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    About Us    

Battle Arts Academy opened its doors in September 2013.  Battle Arts is a 13,000 sqf multi-use facility that was the brain child of Mississauga native Anthony Carelli, also known as WWE Super Star Santino Marella.  In conjunction with Terry Frendo of Inside Fitness magazine, they intend to become an icon in the GTA’s Health and Fitness industry. 

Battle Arts Academy serves the community is a multitude of ways.  "It’s a World Class Training Center that just happens to be in the neighbourhood."   We offer: 




The most extensive Kids MMA program ever


Effective Weight Loss classes


An Elite Strength & Conditioning Program for Hard-Core fitness enthusiasts  


A World Class MMA Program that include 
Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Kick Boxing, and Muay Thai 


Professional Wrestling


Team Training


Live Events every month at the Don Kolov Arena



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    Our Trainers

Yuki Ishikawa

MMA, Submission Wrestling & Kids Classes

Yuki is a master instructor from Koshigaya, Japan.  He moved here to Canada to share his vast knowledge of grappling and submissions with us at Battle Arts Academy.   

NIchelle Laus 

Fight & Function
Nichelle incorporates Boxing and Kickboxing into her fun yet demanding training session, Its not just for ladies anymore boys!  Great for losing weight and getting fit.  

Tony Wallace

Kettlebells & Boxing
Tony Wallace is a certified Personal Trainer, Boxing Ontario recognized Boxing coach, and Level 2 Kettlebell instructor. Tony coaches our boxing program and in one short year has produced a Silver Gloves Champion, a Golden Gloves Champion, and member of the National Team and a Canadian National Silver Medalist, AND . . . its for everyone! 

Sam Zakula 

Brazililian Jiu Jitsu
Whether is cornering a UFC fight or helping kids develop, Sam’s Jiu Jitsu knowledge is extensive and takes place in a friendly family type atmosphere. Sam produces champions.

Richard Gayle

Athlete Performance Training
Power, Speed, Agility, these attributes will make any athlete a BETTER ATHLETE, and training with Richard makes this happen. 

Triston Brookes

Cardio Kickboxing, Lean & Fit Camps
Triston incorporates Boxing / Kickboxing into his fun and intense boot-camp  style training session, perfect for losing weight and getting toned.  Learn to find your limits, and then surpass them.

Stevan Kuzminov

K1 Kickboxing
Stevan has produced World Champions in the past, and now he is doing the same here in Canada.  Old-school Kickboxing at its finest.  

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News & Events


One Football Coach Gives Another Coach Tips On Training

By Perry Lefko

Patrick McCallion is a 44-year-old physical education teacher in Mississauga, and he’s learned a whole new way to train and pass on some tips to his students and soccer and football athletes he coaches in after-school programs.


A few months ago, Patrick received a text from JP Falacho, asking him to try out the strength and conditioning class he was beginning Saturday mornings at Battle Arts Academy. The two knew one another as rival football coaches in the Peel Region – Patrick is the senior football coach at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Mississauga, while J.P. is the head coach at St. Marguerite D’Youville in Brampton – and let’s just say JP wanted to see if Patrick had the intestinal fortitude to try the class. He told him the class would consist of functional training and it would be a good way for him to get away from the everyday gym routine of simply lifting weights.



The Man Of Many Names Explains Financial And Health Strategies

By Perry Lefko

Meet Christopher Dewdney, also known as Lord Dewdney and Rhett Butler. Although he has many monikers, which he uses for various reasons, he is consistent about two beliefs: staying financially sound and physically fit.

The 33-year-old is a certified financial planner and partner with the firm, DWL Financial, which is a North York-based wealth-management firm focusing on risk-involved management. He has been advising individuals and companies how to manage their assets for 11 years, and has also been conducting financial literacy programs in schools.



Did you hear the one about the teaching assistant who decided to take some physical fitness classes after watching her kids do it?

Jane DiMaria is getting top marks for her commitment to getting into better shape.


When Battle Arts Academy opened in September, 2013, Jane’s middle child, Lawrence, joined the various kids’ classes, such as judo, striking and wrestling, and the following May her eldest, Anthony, followed.


“We saw Anthony Carelli’s gym advertised on the wrestling shows and decided to check it out,” Jane says. “My middle one loved it, and my older one wanted to join, so he decided to quit karate and came here.



Teaching Assistant Finds Fitness Classes Very Educational

By Perry Lefko