The Bushido-Kai Academy located in Halifax is Atlantic Canada's largest running multi–discipline Martial Art training facility and is one of the few schools in Canada to have such a diverse line up certified instructors with Black Belts or instructor certifications in Japanese Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Amateur Kickboxing, Inosanto Filipino Martial Arts, Modern Arnis, Bakbakan Kali, Kali Ilustrisimo, Shootwrestling, Judo, Greco –Roman wrestling, Free-style wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kyokushin Karate, Goju-Ryu Karate, Jun Fan Gung-Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Submission grappling.
Our official registered business name “McKinnon Academy of Martial Arts”
Founded by Sensei Ray McKinnon in 1985 the Bushido-Kai is recognized around the world by some of the leading instructors in various disciplines.
With a huge team of certified instructors in various programs they all bring their own years of training and wealth of knowledge, from pioneering Japanese Jujitsu, Kickboxing and Submission grappling in the province, training Canada games athletes in Judo and Wrestling and right up to working fighter’s corners at U.F.C events
The academy is a 3000sf facility complete with change rooms, showers and a 1200sf matted training floor and welcomes all levels. We have had everyone come through our doors from beginners to World Champions and U.F.C hall of fame inductees.
We have a large competition team that has competed in various events from Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Submission grappling and MMA. With over 40 international medals in BJJ, belt titles in local MMA events and various wins in other events.
We also offer the longest running Japanese Jujitsu, Submission grappling and Kids Jujitsu class in Nova Scotia, and have been teaching Kickboxing since 1987. We welcome all levels of experience and being part of Bushido-Kai is being part of an extended family.
"I am always very honored and privileged for the opportunity to visit the Bushido-Kai. I found the instructors, students and Ray McKinnon, not only knowledgeable in your arts, but inspiring in your thirst for more. Old school martial arts is about honor, integrity and honesty and you are, my friends, a perfect example of those qualities....GOD bless..."
Respectfully yours, Jean Yves Theriault 23 Time World Kickboxing Champion