Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Ottawa!

Develop effective self defence skills, through live drilling and sparring in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

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Why Ottawa Jiu Jitsu?

At Ottawa Jiu jitsu you will find a hidden gem of a brazilian jiu jitsu program. Whether you are looking for a community to belong to in Ottawa, self defence skills, fitness, or high level sport grappling, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program here at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu delivers it all. With the highest level fundamentals in Ottawa, and cutting edge class structure and curriculum, our head coach has designed a program that will teach you efficiently to be an effective grappler and martial artist. 

DEFEND YOURSELF IN ANY SITUATION

By teaching students to take the fight to the ground where they can use chokeholds and other effective techniques to defend themselves, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps leverage even a small body into a huge problem for an attacker.
Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, even if an attacker is bigger and stronger than you. Ottawa Jiu Jitsu is a spectacular space to gain strength, and develop self defence skills that are incredibly effective, through live repetition and sparring in a safe and warm learning environment. 

IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides an intense, full-body workout that’s the perfect way to lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and get into great shape. 

Training Jiu Jitsu here in Ottawa will work your body in totally new ways. You will burn fat and build muscles you never even knew you had. By the time you’re done working out, you’ll be flooded with endorphins and feeling a serious sense of accomplishment – and your stress will be under control.

THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Once you train at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu, you’ll amaze yourself with what you can accomplish. You will find that your body is stronger, more agile, and can do much more than you think.
As you learn how to leverage your body’s unique strengths, you will notice an increase in self-confidence and pride. This will carry over to your to work, home, and every area of your personal life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this be effective in real-world situations?

Yes! Our program teaches you how to use your body and it’s capabilities to ward off attacks and stay cool in tense situations. It is designed to help people who might be smaller than their attackers to defend themselves, so it’s an ideal self-defense method for women to learn. You’ll feel prepared to handle anything that comes your way!

I'm A Woman: Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Right For ME?

YES! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent choice for women, especially for how it contributes to one’s self-defensive ability, sense of community and belonging, and of course, mental and physical fitness. Regarding self-defense, it is a fantastic skillset to have (and practice) because, when an “opponent’s” physical size exceeds our own, jiu-jitsu trains us to utilize leverage and specific techniques that work to fill that gap. Outside of self-defense, the jiu-jitsu community is widespread and actively growing; passionate people with a shared passion come together to practice, make mistakes, and learn from one another. Lastly, unlike other popularized martial arts, jiu-jitsu does not include over-aggressive attacks, punches, or kicks that leave people unconscious. Rather, jiu-jitsu is quite the opposite. It is a more fluid, almost graceful-looking martial art that will challenge you both physically (get ready to increase your cardiovascular endurance!) and mentally, as you think logically to apply learned techniques and movements during training. 

What do I Wear/Bring To MY First Class?

If possible, please try to arrive 15 minutes early so that you can meet the staff and instructor, sign a waiver, and become orientated with our space. Typically, people wear sandals (since shoes on the mat are not permitted) and comfortable exercising clothes. If you have a gi of your own, bring it! If not, we have rental gis available as well as gis for purchase. For a no-gi class, a rashguard and shorts should be worn. And of course, a water bottle is highly recommended. We have a filtered water station you can refill as needed.

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Good For Losing weight?

Most definitely! In addition to being immensely FUN, training will increase your muscle tone, bodily coordination, cardiovascular capacity, muscular endurance, balance, and will (inevitably) reduce overall body fat. All that being said, please make sure you hydrate and fuel yourself properly before and after training.

What is the difference between go and no-gi?

In short – and perhaps the most obvious point – the uniform! In Gi Classes, you wear a gi. In No-Gi, you don’t! 

Gi jiu jitsu, the uniform is a fundamental piece of most techniques and movements. No-gi jiu jitsu, on the other hand, more closely resembles wrestling as it is often faster paced and places emphasis on speed rather than leverage.

In no-gi classes, you can wear rash guards and board shorts or leggings. While each style has advantages and disadvantages (technically speaking), they share a remarkably similar conceptual foundation and are absolutely complementary to one another in training jiu jitsu overall.

What if I have my own gi, but it has another academy's logos on it?

Believe it or not, we do NOT care! At all. Please wear whatever gi you have. The only requirement is that your gi is comptetition colour (black, blue, white). Otherwise, your gi cam be any brand, any logo, any gym affiliation. The entire purpose of Jiu-Jitsu is to be as accessible, welcoming, and judgment-free as is possible. Just come train. 

*all gis must be clean

As a beginner, do I need to spar?

No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.

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What Our Students Are Saying 

 

”First, I would like to say that anyone that joins their team won’t be disappointed.

I met Brandon about 2.5 years ago. He was very good and fun to roll with. One day he brought this woman with him, her name was Emera and from day one I liked her. I finally had a female training partner who was as motivated as I am. They started a great woman’s class. Emera became a good friend and an amazing training partner.l consider her to be a very talented grappler, a very good competitor and an amazing woman who supports other women. She is definitely someone you want in your circle and as a training partner. 

Brandon is a great teacher. He brought new stuff to our gym. He is very creative and always supportive with answering questions and he is funny too! Brandon is very motivated and definitely passionate about what he is doing. 

If you decide to join their team, do it, you will not regret your decision.”

Annie B.

”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.

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