About Us

We are the proud recipient of the Hamilton Readers’ Choice awards for Best Fitness (Boot Camp) and Best Martial Arts (Krav Maga and Martial Arts for Kids) for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018!  Thank you Hamilton, Dundas and Ancaster for voting us number one and we will continue to strive high to continue to offer the area’s best classes.

Wood’s Premier Martial Arts has been offering martial arts instruction and training since 1987. We proudly service the Ancaster, Dundas and West Hamilton communities. Wood’s Premier Martial Arts has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.

Headed by Edward and Teresa Wood, along with their dynamic team of expert instructors and managers, Wood’s Premier Martial Arts offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction for everyone.

How to Get Started

We welcome you to visit our facility located at 1175 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, and consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs such as, Martial Arts for kids : Tiny Champs (3-4 yrs), Little Champions (5-7 yrs), Basic Training Program (8-12 yrs), KRAV MAGA, fitness kickboxing, Cage Fitness, Power Yoga or Bikini Boot Camp, and Krav Maga for teens.

You can also reach us through Direct E-Mail or our

. You can also call us on the phone at: 905-777-9663.

Our Mission

Wood’s Premier Martial Arts is dedicated to building a strong community, one Black Belt and fit person at a time.
We empower our students with important values such as honesty, courtesy, respect, confidence, positive attitude and an indomitable spirit.
We are committed to constantly improving our skills and service to our students through continual education and training.

Thank You for Visiting Us Online

– The Wood’s Premier Martial Arts’ Team

Why our classes are the Best…Testimonials

“Krav Maga is a physically demanding and refreshingly applicable martial art. It is truly empowering, building confidence that has transferred into all aspects of my life. It is serious training, great to keep fit and fun!”

~ Nancy Burlington Ontario ~

“Premier Martial Arts provides a friendly and positive environment for children to stay active while teaching them self defence techniques and ways to avoid confrontation and danger in the world around them. The instructors take a great interest in the well being of all the students and are willing to go the extra mile to support and encourage the success of their students in school and other endeavours.”

~Brandy Ancaster, Ontario ~

“I just wanted to take the time to write you a letter with sincere gratitude and appreciation. Back in February, my son Ryan started your Krav Maga program. I have noticed incredible changes in him since then – and only in positive ways. He is more mature, more confident, generally much happier, and incredibly positive. He speaks so highly of you and “Mr. Wood” and has become a very motivated young man. I have already recommended you and your Martial Arts program to numerous people. Your integrity, kindness, sincerity and support have always been very appreciated. Thank you again for all you have done for my son. I am grateful beyond words.”

~Jill Dundas, Ontario~

“Our daughter has been involved in karate for about 5 years. What has she learned??? Besides skills, she has learned about respect, confidence, dedication and hard work. She has learned what it means to set personal goals and succeed. She has been taught by some excellent instructors and has learned so much from each of them, and always in a positive environment. We have been so impressed by how much personal discipline and focus she has developed as she continues to work towards reaching higher belt levels – she takes care of herself, works hard, sets personal goals, and has pride in herself. Her self confidence has increased and she has made a personal commitment to herself to stay strong and we know that karate has helped her achieve and maintain this goal. She does not give up – she knows that she has to work hard and push herself, but she has learned that reaching her goals is the best reward, and we are very proud of her accomplishments. And we know that Premier Martial Arts has played a monumental role in her development and success.”

~Laura and Kevin Ancaster Ontario~

“My son has learned to be confident, kind and compassionate in large part thanks to the lessons taught by the incredible instructors at Premier Martial Arts. It was a proud moment as a parent to see him achieve his Black Belt this past March – what an awe-inspiring accomplishment! I really can’t say enough about everyone at PMA – they are like an extended family and they genuinely care about each and every one of their students as they help them reach their goals class by class. Thank you Premier Martial Arts – you’re the best!”

~ Sheila Dundas Ontario ~

“Your program (Bikini Body Boot Camp)is the most effective exercise program I have ever taken part in. With the combination of a healthy diet and a rigorous work out, I saw results in myself that I had never seen before as somebody who has never been in particularly good shape. Not only were the exercise classes effective, they were fun. The instructors seemed to care about everyones personal development, which was a nice change from gyms I had previously been involved with.”

~Erin Duffy Ancaster Ontario~

“We were at your place for our son’s party yesterday. Just wanted to say thank you. Lucas was absolutely fantastic! I am heavily involved with coaching and running baseball and hockey for kids in Dundas and Lucas is one of the best I’ve seen in his interaction with kids. It was such a positive and energetic experience! The kids loved it. Thanks again.” Sincerely,

Jeff Kozak Dundas, ON

“Wood’s Premier Martial Arts has had and continues to have a positive impact on my daughter, Erika. Erika’s confidence in herself has greatly improved since she has been involved in the karate program, she is no longer timid about facing new challenges and moving into social situations that otherwise may have intimidated her in the past.”


~ Kerri O Ancaster,ON ~

“Wood’s has impacted our son’s life in many ways. The most important way is by helping to further our efforts in instilling self-confidence and self-motivation. Another way Wood’s has helped our son is by encouraging him to recognize what a bully is and how to deal with a bully in an appropriate way.

Thanks you for your kind and supportive way that all of you help our son strive to be the best he can be.”

~ Brian E Dundas, ON ~

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the kind of training my son Saransh Jain have received from Wood’s Martial Arts since he joined there couple of years ago. He is now a very confident individual, physically strong, and have learned to respect others. He is continue to obtain success in his school. In fact, last year he was selected in the gifted program in his school and I would like to give Wood’s Martial Art a huge credit for his achievements.”

Continue the great training.

~ Nidhi J Dundas, ON ~