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We pride ourselves on being a martial arts gym that is welcoming, non-intimidating and accommodating to everyone of all skill levels – who want to have fun and reach their own personal goals.
Empire Martial Arts is Barrie’s premier and most distinguished martial arts gym and athletic training center. We specialize in improving all levels of fitness and martial arts training for men, women and children with professional and exciting classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family. We teach a diversified array of martial arts and fitness programs for beginner to advanced levels from instructors who have over 10+ years of teaching experience in multiple disciplines, such as Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. Our focus is to provide the students with a close-knitted martial arts family that lasts beyond gym hours – as we train, compete and hang out together.
We boast the largest MMA facilities in the Barrie area as we have over 8,000 square feet of modernized and accommodating space, which features 3,500 square feet of Zebra matted area, indoor sprinting track and a full-sized octagon along with top of the line MMA equipment, such as 20 heavy bags, pneumatic and kinetic strength and conditioning equipment along with showers and saunas. Our goal at Empire martial arts is to reshape and sharpen your mind and body as we help you get in the best shape of your life while improving your self-confidence, self-defense capabilities and self-dependence.
Despite competing at the highest levels, our instructors are friendly and teach to all levels. With over 10+ years of teaching expertise, we have some of Barrie’s premier martial arts instructors.
Our facilities provide all of your fitness and martial arts needs as we boast over 8,000 sq-ft facility with 3,500 sq-ft Zebra matted area and 20 heavy-bags, showers and saunas.
A vital part of our culture is to promote and provide a healthy environment to learn and train for people of all ages, gender and backgrounds – the perfect martial arts gym for the whole family.
Kru Achilles Meridis, Founder
Kru Achilles always welcomed students with open arms and bared no judgement, constantly willing to share his knowledge and absolutely loved to see everyone’s determination in class. He created an inclusive environment for everyone and instilled hard work, respect and dedication. He fostered self-belief within everyone and impacted the journey of so many students, and it will stay with us all forever.
Empire MMA proudly stands for everything that Kru Achilles championed. We will continue to push his hard work forward and fulfill his vision.
OUR CLIENTS LOVE US!
Over the last 1.5 yrs Coach Jason and Coach Ryan have been amazing with my 11 year old son.
His confidence and skill set has improved greatly and continues to do so. I highly recommend Empire MMA.
- Heather P.
I recommend the personal Muay Thai training. Empire staff are meticulous about cleaning. The equipment and mats re excellent. Training staff are knowledgeable. Showers and lockers. Its a very fun workout. Time flies...
- Shaun K.
Amazing facility with great people. I feel unlucky I am not close enough to Barrie to take advantage of the training here. Enjoy this place people. Highly recommend it.
- Natalia C.
My son Alex and I have been a part of Empire for two weeks and absolutely love it. The trainer's are amazing in skill and personality. The facility is great and everyone we've met has been very friendly and great to work with. You are pushed hard but at the same time a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
- Shawn B.