About Us

Come Train. Get Better . Never Stop

Our Gym

Like the leading gyms around the globe, at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu we work hard, train to win, and keep our standards high. At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu we build on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals so our students have a great base to build their own personal game suited to their strengths with the guidance of our instructors.

What sets us apart at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu is the team atmosphere that so many in the city have noticed. At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu we build a human centred community around our training, from the music playing while we train to the shenanigans after class to the group of cheering Ottawa Jiu Jitsu teammates at competition matches we make sure you are happier leaving then when you walked in the door.

We at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu believe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to be a way of life, and as such we do everything in our power here at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu to build up the community around us, provide the best training possible, and give everyone, no matter where they are in their journey or their life, a place to feel at home, and work at their pace towards their goals.

We pride ourselves in the difference our students feel in our program compared to other programs and we invite you to come see for yourself the value we can bring to your life.

Our Instructors

Brandon Keel

Brandon Keel

Head Instructor

”Brazilian Jiu Jitsu always gave me a path I could count on to help me learn, and make better choices.”

Emera Purton

Emera Purton

Assistant Instructor

”I have found some of my favourite people training and competing, and built friendships I will carry through life.”

What Makes Us Different


At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu we pride ourselves on being a community forward gym. We at believe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to be a way of life, and as such we do everything in our power here to build up the community around us, provide the best training possible, and give everyone, no matter where they are in their journey or their life, a place to feel at home and work at their pace towards their goals.


At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu our instructors and many of our students are always competing and staying current with the highest level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the world. We provide competition focused training that translates seamlessly to self defense and personal goals as everybody has their own reason for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Nobody has to compete as this is a personal choice, but be assured you are amidst high quality practitioners who have solid fundamentals and immense knowledge of the art as a sport and as a system of self defense.

 Human Centred

We at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu receive people from all walks of life with diverse reasons for embarking on the journey to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and we see every student’s journey and progress as individual and unique. Whether it is sport, self improvement, a new skill, a new hobby, self defense, healing, community, mental health, you will find a welcoming kind community to partner with and find support on your journey to achieving your goals both on the mats and in life.

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What Our Students Are Saying 


”I haven’t been training that long in the grand scheme of things but I plan to continue training until I can’t anymore. Jiujitsu now has a big place in my heart.

Training with this club and team is the best. If you miss a session Coach will check in to make sure everything is on track for obtaining your goals. You’re held accountable. What’s great about Brandon’s coaching too is he follows a systematic approach in delivering skills. Each week you practice and refine a skill reviewing it for the whole week. With jiujitsu moves are very technical and it’s great to spend lots of time in each move. 

I’m really glad to be training under these coaches. I’m excited to see keep training and getting better under their guidance!”

Lindsay W.

”As a person who was a stand up fighter  for many years it was at the most unexpected moment that I was introduced to BJJ, a pushing match while joking with my current coach got me to the ground and within less than 10 seconds I got into an armbar, I turned to the BJJ coach who was Brandon keel and told him I am gonna start doing BJJ under his guidance, the rest is history, he is a coach, a friend, a teacher, I love BJJ and I enjoy his teaching style, if you’re looking to learn BJJ and excel at it he’s the man for the job

Mustafa Z.

”Having played sports all throughout my youth, I always relished the competition and camaraderie that came with it. Like many, after graduating from school I could never quite find that outlet. Since finding JiuJitsu, I can definitely say that I have found my happy place.

I competed after only 1 month and was pleased to have my new teammates support me and cheer me on as I faced this new challenge. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows you to find peace within yourself, face your fears, try new things and solve the different problems in your life. When you add the guidance, support and team culture that Brandon and Emera have built here at Ottawa Jiu-Jitsu, you have a winning combination. 

If you’re on the fence about getting into martial arts, I highly recommend that you try out this club. They find the right balance between pushing you to get better while still making sure that you’re comfortable and moving at your own place. 10/10 would recommend!”

Jeffrey A.

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Gym H0urs

Monday-Friday: 7am – 10pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Sunday: 10am – 7pm


1484 Scott St, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2N4