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Martial Arts Program

In our Martial Arts program, your children will learn an array of techniques and skills that have been passed down through generations. Their instructor is a mixed martial arts champion who provides his students with not only expertise, but a welcoming and fun environment to learn and achieve.
September 2017- June 2018:
Kids Martial Arts Level 1 (Age:4-7) 

Build self-confidence, and improve energy level. It is fun and safe!

Tuesday. 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Kids Martial Arts Level 2 (Age: 7+) 

Build self-confidence, and improve energy level. Training in fundamental martial arts techniques.

Thursday. 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Adult Martial Arts (Age: 13+)

Maintain a healthy lifestyle and learn self-defense skills.

Sunday. 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Josh Van Meurs

Head Instructor

Also known as “JVMP”, Josh is a three-time youth professional pankration fighting world champion, Canadian Jujitsu national champion and North American youth mixed martial arts champion that holds a black belt in Judo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu. Over the years of dedicated training, Josh not only achieved his goals in Martial Arts, but also continuously works towards the best person he can be. Josh believes that: amusement only leads to downfall and self-destruction, never stop working towards a goal gets there quicker.

Josh Van Meurs Facts   

  • Born in Calgary, AB, on April 23rd, 1995
  • Fighting style: Judo (black bet), Brazilian Jujitsu (blue belt), Muay Thai, Wrestling

Biggest wins

  • Silver at the Canadian Junior Judo Nationals 2012 – Montreal, QB
  • Gold at the Canadian junior judo nationals 2013 – Vancouver, BC
  • Bronze at the Canadian Judo Nationals 2014 – Montreal, QB
  • Gold at the BC provincial judo championships every year since 2009
  • Silver at the jujitsu provincial championships 2014
  • Gold at the jujitsu Provincial Championships 2015
  • Gold at the jujitsu National Championships 2015 – Toronto, ON
  • Gold at the Provincial Pankration MMA Championships from 2008 – 2015
  • Gold at the North American Pankration MMA Championships 2012 – Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Gold in the Junior Pankration MMA world championships 2012 – Sparta, Greece
  • Gold in the North American Pankration MMA Championships 2013 – Madison, WI, USA
  • Gold in the Junior World Pankration MMA Championships 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Gold in the Canadian National Pankration MMA Championships – Toronto, ON

Other Awards

  • Youth Athlima World Pankration Star Athlete
  • CTV Vancouver Island Most Valuable Player