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Toronto BJJ is Toronto's most highly accredited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy. We have been home to several World, Brazilian, and Canadian national champions in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Toronto BJJ runs world class programs in BJJ, MMA, and Muay Thai kickboxing.
Our instructors include a Saulo Ribeiro & Royler Gracie Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, a former Canadian Muay Thai kick boxing champion, and we have helped train a K-1 kickboxer, multiple MMA champions, multiple BJJ world Champions Chute Boxe Muay Thai Black Belts, and a UFC champion. Our 9000 square FT + facility features: change rooms, lockers, showers, AC, pro shop, a striking dedicated room with a removable ring, pads, heavy bags, for Muay Thai Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts ( MMA ), Octagonal Cage, and over 4000 square ft of mats.
Due to our unique location and commitment to excellence we draw many students from throughout Toronto and the GTA. We are located on Bloor Street West, one minute walk west on Bloor from the Christie Subway Station. Proudly located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
|Mike on the the podium @ Worlds in 2009.|
Pardon the mess we archived these news stories from the old Toronto BJJ site:
Toronto BJJ would like to say thank you to all of the City's Police Officers, for serving us and putting your lives on the line. Our condolences to the Russel family.
UFC Champion Trainers
UFC Champion Shogun Rua's two Muay Thai coaches are now both at Toronto BJJ full time.
Dida and Muay Thai
One ofur very own competes in the most prestigious kickboxing tournament in the world. Toronto BJJ head Muay Thai coach will be in Japan to corner in the K-1 World Max Lightweight Grand Prix. Should we win this tournament, Toronto BJJ will have been involved in the triple crown of modern combat sports, having already taken home the Absolute title in BJJ and the UFC LHW crown.
We are improving the gym yet again with the addition of removable ring posts.
Jorge Wins Again
June 19th Montreal-
Toronto BJJ's own Jorge Britto, wins again in MMA. This time it was a hard fought decision in the W-1 promotion. Congratulations go out to Jorge, his trainers, everyone who trains, and the tons of fans who made the trek to Montreal to watch him fight.
ADCC Toronto brings more Gold
For the third week in a row Toronto BJJers competed successfully, this time at the ADCC Toronto event where we took home 3 Gold medals, a Silver, and
World Championships success !!!
June 3-6 Long Beach-
Great team effort that saw us bring home another medal (this time silver in Purple belt), and three more quarter-final appearences in Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu's premier event. Once again we lead the way when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in this country.
Toronto BJJ Wins Kombat Classic
Another local BJJ team championship for
Toronto BJJ. Made all the more incredible given that 12 top competitors had to sit out the tournament because they are competing in the World Championships the following week. Toronto BJJ's Eduardo Dibb won his super fight at the event to stake his claim as the top Brown Belt in the GTA.
UFC Champion Shogun is here!!!
Monday May 10th:
Autograph session 6 to 10pm
Tuesday May 11th:
Monday May 11th Classes Cancelled
All classes are cancelled in preparation for the autograph session with UFC Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and the renovations to expand the Muay Thai training area.
Royler Gracie Seminar
Monday April 26th @ 7pm
All classes except 6pm Muay Thai are cancelled.
Toronto BJJ Closed for Copa Ontario Apr 24-25
Come join us for the celebration of Jiu-Jitsu.
An event so prestigious that Royler Gracie and Xande Ribeiro will be in attendance, and covered by Gracie Magazine.
For details and location go to :
Toronto BJJ success in Abu Dhabi
Our brave Purple Belts made it through the Icleandic Volcano and returned from competing against some of the best black belts in the world.
Toronto BJJ @ ADCC Pro Qualifier
We did it again. With national bragging rights on the line in Montreal, Toronto BJJ showed it is the top academy in Ontario if not Canada. Only a combined effort by all of the academies in BTT Canada (the host team) kept us from claiming the team title. We had 35 competitors take home 15 medals. The highlights included one of our Purple belts claiming 2nd place in the 163 Purple/Brown and Black belt divsion, defeating a blackbelt 7-0 along the way. Another Purple belt, claimed Gold in the 183 Purple/Brown and Black belt division, winning a free trip to Abu Dhabi!!!
We are most proud of how we always support one another, we truly are a team and a family.
