DEMA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program

Dragon's Den Elite has been instructing jiu jitsu methods since the mid 1990's largely under the sport jiu jitsu and nogi (mma) strategies. With the many successes of our jiu jitsu method for self defense and sport related training we continue to evolve our ground...

A Special Thanks To All Of You

It is hard to believe that 25 years of teaching, training and learning has gone by in the blink of an eye. When the Den was a new martial art, self defense and training facility the sounds of pads being hit, kicks and

Dan earns his second degree black belt

A special event today for long time member Dan Hare. A long and rewarding journey during the past few years has culminated in Dan receiving his second degree black belt status. Starting his formal training in 2004 dan has spent a decade learning multi-range...

Fundraising Events for Josh Wright

Fundraising plans in full swing to send Josh Wright and his coaching staff to the WBC Canadian Amateur Boxing Championship in Toronto this October. Mark your calendars, Tupperware and Bake Sale on Friday June 13th and Pub Night at Rusty' s on Friday July 11th. More...

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😷 NEW| Training Masks and Filter 😷
‼️AVAILABLE NOW‼️

With safety as our number one concern for our members, we now offer non-medical two ply training masks with an insert for a filter. Our first edition mask comes in either a camo design or in solid black. Our branded logo is embossed on each re-useable mask and comes with one 2.5pm filter (which should be replaced at minimal intervals.) This is a limited supply so order yours today! ⛑
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2 days ago  ·  

‼️ UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ‼️

📆 Saturday, May 30th, 2020

✅ Welcome to the new normal...
PLEASE WATCH OUR NEW
ORIENTATION VIDEO FOR
OUR SUMMER SESSION
OUTDOOR CLASSES. 😎

Under the direction of the Regional Health Board, in order to have more of our members participate during phase two of our re-opening, we will be doing a large part of our classes outdoors WEATHER PERMITTING. ☀️

1️⃣ OUTDOOR SESSIONS WILL OCCUR WHEN THE WEATHER IS SUNNY OR NO REPORTS OF RAIN IN THE IMMEDIATE FORECAST.

2️⃣ Check-ins will still be the same as if you are doing an in-door class.

3️⃣ Outdoor classes will be for all of our Teen|Adult boxing and kickboxing programs except in the cases of our KIDFit Boxing and KIDfit Kickboxing classes which will remain indoors.

4️⃣ All participants MUST WEAR OUTDOOR RUNNERS and the appropriate gear during an outdoor class.

5️⃣ All sports bags will be stored outside in the assigned lane space where the participant will be training.

6️⃣ Outdoor sessions will include various conditioning methods including running drills so IT IS MANDATORY TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND TOWEL, NO EXCEPTIONS!

7️⃣ ALL OUTDOOR CLASSES WILL STILL REQUIRE PRE-BOOKING. ✅

8️⃣ MEMBERS MUST NOW PARK THEIR VEHICLE IN FRONT OF CJ AUTO IN ORDER TO FREE THE PARKING SPACE NEEDED FOR OUR OUTDOOR SESSIONS! ⛔️

We are looking forward to our upcoming re-opening and gettiing everyone back to where they were before everyone’s isolated vacation! 🚧
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2 days ago  ·  

‼️ UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ‼️

📆 Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

✅ Welcome to the new normal...
PLEASE WATCH OUR NEW
ORIENTATION VIDEO FOR
OUR RETURNING MEMBERS.
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5 days ago  ·  

‼️UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ◾️ UPDATE ‼️

📆 Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

It’s only a few days before we are ready to welcome back our members for “new normal” training starting next week. We are hard at work making our facility compliant and here is what we have done so far,

✅ New signage were put on our door and walls to remind our members about social distancing, our hygiene station and safety protocols.

✅ Training pads taped for members to participate in. Each training pad will be slightly larger then the recommended 6’ by 6’ square in order to give our members,

🥊 better freedom of movement in their designated pad,

🥊 more optional drills in which to better challenge our members

and

🥊 unique training pads designated as shadow play, speed play or power play stations, allowing for dedicated skill development for a members in-class session.

✅ Limited Class Sizes based on reconfiguring our training pads now allow for either 8 individual non-household members or,

✅ the use of our training ring as a family training pad will allow for 9 members to train on our facility floor.

❎ For the time being our second floor will NOT BE FOR MEMBER USE as recommended by the regional health board. We hope to have this open in the next phase of facility operation.

‼️ Cleaning time has been reduced to fifteen minutes to allow adequate time for more classes during peak periods of our facilities operation. ON TIME CLASS FINISHES AND EXITING WILL BE ADHERED TO. Please, NO after class congregations will be allowed during transition times between classes.

✅ With summer fast approaching and offering increased daylight hours and better weather we will use our ‘outdoor training area’ as much as possible over the next few months to potentially increase the amount of members participating in every class. WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR SPACE ON-LINE YOU WILL ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO OUR OUTDOOR CLASS. Stay tuned for our on-line booking as,

✅ We are in the midst of finishing our on-line classes and programs reservation and booking program which will be available in a few weeks. The first few weeks of our re-opening will be a soft one with limited classes while our membership starts to reserve their class times and program reservations on-line.

🎥 Our production video for our safe space protocols will be on our page in a few days to demonstrate what our members can expect once we open our doors. THIS WILL BE A MUST WATCH TRAINING VIDEO. 📽

We’re so looking forward to everyone’s return starting this coming monday...⏰
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6 days ago  ·  

♻️ Cycling With Adaptive Changes. ♻️

With another change comes more adaptation. Some parents have inquired if it’s still feasible to watch their children during their class sessions. The answer is as follows,

❎ For the time being parental viewing of their children inside the facility is not allowed due to the limitation of persons being accomodated inside. With the regional health board recommending a certain amount of trainable space per member in maintaining social distance, the main training floor will only allow for members participating during classes. With this as the new normal we have offered the following solution,

✅ Since we are approaching summer, 🌞 parents may be able to observe classes from the outside vantage of any of our windows in which to peer inside. 😎 We suggest that parents bring their own lawn chair(s) in which to view their children after the entry protocols have been met. REMEMBER that your children may be allowed entry up to five minutes before their designated class so PLEASE BE ON TIME. ⏰

❎ With limited class sizes of only 7-8 members per class we have also adapted to the use of our “outdoor training space” 🚦to allow for more members to participate (up to 12-16) within the social distancing parameters allowed by the regional health board by,

✅ Informing our members daily through our facebook social media account of our outdoor classes. This will take place once we have the necessary protocols in place to do so.
A training video 🎥 will be made for our members to view on how such outdoor classes will be had. Regulations and protocols will be included on this training video soon. Outdoor classes will be for various childrens, teen and adult programs weather permitting. 👍

⛩ We are doing our best to give you all the safety measures, adaptive changes and continued pre-cautions to return with confidence.
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1 week ago  ·