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Felicia Bergstrom

UPDATED: I'VE LOST 12lbs IN THE LAST 6 WEEKS DOING THE ADULTS FITNESS KICKBOXING! This a great place to improve your physical condition. Whether you're starting from a couch potato or an athlete, you will get a fantastic workout. Every workout is different so there's no getting bored here. I particularly enjoy the friendly and non-intimidating environment - everyone encourages each other, no one is left out or left behind, and EVERYONE is treated with respect. They have change rooms, bathrooms, cold water & sports drinks as well as martial arts gear available for purchase. Classes are scheduled 6 days a week and at times that make it convenient for shift workers so there's no excuse to not go! THE KIDS TAEKWONDO CLASSES are a fun place for kids 3yrs+ to burn off energy. Kids are taught various skills in an age appropriate manner. The class schedule is flexible & the option to make up for missed classes is available.

Jodi Sheehan

The instructors are fantastic!! They're patient, understanding, illustrate clear expectations and are very active in participating with the students in each class to make sure they learn the techniques safely and properly! Beyond the Martial Arts aspect of the class that we knew we were signing up for, Jason, Mike, Amanda and Josh are great catalysts for 'life skills' within the classes as well with the lessons of friendship, respect, compassion and humor being integrated into the class instruction. The instructors interaction and class participation have all gone above my expectations with our Autistic son and he looks forward to his classes every week!

Brandon Racette

This place is incredible! Staff is amazing, incredible program run with lots of energy! Our 3 year old started here very nervous and had developed a huge improvement in her self awareness and confidence. They have so much patience for the kids and provide an amazing opportunity for growth for them. It's been great to see her become a part of this amazing community!

Robyn Heney

Loving our membership package! We get to pick the days that work for us. The price stays the same even when we go to more classes. The staff is so nice and helpful. They are also doing great stuff for Covid as well. I feel so safe sending my son there. Looking forward to much more time spent at Trail Martial Art Studio. UPDATE: We have now been with the Ignite Family for 2 months now, and I can honestly say it is my favourite child programming to date, and we have tried several over the last few years. This crew blows me away, and my son is loving the program and his Instructors. I am so thankful for each and everyone of the Ignite crew, especially during these difficult Covid times. Speaking of Covid, Ignite's procedures are above any I've seen in our Community. I have no concern with sending my son there, which is high praise coming from me. We are extra cautious as both my son and I are Asthmatics and in the high risk category group.

Natalie Gauthier

This school offers amazing "ninja classes" that not only teach kids martial arts, but life skillz too! Every kid I see come to class leaves with a smile, a boost to self confidence, and amazing discipline. I'd recommend this school to anyone with kids looking for a fun, structured class.

Heather Salivaras

We have been with Ignite now for 2 years, started with just one son enrolled and waited patiently for our youngest to turn three so he too could be enrolled. It’s an incredible way for our family to learn strategies to overcome challenges, to be playful while still being respectful and most importantly to never, never, never give up! The homework is so much fun and our boys are so motivated to earn their rewards, strips and new belts...they have really come to appreciate what it means to work for something and earn it! What Chad and his team have done for our family we will never forget, so very grateful to have an option of somewhere to go every single day of the week that teaches our boys powerful life skillz. Highly recommend to anyone!!

Shauna Cave

Our son has been practicing martial arts with the academy for almost a year. He has enjoyed every single class, and his improvement has been incredible. The instructors are very skilled, super enthusiastic, and amazing with the kids. The program is the perfect balance of fun, learning and discipline! They are great at what they do! The building is immaculately maintained and their safety standards are above and beyond. They have done a fantastic job keeping us parents informed, keeping our children engaged, and keeping the program running throughout the challenges presented with Covid! I highly recommend Ignite martial arts! They get our vote for best children’s program in Castlegar!! Their birthday parties are a must try as well!!

