is second to none. He is able to adapt his teaching style to be able to relate to children as well as adults, creating an atmosphere that is both motivating and fun for all ages. These are the reasons, although no longer training myself I always recommend Ferraro Karate to people who are looking for a place to train martial arts. Whether you're looking for the right fit for your child or looking for a dojo that you yourself can call home you have found the right place.

Shayne Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Ferraro Karate is THE place to train karate. Its difficult to put into words what it is to train here, other than it being a place to constantly test your limits physically and also inwardly. This is a place where I always feel challenged to find more of myself and also see more of others. Part of that is being exposed to a group of people whom share the same drive to be better in their karate and fitness on a weekly basis. The teachers are passionate and have the depth and breadth of knowledge that leaves little not to be engaged. If you have the strange desire to kick your own ass (and get it kicked), Ferraro Karate is the place to do it.

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5 Health Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you

may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts

school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been

searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.

1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps the greatest benefit of men’s martial arts is improved heart health.

Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular

exercise 3 to 5 days per week.

Martial arts will get you up off the couch. Whether are practicing at home or

attending a men’s martial arts class, you can easily hit at least 20-minutes of


This gets your blood pumping and puts stress on your heart, allowing you to

increase your heart health. With improved heart health also comes a lower risk

of heart disease and stroke.

2. A Full Body Workout for Weight Loss and Fitness

Men’s martial arts can also provide a complete full body workout, helping with

weight loss and overall fitness. You get a high-aerobic workout that targets

quite a few different muscle groups.

Each martial arts session can help you burn additional calories, while also

increasing your endurance. In fact, a typical hour-long session of men’s martial

arts can burn about 500 calories. For those trying to lose weight, this could be

all that you need to finally blast the fat in trouble areas, such as your

abdominal region.

3. Improve Your Flexibility and Balance

By practicing men’s martial arts, you should be able to begin improving your

flexibility and balance. You gain a better sense of balance, becoming more in

tune with your body.

The various poses and moves that you will learn provide the advantage of

increasing your flexibility, keeping you limber. In a way, this is similar to the

benefits provided by yoga. You are extending your arms and legs, stretching,

and performing aerobic moves that will help with your flexibility.

4. Increase Your Self Esteem with Men’s Martial Arts

As a final benefit to men’s martial arts, you can increase your self-esteem. This

is achieved in multiple ways.

By getting in better shape, you will feel better about your body. By learning

self-defense techniques, you will have more confidence. This combination will

have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem.

5. Gain Improved Focus and Concentration

Men’s martial arts is not just about self-defense. You are also learning how to

be still and in tune with your body. This teaches focus and concentration.

You need to be able to observe your opponent and focus on how you can use

their movement to your advantage. These are skills that carry through to

everyday life, helping you with concentration.

These same benefits that lead to improved focus and concentration can also

increase your mental clarity and leave you in a calm, relaxed mood.

Studies show that a men’s martial arts session can release endorphins that

make you happy and content. This lasts for several hours after your workout is


Start Practicing Men’s Martial Arts Today

Men’s martial arts can definitely help with your health and fitness. You can get

a full body workout that helps increase your endurance, flexibility, focus, and

self-esteem. You can also burn some calories, which can help you drop a few

pounds while improving your overall fitness and cardiovascular health.

Movember is just around the corner, which means it is time to raise awareness

about men’s health. This includes shedding light on cancer and mental health

issues. By adding a new physical activity to your regular routine, you can focus

on your own health and fitness.