Barrhaven Martial Arts Centre

The Warrior Training program returns to Ottawa!

20 weeks

Monday through Friday from 6am to 7:30am

Starts October 14

Transform Yourself,
Change Your Life

The Warrior Training Program is a 20-week program that helps develop the discipline, mental strength, and physical strength to conquer anything. For some, it’s a fun and challenging way to get into the best shape of their life. For others, it’s about proving something to themselves and boosting their confidence. No matter the reason, the Warrior Training Program can have an incredibly positive impact on your life.

Session begins October 14th!

"We can't promise it will be easy, but we can promise it will be worth it."

Who is it for?

The Warrior Training Program is designed for anyone with little or no mixed martial arts experience, who’s looking to learn something new and challenge themselves in ways they never thought possible.

Who isn't it for?

This program isn’t for experienced mixed martial arts fighters or those looking to pursue a career in MMA. W2W is focused on creating warriors, not training to win matches.


Mel, 26, Retail Manager

My why: To reclaim my life from depression after years of feeling I was losing.


Roland, 52, Entrepreneur

My why: Be an example to my 6-yr old daughter that you can make your dreams come true.


Jessie Skillen, 29, Nurse

My why: To prove I can do anything if I put my mind to it & not run away when things get hard.


Dan, 29, Trainer

My why: To challenge myself mentally, physically & be a better person.

Join a Team

The people that come together in the Warrior Training Program form a special bond. Everyone joins for their own reasons, but they’re all looking to improve themselves and their lives. This team will be a support system, will help you push yourself further than you ever have, and will make coming back every day more enjoyable than you thought possible.

Get To Know Your Coaches

The world-class coaches leading our Warrior Training Program empower you to be your best self. They provide a safe training and learning environment, will push you to limits you never thought possible, and will help you have a whole lot of fun along the way.

Nick Castiglia

Professor Nick Castiglia has been training in the martial arts since he was ten years old, beginning first with traditional Jiu-Jitsu before moving on to Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate, where he received his first-degree Black belt from Sensei Mike Sywyk.

Mark Holst

Sensei Mark Holst Mark has been training full time ever since he turned 16 years old. He began in the martial arts with Karate, Boxing and Kickboxing with 23-time world champion Jean-Yves Theriault. After receiving his Black belt in Shotokan karate, Mark decided it was time to move on to bigger challenges, and began training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.

Training Schedule and Location

The Warrior Training Program Schedule & Location:

Duration 20 weeks
Schedule Monday to Friday at 6:00am – 7:30am
Training Duration Strength and Conditioning Days: 60 min
MMA training days: 90 min
Location 3777 Strandherd Drive Unit 99, Nepean, Ontario K2J 4B1

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Training Starts Monday 14th October

Cost and Payment Plan

The total fee for the 20 weeks of elite MMA training is $2,340 including taxes, or $2,575 if a payment plan is required. The payment options are as follows:

Option 1 (Discounted Bulk Payment)

  • $500* Deposit – To secure your spot
  • $1,840 – Will be debited week after start date
  • Total: $2,340

Option 2 (Payment Plan)

  • $500 Deposit – To secure your spot
  • You may then choose to pay the balance of $2,075 in weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments over the next 4 months
  • (NB You may choose to increase your deposit via our online payments portal so as to further lower your installment payments throughout the first 4 months)
  • Total: $2,575

What is included? 

  • 100+ tailored MMA training & conditioning sessions
  • 50+ page W2W specific nutrition guide (eBook)
  • Personalised online nutrition program with Lockhart and Leith for final 10 weeks
  • A premium 2 piece W2W MMA fight uniform to compete in at the Finale event
  • Access to a private competitor and coaches forum
  • Protective equipment (picture below) delivered for the second phase of the program

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions asked by competitors when signing up for The Warrior Training Program.

What happens at Trials?

The Trials are nothing more than a good workout which is FREE! It’s a chance for the Coaches to meet those that have applied and put a face to the name to ensure they have a great bunch of humans to take on the journey. All they are looking for on the day is heart, provided you go along there’s every chance you will be selected to participate in the program.

Do I have to fight?

The whole point of W2W is to provide a platform where men and women get the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and do something so beyond what you thought previously possible. The Finale at the end is ultimately the graduation, it’s the point of true empowerment and a chance to really prove to yourself that with the right determination and motivation you really can do anything. With Competitor safety at the forefront of all of our programs if the coaches feel a Competitor is not ready either physically or mentally, they will not be put forward to compete in the finale. If you do not feel comfortable with the thought of taking part in the finale you will not be asked to do so. It’s 100% up to you.

What if I miss a session?

The training program runs for 20 consecutive weeks, and are usually early morning training sessions between one hour and 90 minutes Monday through to Friday. For the first few weeks of any training program you will have a rostered ‘recovery day’ meaning no training that morning. This is to ensure our Competitors don’t overdo it in the first few weeks whilst your bodies are adjusting to the early wake up calls and your new training routine. We encourage all of our Competitors to attend as many of the scheduled sessions as possible, not only for your own good of developing that Warrior mindset but by being accountable you are there to support your fellow teammates on the mats each day. You become a training partner and a student and by doing so you become the very best version of YOU. Inevitably there will be a need to miss a training session due to sickness or perhaps you have a pre-booked holiday, this is generally fine as long as your Coaches are aware of any time away. Be upfront about your reasons for non-attendance and the Coaches will be flexible and happily work out alternate arrangements for you.

How to get started

STEP 1: Fill out the form to receive more info

STEP 2: Attend an info or trial session

STEP 3: Join the program and become a warrior