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Great Way Academy
Martial Arts For All Ages
“The Kung Fu Gym”
Self Esteem. Self Respect. Self Image.
Limited Class Size with Social Distancing
Your family’s premier choice for professional instruction for Kelowna and the Okanagan. Our programs and courses will get your mind training and your body moving with classes for children and adults starting at age 4.
Looking for Martial Art classes that teach patience, kindness, and self-control?
Champions Kung Fu is the right choice. Our definition of a Champion is, someone who never gives up and we expect students to always do their best, these are pillars of our program.
We coach students to challenge the voice inside them that says “I can’t do that, I’m not smart enough, fast enough or strong enough” by using this affirmation “I can, I must, I will!”
Our goal-setting rewards system teaches students to plan and set goals, children learn confidence and self-discipline and their self-image starts to soar.
We are different from your average Wing Chun, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate Schools
1. We have a proven system that will improve your self-image.
It is no accident that we do not compete or enter tournaments. Our mission is simply to inspire others to be the very best versions of themselves. To live up to their potential by improving their self-image. It starts with knowing what you want and making daily decisions towards your goals while exercising your self-discipline to take action moving you closer to the achievement of those goals. We teach our students that self-discipline is to simply give your-self a command and follow it.
2. Our life skills/mindset training program
We begin every children’s & teen’s class by discussing topics such as attitude, self-control, or never giving up. We elaborate on that topic and then how can we apply that at home, school, and other activities like Kung Fu. We call the first part of our class “mindset training” because to be successful at whatever you endeavor at takes the proper mindset. “Success is 5% strategy and 95% mindset.”
3. Physically distancing classes, private lessons & online classes & lessons
Students attend registered classes only allowing us to keep strict control over the number of students in each class. We also offer private lessons, and make-up online classes & lessons to help YOU discover your full potential and stay on track.
4. We have full-time professionals with age-specific programs
The Development stages for children are very different through the years that’s why our programs are grouped 4-6 yrs., 7-11 yrs., 11-15 yrs. and adults & older teens. We provide continuous training and education for all of our team members.
5. Our extensive community involvement
Great Way Martial Arts is highly active in the community, working with Kids Sport Canada, Pacific Sport Okanagan, and Xplore Sports Camps. We also run a unique program through the Rotary Centre for the Arts for the local school districts and elementary schools in the area. Our mission is; “to joyfully inspire the mental and physical well-being of our community.”
6. We have a very positive & safe family environment
Look, it’s very common to feel intimidated and even scared to walk into a new fitness program, there is definitely a stigma attached. When you walk into our environment you will soon be wondering why you felt that way. We have been told for over 28 years that it’s not like that at all. Our team of people, the students, and families are all incredibly supportive, encouraging, and the environment is so very positive. We have a spacious, open & clean facility including over 7000 square feet of matted training floors, private change rooms & bathrooms, and a lounge – you and/or your family will feel welcomed into a community of shared goals.
Research has shown that women who can successfully defend themselves can quickly recognize threatening situations and enforce their boundaries, if necessary, by physical means. In this self-defense course, you learn to recognize the ploys that assailants use to manipulate women and how you can thwart them.
We will teach you how to:
– release yourself from basic grabs and fight back with strikes to vital targets.
– use your body language and voice to take command of a confrontation with impact.
– assess your risks, and address them.
– identify the signs to help you de-escalate, defuse, or evade any situation before a physical assault ever happens.
– understand the connections between awareness, threats, and your immediate environment.
The course is designed to give you time between classes to practice your self-defense moves and become more comfortable with them.
MARTIAL ARTS INQUIRY
If you are interested in helping your child develop their Leadership skills or taking them to the next level, Great Way Academy offers Kelowna’s Best Leadership Training for youth. Our Leadership Training Course will help your child develop confidence, bring out their inner strength, improve speaking, and communication skills and learn how to give a great 1st impression.
If you’re looking for an incredible family-friendly, community-oriented facility you have found it!
If you start training NOW, you and your family will develop positive habits that will last a lifetime. Our leaders and support system will guide you through a fantastic journey of practice and achievement.
All of Great Way Martial Arts Programs help you:
- Burn fat and increase your metabolism to maintain a healthy weight
- Tone and strengthen core muscle groups
- Achieve optimal flexibility, coordination, and conditioning to prevent strains or injury
- With ancient movements to Increase your endurance and stamina for life’s everyday hustle
- Build incredible friendships with amazing people and world-class teachers!
Every goal starts somewhere and our programs are designed to help you accomplish what you want, whether you’d like to increase your strength or build up your stamina. Wherever you live in the Okanagan Valley, our Kelowna classes are for everyone – so bring your whole family get started today.
OUR CLIENTS LOVE US!
Great Way Martial Arts has really helped my son. They have given him confidence in a fun and healthy learning environment. All the teachers are great with kids. Classes are always well organized and enjoyable. I would recommend to anyone, especially for those with children lacking confidence.
- Michael Hawley
I'm not a martial arts person, and when my daughter wanted to try Kung Fu, I wasn't sure. But it's been an overwhelmingingly positive experience for her and the rest of our family. Our daughter has been taking Kung Fu lessons at Greatway for several years on and off. I can't say enough about the fantastic teachers and program at Greatway. I love that they focus on self esteem and being kind, and the teachers are amazing role models for the kids. My daughter loves the high energy practices and every changing activities, and always tries to bring her sister to the fun nights so she get a taste of the excitement. They don't spar with each other, and I love that... It makes it more about self discipline and fitness. Highly recommended!
- Arnica Rowan
I've had the privilege of training at Greatway for 8 years now, and every moment has been a blast. They have the perfect ratio of fun and workout to keep you focused, happy, and fit. I recommend Greatway to any and all, because the staff is mind-blowing, and you always fell welcome! Also you know because every single review is 5-stars!
- Matthew Richardson