1. Our Culture
Sirota’s Alchymy is first a Martial Arts & Self-Defense School! All students must earn their belt working at their personal best! We strive to make sure that their self-defense skills are correct so that they can protect themselves in any situation. We believe that ‘fun’ is working hard, accomplishing their goals and acquiring true self-confidence and inner strength. Our Standards are high that surpass international standards resulting in skilled Black Belts on the mats and in their Life! We promote inclusiveness and truly welcome every person to The Alchymy who is willing to commit to becoming the best they can be.
2. Our Commitment
Sirota’s Alchymy as an organization is fully committed to provide an exceptional training experience for you and your family. Our Leadership, our Instructors, our Administrative Staff arefully committed to facilitating personal empowerment in our students and our community. Visit us and you will see for yourself.
3. Life Skills & Character Development
Behind our exciting and fun classes for children lies the core of our teachings. Over the past 25 years, we have created and implemented programs and teaching methodologies that instill and promote positive life skills in our students. Students excel in school, become more self-disciplined, show respect and courtesy towards others and become self-confident. Our ‘Secret Recipe’ will amaze every parent!
4. Our Instructional Team
Our Instructors are all internationally certified black belt teachers. All have received international credentials in several martial arts. In addition to having exceptional technical skills, our instructors are friendly, compassionate and experienced. Each instructor Students will view our instructors as positive role models living healthy lifestyles.
5. Master Michael Sirota
Within the Global Martial Arts Community, he is revered as a Global Leader of Therapeutic Martial Arts. As a result of his work he has been inducted into four different Martial Arts Hall of Fames; including winning the Taekwondo Master of The Year (2009) by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as well as receiving the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Masters Hall of Fame in 2010. He has also been the pioneering force of creating martial arts programs for people with various special needs and disabilities. Master Sirota is fully engaged with all students assisting them to grow on all levels.
6. Age/Skill Specific Classes
We understand the importance of teaching our students at ‘their’ level of physical, emotional and technical development. Our classes are broken down into specific age groups as well as rank to provide appropriate care for our students. Since young children will learn differently from older children and children learn differently from adults, we offer age and skill appropriate training.
7. Excellent Student/Instructor Ratio
We strive to create a learning environment that has an excellent student/instructor ratio. You will always receive qualified instruction from our experienced and caring staff. Certain classes such as our Tiny Tigers and the Special Needs Martial Arts have additional instructors on the floor to provide appropriate care and instructional for our students.
8. Special Needs Martial Arts
Sirota’s Alchymy has pioneered Martial Arts & Life Skills based programs for individuals with special needs. We have instructed hundreds of children, youth and adults with developmental, neurological and physical disorders over the years assisting them to develop their Minds, Body & Heart. Sirota’s Alchymy has been inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame for the pioneering work the Centre does with individuals with various special needs.Our Instructors are certified by the World Para-Taekwondo Instructors Association, the International Disabled Self-Defense Association and Therapeutic Martial Arts International.
9. Community Involvement
Sirota’s Alchymy is engaged in making a positive difference in our World. Over the years, our instructors, students and their families have raised thousands of dollars as well as donated countless items to help others. We strive to educate and implementAltruism in our operation and our students.
10. Tuition Packages
Our tuition structure provides an opportunity for all students and families regardless of budget to participate in our programs. We will work within your budget to create a program for you and your family. We believe that our Tuition Packages are the most ethical in the industry.
11. Our Schedule
We offer classes during the day, evenings and weekends to meet your needs. Our Centres are open seven days per week offering group classes and private lessons for children, youth, adults of all ages and abilities.
12. Our Affiliations & Relationships
All of our students and instructors receive international certification from the World Taekwondo Headquarters and the World Hapkido Federation. Our Instructors also have acquired additional certification from the International Disabled Self-Defense Association,World Para-Taekwondo Instructors Association, Coaches Association of Canada and the National Security Alliance. Sirota’s Alchymy is a member in good standing with Taekwondo BC, Taekwondo Canada and the World Taekwondo Federation. We have further established positive relationships with various organizations including the Richmond Centre for Disability, Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, Developmental Disabilities Association, BC Autism Society, Community Living BC, Richmond Society for Community Living, BC Disability Games, Sunny Hill Children’s Centre, numerous Richmond & Vancouver Elementary & Secondary Schools; in addition to countless teachers, counselors, occupational therapists, physio therapists and doctors. We are 100% legit!
13. Family Atmosphere
We promote a family oriented environment nurturing overall personal wellness in our students. Character Development and Life Skills promotion of Respect, Courtesy, Perseverance, Altruism and Integrity are key ingredients in our teaching philosophy.
14. Extra Curricular Activities
In addition to offering an outstanding Martial Arts, Self-Defense & Life Skills Program, Sirota’s Alchymy frequently provides our students with fun and educational events including Halloween & Winter Holiday Parties, Boot Camps, Seminars & Workshops, Promotional Tests, Summer Camps, Outdoor Training Sessions, Tournaments, Demonstrations, Kick-a-thons, Extravaganzas and much more.
15. Short Term Intro Program & Complimentary Class
Everyone who is interested in joining Sirota’s Alchymy is welcome to participate in a complimentary class prior to registering. We also offer a short termprogram that will provide you and your family members an opportunity to train at our Centre prior to registering for a longer term program.
16. Continued Education for our instructors
All of our instructors are required to attend ongoing training to enhance their coaching, communication and martial arts skills. Instructors continue to upgrade their qualifications as martial artists and instructors. This is true to every instructor from our Junior Instructors to our Master Instructors; everyone is on a quest to grow and excel.
17. Established since 1992 – Over 25 Years in Service to our Community
We have been instructing, educating, coaching, guiding and empowering thousands of children, youth and adults via our programs since 1992. We are dedicated and committed to continuing to Make a Positive Difference in our Community and Global Family.