A Life Skills School of Black Belt and Beyond
For over 22 years, MFTK Martial Arts Academy has been teaching positive habits and life skills through the art of Taekwondo. Whether you are 7 or 70, a true beginner, or a dedicated practitioner of the Martial Arts, we have a program tailor made just for you or your kids. Our programs are designed to motivate kids and adults to move beyond just kicking and punching, and train themselves for physical well being, mental strength, and an indomitable spirit. Come see for yourself why our staff and programs have garnered universal praise from Toronto's Midtown community.
Programs for all Ages and Abilities
Whether you are 7 or 70, a true beginner, or a dedicated practitioner of the Martial Arts, we have a program and curriculum for you. We believe that with a guiding hand, anybody can develop a strong mind, physical well being, and an indomitable spirit.
The Tiny Tigers program is designed to introduce kids aged three and a half to seven to the world of Taekwondo. The curriculum is designed to teach kids basic martial arts skills, improved motor skills, and to enhance their balance and coordination. It is a life skills program with the purpose of developing a child’s focus, patience, respect, and self-control. Tiny Tigers learn about fitness and martial arts techniques through a non-competitive, playful game-like experience. All classes are taught in an environment where the Instructor to Student ratio is high, ensuring that all students receive the personal attention that they need.
We recognize that the ages between seven and ten are the most critical in a child's development. Our Children's Classes are designed to not only enhance your child's physical well being, but their mental health as well. Self-confidence, respect, and independence are all part of the skills that are taught in every class with an aim of giving kids a solid foundation to build on. Our curriculum covers students at all skill levels and our Instructors and Masters pride themselves on their ability to break down and teach the curriculum in an easy-to-learn manner, making sure that each student progresses along their Martial Arts journey at their own pace.
For Youth, we provide a program where students will learn essential life skills in a fun, challenging, and high intensity environment. Aside from being a great physical workout, our classes are focused on instilling fundamental leadership skills, a positive attitude, and an indomitable spirit into students. By being encouraged to take chances in our safe no-judgement environments, students will find that they are willing to take more chances in their everyday life as well.
As an adult, you face complex challenges every day, whether from school or work. We not only provide a safe and fun environment to get an unparalleled fitness experience, but we show you the tools that are necessary to navigate the stresses of modern day life as well. From the beginning, each student is taught the self-defense, sparring techniques, and forms at their own pace, with a Master Instructor guiding them every step of the way.
The Family training program is uniquely designed to bring about family unity and bonding. Parents get the opportunity to train in Taekwondo with their kids. Not only will the entire family will achieve the benefits of better physical and mental health, but more importantly you will have the opportunity to spend time together and develop a special family bond. The family that kicks together, sticks together.
The Olympic Sparring program is a place for students to safely practice and apply the concepts and techniques that they learn during regular classes to real sparring situations using full protective equipment. Training focuses on the Olympic Sparring techniques and rules recognized by Taekwondo Ontario and World Taekwondo. It is a venue for students who are truly serious about the sport of Taekwondo to take their Martial Arts skills to the next level and compete at local, provincial, or national competitions.
The Demo Team is a team of students who spend additional time training in weapons combat and high skilled performance techniques. Their choices of weapons include Bo Staff, Nunchuku, and Swords, and are taught the forms and techniques for each of these weapons from the Master Instructors. The team is comprised of all ages and all belt levels, and are called on to perform their forms and techniques during school and community events to showcase the sport of Taekwondo.
The safety and health of our students and families always our top priority, but doubly do during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We will be following the guidelines and rules of the Ontario Government, Taekwondo Ontario, and Taekwondo Canada to the best of our abilities as we continue in Phase 3 of the reopening plan. As such, here are the steps we are taking for in-door classes:
- All classes will be by appointment only and capped to a maximum of 10 students to enable physical distancing in the Dojang. Classes can be booked online.
- Select classes will continue to be broadcast online via Zoom for the foreseeable future. See available classes.
- Similar to our Saturday outdoor classes, there will be no contact between students or instructors.
- All students must wear masks while practicing as per the Ontario Government guidelines for indoor spaces.
- Each student will have exclusive use of a clearly marked area in the dojang to ensure physical distancing.
- Each student will be assigned their own personal pads that they will exclusively use to prevent sharing equipment.
- After each class all equipment will be cleaned and disinfected for use by the next class.
- All dojang surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of the day.
- All students will leave the class before the next class is allowed into the dojang.
- We have temporarily removed the chairs from the waiting areas and ask that to the extent possible, parents drop off their children and pick them up after class to minimize the number of people in the school.
As Ontario enters Stage 3, we are going to slowly and carefully reopen the Academy with the guidance of the Ontario Government, Taekwondo Canada, and Taekwondo Ontario. All classes will be socially distanced, no contact, and limited to a maximum of 10 students. Classes will also be live streamed via Zoom.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
As of July 4th, 2020, we are also offering Socially Distanced, No Contact outdoor classes on Saturdays at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.
All Zoom meetings are password protected. Contact us to get the password for the meetings to join in.
A Lifelong Dedication to Taekwondo
Experience is important when it comes to teaching. Our team of Master Instructors is one of the most experienced Taekwondo teaching teams in Toronto. For over 20 years, our team has taught the art and philosophy of Taekwondo to thousands of students in the Toronto Midtown community under the watchful eye of Grandmaster A. Shekib Foroughi (7th Dan Black Belt WT). Drawing upon his 35+ years of Taekwondo and Martial Arts training and teaching, Grandmaster Foroughi has worked with his Master Instructors (who each have at minimum 15 years of training and teaching experience), to craft and fine tune a curriculum that is perfectly tailored for each age group, skill level, and differing physical abilities. Come to our school and see what a lifelong dedication to Taekwondo from our Master Instructors can do for you or your child's physical and mental well being.
My sons absolutely love this place! They always leave looking and feeling stronger! I really appreciate what they have founded MFTK on: Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit! Your kids WILL thrive here.
The Dalton School Toronto
The Instructors from MFTK Martial Arts Academy are the best to be found in Toronto. They are respectful of our students while encouraging them to believe in themselves. The Instructors knew every child's name and what they were capable of. They worked closely with all the students to ensure their success. We highly recommend MFTK Martial Arts Academy for its professionalism and superior quality of teaching. - Kim Dalglish Abell (Founder)
Karen Stintz - Former Ward 16 Councillor
My son Jackson has been enrolled in Taekwondo for almost two years. During that time, he has learned many life skills including discipline, commitment, technique and friendship. Over the years he has benefitted from the dedication and patience of the instructors. You have created a excellent learning enviroment in which students can excel. Thank you once again for the exceptional programs that you provide and the work that you do in the community.
Book Your Free Trial Class Today!
We strongly believe that the programs at MFTK Martial Arts Academy can be a transformative experience for both adults and kids, which is why we are offering you a free class to see what we are all about. Simply fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note: due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be able to book trial classes until further notice. However, we will be more than happy to contact you back and schedule your trial class once the Academy reopens.