• HARVEY C., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    We love watching our grandkids in action at 100% Martial Arts & Fitness in Embrun. It is a family friendly place, and a real asset to this community. The staff is friendly and professional. It is always clean and there is always something fun going on at the dojo!

    HARVEY C.
  • MARIE-FRANCE B., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Joined last April after moving to the area. The instructors are great, and you can tell they make sure to create a friendly environment for everyone. Everyone is friendly, you get to learn new skills that challenge you to become a better version of yourself. It is fantastic and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun way to keep active!

    MARIE-FRANCE B.
  • VLAD T., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    This is a great place to practice martial arts. It doesn't matter your age or your level of fitness. You can be sure you will feel welcomed into a safe and friendly environment, where you and your kids will receive the best coaching and training. Very few places combine so successfully the teaching discipline of the martial arts with a healthy dose of fun and camaraderie. Come and check it out, you will love it.

    VLAD T.
  • RAMSEY S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I love the people here. Always on top of things and ready to make you healthy and fit. Steve takes care of his students as if they're family. The kickboxing classes are amazing. I've learned so much in such a short time. Worth every penny. Fitness with a goal. I've never had this much fun working out. Thanks guys. See you soon.

    RAMSEY S.
  • RICHARD P., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Words cannot describe the amount of happy, positive, encouraging, energy that comes into the dojo! Everyone has a smile on says hello and willing to help you out! The teachers are 10/10 quality with years of martial arts experience! Been a proud member of 100% Martial Arts for nearly ten years. Still learning new and exciting things even as a Black Belt!

    RICHARD P.
  • CARLTON, 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I can’t say enough great things about 100% Martial Arts and Fitness. Their classes are upbeat and fun, and the environment is one that supports and encourages you in reaching your own goals.

    I started training here just under 1 year ago, and what keeps me going back are the people. You see people of all ages and backgrounds training together in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.

    CARLTON
  • YEN M., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    This is a great school with very qualified instructors. They offer a great balance of teaching the kids discipline and technique while also having fun! A very friendly welcoming atmosphere. My son has been coming here for the last couple years and he's noticeably more coordinated, confident and disciplined. Highly recommended.

    YEN M.
  • TAMMY, 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great family atmosphere, energetic positive environment! I am proud to have been a student for over 16 years and being able to share my knowledge as an instructor. I highly recommend this wonderful organization to anyone who is looking to challenge themselves mentally, physically and spiritually:-)

    TAMMY
  • DEREK N., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Having trained in many martial arts disciplines throughout my life, I can say hands down, 100% Martial Arts is by far the best experience to date. The staff are knowledgeable, encouraging, and positive. The whole family has enjoyed training here and it has helped our kids build their self confidence in a safe and friendly environment. If you are looking for a dojo to start your training, this is the place...

    DEREK N.
  • Over the past 8 years at 100% have been life changing! words cannot express the gratitude for my trainers over the years. The dojo is such a positive, uplifting environment with good vibes all around :). Excited for my black belt test and for the next 8 years!

    SALWA E.
  • SALWA E., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Over the past 8 years at 100% have been life changing! words cannot express the gratitude for my trainers over the years. The dojo is such a positive, uplifting environment with good vibes all around :). Excited for my black belt test and for the next 8 years!

    SALWA E.
  • RAE L., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I have been a member for over 10 years. The staff is great: they push you to improve while being helpful and fun to be around. The dojo is clean and maintained. It is a great way to release frustration and learn some skills. I feel like I'm part of the family.

    RAE L.
  • SUSANA P., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Outstanding staff and atmosphere! Instructor to student ratio is fantastic and refreshing to see! Knowledgeable and patient instructors keep the classes structured but fun. Highly recommended to any parent looking for an outside the box activity for their kids.

    SUSANA P.
  • HAMED S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Very good kickboxing program! The combination of self-defense training and cardio is totally worth the time and money. The regimen is perfect for honing self-defense techniques as well as improving them over time. The atmosphere is really nice and everyone is very welcoming, I recommend 100% Martial Arts to people of all levels and experience.

    HAMED S.
  • ANBIEN H., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Having learned the value of martial arts as youth, I was looking for school that would teach my son good technique, focus, and discipline. 100% Martial Arts meet all my expectations and my son has a lot of fun training there. The instructors are friendly, professional, and great with kids. I fully recommend this school.

    ANBIEN H.
  • OYC N., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    My entire family has been part of 100%MA for years. You can learn Martial Arts anywhere, but a place that the whole family really likes speaks volumes about the people there. Recommended.

