About Us

Our martial arts academy is a unique learning institution, where you are not just a student, but also part of a family of martial artists striving for excellence. Each student here at our academy is an important part of this learning community. We will provide quality martial arts training that will support each student in achieving their unique goals.  

Volpe Martial Arts is committed to:


• Providing a friendly and safe training environment 


Focusing on physical and personal strength and flexibility


• Teaching traditional and effective self-defence


• Developing a strong code of conduct


• Acting as a positive force in our community


our style

At Volpe Martial Arts we combine the balance, grace and endurance of Shaolin Five Animal Kung Fu, with the circular movements, redirection of force and practical self-defence of Hapkido.


The Shaolin Five Animal Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art that mimics the 5 different animal characteristics and fighting styles into its movements. 

The Tiger is fearless, teaching us strength.

The Leopard is fast, teaching us power.

The Snake is agile, teaching us rhythmic endurance.

The Crane is graceful, teaching us balance & fluidic harmony

The Dragon is a fighting spirit, teaching us to ride the wind.


Hapkido is a Korean martial art that consists of both long and close range striking techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer distances. The word “hapkido” translates to “art of coordinated power". “Hap” means harmony or coordinated, “ki” means energy or power, and “do” means art or path of discipline. Hapkido emphasizes the redirection of force, circular motions, and controlling one’s opponent. Through proper footwork and body positioning, students will learn how to use leverage to one’s own advantage, as opposed to fighting strength against strength.


Sifu Adam Volpe

Sifu Adam Volpe is a very enthusiastic and dedicated person who has a passion and love for the martial arts.


He has trained and been involved in the martial arts since the age of 9, training in Hapkido through most of his youth under Kwan Jang Nim (Master) John Reid (6th Dan Hapkido Black Belt).

In 2011 he was introduced to Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu, and began training under Sigung David Moylan (6th Degree Kung Fu Black Sash) and his team of black sash instructors.

In 2017 he joined the ranks among those instructors by earning his black sash and continues to actively train and teach consistently.


His goal in opening Volpe Martial Arts is to continue to spread the positive benefits that he and many others have received from the martial arts. By combining the balance, grace and endurance of Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu, with the circular movements, redirection of force and practical self-defence of Hapkido, he brings the community a unique perspective and skill set not found elsewhere.


our academy


4,000 sq. ft.

Family Viewing Area

Free Parking

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We are located at 335 Gage Ave - Unit 3 Kitchener, Ontario and our 4,000 square foot facility offers:

2,000 square feet of matted training area

FREE parking

Family viewing area

Separate male and female change rooms

Play area for younger siblings

VMA is a member of Wushu Ontario