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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

The Gentle Art

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 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.  

The Gi is simply to simulate clothing.  It's a durable piece of clothing that can be pulled and stretched without ripping.  Gi Jiu Jitsu is most applicable to real world self defense, as most people who find themselves in a  self defense situation are wearing some sort of clothing.

No Gi 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 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.

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Hayabusa Academy Belts

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  • Sean Dougherty

  • Lee Moriarty

  • Piotr Oglaza

  • Chris Wellstood

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  • Tony Doolittle

  • Jean-Guy Dupuis

  • Cory MacDonald

  • Josh McRae

  • John McKay

  • Ali Motahari

  • Anthony Restuccia

  • Sean Rocheleau

  • Tyler Wilson

  • Corey Young

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  • Tim Burnham

  • Kirk Campbell

  • Michael Cao

  • Randy George

  • Natasha Clara

  • Don Fraser

  • Corey Flude

  • Matt Hunter

  • Adam Jeziorski

  • Graeme Kalijundic

  • Nic McFarlane

  • Neal Michelutti

  • Andrew Morrin

  • Laura Perry

  • Patrick Roach

  • Anton Thorson

  • Russell VanHumbeck

  • DW

  • Janet Wellstood

  • Filip Wisniak

  • Justin Yoo

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  • Corey Alaver

  • Melissa Baiocchi

  • Aaron Banks

  • David Biscaro

  • Lindsey Brennan

  • Marcus Brown

  • Donny Carmichael

  • Darryl Courtney

  • Thomas Cudmore

  • Tomasz Deren

  • Tom Doulas

  • Chris Durham

  • Dan Franco

  • Tyler Gerald

  • Sidney Givigi

  • Justin Gracie

  • Conor Grimshaw

  • Matthew Harrigan

  • Jeremy Hohertz

  • Tyeson Hunt

  • Sean Kelly

  • Dmitry Kurylovich

  • Xavier Lacroix Paquette

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  • Peter Lorenz

  • Calum Leach

  • Terry Madden

  • Aidan Masse

  • Kyle Mills

  • Spencer Mills

  • Mike Montgomery

  • Russell Moore

  • Monique Perrault

  • Vasily Pushkarev

  • Curtis Roach

  • Stephane Robert

  • Tylor Sands

  • Erik Snider

  • Cody Somers

  • Brandon Stephens

  • Alfredo Tellez

  • Andrew Theriault

  • Jared Toner

  • Nadine Vermette

  • Patrick Wheeler

  • Simon Wilkinson

  • Nate Zahn

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