(604) 241-7624
150-11780 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, V7A 5E9

Richmond Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

About Our School

5 Secret Benefits of Martial Arts


Bet you thought our Richmond martial arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... well, you’re right, but it's a lot MORE than just that!

As you get strong and physically fit, you’ll also start to see some changes that most of our students didn’t know would happen. Especially the younger ones. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are just a few of those life-changing experiences people see and feel. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you have too!

#1 Soaring Confidence

Learning anything new can be difficult. You’ll notice right away that many of the techniques and drills we teach are challenging, but that’s the point!

As you practice, and test yourself both physically and mentally, you’ll realize that with all your hard work, your instructor’s guidance, and consistently showing up - you are capable of crushing your goals! This sense of achievement gives our students soaring confidence.

As you develop new skills like punching and kicking- or even how to do a push up for the first time- you’ll experience a sense of accomplishment that’s incredibly satisfying and fulfilling. We love seeing this develop in our students!

#2 Improved Focus

Martial arts is challenging and requires your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you, you start to build crucial links in your brain which boost your ability to focus.

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life.

Adults report being able to not only concentrate better at work, but they’re able to clear their mind at the end of the day better as well. Kids benefit too as they pay more attention at school and at home.

#3 Ready…Set…Let’s Get Physical

Our classes are an absolute BLAST and are based on functional fitness. We use positive motivation and high fives – never any type of military style yelling or doing the same thing over and over again. There is nothing boring about our classes.

This means that every one of our classes is loaded with challenging, fun exercises designed to enhance your self-defense skills. Dynamic striking, high intensity intervals of cardio training, and movements that mimic how the human body should move are our focus. 

Don’t worry if you think you won’t be able to keep up… you will. We work with all levels from total beginner to pro athlete. And you know what...they all sweat the same at the end of our workouts!

#4 Family and Friends

We are family and a tight-knit group here. Our members and instructors are all about helping you succeed and making lasting friendships.

The energy here is one that fosters friendship, support, and motivation. It's so awesome to see and feel this.

#5 My Personal Favorite: FUN!

These classes are NOT military-style where someone shouts at you and forces you to do a bunch of things you hate! No, these classes are filled with FUN. Laughter can be heard throughout every class, people can be seen smiling, and the time flies.

We want you to enjoy coming here, so we make it as fun and engaging as possible for you. That goes for both kids and adults.

Get started today, with just 2 easy steps!

Step 1: Scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you.

Step 2: Grab our amazing web-special. It’s the best deal you can get and has a 100% money back guarantee!

If you still have questions or don’t feel comfortable signing up over the internet, that’s ok! Just give us a call so we can chat: (604) 241-7624

Looking forward to training with you soon!

Johnny Ahmed

Johnny Ahmed
Richmond Martial Arts
(604) 241-7624

Our Richmond Kids Martial Arts After School Program is perfect for the concerned parent on the go! Since we pick your child up from school, they'll be in a safe and exciting learning environment full of high energy activities with a focus on their studies...right up until the time you pick them up. Get ready to hear all about how much fun they had during your ride home!

They'll get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, and fun activities. Plus - lessons on respect, discipline, and paying attention are always front and center during study and campus time. It's deeply enriching and a lot of fun!

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... and cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!) Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

We have a blend of unique elements in all our Kids Martial Arts classes; techniques, discipline, respect and fun. The outcome: disciplined kids who are well-behaved with a great sense of respect everywhere they go. Parents of the students love our classes too for they have seen their kids perform better in school.

All our classes are filled with fun activities and games. Kids are taught new martial art techniques as well as being helped to improve and master old ones.

Our Krav Maga classes are developed from the mid-1930s Jewish / Israeli history. In those years, anti-Semitic thugs dominated Bratislava and terrorized Jewish citizens. But a man named Imi Sde-Or, also Jewish, became their champion by defending them on the streets.

