We are an inclusive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defense school located in Brampton, Ontario. Affiliated with Canada's most successful BJJ team, Jiu Jitsu for Life, our core philosophy combines the discipline and respect of traditional martial arts and the innovation and the viability of modern grappling.
Brampton BJJ's environment has been carefully crafted to facilitate an atmosphere that inspires our students to transcend their abilities and goals. Regardless of one's level of experience (or lack of), physical abilities, or goals, Brampton BJJ's experienced instructors and its large and diverse student base catalyzes the progression of every member.
We are here to foster positive lifestyles through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
On November 12th 1993, an unassuming 170lbs competitor named Royce Gracie entered the cage at the first ever UFC event. Rorion Gracie, Royce's older brother, started UFC, a no holds barred tournament, to prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu Jitsu against other forms of martial arts. Royce Gracie submitted all of his opponents that night and went on to do the same in UFC 2 and 4.
Royce Gracie wasn't chosen to represent his family because he was the biggest or best of the Gracies, he was chosen because of the contrary. He was one of the smaller brothers and not the best at jiu jitsu. He was perfect to exemplify to effectiveness of jiu jitsu regardless of size or athletic abilities.
This made waves throughout the martial arts community. Some believed it was all set up and infomercial created by Rorion to promote jiu jitsu. While others knew immediately they had to learn this new martial art.
Jiu Jitsu is a grappling style that incorporates joint locks and chokes which can be utilized by anyone, regardless of size or athletic ability. It does not involve any striking and is low impact on the body.
Since Royce Gracie's display at the early UFCs, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has evolved into an integral part of mixed martial arts, a stand alone sport which attracts thousands at the annual world championships, and a self defense system practiced by celebrities, such as Ed O'Neil, Jason Statham, and Keanu Reeves.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive psychological, social, and physical benefits of jiu jitsu. It reduces stress and depression, is a great workout where you can burn up to 1200 calories in a single class, and a great place to build life long friendships.
At Brampton BJJ we take into consideration that every student has different goals, lifestyles, and abilities. Therefore, we cater to the needs of the individual, so every member can get the most from their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience.
As of May 2021, Brampton BJJ is still closed under provincial Covid restrictions. We will be returning to regular classes when restrictions are lifted. E-mail us for more information.