What we're about

The Toronto Academy of Karate, Fitness & Health was founded 46 years ago in 1970 by University of Toronto Professor and world-renowned martial artist Dr. Burt Konzak PhD.

The Academy has established an international reputation for its high standards of intelligent, disciplined and rigorous training.

We provide a safe, non-contact, friendly and supportive training environment for people of all ages with a focus on families.

We are the only Karate school with classes 5 days a week at several downtown and GTA locations.

Come Watch a Class.
If you are interested in joining, we recommend you visit any class. You are welcome to observe, or participate for free. Talk to Sensei Freeman (sensei@torontoacademy.com / (416) 409-3084) or the chief instructor if you have any questions or need further information. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend classes at any of our locations.

We hold small, personalized classes for you at the various GTA locations.

What sets The Academy of Karate, Fitness and Health apart from other schools:

* $10 or less per class, no contracts

* Ages 5 & up, families, seniors

* Convenient Downtown & Scarborough Locations

* 5 classes per week available

* Special Demonstrations, Annual Tournament

* Senior Black Belt Instructors

* 50 Years Experience

* We are not a baby sitting service or a kick boxing club.

* The Academy teaches the art of authentic Karate-Do to help our students achieve success & happiness in life!

Sensei Bert Freeman breaking a board on Discovery Channel (

One of our Senior Blackbelts Demonstrates Kata & Sparring Techniques Taught at Our Academy (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqQqqL96WASN5C-uQfaZ_w)


Academy Homepage (http://www.torontoacademy.com)


Our Sensei

Sensei Bert Freeman
Bert Freeman joined the dojo in 1976 and achieved his black belt in 1982. He has been in the Dojo for 35 years. Everyone will remember the day, in 2010, when Bert Freeman, 65 years old, won first place in the Black Belt Kumite competition, an achievement of true Karate skill and spirit.

Mr. Freeman has taught many classes over the years and has always been a strong supporter of the dojo.

Bert Freeman has been married for 44 years to Carolyn, is a father to Kelly and grandfather to Jessica (14) and Sarah (11). He has been a successful businessman for over 40 years, and most recently was the President and Creative Director of Freeman Communications, an award-winning and a well known graphic design and marketing company in downtown Toronto.

He is a man of energy and integrity and we have great confidence in his skills.

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