Whether you’re 3 or 73 (or anywhere in between) looking for fitness, fun, discipline, or self-defence, we have a spot for you at DeSantos Martial Arts!
All instructors at DeSantos Martial Arts are students of our grandmaster, "Kwan Jan Nim" Veronica De Santos, one of Canada's most respected martial arts masters, who opened the school in 1988! Our instructors are caring, motivating, and feel deeply invested in the success and empowerment of our students.
With two convenient locations in Toronto’s east end, we know you’ll find a place with us where you can belong.
See our current class timetable.
TINY CHAMPS PROGRAM
The Tiny Champs program is designed to meet the developmental needs of 3 and 4 year olds.
The average 3 year-old can attend to a single task for about three minutes. In light of this, each activity in a Tiny Champs class lasts three to four minutes.
We also know that children at this age learn by doing and the martial arts skills we teach in this program are not taught with mastery in mind. We are simply refining their gross motor skills.
LITTLE CHAMPS PROGRAM
At this age, our Little Champs are in their prime development of listening and functioning.
While Little Champs students will be learning basic martial arts techniques, our main focus is in helping your child in developing key skills such as listening, focusing, cooperation, control, discipline, memory, and balance.
Martial arts are not just another after-school activity; they assist in personal development through a physical discipline. Our Youth classes focus on attention and discipline, thus building a sense of accomplishment and fostering self-confidence. Our classes are an excellent full-body workout with a focus on self-discipline and confidence.
The students in our Youth program tend to make lasting, supportive friendships at the dojang and take immense pride in earning their belts.
TEEN & ADULT PROGRAM
Our teen/adult martial arts program combines the benefits of physical activity with real-world self-defence and personal development in a highly supportive environment. Our students receive coaching in fitness, goal setting, confidence, performance, and self-discipline. Our self-defence component is reality-based and teaches our students how to protect themselves in real-world situations.
VERONICA DE SANTOS
Founder & Grandmaster
8th-Degree Black Belt
TO NIAGARA FALLS
Every year we invite our students and the public to join us on our 140 km+ charity fundraising walk from Toronto to Niagara Falls! It's a challenge like no other!
SUMMER & MARCH BREAK DAY CAMPS
No martial arts experience necessary!
Our exciting day camps for children offer martial arts instruction, field trips, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, and cooperative team games!