Can I afford your programs?

We have many flexible payment plans, and we will work with you to make them fit into your budget.

I have a very busy schedule, how many classes per week do you offer?

All of our programs include a wide variety of class times to provide you with maximum flexibility in scheduling.

I have never done martial arts before and I feel a little apprehensive. How easy is it to get started?

Most people feel some anxiety about starting a martial arts program which is why our introductory offer gives you 2 private classes to make sure you familiarize yourself with the schools, the instructors and of course to help you feel comfortable with the material you will be learning.

Do I have to enter competitions?

Competition is always completely optional. Therien Jiu-Jitsu has produced more local, national and world champions over nearly 4 decades then most schools have students. However many of our clients simply enjoy the training and all its benefits without ever participating in any competition.

I don’t have a lot of time, what is the commitment required to progress at a normal pace?

45 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week will produce exceptional results. We want to make sure you don’t have to give up all your free time to benefit from our programs.

How much does it cost to get started?

All you need $19.95 to begin your martial arts training. Whether it’s for Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu, our Introductory Programs allow you to experience the benefits of training risk free. Each Intro package includes 1 private lessons, 2 group class, and a t-shirt

How much does a membership cost?

We have various programs and payment plans for you convenience. Without understanding your specific needs, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact price, however feel free to visit one of our schools and speak to one of our representatives.

Are there any additional training fees, such as equipment, testing fees etc.?

Although you may eventually wish to purchase your own equipment in order to advance your training, there are no required purchases you need to make in order to join the program. Our membership plans are all-inclusive, meaning we do not charge additional testing fees.

What are your facilities like?

All of our locations offer world class training facilities, fully equipped with everything you need to develop you martial arts training. Each location also provides access to change rooms, showers, and has a waiting area for parents, friends and significant others!

When do you offer classes?

Virtually all of our locations offer classes seven days per week. In order to accommodate your hectic schedule, each of our programs run several times per week, allowing you to customize a training schedule that suits your needs.

Kid’s Program

How old does my child have to be to start training?

We recommend that children start at 4 years old. However, since no two kids are the same, and there can be significant differences in coordination and maturity, we are willing to evaluate children younger than 4.

How large are your class sizes?

Class sizes range between 10 – 30 students in each class. Beginner classes often fluctuate in class size as children progress to the next belt level.

What is the ratio of Instructor to Kid?

Each time our class sizes increase, we accommodate with an increase in instructors per class and assistant instructors. We attempt to maintain a 1 to 6 ratio of Instructor to kids.

My child is already very energetic – I’m afraid martial arts training will encourage aggression, is this true?

Not at all! In fact, martial arts provides an outlet for children in which to channel aggression and excess energy. Our children’s programs focus on developing behavioural and attitudinal aspects inherent with martial arts such as respect, confidence, discipline and control. Through providing a fun and safe atmosphere for kids, we can foster a healthy environment in which they can learn and develop not only self-defense skills, but life skills as well.

Teaching kids is not easy – what qualifications do your instructors have to teach my child?

Teaching kids is definitely not easy! But it is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. All of our instructors have been certified to teach through Therien Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing Schools, and our children’s program Instructors are among the most experienced and capable Instructors in Ottawa. Through our Instructor Development Program, we essentially teach our black belts how to teach in order to ensure your child receives the highest quality Instruction.

Jiu-Jitsu Program

Is Jiu-Jitsu all grappling and wrestling?

Jiu-Jitsu includes grappling and groundfighting techniques. Some schools will focus only on those aspects, mainly for the purpose of martial arts wrestling competitions. We teach all facets of Jiu-Jitsu, so you will be learning a complete martial art.

Will I learn self defense in your Jiu-Jitsu program?

Absolutely. Therien Jiu-Jitsu is world renowned for its real life self defense applications. Many of our instructors are current and former police officers who bring a level of professionalism and expertise to the self defense applications in our program that is unmatched.

I’m not in the best shape. Can I still take a Jiu-Jitsu Class?

Of course! In fact, our beginner classes are an excellent way to get into shape. Not only will you learn the essential skills of self-defense, but you will also focus on muscle strengthening and endurance, cardio, and flexibility.

Kickboxing Program

I haven’t really exercised in a long time. Is kickboxing too intense for me to start with?

One of the great things about kickboxing ( if your doctor gives you the ok to start a regular exercise program) is that you start off at your own pace, gradually increasing the level of intensity as you get more fit.

What makes your kickboxing program different from what is being offered at other facilities?

We have been teaching kickboxing long before it became the “in” thing to do. We teach the “real thing” in a fitness format, which is very different from an aerobics class with some awkward punches and kicks thrown in. You will learn real kickboxing techniques and actually progress and gain knowledge, while getting the best workout of you life. After just a few classes you will understand why no other program can match what we offer.

Is there any contact in your kickboxing classes?

There is no contact in our regular kickboxing classes. You learn all the basic skills and get in the best shape of your life, but you never have to participate in any sparring activity unless you choose to pursue some of our competitive programs.

Am I too old to start kickboxing?

Our kickboxing clients range in age from 16 to some in their 60s. If you are able to play a recreational sport, participate in a fitness class, go for a jog or a swim then you should be fine to start up kickboxing. Our introductory program includes 2 private classes to help you feel comfortable and to give you a chance to gage this for yourself. You’re only as old as you feel, give yourself a chance to feel as young as you can.

I’m not in the best shape. Can I still take a Kickboxing Class?

Of course! Our classes are designed so that beginners can set their own individual pace, and progressively increase their own level of intensity. Our Instructors are there to guide and motivate you, but ultimately, the intensity level of your workout is in your hands.