Toronto Savate and JKD

French kickboxing and Jeet Kune Do in an environment that enables physical and mental improvement through martial arts.  With clear self-progression through our classes and material.

Our Classes

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Located at:

85 Curlew Drive


7:30pm – 9:30pm

About Us

Building community

One of the most important breakthroughs in the development of a martial arts practitioner is the understanding, that what one can do in the dojo or on the mats, does not necessarily translate into what one can do on the street under the stress of combat.

At Trinity we provide students with various tools for self-defense or ring sports, all in a friendly environment.

Why Choose Us

Customized Instruction For Every Student in Savate and JKD

Classes are comprised of students of various skill levels – Our material and lessons are designed to accommodate the beginner to advanced student.


Savate and Jeet Kune Do

Strength and Flexibility

Savate and JKD require you to use all parts of your body. Your arms, legs and core. This will help to improve these areas.

Cardiovascular health

Similar to many martial arts Savate and JKD can help improve your endurance and heart health.

Stress Relief

Engaging in physical activity can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Cognitive health

Start your own ‘movement revolution’ as a pathway to greater health and wellbeing. Paul McCarthy suggests that complex movements may have different affects than well learned movements on cognitive function.


Developing your overall sense of awareness, and skills, helps your confidence should a self-defense situation arise.

Improved Co-ordination

The study of Savate and JKD requires development of balance and precision.

Expert Intsructors

Meet Our Team

Shawn Gliddon

Shawn Gliddon

Savate Silver Glove

Shawn began his training in the martial arts over 30 years ago with Judo and Boxing classes at a local YMCA. He also trained in Shotokan Karate and 7 Star Mantis, before finding his way to Jeet Kune Do and Kali under Dale Johns and his Intengral Combat System in 1996. He continued his training at ICS under Ron Ingram, Carla Nonni, and John Glover after Dale Johns passed away. In 2001 Shawn started assisting and teaching classes at ICS and York University until the club closed its doors in 2004. That same year he began training under Scott Redstone at Trinity Martial Arts. Shawn is ranked as an Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu and Kali under Professor Salem Assli of the Inosanto Academy, and also holds the rank of Silver Glove and Innitiator in Savate / Boxe Francaise.


What People Are Saying

“Great place to learn a variety of martial arts disciplines, following the JKD discipline of integrating what works and discarding what doesn’t. The instructors are funny, down-to-earth, informative, and know their stuff. Class sizes are typically pretty small so you get a LOT of personal attention. There is no ranking system and you often get to learn/work on advanced/effective techniques without having to spend years waxing on and off. Highly recommend Trinity to anyone with an interest or passion for martial arts.”

Vlad B.

“Shawn is a great instructor and everyone’s super nice. Both beginners and advanced students attend his classes, so it’s good for everyone.”

Gabriel M.

“Shawn and Anisha are both excellent coaches and receptive to working with people of all skill levels. Thanks to their enthusiasm and introducing me to savate as practiced by the late Salem Assli, I’ve developed a passion for savate. The students are all extremely friendly and it’s an inclusive environment.”

Shep M.


Our upcoming and past events

Salem Assli Savate September 28 2019

Salem Assli Savate September 28 2019

Come join us for an exceptional 2 days of serious but fun training in Savate Boxe française, Bruce Lee’s martial arts and the Inosanto / Lacoste Filipino martial arts systems with certified international instructor, Salem Assli, trained in Los Angeles CA by Sifu / Guro Dan Inosanto, training partner of the legendary Bruce Lee.

Ready to Make a Change?

 “Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.” – Bruce lee

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