Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instruction in Etobicoke

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

As its name implies, Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a dynamic martial art and combat sport originating from Brazil. It emphasizes ground fighting techniques and submission holds that enable you to overcome opponents of greater size and strength. BJJ's foundation lies in the principle that leverage and technique can overcome raw power. Practitioners learn how to control and submit opponents through a combination of joint locks and chokeholds.

BJJ provides a complete physical workout, promoting strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness while enhancing mental discipline, problem-solving skills, and self-confidence. Brazilian jiu-jitsu has gained popularity for its practicality in self-defense and its application in competitive arenas, making it a respected martial art across the globe, including right here in Etobicoke, Toronto, and the GTA.

BJJ Expertise

At Etobicoke Martial Arts, we practice 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a non-traditional, no-gi jiu-jitsu system developed by Eddie Bravo. The system is designed for real-life encounters as it incorporates and promotes flexibility, unusual positions, and an attacking mindset. As a result, no-gi jiu-jitsu is not just a fundamental base for mixed martial arts; it is also a great self-defense technique and an amazing way to get in shape. Whether you are a beginner or professional competitor, our world-class instruction welcomes students of all skill levels to grow in their training and be creative in developing their own style.

Our feature instructor, Micah Brakefield, is among the best in the world, teaching progressive and innovative techniques that are on the cutting edge of no-gi grappling. Our classes are filled with both fundamental and advanced technical instruction. We break down every sequence, position or transition, so everyone from high-level black belts to the newest practitioner will grow in their training.

About Micah Brakefield:

  • 10th Planet Blackbelt
  • BJJ Blackbelt
  • Submission Underground record holder
  • Combat JJ Veteran
  • Fight 2 Win Veteran
  • World Series of Fighting Veteran
  • 10th Planet Qualifiers Finalist
  • Professional MMA Veteran
  • Canadian National Wrestler Silver Medalist
  • National Greco and Freestyle Silver Medalists