Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person to defend against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.. Brazilian jiu-jitsu 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. It can be trained for self defense, 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.
Brazilian jiu jitsu is traditionally practiced in the gi. A gi is a uniform that enables students to practice choking and controlling each other with articles of clothing. No-gi Grappling brings bjj skills, wrestling skills, sambo skills, judo and all ground skills into the one world.
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.
We are 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.
We offer kids-only Jiu-Jitsu classes three times per week. In our classes children will be having fun, gaining confidence and self-esteem, building balance and coordination, and will learn to defend themselves. They will learn humility, patience with themselves, living a healthy lifestyle and persistence in continually working through and solving problems.
No-Gi jiu-jitsu classes do not require students to wear special Gi uniform. Please wear board shorts or spats and T-shirts or rashguards.
Gi jiu-jitsu classes require students to wear a Jiu-jitsu or Judo uniform. We keep clean spare Gis at school for anyone visiting. Note: Karate Gis' material is too thin and can be dangerous for you and your partners during a grappling match.
Open Mat is special time when students are welcome to come practice techniques and do free sparring without instruction.
Val Astraverkhau is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple 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 3d degree brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Julio «Foca» Fernandez of Carlson Gracie team and is head instructor at Montreal Revolution Team.
Val holds master’s degree in Electorinics.
Jenia Astraverkhava is a certified fitness instructor and a lifetime athlete. Since young age she is practicing fencing and was a member of Belorussian National team winning multiple national and international tournaments. She is a member of «Les Mousquetaires» fencing academy and currently training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Koji Murakami.
Jenia holds bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
David Nguyen 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 hods bachelor of laws degree.
Family offers and special conditions are available. Ladies, please request 30% discount.
Our main goal is to spread our love and passion for Jiu Jitsu. 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.