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Joslins Karate and MMA

Find out what 37 combined years of Martial Arts experience can do for you.

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Joslins is one of the largest and most established Martial Arts facilities in Canada, proudly serving Hamilton since 1967. With programs ranging from Karate to MMA to Kickboxing, Joslins has you covered. Visit Joslins and find out what 37 years of experience can do for you.



Joslins, established in 1967, is one of the largest and most established Martial Arts facilities in Canada. Their MMA Program offers beginner and advance students a balance of training in stand-up and ground fighting classes. Their Boxing and Kickboxing classes train students in mastering combinations and techniques that can be effective in self defense while the MMA classes are a combination of stand-up classes, Kickboxing, Boxing and ground classes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. Joslins also offers weapons classes, where students learn the basic movements of the bo (staff) or the nunchaku.

Together, Rick and Jeff Joslin have trained seven professional kickboxers (four of whom are world ranked), over 30 National and International Champions and several Mixed Martial Arts (No Holds Barred) fighters.

Head Instructors

Rick Joslin

With 37 years experience in Martial Arts, Rick Joslin has pretty much seen and done it all. Complete with an 8th Degree Black Belt in Wado-Ryu Karate, his impressive background says it all: head kickboxing referee for the Ontario Athletic Commission, set a Canadian record by attaining his first degree black belt after 18 months of training, inducted into the Canadian Karate Hall of Fame, 3 time Canadian Heavyweight Karate Champion and over 50 Black Belt championship wins between 1967-1978.

Image of Jeff JoslinJeff Joslin

Jeff Joslin has reached great heights in his 16 years in Martial Arts with a great number of personal competition wins under his 3rd degree Black Belt: 4 time world karate champion, Pan-American BJJ champion, U.S. Nationals submission wrestling champion and over 200 Martial Arts gold medals.

Class Schedules


Tuesday: All Levels 12pm- 1:30pm, Beginner 5:45pm- 6:45pm, Advanced 6:45pm- 8:15pm

Thursday: Beginner 7pm- 8pm, Advanced 8pm -9:30pm

Friday: All levels 6:15pm- 7pm & 7pm- 8pm

Saturday: Beginner 1:15pm- 2:15pm, Advanced 2:15pm- 3:45pm

Sunday: All levels 11am- 12:30pm

Mixed Martial Arts

Monday: All levels 9pm-10:30pm

Friday: Team Inferno 8pm- 9:30pm

Saturday: Team Inferno 1:15pm- 2:30pm


Monday: Women’s 7pm-8pm, Beginner 8pm-9pm

Tuesday: Women’s 7pm-8pm, Advanced 8pm-9:30pm

Wednesday: Women’s 7pm-8pm, Beginner 8pm-9pm

Thursday: Women’s 7pm-8pm, All levels 8pm-9pm, Sparring 9pm-10pm

Friday: Beginner 8pm-9pm

Saturday: Women’s 10:30am- 11:30am, All levels 11:30am-12:30pm


Thursday: Beginner 5:15pm- 6pm


Joslins Karate and MMA

Address: 436 Concession St. Hamilton, Ontario L9A1C2

Phone: (905) 383-3539

Fax: (905) 383-3998




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