Jorge defends CFC title
On February 27th Jorge Britto defended his Lightweight title in the CFC organization. Utililizing kicks and punches to drop his opponent to the mat, and heavy hands on the ground Jorge knocked out his opponent in 43 seconds.
It has been an amazing beginning to 2010:
The legendary Saulo Ribeiro teaching us BJJ for two weeks (6x world Champion, author, and instructor).
UFC star Mauricio "Shgoun" Rua's brother teaching Muay Thai.
We had a recent week long visit from Paulo Guillobel.
After his UFC title fight in Montreal on May 1st, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will be
at Toronto BJJ.
Shogun will be headlining an autograph and meet and great session Friday May 7th and teaching a seminar Saturday May 8th.
Saulo Video and History
Thursday January 14th:
Saulo did a special class, which was recorded for a DVD as the example of how classes are to be run in the Ribeiro system.
This was an awesome day, and a special part of our history.
1st Toronto BJJ Annual
Come celebrate December 5th
2009 BJJ Group Picture
( wear White Gi's please )
Congratulations to all who got in the 2009 BJJ Group Picture, participated in the tournament, and those who got promoted in rank.
Muay Thai Gradings
Congrtulations to the over 70 Toronto BJJers who participated in the Thai gradings. The gradings were conducted by our head instructor, a K-1 Superstar, and UFC title contender Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
More World Championship Gold!!!
Our instructor Jorge Britto is the 2009 World No-GI Masters Absolute Champion. We also struck gold in the Womens Blue/Purple belt. In addition to our 2 golds, we also took home 2 Silver and 2 bronze medals. Our showing further cementsToronto BJJ as the most internationally accomplished academy in Canadian history.
Super Star Meet & Greet Nov 20
Toronto BJJ is hosting some the very best of Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
When: 8:30pm Friday Nov 20th
This event feautures:
Xande Ribeiro (BJJ & ADCC Champion)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC)
Come and meet these incredible martial artis. They will be signing autographs and taking pictures.
Xande and Shogun will also be giving seminars over the weekend (scroll down for more info).
You can register in person or online at www.CopaOntario.org
Xande Ribeiro Seminars Nov 21
World Champion of both BJJ and ADCC, Xande Ribeiro, will be giving seminars at Toronto BJJ Saturday November 21st. Do not miss out on a chance to train with one of the best of all time. These seminars are open to students from all academies. Pre registration only, no registrations will be accepted on the day of the seminar.
BJJ 10:30am to 12:30pm
No-GI 2pm to 4pm
You can register in person or online at www.CopaOntario.org
UFC star Shogun Seminar Nov 22
UFC superstar Muaricio "Shogun" Rua will be giving a seminar sunday November 22nd.
12pm to 3pm
This seminar is open to students from all academies. Pre registration only, no registrations will be accepted on the day of the seminar.
You can register in person or online at www.CopaOntario.org
Shogun training with Toronto BJJ instructor for UFC
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua who trained with us last summer is preparing for his October 24th UFC title bout against the champion Lyoto Machida. Helping him with his Muay Thai Kickboxing is none other than a Toronto BJJ instructor. Toronto BJJ's head Muay Thai and MMA instructor will also be going to Los angeles to asisst in the final preparations. Believe!!!
Toronto BJJ dominates Sub-X
Wiith resounding victories in the Sub-X superfight show, 3 fights 3 wins, Toronto BJJ showed itself once again to be the pre-eminent academy in the GTA. Fans got a treat when Toronto BJJ head instructor Jorge Britto took to the mats, and showed his world class skills. Look out for anouncements on our first ever year end festival.
The new showers are in at Toronto BJJ.
We now feature 8 individual shower stalls each with moveable shower heads.
Sunday August 9th Closed for the Toronto Jiu-Jitsu Classic
The Classic will be on TV, and covered by the prestigious Gracie Magazine. We will be accepting donations of food to The Daily Bread Food Bank.
This is a pre-registration only tournament.
Grapplers Quest Success
Following our history making performance at the World
Royler Gracie Seminar June 11
On Thursday June 11th, we had an amazing experience soaking in the essence of the art form Royler Gracie. Thank you Royler for sharing with us the incredible feeling you have for the art your father created.
Toronto BJJ World Champions
Thank you to everyone for helping us prepare for the World Championships. your sacrifices paid off as we made Canadian Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu history with 2 Gold and 2 Bronze medals. We are a team and a a family and the World Champion results are shared by all.
