Martial arts studios for all ages in St. Albert

With classes tailored for children, women, and men, as well as mixed age and sex classes, many ofSt. Albert’s martial arts schools offer a free trial class, the option to attend multiple times a week, and registration intakes any time throughout the year. Getting in shape while also learning how to defend yourself is an excellent two-for-one deal, so go for it! [Image credit:]

Hayabusa Training Centre Ltd

110-145 Carleton Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3S6

Hayabusa offers a range of martial arts classes, including MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, women’s kickboxing, judo and kids’ kung fu. Students can begin training as young as age four and the classes run throughout the calendar year. Boxing, wrestling and private training classes are also available at this school, which offers competitive and non-competitive participation.

Desa School Of Karate

3 Rowland Cres, St Albert, AB T8N 4B2

This St. Albert-based karate school teaches Uechi-Ryu, traditional Okinawan karate, starting at age four. With satellite dojos in Legal and Cardiff, Desa also accommodate students in Sturgeon. And, any participants who have missed a class with their home dojo can attend one at a satellite dojo at a different time to make it up! The school also offers ladies’ self defense and kid power bully defense workshops.

Abundant Peace Aikido And Tai Chi School

42C Riel Dr, St Albert, AB T8N 3Z8

Teaching “softer” martial arts, the Abundant Peace school instructs in Aikido, Tai Chi, Chi-Gong (Qigong) and meditation. The goal of these practices is to promote fitness, as well as mental and spiritual well-being through developing a mind-body connection in children and adults. Outreach classes in Tai Chi or Chi Gong (Qigong) are available for booking, as well. Does anyone at your workplace need help relaxing? This could help!

Sung Lee Tae Kwon Do

11 Bellerose Dr, St Albert, AB T8N 5E1

Sung Lee Tae Kwon Do has seven do-jangs in addition to the St. Albert location. Classes are taught based on experience, not age, so children and parents may attend classes together or adults can opt for adult-only classes. With three tournaments a year, all students with belts are encouraged to participate in them.

Paladin Taekwon-Do

6 Tache St, St. Albert, AB T8N 2S4

A member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), the Paladin school’s motto is “Family, Fitness and Fun.” Opened in 2006 by a married couple, the school has since grown to include a number of locations as enrollment increases. Students can begin classes at the age of five but four-year-olds may also be considered.

Phoenix Taekwon-Do

4-215 Carnegie Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 5B1

With seven locations, in addition to its St. Albert school, Phoenix Taekwon-Do offers Taekwon-Do classes, as well as fitness classes: Bootcamp and Strike2Sweat Boxing. Regular members can train as many times during the week as they like. The school also accepts bookings for a unique ninja birthday party, which includes a martial arts lesson, party space and gifts.

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