Students learn the fundamentals of muay thai, kickboxing, boxing and some traditional karate. This is a high intensity program for students that are looking for a challenge. Students work towards being the best version of themselves, while achieving physical fitness, flexibility, and increased self-confidence.
The term Onna Bugeisha translates to Female Warrior/Samurai and our team is true to that meaning. Team Onna Bugeisha is one of Sudbury Kickboxing Academy’s strongest programs and is modelled around “team work”. At Sudbury Kickboxing Academy we believe that all members play an important role in our success. All fitness levels welcome.
A message from Dawn...
Five years ago I started a Women's Only Kickboxing program, Onna Bugeisha, with the goal of sharing my love for martial arts. For inspiring people to see their potential, to meet their fitness goals, and to help them grow as human beings. From starting with a group of 18 women to growing to Sudbury Kickboxing Academy, here we are now.
My martial arts experience is vast, covering many different arts, and has reached the world stage on numerous occasions. Much of my pride comes from my students. I trained numerous athletes to compete both provincially and nationally in kickboxing and muay thai. In October 2018, I sent two athletes to MTO Nationals with Danielle Gelinas bringing home bronze and Ryan Labranche winning gold to become the National Muay Thai Champ.
But joining Sudbury Kickboxing Academy doesn't mean becoming a fighter. I believe that you don't have to ever step in a ring to train like a fighter. Sudbury Kickboxing Academy means leaving everything you have on these sacred mats. It means teamwork and family.
My dojo changes lives. It impacts people and helps them see their own greatness. "I can't" turns into "I did". Looking back, I had no idea this was the plan for me. Never in a million years would I have thought this is where I would be at today. And.... I'm just getting started.
Thank you universe.
Kickboxing is intimidating, but our dojo is not. Join us for a class and try it for yourself. On our mats are a friendly group of strong, energetic, motivating, and welcoming group of individuals. This is not a gym, it's a family.