LeeAnn Zaitsoff

I participate in the fitness kickboxing classes at Ignite Martial Arts. The classes are always a great work out, they are fun and held in a very friendly environment. The instructors are very welcoming, they strive to help you push past your personal fitness boundaries and have extensive knowledge when it comes to martial arts/ kickboxing. I highly recommend Ignite Martial Arts for any class, you will not be disappointed!

Susanne Thomas

This program is run by amazing instructors that teach the kids much more than just Martial Arts! My ninjas have been going since the center opened in 2017 and they’ve loved every minute of it. The instructors work with the kids to build confidence, perseverance as well as leadership skills to just name a few.

Jeff Holm reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
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I've been a student here for about 6 months now, and I was afraid this was going to be an intimidating experience. Wow was it ever not! The staff are really friendly, and all of the other students are supportive of one another. This is a great place to build up some self esteem, burn off some fat, and meet some new friends!

Pamela Worsnop reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Trail Martial Arts has really built up my children’s self esteem and encouraged them to take leadership roles by using a fun positive environment.

Jessica Hendriksen reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Started doing the fitness kickboxing class in January. Been at it for almost 6 months the and I love it! I have more energy than I have ever had! I've lost fat and built muscle! I love it!

Colleen Dohms Lohner reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
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Trail Martial Arts is an amazing place. Our whole family is a part of what they do! We have benefited from the programs greatly. The staff are amazing! I highly recommend them!

Emily Kogan-Young reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

A really great, intense and fun workout for getting in shape and stress relief!

Keri Peters reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I’m amazed at the progress my child has made in less than a year with her confidence and physical awareness. It’s a great sport and the instructors are awesome with capturing the kids attention and teaching them skills.

Janette Holtzman reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
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4 of my kids are in the martial arts program so far. They have gained knowledge in physical fitness and defense, skills that will trickle into all aspects of their lives, and developed social skills as well. I can't say enough good things about this program and the instructors that run it! The instructors are patient, encouraging, and take the time to work on individual improvements. The kids are always excited to get to their next level of belt testing, and a recent goal I've heard from one of them is that they are determined to get their black belt. A wonderful goal to have! The instructors put on even more, extra activities that the kids love and the whole family can enjoy. Absolutely love Trail Martial Arts!

Kerilyn Stephens reviewed Ignite Martial Arts
5
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My daughter (who is 3) has just begun at Trail Martial Arts and I'm already all in! The staff has been so welcoming and patient with my reluctant ninja and have brought her out of her shell. She told me yesterday that "Josh is my best friend!" An amazing place!

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The SKILLZ Your Child Needs for Successful Learning

Kids need help meeting life’s challenges. We’ll teach them the skills they need to rise to the occasion.

As a parent, you want your children to succeed in life, and that means teaching them to navigate whatever comes their way. The SKILLZ Child Development Program has the answers you need.

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Do You Want Your Kids to Have the Skills They Need to Face Life’s Challenges?

Kids learn best in a structured environment with their peers.

Kids often don’t learn basic life skills in school

Age-appropriate instruction can be difficult to find.

Kids who don’t know how to handle stress & disappointment may struggle in life.

SKILLZ Programs Meet Kids Where They Are

With age-appropriate lessons in a fun, social setting, kids learn how to rise to life’s challenges and meet struggles without losing their sense of self.

Today’s kids face big challenges and it’s your job to give them the training and tools they need to meet them. People aren’t born with natural discipline, self-control or perseverance. They need to be taught what to do when the going gets tough.

SKILLZ Child Development programs are designed to meet kids where they are and guide them to where they need to be. Once they are enrolled, students will enjoy the company of other kids while building, step by step, the skills they need for a happy and successful life.

Our unique structure provides age-appropriate instruction to allow kids to master life’s lessons – one step at a time.

your child will grow every day!

Whether your child is in pre-school or prepping for college, the SKILLZ curriculum will meet them where they are and help them gain the skills and discipline they need to succeed in their lives.