    OYC N.
  • RYAN M., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Outstanding atmosphere!! I have been a member for close to 20 years, and it feels like my second home. Welcoming and energetic staff will help you achieve your goals and more!

    RYAN M.
  • KRIS C., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I've been to a number of martial art clubs and this is by far my favourite. The staff and the other fighter become like family. Great workout!!

    KRIS C.
  • LOGAN S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100 percent martial has helped greatly increase my self confidence as well as keep me in good shape and humour. Everyone I have trained with or under has been very kind and helpful, training here is like being in a family.

    LOGAN S.
  • JOANNE H., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100% martial arts and fitness is outstanding! Very clean dojo, staff is spectacular and friendly. Steve Lyrette is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Would highly recommend joining or at the very least stop by and give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.

    JOANNE H.
  • HANI E., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great place to train at. Staff is really supportive and always motivates you to do your best. No better place to train than at 100% Martial Arts Nepean.

    HANI E.
  • GEOFFREY S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great experience for all ages. Trainers are a wonderful group of people. Been with the organization for over 10 years. I have been to other Dojos in the Ottawa area and 100% Martial Arts is the best Dojo in all of Ottawa.

    GEOFFREY S.
  • VICTORIA D., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I have been training at 100% Martial Arts for just over 3 years now and it has been an exceptional experience. Everyone is so welcoming, it really is like a family. I would definitely recommend 100% to anyone interested in martial arts.

    VICTORIA D.
  • HOPE K., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great atmosphere! Fantastic instructors! so much fun it doesn't feel like a workout! Highly recommended!

    HOPE K.
  • MICHAEL F., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Awesome place and people. Great fitness, great training. Steve is an A class instructor, mentor, and coach.


    MICHAEL F.
  • RORY G., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great sense of community at the dojo. It makes you look forward to your work out. Great instructors and a clean, friendly environment.

    RORY G.
  • TYS L., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great place to train. All the instructors are amazing. Absolutely love it

    TYS L.
  • MICHAEL T., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    An amazing school welcoming to so many new students, and one that really becomes a new family. Wouldn't have such a close community without this dojo!

    MICHAEL T.
  • RY S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    As a long time member of 16 years, I have to say that 100% Martial Arts is absolutely amazing! From day 1, I was hooked and never looked back.

    I love learning the different techniques each art has to offer, as well as getting an awesome workout in the process! Steve Lyrette is an incredible instructor and he always makes everyone feel welcome. This dojo is definitely not just a place you go to train/work out/de-stress, it is also a place where you become part of the dojo family.

    RY S.
  • JANICE C., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    This dojo is my de-stressing, recharging and refocusing happy place. Being part of 100% Martial Arts Nepean is something we do as a family and it's the best thing I can think of. I may have to drag myself there some days but I never regret it when I do.
    The Senseis care about your learning and reaching your goals. They know what's challenging because they've been there. Renshi Steve and Tammy are so confident that you "can do it" that you believe in yourself.
    I highly recommend.

    JANICE C.
  • ANLY, 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Training at 100% Martial Arts Merivale for over 5 years has changed my life and has played a huge part in developing my daughters into confident young ladies. It is here I have met great martial artists and good friends. Come see Renshi Steve Lyrette at the Nepean dojo. He is an incredible teacher and coach who is passionate about helping you reach your personal goals.

    ANLY
  • SARIKA N., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I’ve been with100MA for 16+ years. The martial arts training and friendly, welcoming environment helped tremendously in getting over my shyness and played a large part in forming the confident person I am today. At 100MA Nepean with Steve Lyrette, we truly are a “dojo family” in every sense of the word ‘family.’ Kickboxing: best cardio, pad-smashing workout in under an hour you can get! Jiu-Jitsu: great mix of standing + ground techniques, and of course, the badass flippy stuff! Lifelong skills and lifelong friends…couldn’t have asked for more.

    SARIKA N.
  • NICOLE S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Best martial arts school around! You will always get the best workout and also treated like part of the Dojo family!!

    NICOLE S.
  • MATTHEW L., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Our two boys love the school. There is a great family atmosphere and the right balance of fun and tradition. I can't recommend Steve and his team enough.

    MATTHEW L.
  • AMBER R., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Love this gym! Great teachers, great classes, great atmosphere!

    AMBER R.
  • JAMES G., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great environment to train in. The instructors are friendly and always willing to help.

    JAMES G.
  • JEFF S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great instructors for the kids classes - nice that they take it seriously and don't leave the job for high ranking teens. I'm pretty sure that all of the parents there feel that they have found a special program. Kids are challenged in a very age-appropriate way and I feel that the benefits of the program extend to school and social development. My son enjoys practicing at home and I'm looking forward to when his little brother can start as well.