Look out for new Gear
Atama and REEV0 Gi's
Ribeiro patches T-s and Hoodies
There have been some schedule changes with respect to Friday night and Saturday. Please refer to the schedule.
Toronto BJJ fighter impresses in K1 World Max GP
April 21 Fukkoka Japan-
a Toronto BJJer put on an impresseive performance in a four round decision loss to legend and 2x Grand Prix Champion Baukaw (the Tiger Woods of K-1). The bout was ruled a draw after 3 rounds, and went to an overtime 4th round. We are so proud of our competitors showing he is one of the worlds best.
New York International Open
April 18th New York City-
Once again Toronto BJJ stepped up on the international stage. We took home one gold and four silver medals from a major international event. We are a team and a family, the results are shared by all!!!
Muay Thai Gradings April 15, 2009
Thanks everyone for coming to support their teamates. We are a team and a family. Congratulations on the awesome grading.
REEVO Copa Ontario Success!!!
In a groundbreaking event, several hundred Kilos of food were donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Toronto BJJ walked away with team titles in the Adult Female and Adult male categories, and also took home the Overall Team title. Congratulations to everyone who supported this great event. On behalf of Toronto BJJ and its students we want to thank Jorge Britto for bringing a world class tournament to Toronto.
Jorge Britto Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champ
With all the amazing things happening at Toronto BJJ: preparation for a K-1 bout in Japan with World Muay Thai Champ Cosmo Alexandre, REEVO Copa Ontario, 2 more MMA victories, and the April 3rd Super Seminar, we sometimes overlook the obvious. On March 29th our Jiu-Jitsu instructor closed out his Masters division with a teamate, and then proceeded to defeat the legendary Rodrigo 'Comprido' Medeiros in the absolute. Jorge is the second person in Toronto BJJ history to win Gold at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu championships, and the first to do so at the Black Belt level. Congratulations Professor!!!!
Saulo, Xande, & Gymnastica
April 3rd @ 7pm
BJJ rule clinic.
Gymnastica Natural seminar for the first time ever in Canada!!!!
REEVO Copa Ontario April 4th
Registration is now open for the most exciting tournament of the year. The tournament is being held at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Having partnered up witt REEVO and the Daily Bread Food Bank this tournament promises to be special.
Or come in and register at Toronto BJJ.
BJJ Belt Promotions
Congrats to everyone who recieved their promotions. Many new Blues, Greens, a yellow, and even a Purple. We continue to have fun, learn, and make exceptional progress.
Jorge wins in MMA
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor has once again triumphed in Mixed Martial Arts. This time via triangle in the early going of the first round.
At the recent local BJJ tournament, 33 competitors took home an astounding 12 Golds, 4 silver, and 4 Bronze medals. Once again an awesome job by our instructor Jorge Britto. Jorge may have become the first coach in local tournaments with over 20 students competing to coach every match. Also, huge shouts out to eveyone who came to support. Its great to see what a family we are.
Helio Gracie passes away
On behalf of Jorge Britto and everyone at Toronto BJJ, our condolences to the Gracie family. Helio Gracie left a legacy that has given life and meaning to so many. For this we are eternally grateful.
Toronto BJJ to corner in UFC
Toronto BJJ's very own MMA instructor will be cornering Maurcio "Shogun" Rua in the upcoming UFC Janaury 17th in Dublin Ireland.
Look out for our expanded Muay Thai schedule. And our Muay Thai for MMA classes. Toronto BJJ has the most effective Muay Thai style for both K-1 and MMA. Come check out the style of Muay Thai and MMA that produced champions Andre Dida, Shogun, Anderson Silva, and Wanderlei Silva.
Xande Ribeiro @ Toronto BJJ
Xande is here. For those of you who do not know Xande along with his brother Saulo is the head instructor of SRJJA and University of Jiu-Jitsu. Xande is known as one of the top instructors in the world and is the reigning Absolute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion of the world.
Toronto BJJ wins Canadian Open
With a dominating performance, Toronto BJJ was once again team champions in Canada's largest grappling tournament. We took home an astounding 32 medals. The break down was 9 Golds, 10 Silvers, 9 Bronze, and 4 fourth place medals. Toronto BJJ has now swept the team titles in the past 3 tournaments held in Ontario. We now look foward to competing agin in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in the new year.
