Learning Karate will help you succeed in Life... "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." ~ Gichin Funakoshi

Learn Karate with our Trial Offer! 2 Aweosme Locations: Ajax and Oshawa/Courtice

Contact us to see how Street Smart Defensive Arts can positively change your life! Click Pics below for more info.



We've specifically designed our classes to help your child build the life skills they need to work through their challenges and become the confident, capable adolescents that we all know they can be.


How children are treated and taught makes a huge difference in their experience, and therefore their ability. When they're engaged and excited, children learn really well. It seems obvious, but so often kids are "forced" to learn. At our school, they LOVE learning and WANT to attend our Karate classes!



We've specifically designed our classes to help you break through to new levels of health and happiness. You'll be able to work through your daily challenges with strength, focus, and poise.


Our classes blend fitness with self defense, and that's important, the reality is that you can't really separate the two. If you want to be able to defend yourself, then you need to be in better shape physically than your adversary.



Our comfortable Dojo features top quality professionally matted floors that guarantee pain free LOW IMPACT training. The Tatami textured matted floors allow for a soft surface under foot, superior grip, and offer additional protection when training.


Our FUN Family atmosphere welcomes both beginners and seasoned Martial Artists.
Meet new friends while getting into best shape of your life. All while you learn Valuable Self-Defense skills.


A Message from the Instructor

Hi, my name is Todd Sullivan, owner of Street Smart Defensive Arts.

I want to take a moment to welcome you to our website and to say THANK YOU for considering our Martial Arts school. I’ve seen so many different kinds of people come through our doors – from the very overweight to the ultra-shy. We’ve had people start class because they want to be prepared if they need to defend themselves, and even people who start class because they’ve already been victims of a violent attack. The thing that ties all of these people together is that I’ve seen Martial Arts classes help every single one of them find their inner strength, peace, and confidence.

We’ve seen people overcome serious personal challenges like losing significant weight, we’ve seen people feel supported by meeting and interacting with other people who share their challenges, and we regularly see people gaining unreal confidence not just in their ability to defend themselves, but in their everyday lives.

So, what I’ll do on this page is tell you a little about what our focus is in our classes, and what methods we use to achieve our results. Take a look at what we do, and see if our philosophy on the Martial Arts mat lines up with your goals, and if what we teach would be beneficial in your life.

Again, THANK YOU for considering Martial Arts – for our instructors and students it’s been one of the best things they’ve ever done, and I think it’s possible that it could be the same for you.

Get Fit, Feel Great, and Learn Moves That Could Save Your Life.
A "Group Sport" with an individual focus. You'll get to interact and work with other people who share your same goals and challenges, but you won't be compared to them. This isn't high school gym class - there's no "pecking order". It's just a group of people working hard to achieve the things they never thought they were capable of. And you belong with them.

We Think It's Great, But What About Regular Parents?

When we signed our daughter up last year, it was to allow her to spend some time with a friend who had joined the Courtice club. My husband had always wanted to get the kids involved in karate but the stories I had heard from how he was treated in karate made me hesitant. From the first class I realized that Sensei Todd has the perfect mix of being firm with the kids but still expecting the kids to ACT like kids, to be relaxed and have fun. Since then not only have we signed up our 9 year old daughter but our 5 year old son and then our 12 year old son. All 3 of them, despite being of different ages and ability levels, all love Sensei Todd’s classes and look forward to each and every karate class. Todd does an amazing job with the kids and always works to help them improve, working with their individual strengths and what goals we have set out! He also has extremely fair pricing which anyone with more than one child can certainly appreciate! I couldn’t imagine my kids with a better instructor than him! I would highly recommend any of his 3 locations to anyone looking for a program for adults or children of any age.

Shannon & Al Stephens
Happy Parents & Members of our Adult Karate program
A great combination of physical activity, practical techniques and perhaps most importantly for young kids, fun. An environment that is disciplined while not applying too much pressure for the children. A great way to start out martial arts. The extended programs for PA days and “special event nights” are a very welcome addition. Highly recommended! 5 star’s
Robert Howard
Happy Parent
There are so many reasons why I’m so happy with being part of the Street Smart family. As I’ve mentioned many times, Chris isn’t the fastest or most aggressive kid and he has become so much more confident which has led to him being more driven in everything he does. I’m certain that the confidence has come from the trust and the kindness that his instructors shows him. I think organized sports are important but the type of consistency and discipline that he needs, I believe he can only get at Street Smart! I feel so lucky to have stumbled on Street Smart and the amazing family atmosphere at both their dojos.
Sue Smyth
Happy Parent
Joining Street Smart Defensive Arts two years ago has been nothing short of an amazing experience for my three sisters and myself. After joining the Street Smart family, we learned a lot about ourselves and each other. Throughout the time we spent in karate class, we developed more confident, patience, leadership skills, fighting tactics, we increased our overall fitness, we made new friends, and we learned social and fighting/defence skills that will benefit us for the rest of our lives.

Street Smart Defensive Arts is different than many, many other martial arts classes. Not only do we learn karate and work on our fitness, but we also learn important skills that will most definitely help us now and in the future too.

Joining Street Smart Defensive Arts has changed our lives for the better and we couldn’t have been happier to find out about this awesome program! As a result, now we are more, ‘street smart’.

Eesha Chaudhry
Happy Adult Karate program Student

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