Markville Self-Defense Club

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Our Self-Defense training program includes effective techniques from Karate, Japanese Ju-Jitsu, and Krav Maga-Ground Survival.  We focus on defenses to the most common attacks, including strikes-kicks-grabs-clubs-knife-gun-and attacks on the ground.  When it comes to the ground survival…we follow the CKM 5 second rule – get off the ground within 5 seconds before other attackers start joining in!  Belt grading is available for those interested.

This program is taught by Shihan George Cushinan, along with his son Nick Cushinan.

Classes run every Wednesday night from 8:00-9:00pm.

No experience necessary, and you do not have to be a member of the Fitness Club to join our classes (however check them out…they have fantastic rates).

Cost is $50 per month (10% off for Markville Fitness members).

** Text or call Shihan George (Instructor) @ 647-454-8716 if you would like to try a couple of complimentary classes, or send a note to .


Our Markville Self-Defense Club is located in the smaller aerobics room at Markville Fitness.  There is plenty of room to move and work out.  Markville Fitness is located at 190 Bullock Drive in Markham (close to Hwy #7 and McCowan Road).


Feel free to wear your regular gym attire to try the class, or traditional Karate style uniform if you have one.