Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

About Us...

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 

History

First Defense Martial Arts was founded in 2005 in the Town of Essex and is a family owned, operated and run martial arts school teaching the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. We are affiliated with the ICTF (International Ch'ang-Hon Taekwon-Do Federation) and are an accreditted Black Belt School. We also offer the "Black Belt Club" for those dedicated students wishing to obtain the rank of Black Belt. For more information on this, please contact the school.

We are also affiliated with Woodbridge Tae Kwon Do. First Defense Martial Arts ACTIVELY participates in tournaments in all of South and South-Western Ontario.

Woodbridge Tae Kwon Do was founded and is still operated by Master Cariati (8th Dan) who is also President of the ICTF. Woodbridge currently has approximately 2000 Student in all its affiliated schools.

First Defense Martial Arts purpose is to teach the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, teach self-discipline to all its students, exercise your mind and body and to show that this is to be used as a last resort self-defense technique. Although we do allow students to practice thier techniques on eachother it is done in a safe, controlled and supervised envirionment ensuring the safety of all students.

Facility

Our Facility is located in downtown Essex. There are change room facilities for all students as well as a seperate waiting area for anyone wishing wait during classes. A viewing window allows everyone to veiw all class activities. Our gym area features all the necessary equipment for all martial arts activities including a fully padded floor.

Instructors

Mr. Joe Cammalleri - Head Instructor

* 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do

* 4th Dan in Hon Song Mu Sa Hapkido

* 25 years of Martial Arts Experience

Pillip Cammalleri - Assistant Instructor

* 3rd Dan in Tak Kwon Do

* 1st Dan in Hapkido

* 11 yrs of Martial Arts Experience

* Began martial Arts training when he was 5 years old.

Donna Cammalleri - Assistant Instructor

*1st Dan in Tae Kwon Do

Steven Cammalleri - Assistant Instructor (Junior Classes)

* 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do

* Began martial Arts training when he was 5 years old.

Back to Home Page