Become a stronger, more confident and capable you!
For over 25 years, we have helped individuals of all ages gain everlasting confidence, courage, and clarity. Our unique approach teaches individuals how to move and protect themselves, their family, and their way of life.
Register for your complimentary trial class today to see if Bindner Academy is the right fit for you or your child.
Welcome to Bindner Academy! - Providing useable martial arts and leadership training for kids, teens, and adults since 1997.
Our Chief Instructor, Sensei Derek Bindner and his team are committed to providing a world-class training experience, to help you develop quality self-protection skills, as well as adventure-based personal growth.
Small, medium, and large group, and private lessons and seminars available around the world, six days per week for ages 5 to 85!
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Kids & TEENS
Enrich your child's life with everlasting confidence, focus and discipline, in a safe and fun environment. Help them develop personal safety skills and a solid moral foundation for making good decisions for your peace of mind.
Take care of your physical and mental health in a sophisticated and movement-rich environment, while learning how to protect yourself, your family, and your way of life. Connect with the people that can make it happen today!
Learn the mental and physical strategies of this submission grappling sport known as
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, from the region's first BJJ school.
Let Our Passion Inspire You!
What people are saying
Derek Bindner visited my class to speak about the relationship between mind and body. My students had been reading about aikido and doing basic exercises as part of the course requirements, but Derek’s seminar really brought ideas about harmony, centre, and peak performance to life. Students were unanimous in their praise for the effectiveness and inventiveness of the seminar. Some students even said that Derek’s seminar should be required for all university students to help them rise above stress to find success!
-Dr. John Corr,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of English, Film Studies & Contemporary Studies
"The 8-Week Jiu-Jitsu program run by Derek at Bindner Academy is a challenging and enjoyable workout. The self-protection section Derek teaches as part of the program is practical and he gives detailed instruction on how and when to implement each technique. As usual, Derek always keeps the mood of the sessions light and fun but works his students hard at the same time. Highly recommended and I will be returning again when I can fit it into my schedule.