KNS Martial Arts offer basic through advanced karate technique classes for all ages in Thorndale, Ontario.

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Why Do We Love Thorndale?

Before the 1850s, the present site of the Village of Thorndale was a dense property full of nature and wilderness. The name "Thorndale" was chosen for the village because of the importance of the Shanly family. In 1858, the Grand Trunk, the station and rail freight sheds arrived. After that, the village of Thorndale was placed on the map! The village of Thorndale is rooted in history, growing for tomorrow.

Our Thorndale mural is located on the east wall of the feed mill. The mural has become a Thorndale landmark marking the significant role the rail system played in early development and growth of Thorndale, as well as being the community’s lifeline.

KNS Martial Arts goal is to provide basic through intermediate karate technique classes to the whole family in Thorndale. Thorndale is at the heart of our community and business.

"Our Martial Arts program is something we take great pride in. Our program is not only teaching the art of our style but we also work on becoming and contributing to being better people. Joining I Love Thorndale is helping us achieve these goals. We have been a part of I Love Thorndale for sometime now and couldn't be happier. The work and effort that is put into I Love Thorndale is astonishing. We are very proud to be part of the community and all it represents. We have met some amazing people both children and adults and hope to meet more. We thank I Love Thorndale for allowing us to participate in their amazing community."

- Aron Polmateer (Owner, KNS Martial Arts)

Which Services Do We Offer In Thorndale?

KNS Martial Arts offers jr. warriors, kids karate and adult karate at our second location in Thorndale, Ontario. Our goal is to offer beginner through intermediate karate techniques for the whole family! Customizable to your martial art development and goals.

KNS kids karate jr warriors learning punching in London Ontario

Your child will gain Focus, Discipline, Confidence through our Jr. Warriors Program.

KNS kids karate students learning techniques in London Ontario

Learn effective and fun practical ways to defend oneself while learning important life skills.

KNS adult karate students practicing techniques

Our Adult Karate designed for any skill level. Learn this traditional Japanese Karate Style in the best environment.


"The friendly team atmosphere at KNS is always welcoming and inclusive. Kids and adults have fun while learning respect, discipline, and control of their bodies. There are a wide variety of additional activities beyond classes offered for the students, fostering a family atmosphere, in addition to workshop weekends, tournaments, and outdoor training trips. There is a large selection of class times to attend, making it easy to facilitate a busy family schedule. The facility and equipment is clean and lovingly maintained. Very happy our family found KNS Martial Arts."

Heather Perquin

"For a big woman who always fails out of fear of judgement, you won't find this here.. so far I have felt welcomed encouraged and not a burden. The instructors have been great patient supportive and super fun. Great energy!"

Stacey Emeny

"Yes 💯. Great people! Aron is an amazing instructor! What I ready like is it’s a small group! They are very accommodating! Aron welcomes everyone and has all his students welcome new comers with open arms and they make you feel like your part of the family from day one!! Amazing positivity at KNS!! Come check it out"

Carlen Tavares

"Always a great workout and learn lots..Highly recommend this place if you're a beginner or advanced.. theres something for everyone. Plus its a total family environment and everyones included and welcomed once they walk in the door."

Matt Birss

"Absolutely incredible gym. Very technical kickboxing, and a great bjj fundamentals class growing there as well."

Christopher Michael Hendry


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