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Dara Mussar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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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Learn to Fight and Defend Yourself in a Fun Setting

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and fighting technique that is designed to help people of any size defend themselves. It’s also a terrific way to tone and firm your body and reap the health benefits of martial arts.

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About Coach Vinny Dias

Para Bellum MMA NO-GI Purple Belt

Submission Grappling Competitor

MMA Athlete under Para Bellum MMA

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Getting in shape is important for people of all ages and sizes

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Studying martial arts provides you with a physical challenge combined with a mental one – and teaches you to defend yourself, too.

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a unique form of martial arts that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is both a sport and a martial art – and it’s fun to learn.

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art system which primarily focuses on grappling and wrestling. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defeat a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage, proper technique and strategy to isolate joint-locks and chokeholds in order to elicit a surrender.

One may train BJJ for sport grappling tournaments or self-defense, or as a component of MMA.

There are almost as many forms of grappling on earth as there are languages and cultures. From Olympic style wrestling to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and from Russian Sambo to catch-as-catch can wrestling, every culture on earth has contributed something to the sport of grappling. The goal of our comprehensive grappling system is to create as complete a grappler as possible; an athlete with a wide range of grappling skills, including takedowns, pinning control, and submissions on every limb

Why No-Gi?

It’s the next evolutionary step of Jiu-Jitsu practice. No-Gi is faster, more exciting, and more practical for MMA. Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world today and Jiu-Jitsu is a critical component of that sport. However, many Mixed Martial Artists learn a traditional system of Jiu-Jitsu using the Gi and consequently are not learning the most efficient ground fighting principles and techniques for a sport that does not allow contestants to use a traditional uniform.

Many Mixed Martial Artists accept this fundamental problem out of necessity– in many cases, a Gi-based Jiu-Jitsu system is the only type of reputable Jiu-Jitsu available to them and/or they want to pursue a certified rank and someday attain a Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

Para Bellum MMA addresses this issue by providing both cutting-edge knowledge and training under head coach Rory McDonell and the opportunity to attain a certified rank from the World No Gi association founder – and one of the world’s most sought-after Jiu-Jitsu coaches – World Champion Black Belt, Daniel Valverde.

We at FK&MA are fortunate to have one of Para Bellum MMA’s top students and competitors as our Instructor in the NOGI Program, Coach Vinny Dias. Coach Vinny is a Purple Belt in NOGI BJJ, an active NOGI Competitor under Para Bellum MMA and a current active MMA Athlete. Well versed in the award winning systems of submission grappling at Para Bellum, Coach Vinny Dias is a welcomed addition to our Instructional Team and the students are very fortunate to have him.

Through training BJJ, students will gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body, and at the same time improve their own strength and conditioning.

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions Provide a Unique Challenge

Students who have a natural competitive drive love No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it’s a sport as well as a self-defense method.

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires students to spar and fight in class. They can also choose to compete to prove their ability or to advance to new levels of achievement.

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions help students set goals and work toward them – and to relish the experience of victory.

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.

Tara Maxwell

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    FAQs

    Do I need to know jiu-jitsu or Judo to study No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have no prior martial arts training.

    Do I need any special equipment to study Brazilian Martial Arts?

    Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.

    As a beginner, do I need to spar?

    No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.

    Can No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu help me defend myself?

    Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.

    Will taking No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes help me lose weight?

    It can, particularly if you combine No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.

    More Benefits

    No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.

    No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.

    No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.

    No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.

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