Age-Appropriate Instruction Designed to Meet Your Child Where They Are

Kids of different ages require different types of instruction to succeed. With our trained instructors, they’ll learn at a level that’s appropriate for where they are developmentally. We’ll always make sure they’re ready before they move to the next level of instruction.

By adapting our lessons to kids’ emotional and physical development, we ensure that they’ll have fun learning – and that the lessons they learn will stick with them throughout their lives and into adulthood.

Improved Behavior at Home and at School

One of the hardest things to teach kids is self-discipline. Younger kids can struggle to control themselves and even older students sometimes get carried away. A lack of discipline can lead to behavioral issues at home and at school.

With SKILLZ classes, kids learn the benefits of self-discipline and the tools they need to achieve it. Over time, parents and teachers notice remarkable improvements in kids’ behavior as they learn to master their impulses and control their emotions.

Kids Socialize and Make Friends in a Safe Setting

With today’s kids spending so much time online, it can be difficult for them to make friends in real life – and yet, they need friends to give them support and love in times of difficulty. The easiest way to make new friends is by sharing an experience.

In our SKILLZ classes, kids spend time with their peers in a safe, fun, and social setting. They’ll have time to get to know one another and respect one another as they learn necessarily skills. The friendships they form in our classes may last a lifetime.

Kids Thrive with Short Lessons and Regular Progress

Kids can struggle with disappointment, especially if they don’t learn how to set achievable goals and work toward big goals over time. These are skills they can learn and apply to every aspect of life, from school to work to family.

SKILLZ lessons are broken into short, easily digestible sections that allow kids to master skills quickly and be rewarded for their progress. Over time, they’ll learn what it takes to break down big goals into smaller ones and how to handle setbacks along the way.

Trail Martial Arts has really built up my children’s self esteem and encouraged them to take leadership roles by using a fun positive environment.

Pamela Worsnop

My daughter (who is 3) has just begun at Trail Martial Arts and I'm already all in! The staff has been so welcoming and patient with my reluctant ninja and have brought her out of her shell. She told me yesterday that "Josh is my best friend!" An amazing place!

Kerilyn Stephens

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  • Early Skillz 3-4 Year Olds
  • Basic Skillz 5-6 Year Olds
  • Core Skillz 7-9 Year Olds
  • Extreme Skillz 10-14 Year Olds
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FAQs

What qualifications do SKILLZ instructors have?

All instructors are SKILLZ certified, meaning that they are trained in child development and psychology. They have a deep understanding of kids and their needs, so you can trust them to teach your children what they need to know.

How do SKILLZ classes help kids in school?

SKILLZ training puts kids in the learning zone, where their defenses are down, and their minds are open. By learning the self-control and discipline they need, they’ll get to a place where they can focus on school and feel confident that they can meet every challenge.

Will SKILLZ training help my child set achievable goals?

Yes! The SKILLZ curriculum is designed to meet kids where they are, giving them both short-term and long-term goals. They’ll learn that mastering new skills can help them build toward their dreams.

My child lacks confidence. Can the SKILLZ program help?

Yes. Kids in our child development classes learn to trust themselves as they build basic skills, one step at a time. We notice significant improvements in confidence and self-esteem as kids work their way through our classes.

Can SKILLZ training help my child behaviorally?

Yes, it can. Kids who misbehave often do so out of a lack of self-control . They may feel frustrated and unable to express their feelings. We’ll help them learn how to control their emotions and channel them into constructive activities.

What age does my child need to be to participate in SKILLZ?

We have age-appropriate programs for every age from toddlers to teens. At each step of the way, we’ll meet your child where they are emotionally and intellectually and help them gain essential life skills and self-confidence.

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Kids can socialize and make friends in a safe, sanitary setting.

Our SKILLZ development center helps your child both development physically and mentally.

Lessons that are taught are specific to your child's age & development status.

Martial arts instruction and other physical activities are included to provide kids with exercise and a chance to burn energy.

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