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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art that involves submissions and no striking. In BJJ, you learn how to use positioning and technique to control and submit your training partners, in a manner that is both safe and effective.

Although it does not involve striking, BJJ is incredibly effective at neutralizing bigger, stronger opponents.  In a self-defence situation, someone trained in BJJ will always fare much better than someone untrained. BJJ’s effectiveness has also been proven in combat sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, where a solid foundation in BJJ is required to be successful.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the Gi:

In a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi class, you wear a Gi (sometimes called a Kimono). This is the traditional style of BJJ. A Gi makes a big difference to your training, because it can be used to control your partner, or even to apply a submission.  Generally speaking, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi class is more popular than our No Gi Jiu Jitsu class.  Our Gi BJJ classes are usually around 20 to 30 people, where-as our No Gi classes are usually half this size.

No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

The term "No Gi" is used to describe the style of BJJ where you do not wear a Gi and instead wear shorts and a compression shirt or t-shirt.  While training, athletes are not allowed to grab or hold the clothing of their training partner. 

The best way to figure out which type of BJJ you prefer is to try both! While some people prefer Gi or No Gi, many students do both classes.

What to bring to your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class:

  • An athletic shirt you are comfortable wrestling in.

  • If you are going to a No-Gi class, comfortable shorts or leggings with no pockets or zippers.

  • A water bottle.

  • A towel and soap if you wish to shower at the academy.

  • Nothing else is necessary! (We will provide you with a Gi and belt during your trial at Hayabusa Academy)

What you will need if you decide to continue training Jiu Jitsu:

  • If you decide that you would like to continue training BJJ in the Gi, you will need to purchase a Gi.  (Any color is fine.  We can help with sizing, etc.)

  • If you're new to Jiu Jitsu and you purchase your first Gi from us, we will supply the white belt.

  • We do not charge for promotions or future belts.  There are no hidden fees.  

What we will NOT do:

  • High pressure sales tactics.

  • Try and talk you into something you're unsure about.

  • Make you feel out of place or like you don't belong here.

  • Try and sell you a lifetime membership or a Black Belt membership.

  • Charge for belts or belt promotions or belt testing.

Would you like to try a few classes before committing to a membership?:

  • Go to our "MEMBERSHIPS" page, and purchase a 3 Class Pass for $25.  You will be able to try any 3 classes over a 2 week period.

  • Then select the classes you want to try from our Zen Planner application.

  • We will take care of the rest.  Just come and enjoy your 3 classes with no strings attached.



  • Sean Dougherty

  • Piotr Oglaza

  • Jesse van Vlack

  • Chris Wellstood


  • Tony Doolittle

  • Jean-Martin Brault

  • Josh McRae

  • John McKay

  • Lee Moriarty

  • Ali Motahari

  • Anthony Restuccia

  • Sean Rocheleau

  • Corey Young


  • Kirk Campbell

  • Michael Cao

  • Randy George

  • Natasha Clara

  • Jean-Guy Dupuis

  • Corey Flude

  • Matt Hunter

  • Adam Jeziorski

  • Praveen John

  • Graeme Kalijundic

  • Cory MacDonald

  • Nic McFarlane

  • Andrew Morrin

  • Laura Perry

  • Anton Thorson

  • Russell VanHumbeck

  • DW

  • Janet Wellstood

  • Tyler Wilson

  • Filip Wisniak

  • Justin Yoo


  • Corey Alaver

  • Matt Allen

  • Stephen Avery

  • Melissa Baiocchi

  • David Biscaro

  • Long Bui

  • Marcus Brown

  • Donny Carmichael

  • Darryl Courtney

  • Tomasz Deren

  • Tom Doulas

  • Chris Durham

  • Dan Franco

  • Don Fraser

  • Sidney Givigi

  • Justin Gracie

  • Conor Grimshaw

  • Jeremy Hohertz

  • Liam Horton

  • Tyeson Hunt


  • Sean Kelly

  • Xavier Lacroix Paquette

  • Peter Lorenz

  • Terry Madden

  • Aidan Masse

  • Neal Michelutti

  • Spencer Mills

  • Mike Montgomery

  • Vasily Pushkarev

  • Patrick Roach

  • Curtis Roach

  • Stephane Robert

  • Erik Snider

  • Cody Somers

  • Alfredo Tellez

  • Andrew Theriault

  • Jared Toner

  • Nadine Vermette

  • Simon Wilkinson

  • Nate Zahn

Notes on Jiu Jitsu Affiliations / Teams:

We warmly welcome all teams to train with us, especially since we live in a city where many military families as well as university students move in and out of, on a regular basis. 


We are more than happy for you to wear your team patch on our mats.


Teams proudly represented on this list are:

  • Alliance BJJ

  • BTT Canada

  • Evolution BJJ

  • OpenMat BJJ

  • Queen's BJJ

What are Jiu Jitsu affiliations?

We are proudly affiliated with Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts

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We are a member of the Provincial Sport Organization:

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