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SHAKU Family Martial Arts • 109 Finlayson Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R2P5

Nanaimo Martial Arts

Life-changing classes in self-defense, fitness
& weight loss, and a more focused, confident life.

About Our School

To a Nanaimo resident ready for an
amazing experience with martial arts,

Martial arts is so ingrained into my life, that I can't imagine my life without it. More importantly, I can't imagine my life without the gift of bringing martial arts to our community. It's why I get up in the morning with so much enthusiasm, and why I work as hard as I can to make my martial arts school an amazing experience for everyone who walks through our doors.

Here's a glimpse into the results of this effort. You'll find out a bit about our instructors, how we do things here, our facility, as well as what martial arts is really all about.

Read it over, and give us a call when you're done to get started now. I can't wait for martial arts to become a part of your life, too.

Passionate Instructors Who Really Care.
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we get is about our instructors. The men, women & children of our community just can't get enough of their passion and enthusiasm. That's because martial arts isn't a “hobby” or something our instructors just “do on the weekends.” It's something they believe in. Something that's embedded into every area of their lives.

And our instructors can't help but pass along this enthusiasm and passion onto every student they encounter. They're motivational, encouraging, supportive, and knowledgeable. Have a question? A challenge? A problem? They've got you covered.

An Uplifting, Clean & Safe Environment.
Martial arts training requires weapons-handling, falling and landing on cushioned mats, and doing exercises and drills that require getting down on the floor. As such, we take great pride in keeping our matted floors impeccably clean, and our equipment safe and up to date. You'll have no worries working with our equipment. And the moment you walk through our doors, you'll notice that we take great care of our studio - because we want you to have a great experience here.

Community.
Entire families train with us here. Kids train with kids. Adults train with adults. Lots of our members live within walking distance of each other, and many are friends outside of our classes. The result: a close, family-like sense of community here. And the moment you join our classes, you'll feel right at home with this community.

Students who have been training for a while help out the beginners. Exercises often require partners, and students take advantage of this to encourage and cheer each other on.

No one is competing with anyone else here. No one is trying to “show off” or “out do” the next guy. Everyone just wants to learn and grow and help each other out.

Get Started Now.
Take your time browsing around our website. You'll find information on all of our programs, get access to our exclusive online specials, and most importantly - you can get signed up today.

I can't wait to meet you in person, and help you reach your goals with martial arts. Whether you're looking for fitness, inner-growth, or self-defense - we'll help you get there.

Sincerely,
Cathal Walsh

Children's Martial Arts

Our kids martial arts classes help kids in lots of profound ways. In fact, self-defense is just the beginning. Mastering martial arts takes dedication & commitment - two traits that your child will use in all other areas of their life too.

It also takes focus, respect & attention: traits that will help improve their grades, and make them more eager to help around the house. Plus, kids have a TON of fun every class. Your kid is guaranteed to have the time of his or her life, and make a lot of great friends along the way.

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Kickboxing Classes

What if you had a workout in your life that was so fun, you literally couldn't wait to show up for each and every class? Do you think then that you could quickly and easily lose extra weight?

If so, you'll absolutely love our Nanaimo kickboxing classes! Our members say it's literally so fun and powerful, that they're “addicted” after the first class. We just love to see their confidence skyrocket as they lose weight fast... and become filled with energy as they get in the best shape of their lives.

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Birthday Parties for Kids

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Children's Summer Camp

So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will experience super fun games and activities... learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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