Programs Offered:

JUJUTSU SELF-DEFENSE

Jujutsu (or jiu-jitsu 柔術) is a martial art consisting of joint locks, throwing, grappling and striking techniques. Translated from Japanese it means „the gentle art” (ju – gentle, soft and jutsu – art). Classes are appropriate for male & female ages 6 years and older including teens and adults. Starting at $45/month!

ICEMAN KICKBOXING

Our Kickboxing program has been created and certified under 23 time world kickboxing champion, Jean-yves Theriault “The Iceman”. Our fighters both recreational and competitive will earn certification levels of accomplishments under the champ! Train in real kickboxing for recreational purposes or to compete in the ring! You will learn skills and techniques through a systematic progression becoming certified under each level by Jean-yves Theriault! There are simply no other kickboxing programs in the area that can compete with this curriculum and certification. Starting at $30/month!

LADIES KICKBOXING

How is your fitness conditioning? Do you need a kick start or perhaps you’re looking for something more than what you’re already doing at the gym or on your own? Do you want to feel empowered and the strongest mentally and physically of your life? If your answer is “Yes” to any of these questions then you’re looking for THIS all Women’s Cardio Kickboxing class from Yamaji Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness. With punch, jabs, hooks, kicks and knee strikes, you will develop coordination, strength and develop a confidence and empowerment that no other full body workout can give you. This class will work every muscle in your body and help you discover those that you didn’t even know you had. There is no better way to tone and condition your body like cardio kickboxing. At Yamaji Dojo we don’t just use punching bags for our workouts. With the use of focus mitts, thai pads and various other shields and equipment you will build a stronger frame, chisel your arms, tone your legs, trim your waist and even lose some weight. You will rev your metabolism into overdrive and be burning calories long after your cardio kickboxing workout ends! We will help you achieve your fitness goals and get you in the best shape ever! At Yamaji Dojo you will find your inner warrior and be fierce and fearless Women’s Cardio Kickboxing at Yamaji Dojo is for all levels of fitness from beginners to intermediate and advance. Your first step is showing up. Leave the rest to us! Women’s Cardio Kickboxing classes at Yamaji Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness: Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm Sunday 7:30-8:30pm We believe in having fun while working hard and best of all you will see results – guaranteed! $50/month!

MMA

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. The MMA class is taught by Yamaji Dojo's very own Nick "Booms" Coombes ranked 1st in the Maritimes and 3rd in Canada, amateur heavy weight. $60/ month - 3 classes per week

TAI CHI

The Most Popular Tai Chi Style. If you see someone or a group doing tai chi, odds are they’re practitioners of the Yang style. This is the most popular and widely practiced tai chi style throughout the world. Fluid, Slow Movements. The Yang form is typically done with slow, steady movements, which help practitioners to relax and to feel the flow of energy within their bodies. The movements are large enough to foster a sense of exuberance and freedom. Beautiful to watch, with its grace and emphasis on relaxation and smooth internal energetics, the Yang style attracts and retains many students each year. Some of the benefits claimed for tai chi include: better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety. greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength. more energy and stamina. enhanced flexibility, balance, and agility. lower blood pressure and improved heart health. reduced Inflammation. fewer falls. $100 (+tx): 10 Week Session - 1 classes per week

90 DAY FITNESS CHALLENGE

Season 7 Fitness Challenge starting January 4, 2018! HIIT FITNESS CLASSES & YOGA 3 classes per week works out to only $5 per class! (additional classes per week are optional. See us for details) What Is HIIT? The accurately poetic acronym HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. A HIIT workout mixes shorts bursts of activity with even shorter rest periods. Ideally, you work to your maximum capacity during the short bursts of activity, hence the use of "high intensity" to describe those intervals. Because you are pushing your limits, these workouts tend be shorter, rarely passing the 30-minute mark.

KIDS JUJUTSU SELF-DEFENSE

Every child should be put into some type of developmental activity when they are young, whether it is dance, gymnastics, or martial arts etc. I feel as though Jujutsu would quite possibly be the best sport you could start a child in though. It promotes confidence, discipline, respect, and many other developmental qualities. Children are like sponges. When they are young and as they grow they absorb everything they see and listen to. It is important to surround them in a positive atmosphere so that they grow as an individual in a positive sense. Jujutsu allows them to do so. Not only does it teach them a form of self-defense, it also teaches many life lessons as well that a child can carry with them. Jujutsu is one of the most practical martial arts you can put your child in. Today especially we see a lot of bullying in schools. Jujutsu allows the child to gain control from the ground up of a physical threat. We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have the option to defend and find a way out of the situation. Starting at $45/ month!

