Thank you for taking the time to visit the Canadian Black Belt Academy’s website. Our academy is Bolton’s largest martial arts training facility, offering adult and kid’s karate, little ninjas programmes (ages 3-5), MMA instruction and coaching, strength and conditioning classes, and Brazilian / Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We also offer private lessons, AMAZING birthday parties and Dry-land training for local sports teams. Our school is focused on delivering the highest standard of black belt excellence and instruction to our students. Our mission is to instill attitudinal qualities that will assist our members in achieving positive life goals through martial arts, while strengthening their bodies and minds in the process. Our instructors have been teaching martial arts in the Caledon / Bolton region for over 13 years, and we look forward to building upon our strong community relationships in the years to come.
Owner, Head Instructor
4th degree Black Belt Shotokan/Kempo Karate
Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
- Started training at the age of 7
- Began training with Trevor Lewis at Lewis Karate Schools in 1999
- Began teaching Karate in February of 2001
- 1st Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis on July 16 2001
2nd Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis February 22 2002
3rd Degree Karate Black Belt awarded by Trevor Lewis on November 22 2006
4th Degree Karate Black Belt awarded in May of 2013
- Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu awarded by Professor Paul Abel and Master Royler Gracie in September of 2013
- Amateur MMA fighter
Mr. Figliano has been competing in Amateur MMA for the past year, currently holding a 2-0 standing and is assisting in the coaching of the Wulfrun MMA Ontario Team. He has worked with the Canadian Forces and local Police departments on hand to hand combat, armed combat and Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques. Mr. Figliano enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills in the community by volunteering his time in local schools to promote anti-bullying and by offering free Women’s self-defence seminars.