On-line Classes

Ferris Family Karate and 3 Fires Martial Arts Academy have been running 1/2 hour on-line classes since the quarantine started. Beginning May 4th, these classes will be extended to one hour.

Day Time Content
Monday 6:00 - 7:00PM Shotokan Karate - Beginner +
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM  5 Animal Kung Fu - Beginner +
Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 PM  Cardio Kick Boxing
  6:45 - 7:30 PM Yang Style Tai Chi - Beginner +
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00PM 5 Animal Kung Fu - Beginner+
Saturday 10:30 - 11:00AM Kinder Class (4 to 6 YRO)
  11:00AM - 12:00PM  Shotokan Karate - Beginner +
  12:00 - 1:00PM Shotokan Karate - Black Belt
Sunday 11:00AM - 12:00PM 5 Animal Kung Fu - Black Sash
  12;15 - 1:00PM Yang Style Tai Chi


We are using two applications for the on-line video sessions.  Ringcentral Meetings for kinders and karate. For Kung Fu andTai Chi we are using the Zoom application. 


These classes are offered to anyone. However, if you currently train at another school that is closed, we expect you will remain as a student with that school while you use the on-line program.  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the log on information.

Additional to these classes, we have been building our website resources with written and video content. Check them out by logging into the website. If you have forgotten your log on  credentials please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take care and be safe. 

Female Only Karate Class

A Martial Arts Program for Women; Taught Exclusively by Women

3 Fires is pleased to present a unique martial arts program specifically for females 13 and up.

When?  Thursdays 7:15PM - 8:30
Where?  129 Main St E
Cost? $40 / month
  • This program will focus on Tradtional Shotokan Karate 
  • This is not a sport focused program - it's aim is self improvement
  • The program is facillitated by  highly ranked women Black Belts (3rd degree and higher) who are certified in teaching women by the NWMAF
  • The program will include special personal defence modules for females
  • A great way to get in shape in a safe environment!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.us for more information or call 705-495-3635





Welcome to 3 The Fires Martial Arts Academy Website

Important News!

Announcing a new martial arts program

Eastern Weapon Arts 

Eastern Weapon Arts

This program explores many (25) traditional Asian weapons.  Each weapon will be examined in its construction, history, and locale of use.  Weapon techniques will be practiced using standard prearranged forms (kata). The intention is to expose the student on the similarities of techniques between diverse weapons using a basic stick as the prototype leading to bladed, flexible and long weapons. 

This program is available now at this location and the Ferris Family Karate location.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All of our classes are available on-line through Zoom - call 705-495-3656 for details.

Schedule (Inside and on-line)

  Karate Kyu Belts (adults and youth) 6:00 - 7:15PM
  Kung Fu Colored Sashes (adults and youth) 6:00 - 7:15PM
  Eastern Weapon Arts  7:30 PM
  Tai Chi 6:00 - 7:00PM
  Kung Fu Colored Sashes (adults and youth) 6:00 -7:15PM
  Karate Kyu Belts (adults and youth) 10:00 - 11:15AM
  Karate Black Belts (Main St) 12:00 - 2:00PM
  Kung Fu Black Sashes 9:00 - 11:00AM
  Tai Chi  11:00 - 12:00PM


3 Fires Martial Arts Academy is like a co-op as it is a volunteer-run registered non-profit organization . Our mission is to provide safe affordable physical training for North Bay and district. Our services include Karate, Kung Fu and Tai Chi programs as well as Instructor Training and Junior Leadership Programs.

Our out-reach programs provide physical education support to the school boards. As part of the physical education, we offer an Anti-bullying course based on the internationally recognized program Martial Artists Against Bullying.


COVID training

Our instructors are in the process of getting trained and certified on COVID practices.  This will ensure that all of our students will have proper care by our COVID-trained instructors.  NOTE: 3 Fires has always performed santiary practices by sanitizing equipment after use.  We have also santized our floors each day.

In the new evironment, we will be sanitizing the floors after each class with COVID certified cleaning solution. Fortunately we have two floors so we can safely run numerous classes by alternating the location of each class.  This will allow for the time taken to sanitize and will allow the sanitizer to dry before the next class. The following is the procedure for each class (when we open inside):

  1. Only a limited number (10) of students will be allowed in for training
  2. Masks must be worn to enter and train- no exceptions.
  3. Receptacles will be on the training floor for students to place their masks and personal items (water, keys, calls etc.)
  4. Students will need to be dressed in their uniforms before entering as there will be no access to changerooms until further notice.
  5. Each student will have their temperature taken before entering
  6. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the academy and all staff and students must ensure they use these facilities before and after class
  7. Only two washrooms - one downstairs and one upstairs
  8. Spots on the floor will designate where the students will practice giving adequate 2 metre spacing
  9. At this level there will be no student physical interaction (no sparring or bag work).
  10. No academy equipment can be used - each student must bring in their own weapons when required
  11. To prevent aerosol (vapor spray from breath) we will not have heavy cardio warmups - we will use dynamic stretching routines to warm up the body and heart.
  12. All instructors will have their COVID Certificates completed before taking on instruction.
  13. Floors are sanitized each day.
  14. The focus of each class will be forms/kata, technique, language and history.

Virtual Training

The following are links to our virtual training sections.  These sections include requirements for the next rank, lessons and videos of kata and forms.  Access to these tools is restricted to registered students.

Click on one of the images to access the information on the training in each style



Torii small Temple Tai Chi Mountain 

Enter the Karate Dojo 

An example lesson

Enter the Kung Fu School

A Kung Fu Weapon Form Example

Enter the Tai Chi School 

A Tai Chi Sword Form Example