Congratulations Guys and Gals you really showed how great you are as teamates. Keep up the good work!!!
We train as ateam and a family and the results are shared by all.
Toronto BJJ 10 straight W's in MMA
We won another one. Ainsley Robinson moves to 5-0. With a dominating 3 round decision victory in Edmonton.
With two competitors competing in Edmonton Alberta. We continued our streak of consecutive victories in Mixed Martial Arts to 9 straight. Both matches were in the 155 pound division. In the first match our competitor did everything to his opponent in the 1st round but get the finish, that would come early in the 2nd round via TKO. Our second competitor was fighting for the championship belt. He knocked out his opponent with a high kick 20 seconds into the bout to claim the title. As one on looker noted. We had a wrestler dominate with BJJ and a Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu specialist win with Muay Thai. Great things happen when you combine the best the city has to offer in BJJ, Wrestling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Strength and Conditioning, and MMA. Thanks go out to everyone who trains here, we are a team and a family, the results are shared by all.
Toronto BJJ team champions again!
At this past Bravado BJJ tournament Toronto BJJ conitnued its dominance of the local grappling scene with yet another team title. Showing our depth, we were able to get more than half of our competitors to place, even though for most this was their first tournament. It is great to see once again that everyone who trains here enjoys great success. We train as a team and a family, the results are shared by all.
K-1 Star teaching Muay Thai
Fresh off a TKO victory in K-1 Max, he brings his world class Muay Thai kick-boxing knowledge to Toronto BJJ. He is also a top MMA fighter having reached the finals of K-1 Heroes in MMA, and has trained extensively with many of todays top stars including UFC Champion Anderson Silva, Shogun, and Wanderlei Silva.
UFC star training with us
In additon to a members only seminar, current UFC star Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has been training at Toronto BJJ this month. His next bout is rumored to be against former UFC Champion Quinton Jackson. Shogun had previously knocked out Jackson when they fought in Japan.
Success @ NAGA tournament
On August 2nd we participated in NAGA's Battle by the Beach. With nearly 2000 competitors the NAGA events rival Grapplers Quest in terms of size. Toronto BJJ entered 3 competitors this long weekend, turning up a Gold and Bronze medal in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu divisions. This included our Purple Belt defeating a Black Belt in the final.
Grapplers Quest Copa Atlantica
In one of North America's largest tournaments we entered 6 competitors and took home 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Showing the great success that all Toronto BJJ students enjoy, we medalled accross the spectrum, with our
women, men, and teens all reaching the podium. We medalled at white belt, blue belt, and purple belt.
BJJ Belt Promotions
Congratulations to all of those promoted!
We now have one more Brown belt, 3 more Purple Belts, a bunch more Blue Belts & Green belts, not to mention our teens. Well done!!!
Toronto BJJ wins again in MMA
This Friday June 20th at KOTC in Montreal, Toronto BJJ enjoyed its seventh straight mixed martial arts victory, with a 2nd round tko in the 155 pound division.
Xande #1 in the World
Congratulations are in order for one of our teachers, who won the greatest prize in competitve Jiu-Jitsu when he won the Absolute division of this year's World Championship of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Toronto BJJ & Saulo Ribeiro Family
Our commitment to being the best we can be has been shown once again. Toronto BJJ has joined Saulo Ribeiro in his association. Saulo, a 6x black belt world champion in his own right, is legendary as a teacher of many world champions. In addition to regular visits by Saulo, his brother Xande, a multiple time black belt world champion, will be coming to teach on a regular basis as well. Here is a link to a highlight video of the Ribieiro brothers (Warning Explicit Lyrics):
Kids & Teens Program has begun
Starting Saturday Septmeber 15th we have been offering a program for kids ages 6-12, and a program for teenagers ages 13-18. Check out this link Kids & Teens program .
At the 2011 IBJJf World Championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Toronto BJJ prooved, once again, that we offer the best instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in all of Canada.
We took home an incredible 7 medals besting the previous Canadian record of 4 medals that we set back in 2009.
Our medalists ranged in age from 15 to 34. We had both male and female medalists, in both adult and juvenile (teenager) categories. We took home medals in blue, purple, and brown belt categories (another Canadian first).
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