    JEFF S.
  • CHRIS N., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Ive been a student at 100% martial arts for many years now and I love it there! They have world-class instructors who really care about your progress and helps you every step of the way. It's a very positive and energetic place. Every time I train I leave the dojo happier and a better person!

    CHRIS N.
  • LAURENCE F., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100% is such a fun and vibrant martial arts and fitness community, it's hard to not feel welcome. Ranging from children's classes that teach discipline and respect while also being enjoyable, to kick boxing classes jam packed with cardio, there is something for everyone at every skill level. The enthusiastic and reliable team always work to give you the best experience and best results possible. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else to train and get fit.


    LAURENCE F.
  • SHANNYN K., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Awesome environment to train for all levels. Instructors are amazing and super friendly. They do everything possible to make sure you're having a great experience and getting the most out of the programs!

    SHANNYN K.
  • BAHAUR A., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100% Martial Arts & Fitness has changed my life for the better forever. I would not have accomplished any of the things I have done in my 7 years here if I never joined. From achieving my black belts, to making lifelong friends, to travelling the world to teach and train with others. The friendly and hardworking students & the dedicated, detail oriented instructors make working and training here the best part of my day. Shihan Bill Gatchell, along with all of the other instructors are the best of the best. If you're looking to learn real martial arts, learn how to defend yourself, and get in shape, this is the place to go.

    BAHAUR A.
  • JEFF B., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great place to learn martial arts in a fun but disciplined manner. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and approachable, and are really focused on the students progress and advancement. This is an excellent dojo with an awesome atmosphere; I highly recommend it.

    JEFF B.
  • JONATHAN B., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    The dojo has a great atmosphere and is very welcoming. Experienced instructors are attentive and always willing to help. The instructor to student ratio is great. I've been training here for many years and enjoy myself every time I get on the mats.

    JONATHAN B.
  • ZACH D., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100% Martial Arts is an amazing place to train within a family-friendly atmosphere! The classes are very well taught by experienced instructors, who are willing to help at all times. With a variety of classes to choose from and such a friendly environment, 100% Marital Arts is excellent!

    ZACH D.
  • MURRAY J., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I love this place! I've been training here for the past 7 years and I've enjoyed every minute of it. The instructors are very professional and knowledgeable and there's a great selection of Martial Arts & Fitness activities. I've enjoyed the Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing training and done some dabbling with Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well. It's all been great. I get a super workout and the people are always friendly and supportive. It's a big family and I highly recommend the experience to all.

    MURRAY J.
  • ALASDAIR G., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Great dojo, good atmosphere. Staff and other clients are great to train with. Jiujitsu, kickboxing, fitness for all ages.

    ALASDAIR G.
  • STEPHANIE S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    This is a great dojo to train at! Wonderful staff that are always available to help. Very professional atmosphere and extremely skilled instructors. Offerings are numerous: kickboxing, coaching, jui-jitsu, bjj, yoga, and karate. Classes for kids too. Many special events and seminars to keep things interesting. Very big sense of community - we've made lots of friends here since joining. I've been training here for 1.5 years and love it!!

    STEPHANIE S.
  • JOSHUA V., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100 Percent Martial Arts and Fitness is everything you could ask for in a martial arts club. Founder Shihan Bill Gatchell is an incredible instructor and a very inspiring martial artist. He is very passionate about martial arts and it shows in the way he teaches. He will push you to train hard and inspire you to stick with it, even through the hard times.

    This club has a very family friendly environment. The instructors are excellent with teaching kids, namely Renshi Frank Bergeron. He is always encouraging the kids to be "Masters of Listening" both in the dojo and at home. Martial arts encourages an atmosphere of respect, discipline, and comradery. You will see yourself grow physically, but more importantly, mentally. It builds self-confidence that translates into all areas of life. Martial arts is not only learning how to defend yourself, that is only one small piece of the pie. Come give it a try and see for yourself!

    JOSHUA V.
  • STEVE L., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Being a member of this fantastic organization nearly two decades as made me the person I am today, under the tutelage and mentorship of Shihan Bill Gatchell I have been able to achieve my life's goal of operating my own school expanding my Martial Arts knowledge, surpassing my own limits to the next level to this day.

    I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a fun family friendly atmosphere with cutting edge programs to join this outstanding Martial Arts and Fitness facility!

