Yorkton Martial Arts is the most diverse club in Yorkton, SK, Canada serving the city and surrounding area since 2002. We offer different arts and styles to suit most everyone! KUNG FU is on our extensive list of programming and so is Self Defense! We have added a Yoga program and we also offer Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Little Ninjas, Boxing, TaeKwon-Do, and Weapons. Seminars and courses include Women's Self Defense, Bullyproof, and our exclusive Anti Abduction course. Read the program descriptions below for more information on each class. Give us a call, text or email if you have any questions (also see our FAQ page) or drop by to start your FREE trial classes! You can also find and contact us on any of the social platforms below:
In addition to our weekly Self Defense classes, we have exclusive "Women's Only" Self Defense workshops throughout the year. Here we teach the straight forward self defense techniques that can save your life, or even the life of a loved one! Each workshop consists of a warm-up stretch then effective balance drills, striking, grappling, escapes, weapon basics and ground defense all used to empower the individual. Self Defense is like insurance: It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
Weapons class promotes physical and mental development through the process of mastering single, double, long/ short range, edged and blunt weapons. We practice control and accuracy and use foam padded weapons when necessary for extra safety. Weapons class can be an excellent extension of techniques from any martial art style. Come visit us today to start your experience with the weapon arts
The term "yoga" in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga and a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique, consisting largely of the asanas; this differs from traditional yoga, which focuses on meditation and release from worldly attachments. It was introduced by gurus from India after the success of Swami Vivekananda's adaptation of yoga without asanas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vivekananda introduced the Yoga Sutras to the West, and they became prominent after the 20th-century success of hatha yoga.
Shotokan is the style of Karate at YMATC. Developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). There is no single "Shotokan school", although they all bear Funakoshi's influence.
As the most widely practiced style, Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of karate do.
Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterised by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs. Shotokan is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, powerful techniques as well as developing speed. Initially strength and power are demonstrated instead of slower, more flowing motions. Those who progress to brown and black belt level develop a much more fluid style that incorporates grappling, throwing and some standing joint locking techniques, which can be found even in basic kata. Kumite (fighting) techniques are practiced in the kihon and kata and developed from basic to advanced levels with an opponent.
While humans have fought in hand-to-hand combat since the dawn of human history, the earliest evidence of fist-fighting sporting contests date back to the ancient Near East in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC. The earliest evidence of boxing rules date back to Ancient Greece, where boxing was established as an Olympic game in 688 BC.Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century with the 1867 introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.
Students at YMATC will learn this ancient form of hand to hand combat while increasing their timing, coordination and physical fitness in our modern equipped facility. Contact us today to book your FREE trial lessons.