BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)
The number one choice for grapplers! Whether you want to learn effective self-defence or you want to enter the MMA world, BJJ is an indispensable MMA discipline and skill.
Using time-tested concepts of leveraging the position of your body and the importance of technique over power, are one of the many reasons BJJ is a must-learn art for MMA competition and self-defense.
Scarborough BJJ : Bringing you the best of Both Worlds
The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) originally an off shoot of classical Judo and Jujitsu, was introduced to Brazil by Japanese migrants in the early 1900’s. The most famous and well-known of the initial students would have to be the Gracie family.
With over 100 members actively involved in teaching, training and competing in BJJ and MMA competitions, worldwide, the Gracie family are generally credited with founding the art.
And certainly its introduction to North America with Royce Gracie’s amazing run in the early UFC and other Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions has spearheaded the growth of this MMA discipline.
A lesser known truth is there are several students of Maeda as well as Luis Franca, with Owaldo Fadda being his top student, who also helped galvanize the importance of BJJ. The Franca style of Jiu-Jitsu slightly differentiated itself from the Gracie families' Jiu-Jitsu, but proved to be no less effective on the mats. This brand of BJJ actually won a historic closed door inter-school challenge between the two academies.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Ainsley RobinsonHead MMA Trainer
Ainsley has 25+ years Martial Arts experience. He participated in 1996 Olympics and won Pan Am bronze medal as a wrestler. He is a freestyle & Greco-Roman wrestler who fought professionally in Bellator & King of the Cage. He has Black level in Muay Thai Chute Boxing system through Mauricio Veio Amado and Wanderlei Silva.
Igor MocaiberHead BJJ Trainer
Igor is the head Brazilian Jui Jitsu trainer. He is from Brazil and has a Black Belt under the tutelage of Wendell Alaxander Nova Uniao. He is a two-time World medalist who won provincials and Nationals in Brazil. He also won an Ontario Provincial in 2016 and placed 2nd in Toronto’s International Open in 2015.
David MillerHead Fitness Trainer
Born in 1972, David has always seeked to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He has worked as a certified personal trainer for 10 years. New Balance and the Running Room is where he gain his running experience while training other runners and successfully completed four grueling marathons. David will push you to your limits!
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