Martial Arts Academy
Background and History
Jeremy Elliot established United Family Martial Arts in Niagara Falls, ON back in October of 1999. His goal was to promote the values that come with being a martial arts practitioner across the Canadian community.
Today, we are proud to share that we have trained successful people from all walks of life. These include black belts, world champions, martial arts instructors, school teachers, doctors, mental health workers, Harvard students, and military personnel.
Serving the Community
Social responsibility is something we take seriously because of our passion toward making the community a better place. We have worked with several organizations, including Autism Canada, Child and Parent Resource Institute Unit 5, FASD Forever, and Submit the Stigma.
Our academy has partnered with the Niagara Children’s Centre, introducing martial arts to kids with special needs. We’ve also been running the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara martial arts program since 2010. In addition, we have been teaching martial arts to at-risk youth through Niagara’s Bridge Program.
About Our Founder
Jeremy Elliot is a highly experienced and decorated martial artist who has more than 30 years of knowledge in the industry. He is friendly, family-oriented, and is a trusted name in the community. Jeremy and his students have won countless awards—a testament to his unmatched dedication to martial arts.
A Living Legend
Jeremy began practicing martial arts in 1985 and started competing just a year after. He is a 6th degree black belt and has a stellar list of accomplishments, including:
- Two-time National Blackbelt League (NBL) world champion
- Uke stuntman for more than 20 NBL and Sport Karate International championships
- Inducted into the Sport Karate Museum in Houston, TX where his gi and bo are on display beside the likes of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris
- All-time great junior black belt competitor
- Recipient of the Joe Lewis Fighting Award
- Recipient of the NBL Diamond Achievement Award for competitors