Come and train under the expert guidance of World Champions Spero Skoufis and Nathan Skoufis and become part of the family!
Martial Arts training at GFMA increases self-esteem, fitness and flexibility and teaches students respect for themselves and for others. We have Karate programs suitable for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Children learn Karate in a safe, supervised environment and our trained instructors are specialists in keeping kids motivated and interested while they are learning self-defense techniques that can last a lifetime. In addition, classes are full of fun, exciting activities and character development lessons.
It is an honour for us to be a part of each and every student's learning experience and we thank you in advance for taking the first step towards making Guelph Family Martial Arts part of your Family.
Spero Skoufis has been training in martial arts from the age of six. Mr. Skoufis is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Karate and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Head Instructor. Mr. Skoufis has won world championships in IFMA (International Federation of Martial Arts) and NAFMA (North American Federation of Martial Arts). He also has trained, competed and won over 50 tournaments in Karate, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He is an active competitor.
Nathan Skoufis is a member of the Hayabusa professional karate team who also sponsors UFC champion George St. Pierre and Glory Kickboxing Champion Nieky Holzken. He has been training in martial arts from the age of six. Mr. Skoufis is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor. He has won world championships in several leagues including NBL (National Black Belt League), NASKA (North American Sport Karate Association), IFMA (International Federation of Martial Arts) and NAFMA (North American Federation of Martial Arts) as well as winning over 150 regional and national events and being the youngest adult competitor to ever win a grand championship; all of this being accomplished by the age of 20. He is still an active competitor.
Sophie Skoufis has been training in martial arts for over 20 years. Mrs. Skoufis is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor. She has won world championships in sparring, kata and weapons in many leagues including NASKA (North American Sport Karate Association), IFMA (International Federation of Martial Arts) and NAFMA (North American Federation of Martial Arts) as well as winning over 50 regional and national events. She is still an active competitor and dedicated coach for our students.
Guelph Family Martial Arts Oath
I will develop myself in a positive manner, and I will avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use commonsense before self-defense and never be abusive or offensive
We are a black belt school.
We are motivated, we are dedicated, and we are on a quest to be the best.