Victoria Martial Arts (VMA) training facility is located in the heart of Victoria. We pride ourselves in hosting a clean, fully equipped, open space for you to train like a champion. We offer structured boxing and kickboxing classes for all skill levels and we also offer strength/conditioning classes for those looking for an extra challenge. All our classes are co-ed and suitable for ages 13 and up. We also teach kids between the ages 6-12. VMA members enjoy training in a fun exciting atmosphere and we happily welcome everyone, from beginners who are just starting out, to the elite members of our competitive fight team and professionals. Please note that we are not a cardio kickboxing/boxing or franchise gym. Many of our client’s train for recreation and getting fit is a guaranteed side effect of training; however, the techniques we teach are real skills that are practical for self-defense, and competition. Our instructors provide you with the most effective training systems and break down the sequence of every strike and movement. Instructors remain close by for any assistance you may need during class and we provide our trainees with all the concepts and tools they require throughout their journey
For students who are new to the sport we welcome you to (by appointment only) come view the gym and watch any one of our group classes in order to determine whether this type of training will be a good fit for you. If you would like to proceed you will then move into our introductory membership. Our Introductory Membership gives you three 1-hour private training sessions with North American Kickboxing Champion/Head Coach Robert Doerksen, followed by 30 days of unlimited access to our group training classes including boxing, kickboxing, conditioning and open mat times (please refer to schedule). After your 30 days, you will have the option of becoming a member for which there are a variety of pricing options available (please refer to pricing). At VMA we have a flexible training schedule that suits almost everyone. We offer classes 7 days a week, so you can take your game to a whole new level with a regular and strenuous training regimen. Our members are allowed to attend an unlimited number of classes per week. If you are just starting at our gym and don’t have your own gear, then we can gladly lend you some. However, if you are taking classes regularly then you will be expected to purchase your own training equipment. For boxing classes, you will need hand wraps and boxing gloves. For kickboxing classes, you will need hand wraps, boxing gloves and shin protection. We have supplies available for purchase or we can refer you to our distributor if needed.
Our classes are taught with a high level of proficiency and safety, by coaches who have high-quality technical knowledge and first-hand experience in the martial arts world. We share a passionate enthusiasm for health and sports performance. Our instructors are eager to pass on their knowledge of martial arts movement/techniques and we really enjoy developing systematic programs that transform people rapidly. Our friendly instructors have the ability to motivate and encourage students as they progress through their training, to challenge themselves on a daily basis—mentally, spiritually and physically.
Our gym comes equipped with a FULL-SIZE BOXING RING and 10 punch/kick bags for us to use and practice our trade. For those wishing to compete or looking to challenge themselves time is frequently allotted for sparring at the end of classes and during open gym times. Coaches will be there to support and guide you to your first sparring session (sparring optional). The progression to contact sparring is a very gradual process at VMA and will be closely monitored by qualified personnel. We start by covering punch defenses, footwork, and hand positioning. We gradually teach you how to increase your speed and power while maintaining a defensive guard. We then add very light contact. Remember sparring is OPTIONAL. Our students are friendly while sparring and demonstrate a high level of control with their technique and power. You might work your way up to full contact sparring, but you will always have the option of sparring lightly with your partner or the option of not sparring at all. If you do choose to participate in sparring, you must have your own mouth guard, hand wraps, cup, headgear, shin protection, and 16 oz. boxing gloves for safety.
Classes are physically demanding, designed to be challenging and enjoyable. By taking regular classes at VMA you will improve balance, flexibility, and coordination. Increase strength and cardio respiratory health. Build lean muscle and attain phenomenal physical shape. You will develop exceptional martial arts skill and technique. leave the gym feeling like the ultimate athlete and walk with confidence. Outside the gym you will start to feel invigorated and energized in your everyday life.
If you are eager to learn and want to do it in the most effective way possible, private lessons are the way to go! We offer private lessons in boxing, kickboxing, cardio conditioning, and strength training (please refer to private lessons on the home page).
At Victoria Martial Arts we aim to offer a community where people are supported and encouraged to reach their martial arts and fitness goals. We invite you to join our gym and stay connected with the team. Check out our Facebook page for a closer look. Please call or e-mail for more info or to book your free training session.