FightClub Club News
Celebrating 15-Years!April 30, 2019
FightClub Martial Arts and Fitness Training Centre is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Everyone is invited to come train, eat, drink and celebrate!
FightClub is located at 401 Donlands Avenue. The celebration starts at 10:00 am with a one-hour, fun-filled kids training session. The festivities continue from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm, with a special adult training session. Following the session, everyone is invited to enjoy food and drinks. Friends and family, current and former students are all welcome to the celebration!
FightClub has a dynamic and refreshing approach to learning self-defense. Classes teach the importance of protecting one’s self, loved ones, and physical fitness. At FightClub, you learn practical, functional, modern martial arts skills and the value of staying healthy. Regardless of your age, or how out of shape you are, FightClub delivers a way for you to train your body and mind through Systema [CNCTEMA] – Russian Martial Art.
FightClub owner and head instructor, Emmanuel Manolakakis explains how the incredible journey began:
“Fifteen years ago, I had an idea to open a small martial arts club close to my home in East York and to further my martial arts training. Traveling to my instructor’s school, north of the city was becoming a long commute. Faced with the obligations of a growing family, I found myself thinking about opening a local club to continue my education in the fascinating and unique Russian martial art known as Systema.
Rewind to 2003, FightClub was a group of fewer than 10 men training, two nights a week, in the basement of a 700 square foot room.
Fast forward to 2013, FightClub has now grown to over 200 students – men, women, and children. Offering 20 classes per week, including day and evening sessions, adult and youth classes, fitness, and personal training classes. The training gym is over 3500 square feet of space. What a difference time makes.
As a school and business, FightClub is involved in keeping our community safe, healthy and strong. FightClub’s ultimate goal is to empower its students with the ability to ‘fight the good fight’. The moment you walk in the door, you can feel the goodness it offers. Come and see your yourself”.