(613) 831-8085
59 Iber Road, Unit 29, Stittsville, K2S 1E7

Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Will Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do make my kid violent?”

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.

Q: “Does my child face a risk for injury with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to ensure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision - we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes - but they're quite rare.

Q: “Can my child do Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do if they are not the athletic type?”

Yes! In fact, martial arts is often a “home” for kids who don't excel at team sports. Kids who have trouble in baseball, basketball, etc. often come to martial arts and do extremely well. And it's okay if your child is not athletic right now. Through our classes, they'll get in great shape and become very athletic.

Q: “Do kids enjoy Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do? Do they stick with it for a while?”

Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.

Q: “Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

Q: “Do boys AND girls take Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!

Q: “What's a good age for a child to start Martial Arts like Karate?”

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum - we've got you covered.

Adult Martial Arts

Q: “Is there a risk for injury with Martial Arts?”

Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, certified professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.

Q: “What level of fitness is required for Martial Arts?”

People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever!

Q: “Is there violence involved in martial arts?”

People often mistake self-defense for violence. We teach self-defense here.

Self-defense means doing everything in your power to AVOID violence! It means being diplomatic and peaceful. In fact, people who have had problems with violence in the past often become peaceful and balanced through martial arts.


Q: "Are both group & private classes available?"

Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.

Q: “How many people will be in my class?”

You can probably expect about 15-30 people in your class. It's a really great group full of positive people excited about losing weight. You'll fit right in.

Q: “Will there be other beginners in my class?”

Yep! Our members come in all experience levels, shapes, ages & sizes. If you're a beginner, you'll fit right in.

Q: “Do you offer any kind of help / guidance with nutrition and eating?”

We've researched deeply into nutrition to give all of our members powerful guidance - without making them start impossible-to-stick-to diets or anything of the sort.

Q: “Is this similar to 'cardio kickboxing'?”

No, our classes are extremely interactive, and involve real-life boxing equipment like punching bags & gloves. This is nothing like cardio kickboxing!

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Welcome to the Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy!

Are you looking to get involved in Martial Arts and work your way up to achieving a Black Belt? Or are you more interested in getting in shape in a fun and upbeat way? Whatever your goal may be, we are here to provide what you need!

We are the top martial arts and fitness center in Stittsville, Ontario and our instructors are dedicated to helping you be the best version of yourself you can be through superior martial arts training. We specialize in excellence when it comes to fitness, personal development and self-defense… all in a family-friendly, FUN way!

Our goal is to help you reach YOUR goals. You can start any time no matter what age or fitness level you are and blend into the academy with other beginners. Whether you want to get in shape, learn powerful self-defense techniques, have your child learn valuable bully prevention skills, or build character skills for success in life, we will help you make that happen. Your goals are our goals and we won’t stop until we reach them together. 

If you’re looking for a challenging, fun and inspiring place to learn and grow, CSMA is second to none. We offer age-specific classes that are well-structured to ensure that every student (especially beginners) trains in a clean, safe, structured environment.

We never mix our younger students with the older ones, not only for safety reasons, but also because we want you to receive the maximum learning benefits in every class. Our passionate, caring instructors guarantee that you will always be treated with the utmost respect and care.

Our world-class curriculum is designed to improve the quality of your body, mind and spirit with every epic kick and punch, as well as with emphasis on these all-important VALUES…

You’ll get all those PRICELESS life skills and more here at CSMA whether you’re 3 or 73. The Renshis and their highly-esteemed team of instructors work with individuals and families to ensure an excellent and thorough Martial Arts experience – that we promise!

Be sure to check out the CRAZY-LOW Web Special we have going on right now! These Killer Deals are 100% Risk-Free and can end at any time! Classes fill up fast, so reserve your spot Today!

Our Adult Kickboxing program is designed for anyone who just wants to add some physical activity to their daily routine, as well as for highly competitive athletes. Our programs require no experience – only the will to learn and the patience to excel. We LOVE beginners and encourage you to become part of our all-inclusive martial arts family.

The Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy trains competitors to excel in local, national, and international competitions. Over the past five years, more than 50 students have represented our Academy at various world championship events (WKA and WAKO) and have combined for over 60 world titles in Semi-Contact Karate, Kickboxing, and Weapons divisions.

CSMA is the originator of the prestigious Xtreme Body Transformation Course (XBT). If you’re looking to get back in shape, break through a plateau, or simply improve your overall health and well-being, then CSMA is the place for you! Our staff is ready, willing and able to help you meet and exceed your fitness goals. See you soon!

Our Instructors

Renshi Stewart is a co-owner and one of the head instructors at CSMA. He is a 4th Degree Black Belt and has been teaching for over 15 years.

Renshi Stewart has been practicing martial arts since the age of 9. He originally started to help improve his discipline and confidence and it eventually turned into a lifelong passion.

He has competed on the world stage and represented his country many times, accumulating multiple world titles and gold medals.

Renshi Stewart specializes specifically in sparring and has led many other students to achieve world titles, as well. As an instructor, he aims to help each student be the best they can be in all aspects of life, both on and off the mat.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, cooking gourmet cuisine, and spending time with his family.

Renshi Imran is also a co-owner and one of the head instructors at CSMA. He is a 4th Degree Black Belt and has been teaching for over 15 years. Renshi Imran started martial arts at 6 years old and has been training for over 20 years.

Renshi Imran has travelled all over the world to compete and successfully trained over 10 World Champions. As he continues to train students to accomplish their goals, it gives him a deep sense of fulfillment to see them excel in all aspects of their lives. His goal is to inspire and motivate others to be strong leaders of the next generation.

When Renshi Imran isn't at CSMA, he loves spending time with his family and his dogs.

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