Martial Arts, Trauma Theory, Communication

Are you looking to build confidence, expand potential and and become more peaceful and resilient  through an effective self-defence and Martial Arts system that takes into account your current level of skill, fitness, and capacity?  

Then Mindful Martial Arts is for you.

Using Mindfulness in conjunction with effective martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Wrestling, students learn to defend themselves and develop their capacity to overcome stress, speak out and protect against boundary violations, and gain insight into themselves through the practice of Mindful Martial Arts.


This is the cornerstone of Mindful Martial Arts. We train Effective, real self defense and Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Judo)  within the context of Mindfulness.


Self - Defence & Women's Empowerment

Every Saturday night we have a class just for Women. We understand that Women face different challenges and needs then most Men when it comes to feeling safe and secure in the world...


Alex Paynter

Just had an amazing class with Mr. Mindful Martial Arts himself Shawn Desjardins. He's truly a brilliant teacher as well as epic fighter. I highly recommend checking out his classes and teachings. There's no doubt that I'm now going to make his classes a regular part of my flow. Thanks again brother, excited to learn more from you!

Madison Deppe

I am so grateful that this was my introduction to martial arts. Having now experienced another gym as well, I am increasingly appreciative of Shawn's attention to detail, truly effective teaching techniques and style, and the focus on presence, awareness, and mindfulness. Whether you have a martial arts background or are a complete beginner, I truly cannot recommend these classes enough. Much gratitude, Shawn!


Wei Simon Chou

Shawn is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgable and patient. If you are a beginner and want to try martial arts without having to go through the formalities or 'beginners shame'. I would highly recommend this.


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Window of Tolerance in Martial Arts

Understanding how trauma theory and Martial Arts from a higher level of order of teaching.


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