    STEVE L.
  • CAMERON M., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    100 Martial Arts & Fitness is an excellent place to train, work out and meet great people. They offer traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu, BJJ, kickboxing, fitness classes and personal training. The staff are friendly, courteous and genuinely interested in your personal success and satisfaction. The owner, Bill Gatchel is a 5th degree black belt, amazing to watch and train with (he performs martial arts like a fish swims through water) and is one of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met. I've been training here since about 1998 and still love attending classes as often as I can. BJJ was introduced to me just recently and it is some of the most fun I've had exercising. If you're looking for a fantastic work out, great fun, and excellent people, this is where you want to be!

    CAMERON M.
  • STEPHANIE S., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    This is a really great dojo to train at! I have been going here for about a year and a half and the staff and training quality are amazing. Even when I am bone tired from work all day and family life, I still drag my butt here cause I know it's a great atmosphere for picking up my mood and getting me in shape at the same time. There are numerous offerings from kick boxing with the awesome renshi Frank, jui-jitsu with a number of senseis, Brazilian jui-jitsu, fit classes and yoga. Kids too... my kids enjoy the dojo as much as we do.

    STEPHANIE S.
  • DARRELL R., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    One of the best decisions I have made was to start training here!
    The people are amazing - truly amazing, from the instructors to fellow students. They are friendly, helpful, welcoming and encouraging. I can't express how much I love the people here.
    I've been taking kickboxing here for about a year and a half, and it's made an amazing difference in my fitness level. I just wish that I had the time to train more often than a few times a week, as they offer unlimited classes. 
    If you're considering taking martial arts classes, you'd be hard pressed to find a better venue.

    DARRELL R.
  • BETHANY H., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Friendly and encouraging staff. I had to take over a year break but I was very warmly welcomed back! All the staff members are excellent teachers and are passionate about what they do. They make sure to spend one-on-one time with each student and tailor their teaching to each individual to help you learn. Now I can't get enough and like to go to every class I can! I'd advise this dojo to anyone and everyone!

    BETHANY H.
  • SHANNON W., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Fitness. Family. Health! All you could ask for from the best martial arts school in the Ottawa region. Moved to Toronto and have not been able to find similar in the 10yrs I've been here. Miss 100% MA but am grateful for the many years I had while I was there. I've learned from the best!!!

    SHANNON W.
  • MARK P., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    I have been doing martial arts my whole life.

    Never have ever been part of a school that is so welcoming. Not only do they have an incredibly functional and real scenario based curriculum, it's designed in a way that the whole family can participate and benefit. Self defence, check. Fitness, double check. Fun, check. Flexiblity in curriculum, check.

    Don't miss out!

    MARK P.
  • DEANNA O., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Markus (11) says, "I love going to the dojo!" It's the best dojo for kids to train and have fun. Teachers make it very enjoyable for them and they come out pumped with a sense of accomplishment.

    DEANNA O.
  • MARK A., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    The instructors are friendly and patient. Everyone is encouraging and the training is great! Learning so much and enjoying it. I should have started this so much earlier but glad I'm doing it now. I would encourage everyone to give it a try, you will not regret it.

    MARK A.
  • JEREMY H., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Solid community and great friends. More than just a dojo, you become family when you train here. All the teachers are great and help push your techniques to be better and faster.

    JEREMY H.
  • MIMI P., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    AMAZING CLASSES! From Fit classes to kickboxing to jujitsu!! I am very grateful to be part of the 100% family! Huge shoutout to Shihan Bill Gatchel for pushing me and motivating to be a better athlete each and every day!

    MIMI P.
  • GWENN B., 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Each of my children has found confidence, sportsmanship and great leadership at 100% Martial Arts over the past several years. I joined last spring to get active and have had wonderful support from all the staff. It isn't easy, but it is fun. The support doesn't change when taking time away for (non-martial arts) injuries, and they are so positive about taking care of the whole person and about perseverance. Absolutely recommend 100% Martial Arts & Fitness!

    GWENN B.
  • DANNY COVEY, 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    Excellent place to train! Have been a member here for a few years now. The instructors are patient, very detail-oriented and classes are fun. It's a great atmosphere to train in – I highly recommend this martial arts school!

    DANNY COVEY
  • VLADIMIR TORRES, 100% Martial Arts & Fitness Testimonials

    It's hard to summarize in just a few words everything that the Dojo means to our family. My kids, my wife, and I are lucky to be part of this great community, surrounded by supportive and encouraging fellow martial artists and friends under the guidance of all the amazing instructors and staff.

    VLADIMIR TORRES
  • My son had one class. ONE. And I instantly saw an amazing improvement in his confidence. He LOVED it and asked if he could go back every day! We will be in as often as possible. The structure and attention during class was awesome! My son appreciated doing the hard work to have a little fun at the end too. I'm blown away. Thank you!!

    CANDI KAYNE

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