Imi Sde-Or, in his many street fights, realized that boxing and wrestling had no place in the "real world". He was an Olympic contender in both, so no one knew boxing and wrestling better than he did. He took his experience on the street, combined it with what he already knew, and developed Krav Maga; a unique type of self-defense that utilizes natural instincts for self-protection. Get fit and develop self-defense by joining our Richmond Krav Maga classes.

You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Cardio Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which draws inspiration from dance, music, and acrobatics. While it has a rich history dating back to 16th century Brazil, where slaves planned rebellions against their captors, today it is known as a fun sport and a great full-body workout.

The movements in Capoeira are fast, complex, and require high levels of strength, control, and coordination, resulting in full-body conditioning,  It's exercise that builds strength, power, and lean muscle mass.

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Welcome to Richmond Martial Arts!  

With the honor of having been voted one of the Top 3 Best Martial Arts Studios by the Richmond News, we are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential with the best martial arts training in town!

Our goal is to help you reach YOUR goals. Whether you’re looking for a safe outlet for your child to release some extra energy, gain confidence or learn anti-bully skills… or if you’re looking for a FUN way to get in shape and learn self-defense, we can help you make that happen. Your goals are our goals and we don’t stop until we achieve them together.

The minute you walk through our doors, you’ll feel the inspiring, family vibe we have here. We offer age-specific classes that are organized and well-planned to make sure that your whole family is always in a safe, comfortable environment. Our awesome staff guarantees that your family will be treated with the utmost respect and care, no matter what.

Variety is the spice of life here at Richmond Martial Arts and we specialize in teaching a variety of martial arts classes for kids, as well as fitness kickboxing and Krav Maga for teens and adults. We teach all ages, from 2 to adult, and focus on realistic fitness and practical self-defense techniques.

Our goal is to unleash the giant within you, no matter what age, background or fitness level you are, and to EMPOWER everyone who walks through our doors in a way that’s challenging, exciting and so much FUN!

Martial arts is a valuable tool for life. You can use it to improve your life, as well as the lives of others. We strive to help you and your family thrive, both on and off the mat, with every kick, punch and strike you perform.

We love martial arts and think you’ll LOVE what it does for your body, mind and spirit as you gain…

Those are all PRICELESS benefits that give you peace of mind and set the stage for success in everything you endeavor to do.

Be sure to check out the SUPER-LOW Web Special going on and say hello to BIG Savings! You’ll get more than just Savings though… you’ll also enjoy physical and mental fitness, invaluable life skills and self-defense know how.

The instructors are AWESOME and really know their stuff! Everything from being highly skilled in the martial arts to practicing what they preach and knowing how to teach in a way that both kids and adults can understand and do.

With their many years of teaching experience, outgoing personality and caring nature, they will help you develop the skills needed to master the art. That way you can focus not only on what you’re good at, but also get their support in areas where you might need it, so you can gain confidence and progress at your pace. We really listen to our students and build on that relationship of open communication and trust.

Your life is about to change in amazing and unexpected ways! We look forward to training with you and joining you on your adventurous journey to fitness fun, the thrill of martial arts and all the LIFE-ENHANCING changes you’ll see in yourself and your life.

Head Instructor

Johnny Ahmed has been teaching martial arts to all age groups and levels for over a decade. In 2007, he opened Richmond Martial Arts so he could introduce even more students to the art form.

Johnny has 25 years of training in Taekwon-Do (6th degree black belt), Kickboxing, Muay Thai and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (given by Royce Gracie). He's also a certified trainer in the Bas Rutten MMA System of mixed martial arts.

He’s trained with some of the finest martial artists in the world including: Bill “Super Foot” Wallace, Billy Blanks, Royce Gracie, Cung Le, Randy Couture and Bas Rutten.

Johnny competed in competitions throughout North America five times a year from 1995 to 2008, was a member and team captain of the BC Team, top pick of the Alberta Team and coached the Junior BC Team. He has also attended numerous seminars with the founder of Taekwon-Do.

“Martial Arts changed my life. It kept me on a straight path when my friends were getting into trouble. It built up my confidence. And it increased my fitness to a high level. Now I want to help as many people as I can using the martial arts” - Johnny Ahmed

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