Build confidence and control who you are

Whether you are looking to improve your fitness level or learn self-defence, Joe Fournier’s Martial Arts can help you achieve your personal goals.

Our philosophy focuses on balancing mind and body in the pursuit of personal values and excellence. Perfection of one’s character is the ultimate goal.

Thousands of students have trained at the Hombu dojo and the program continues to expand. Sensei Fournier and his Sempais are extremely knowledgeable and provide excellent one-on-one and group instructions for all ages and skill level.

Along with Sempai McDonough and Sempai Bach McClure, each Joe Fournier’s Martial Arts location creates a family environment where people of all ages, physical conditions, and martial arts experience can spend time together learning ancient and new techniques.


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What We Offer

We offer traditional Karate training supported by healthy modern practices, in a non-competitive environment.

Every class brings new knowledge while building on previous lessons and provides a combination cardio-vascular, core strength, and full-body workout.

Our dojo provides a space where all train as equals: families, adults and youth.

We provide guidance that may influence other aspects of your life and provide support that allows you to train to your capacity.

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Prospective students are encouraged to come in for a free trial class before joining. Meet the instructors, visit the facilities and see if the experience meets your expectations. Please view our schedules then contact us to book a time.

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Hello to all my karate ka’s. I know you are all patiently waiting to get back to your routine of training as well as I’m for teaching and seeing everyone again. I am currently at the Dojo cleaning and working on my personal Katas etc. We are getting closer to a partial opening. Keep practicing. I’m here if you have any questions. Sensei ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello to all the students. We are getting closer. Fingers crossed for a few more weeks. I was at Dojo today for a few hours and got all the windows opened and aired the place out. Washed and disinfected the mats. We are ready. Sensei. ... See MoreSee Less

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To all students: Could you please send me your updated e mail adresses. I have some of them but not all. I am planning on going to partial (limited numbers) classes as of Monday June 1st if it clears with the Niagara Regional Health Dept. I have put a request forward to them to let me know. Classes will be limited in numbers as we start back and you will have to request your attendance via email to me to secure your spot. I will advise you if you are good to attend. Tuesday’s Jiu Jitsu/Self Defence class will be removed for now and replaced with a White/Yellow/Orange/Green Belt class. Wednesday’s Weapon class will become a Purple/Blue/Brown Belt class for now. If you want to attend class it will be based on requests that come in first. Not sure on how many we can teach per class. We have several places plus outside if we do choose. Hoping to return back to normal in the near future. All other classes on our regular schedule remain the same but you will need to book your spot. Stay healthy and see you soon. NOTE:
I have added 2 months to everyone’s dues/fees owing. Example: If you had dues owing for March 1st you will now be owing June 1 st. Sensei
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