LITTLE DRAGONS – PRESCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS

Pre-Schoolers LOVE Little DragonsAges 4 & 5 are important years of your child’s development. Our Little Dragons Program has been professionally developed specifically for pre-schoolers to teach them important life skills with an exciting, enriching and age-appropriate curriculum that is always fun. We use a unique concept known as “Edutainment”, to teach your child focus, discipline and confidence, which are life skills vital to succeed in school, relationships and life. More Than Just Learning To Kick And Punch! Our Little Dragons Program will keep your child physically fit as well as encourage the benefits of good behavior, teamwork, and being their best at home, at school and social situations. Little Dragons will improve your child’s motor skills and enhance their mental development to help them face life’s challenges. They will increase their self-esteem, be a better listener and have a positive outlook. Life Skills Education Our Little Dragons Program teaches your child life skills based on the. The eight basic life skills Focus, Teamwork, Self-Control, Memory, Balance, Discipline, Fitness and Coordination are the cornerstone skills of this innovative teaching system. An Education In Safety Our Little Dragon’s Program also teaches valuable safety skills such as “Stranger Danger,” “When to Call 911,” “Fire Safety,” and “Never to Play with Dangerous Objects.” Rewarding Achievement Your child will be rewarded with a “Little Dragons” achievement certificates and colored stripes on their white belt as they progress through their skills development. These skills prepare the children to enter our Kids Jujutsu class (ages 6-12). The skill stripes will inspire them to be goal oriented and to always do their best. Cost: 3 month registration $120 +hst ($40 per month) 1 year registration $480 +hst and receive a FREE UNIFORM valued at $45+hst Class times: Tuesdays 6PM – 6:45PM

KIDS KICKBOXING

KICKBOXING KIDS CLASS – Saturdays 11am $45/month Our kids kickboxing class is the best around! Come try a free class on us to prove it! Register online here: www.yamaji.ca/sign-up Description of course: Why boxing or Kickboxing for your child? Our champions of the future have to start somewhere and an early age is generally the best starting point! Equipping your little prodigies with practical boxing and kickboxing that really WORKS! Your child will develop so many other great skills from boxing and kickboxing. Confidence is something that a lot of team sports cannot guarantee, but is a crucial aspect of boxing. If your child has self-confidence problems then you may want to consider putting them into a boxing or kickboxing program. Physical strength is another great tool that will help your child in the end. You will never have to worry about your little boxer being out of shape. Strength and flexibility are key aspects of boxing and kickboxing. They will come in handy for many other aspects of life and sporting events your child may participate in. Team sports help build self confidence and discipline. Our goal is to build confidence, self- esteem, discipline, that your child can carry with him/her throughout the course of their lives. Kids of all ages and skill levels – they will be comfortable training in our supportive environment. With so many benefits readily apparent, why not start your child out in boxing or Kickboxing? It can only be a positive influence in his or her life and development. The benefits of boxing fitness programs are much more far-reaching! Kids can benefit from kickboxing fitness routines as well. As your child becomes more fit with one of these fitness training regimens, they will also improve certain functions such as their: Ability to focus Self control Self discipline Respect for others Their confidence levels Our youth kickboxing program teach children certain basic boxing and kickboxing skills, such as proper footwork and punching techniques while at the same time engaging them in a variety of boxing drills such as learning how to use the heavy bag properly. Additionally, they will learn how to maximize their stamina and strength levels while at the same time enhancing their motor coordination. We provide children with a safe boxing and kickboxing fitness environment that enables them to have fun while they are working out. This makes it easier for them learn some very challenging boxing techniques as well as discipline. Boxing and Kickboxing helps them develop: Better coordination Boxing and kickboxing fitness programs challenge the entire body while developing agility, balance, coordination, and poise in the process. Discipline Perseverance and self-discipline help your child realize that they can accomplish anything when they put their mind to it. Grades Typically, when a person is a better athlete, they are a better student as well whether male or female. Your child will learn how to follow directions which will enable them to pay attention during class time and participate in a number of activities. Self-confidence For many boys and girls, having enough self-confidence doesn’t always come easy. When your child accomplishes their goals with our boxing and kickboxing fitness programs, their level of self-confidence typically improves in the process. They are never compared to others in the program and can train at their own pace. Self-Defense Boxing and kickboxing fitness teaches a child to think rationally without panicking whenever they are confronted with potentially harmful situations.

POWER YOGA

Power Yoga is definitely an intense workout that will make you sweat. Power yoga increases flexibility, strength, and stamina. This ultimately helps reduce the risk of injury during other physical activities. If your goal is weight loss, choosing one of the vigorous, flowing styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa or Power Yoga, is the smart choice. ... You will burn calories, tone and stretch your muscles, and provide weight bearing exercise for your bones with these forms of yoga.

YOGA for JUJUTSU (JIU JITSU)

Yoga & Jiu Jitsu: A Natural Symbiosis. It almost seems as if the arts of jiu jitsu and yoga were designed to complement each other. There are so many similarities and mirrored truths between the two of them. It’s not surprising that they both have roots which are entwined with Buddhism and ancient India. Besides having been proven to alleviate depression, high blood-pressure and a host of other physical ailments, yoga will also help your jits in many ways, several of which I have outlined below: *Correction of Imbalances *Improved Flexibility *Increased Strength and Balance *Body Awareness and Breath Control *Polishing the Mind Instructor Dawn Burhoe, Certified Amana Yoga Instructor and certified Blackbelt in Jujutsu.

REIKI

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. ... So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." Certified Reiki Practitioner, Laurie Leblanc. $70/ session Please email info@yamaji.ca to schedule you appointment.