While our facilities are temporarily closed in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations, we are holding online classes on a modified schedule. The wellness of our students and their families is our top concern, and we are looking forward to re-opening when permitted by public health authorities. We appreciate your patience and support during this unprecedented event.
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 Premier Martial Arts!
All instructors at DeSantos Premier Martial Arts are students of our grandmaster, "Kwan Jan Nim" Veronica De Santos. Our instructors are caring, motivating, and feel deeply invested in the success and empowerment of our students.
With three convenient locations in Toronto’s east end, we know you’ll find a place with us where you can belong.
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. We welcome all ages and abilities!
Our Krav Maga self-defence component is reality-based and teaches our students how to protect themselves in real-world situations.
VERONICA DE SANTOS
Founder & Grandmaster
7th-Degree Black Belt
TO NIAGARA FALLS
Every April, we invite our students and the public to join us on our 140 km+ charity fundraising walk from Toronto to Niagara Falls
(and our 5 km Friendship Walk
the weekend before)!
BROADVIEW & GERRARD
603 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2
MAIN & GERRARD
210 Main Street
Toronto, ON M4E 2W1
Two private or semi-private lessons
One group class
A martial arts uniform
We introduce new students to our school through our Introductory Program. Students may enrol at any time.
This program is designed to help with the first day jitters and gives us an opportunity to lean more about you and what benefits you would like to receive from our classes.
We review our programs, fees and scheduling so you can make an informed decision.