What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

Physical
workout

Martial
art

Self-defense
discipline

Competitive
sport

Builds
confidence


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.

Schedule

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Monday
9am - 10.30am
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Drills/Sparring
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
12pm - 1pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Competition Class
Invitation-only
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Basics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Tuesday
9am - 10.30am
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Drills/Sparring
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
11am - 12pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Competition Drills @ Murakami BJJ
Murakami BJJ, 5425 Casgrain, #101 Montreal, QC
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Wednesday
9am - 10.30am
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Drills/Sparring
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
12pm - 1pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Competition Class
Invitation-only
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Yoga
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OpenMat
Free and Open to everyone
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Thursday
9am - 10.30am
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Drills/Sparring
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
11am - 12pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Competition Drills @ Murakami BJJ
Murakami BJJ, 5425 Casgrain, #101 Montreal, QC
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
7pm - 8.30pm
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Friday
9am - 10.30am
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Drills/Sparring
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
12pm - 1pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Competition Class
Invitation-only
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Basics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Saturday
10am - 11am
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
11am - 12pm
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OpenMat
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
12pm - 1.30pm
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Sunday
11am - 12pm
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OpenMat
Murakami BJJ, 5425 Casgrain, #101 Montreal, QC
12pm - 1pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition training
Murakami BJJ, 5425 Casgrain, #101 Montreal, QC

Instructors

Val Astraverkhau

Val
Astraverkhau
FB IN

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. Val holds a master’s degree in electorinics.

Oliver Taza

Oliver
Taza
FB IN

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.

Jenia Astraverkhava

Jenia
Astraverkhava
FB IN

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.

David Nguyen

David
Nguyen
FB IN

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 Cocarell-Motty

Jennifer
Cocarell-Motty
FB IN

Yoga

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.

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Montreal

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
in Downtown Montreal/Saint-Henri

We offer kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 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.

3 months
$200
6 months
$340
12 months
$640
includes a free kids white gi uniform and a white belt

Mizu programs

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

Gi and No-gi<br />Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Montreal

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
kickboxing

Muay Thai<br />kickboxing Montreal

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

Yoga<br />and Fitness Montreal

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

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.

Competition Class
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.

Join free trial class

Prices

Discounts for military and law enforcement as well as family offers are available.

 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu price Montreal

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

ALL-INCLUSIVE: + MUAY THAI AND YOGA

 

Men

Women

-30%

Teenagers
Students

-30%
1 month 3 months 1 year
120 300 1000
84 210 700
84 210 700
 
Muay Thai price Montreal

Muay Thai

Yoga price Montreal

Yoga

1 month 3 months 1 year
55 130 450
40 100 350

Contact us

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.

Our address: 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8. Intercom #1062

Phone: +1 (514) 360 9947

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