Guelph Family Martial Arts

The leading family-friendly martial arts studio in Guelph offering training from world-class instructors. Our outstanding family programs have been teaching students of all ages the discipline, respect and dedication that comes with learning martial arts. Join our family today!

Voted #1 In The Area Since 2016

We were Voted #1 in these Categories

Best martial arts instructors Nathan & Sophie Skoufis

about us

Family-Oriented and Family-Owned

We’re a local family-owned and operated martial arts studio in Guelph, Ontario. We offer structured programs for children as young as 3 years old to provide them with the discipline, work ethic and fitness that comes with learning martial arts. Our studio is run by 23-time martial arts world champion, Nathan Skoufis, and his mother, Sophie Skoufis. Together they work to provide people of all ages with perseverance, dedication and determination through martial arts. Guelph Family Martial arts was founded on the belief that we are motivated, we are dedicated, and we are on a quest to be the best.

Health Benefits Of Practicing Martial Arts

Aside from the mental aspect of increasing perseverance and self-discipline, practicing martial arts also provides a wealth of opportunities that improve the body in addition to the soul.

Health Benefits Of Practicing Martial Arts

Aside from the mental aspect of increasing perseverance and self-discipline, practicing martial arts also provides a wealth of opportunities that improve the body in addition to the soul.

Lowers Blood Pressure & Improves Heart Rate

High-intensity workouts like kickboxing can lower your blood pressure. While working out, your heart works harder than usual, and it needs exercise to be healthy.

Increases Muscle Mass & Metabolism

Practicing martial arts builds your strength and muscle mass. This ultimately speeds up your metabolism and can lead to loss of fat and increased muscle mass.

Improves Flexibility & Mobility

Practicing martial arts helps you become more flexible and exercises your joints allowing you to remain limber and avoid pain.

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Meet Nathan Skoufis, Owner and Instructor at Guelph Family Martial Arts

Since opening Guelph Family Martial Arts while still in university, Nathan Skoufis has provided mentorship to students at his studio in Guelph. As a martial arts champion, Nathan knows how important discipline and drive are and works to instill the belief that harnessing these qualities can accomplish great things for his pupils.

Training programs

Martial Arts Programs For All Ages

Knee High Ninja 3 - 6

Our Knee-High Ninja program introduces children to karate and teaches the basic fundamentals of discipline. We keep it fun and interesting with games and work to build a love for martial arts in the youngest members of our ninja family.

kids 7-12 program

Our kids program for 7-12 year-olds introduces a beginner curriculum for children that facilitates skills that have a lasting impact. We explore building character and leadership qualities in a physical environment that improves fitness.

Youth 13-16 program

Our youth program explores different martial arts disciplines with a focus on concentration and respect. Our program helps youths explore their skills and learn different disciplines in a safe, controlled environment.

Youth 13-16 program

Our youth program explores different martial arts disciplines with a focus on concentration and respect. Our program helps youths explore their skills and learn different disciplines in a safe, controlled environment.

adult program

Our adult program benefits adults by improving cardiovascular levels and flexibility while providing opportunities to learn self-defence techniques, increase confidence and feel empowered.

adult program

Our adult program benefits adults by improving cardiovascular levels and flexibility while providing opportunities to learn self-defence techniques, increase confidence and feel empowered.

fitness kickBoxing

Our fitness kickboxing class includes circuit workouts that use plyometric and core exercises to shape, tone, strengthen, and build endurance and agility. Our fitness kickboxing classes are a great way to burn calories and get into shape.

birthday parties

We host birthday parties and provide fun martial arts-based activities that entertain children and give them a birthday party they won’t forget.

camps

We offer summer, March Break, and PA day camps. Our camps have been voted #1 in Guelph because we provide fun martial arts-focused activities in a safe environment.

private lessons

We offer private lessons for those who are looking for a more one-on-one approach with an instructor of their choice.

View Our Class Schedule

We try to offer classes for our specific programs that work with your family’s schedule. Learn more about our scheduling by clicking below, or contact us!

why choose us

Leading Martial Arts Facility In Guelph

Guelph Family Martial Arts (GFMA) is a family-friendly fitness facility that offers karate and fitness (cardio kickboxing) training by Karate World Champion Instructors Nathan Skoufis and Sophie Skoufis. Our classes are for everyone and every level of physical fitness, so you and your family can feel comfortable in our program. Kids programs start as young as age 3 and provide a fantastic base for your child's overall development.

what we offer

A Shared Passion

Enrolling your children with Guelph Family Martial Arts allows them to find a passion that improves the overall quality of their life. We know that martial arts is about more than self-defence - it’s about determination, discipline and finding a place where you can be yourself and belong. We welcome you and your entire family to engage in our martial arts programs so you can have a shared passion and experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

testimonials

what our clients say

contact us

We look forward to hearing from you and showing you why we’re the leading martial arts studio in Guelph. Contact us today to find out more information about how martial arts can positively impact your life. Fill out the form below to get in touch from a member of the Guelph Family Martial Arts team and learn more about our programs and services!

340 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7K6