Since 1988 The Academy of Martial Arts was founded in 1988 in a small training area. Now, over 25 years later, we have expanded to several locations in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and even into the United States. All AMAs are full time schools run by professionals with a minimum of 10 years training experience.
With 9 weeks of camp at our Canadian and USA locations, The Academy of Martial Arts Summer Camps has something for everyone! Our Kids Camps are for children ages 5-11 years, and our Youth Camps begin at the age of 12.
Throughout the summer we emphasize skill development, participation, cooperation, and fun! We take pride in making our camps a positive, bully free zone where learning and growth can happen with each child.
For further information please contact your closest AMA location directly.
The most people performing a kata is 82 and was achieved by the Academy of Martial Arts (Canada) in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, on 24 November 2012.
The record attempt took place at 'Karate Chops Diabetes' an event that raised money in support of JDRF. Individuals taking part in the Geki Sai Itchi (translation: Attack smash I) kata included Chase Pelletier a sixteen year old black belt in karate who has diabetes.
Did you know that the AMA has raised over $250,000 for various charities?
2006 - First ever Karate Chops Event
Raises over $30,000 for the Childhood Cancer Foundation
2007- 2nd Karate Chops Cancer Event
Raises over $42,000 for Credit Valley Hospital Oncology Unit
2008 - 3rd Karate Chops Cancer Event
Raises over $45,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital Oncology Unit
2009 - 4th Karate Chops Cancer Event
Raises over $50,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital Oncology Unit
2010 - 5th Karate Chops Cancer Event
Raises over $40,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital Oncology Unit
2011 - 6th Karate Chops Cancer Event
Raises over $30,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital Oncology Unit
2012 - 1st Karate Chops Diabetes
Event raises over $75,000 for JDRF Canada
2013 - The Karate Chops Team participates in the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research
2014 - The Run To Type None - 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run
Professors Lake, Brampton, Ontario
September 28th, 2014 – 10:00am race start
Visit KarateChopsDiabetes.com for more info
The Run To Type None
September 28, 2014
Race Detail: 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run
Where: Professors Lake, Brampton, Ontario
When: September 28th, 2014 – 10:00am race start
On September 28, 2014, The Academy of Martial Arts continues its quest to raising $250,000 for diabetes research with the 1st annual Run To Type None, a 5 kilometer walk/run & 10 kilometer run. Its a fun filled community event supporting JDRF designed for children to grandparents. A barbecue lunch and beach volleyball tournament follow the run. Bring your family & friends and let’s have an AMAzing time!
KARATE makes everything better
Karate makes everything better. It has taught Logan responsibility and time management. He has learned how to focus his energy and attention, which has made a big difference in his behavior at home and at school. Having something that is "his" has meant a lot.
Jessica Forler Andrews
Karate makes everything better. For my children and I, it has made us a stronger and healthier family. We apply all that we have learned in classes to our lives: the importance of integrity, perseverance, respect and dedication. Karate had made us better people and therefore everything is better for it!
Karate makes everything better for our family by opening a window into a world of opportunity and growth. Although, there are walls that surround the training centers/ Dojo, the philosophy and ideology is not left at the gate. Through struggle and confusion comes triumph and learning.