Montreal’s independent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Studio with Muay Thai kickboxing, Judo, Yoga and Fitness
No contracts. No politics. Accessible training for everyone.
We welcome practitioners from any school and of any art and pride ourselves on being beginner and family friendly while providing the highest level of training.
Why join Mizu Studio?
We created club- and family-like atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. Be it a beginner with no previous experience in martial arts or a seasoned competitor — we share our mats, exchange knowledge and improve together. We despise hidden fees, up-selling and forced contracts and strive to make martial arts truly accessible to anyone.
The safety of our students is one of our greatest concerns. Our studio is the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Montreal to invest in our students' health by building high-end floating floor system. This comfortable sub-floor is resting on top of closed cell foam blocks that act as shock absorbers when you run, fall or roll around the mats.
Every member has access to showers and we enforce strict sanitary rules. Our mats are cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day. Every day.
Street parking is abundant and hustle-free.
Kettle-bells, barbells, pull-up bar, plyo box, battle ropes and many other tools are always available to help our students improve their strength and stamina.
Arguably the best part of any hard training, a hot shower will keep you clean and healthy.
All Mizu Studio members benefit from complimentary wireless access to the Internet.
The Orange line's Place Saint-Henri Metro station is minutes away as well as bus transit.
Located in the heart of St. Henri we are steps away from good food and good coffee that will help you re-fuel after training.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground and, as a result, provides greater position for striking or submission holds. BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This is a well-developed contact sport with ever growing competition scene but can be practiced with a variety of goals in mind. It can be trained for self defence, fitness, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts competition and has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Translated as «the gentle art», Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on using strength and technique in the most efficient way possible to control and overcome opponents of greater size, strength and aggression. With its roots in the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the art found its way to Brazil in 1910, when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo expert, emigrated to the country. There he became friends with Gastao Gracie, an influential businessman who helped Maeda get established. In return, Maeda taught Jiu-Jitsu to Gracie’s sons, who became very proficient in the art, eventually passing on Maeda’s teaching in their own schools. The many additions, modifications, and refinements to the art made by the Gracie family were tested against other styles with great success, propelling Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into the martial arts world and creating a tradition that lives on today.
What is Mizu?
水 Sui or mizu, meaning “Water”, represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the lake, plants are also categorized under sui, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling, Judo
Val is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt under Koji Murakami, Kosen Judo black belt and a Kodokan Judo brown belt under sensei Hiroshi Nakamura 9dan. Val is extremely passionate about grappling arts and often competes in both Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. He won his divisions in IBJJF Montreal Open, SAU, Grappling Industries, Vermont Open, Judo Quebec Open and multiple other competitions. Mizu Studio’s Montreal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is affiliated with Koji Murakami. Koji is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Julio «Foca» Fernandez of Carlson Gracie team and is head instructor at Montreal Revolution Team. Val holds a master’s degree in electorinics.
Strength and Conditioning, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling
Jenia is a certified fitness instructor and a lifetime athlete. From a young age, she has practiced fencing and was a member of Belorussian National team winning multiple national and international tournaments. She is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt and winner of IBJJF Montreal Open, SAU and Nexgen tournaments. Jenia holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling
David has been training martial arts since 1999. After eight years of Taekwondo, he dedicated himself to the art of Muay Thai. In 2010, he traveled to Thailand where he lived and trained in Muay Thai camps to learn from the world’s most elite thai fighters. He also holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Koji Murakami. When not in the dojo, he works as a lawyer in his own law office at O&N Légal, s.e.n.c.. David holds bachelor of law degree.
Jennifer is a certified 200-hour RYT yoga instructor. She was first introduced to yoga and began practicing more than a decade ago. Originally from Newfoundland & Labrador, it was when she moved to Montreal that her enthusiasm and devotion for yoga grew, influencing her decision to become a certified yoga instructor. Jennifer is passionate about sharing the teachings of yoga and its endless benefits – mentally, emotionally and physically with others. She believes that it is through consistent practice that one can uncover their individual strength and truly find balance both on the mat and in other areas of life.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling
Oliver is a high level Jitu-Jitsu brown belt an avid competitor with wins in IBJJF, UAEJJF, ACBJJ, Polaris Invitational, Metamoris, Sapateiro and many more competitions. He trains under Firas Zahabi in Tri Star academy when in Montreal and under John Danaher in New York’s Renzo Gracie Academy.
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and
Judo in Downtown Montreal/Saint-Henri
We offer kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo classes three times per week. In our classes children will be gaining confidence and self-esteem, building balance and coordination, and will learn to defend themselves while having fun. They will learn humility, patience with themselves, living a healthy lifestyle and persistence in continually working through and solving problems.
We have classes specifically designed for people with no previous exposure to martial arts and serious competitors alike. We strive to create diverse environment where men and women of different ages, backgrounds and skill levels feel comfortable and help one another to become better versions of themselves. Our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to develop physical and social skills in children, as well as to build confidence and resilience.
Gi and No-gi
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, a sport, self-defence discipline and a vehicle to improve your life beyond athletic performance. Jiu-Jitsu lies at the core of the Studio and every Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student benefits from access to Yoga, Fitness and Muay-Thai as part of the program. Jiu-Jitsu is traditionally practiced in the gi uniform that enables students to learn choking and controlling each other with articles of clothing. We suggest you wear a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Judo uniform (Gi) during Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes. The Gi can be of any colour, brand and can have patches of any affiliation. We keep clean spare Gis at school for visitors and will share those with anyone who can’t afford to purchase a uniform. No-gi Grappling brings bjj skills, wrestling skills, sambo skills, Judo and all ground skills into the one world. No-gi classes do not require students to wear special Gi uniform. Please wear athletic attire, board shorts or spats and T-shirts or rashguards.
Muay Thai is a combat sport that finds its origin in a noble art with antique traditions, it is also the Thai national sport. In Muay Thai, competitors fight standing like in Western Boxing, but elbows, knees and kicks strikes are allowed. Our Muay Thai classes are very beginner friendly and do not require previous martial arts experience.
Yoga and fitness classes are designed to increase your body awareness, stamina and strength. The program is focused on fitness and athletic performance enhancement and cater to the needs of athletes as well as everyday people wanting to improve their overall health and well-being through conditioning, increased strength, mobility and coordination.
Basics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners
Basics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners is a mandatory 12-weeks course for anyone who starts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without previous martial arts experience. It is carefully designed to get you familiar with basic positions, movements and concepts and ease your transition to regular classes. Uniform is not required.
Open Mat is time when students are autonomously exchanging knowledge, practicing techniques of their choice or having sparring sessions. Any Jiu-Jitsu, Judo or submission grappling practitioner from any school is welcome to train with us during Open Mats.
and Pro Training
Competition Class is a high-paced, demanding training catered to improve students’ performance under competition pressure. Please talk to one of the instructors before coming to this class. Experience Required. PRO training is an invitation-only spot for serious athletes who dedicate their lives to training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Discounts for military and law enforcement as well as family offers are available.
ALL-INCLUSIVE: + MUAY THAI, YOGA, FITNESS
Our main goal is to spread our love and passion for Martial Arts and healthy living. No lock-in contracts.
No initiation fees. No belt promotion fees. Please contact us and we will find the best way to accommodate your needs.
Phone: +1 (514) 360 9947