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What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

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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?

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
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
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
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Wrestling
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gi/NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8
Thursday
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
Friday
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
12pm - 1.30pm
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Mizu Studio, 4767 Rue Dagenais #106B, Montréal, QC H4C 1L8

Instructors

Val Astraverkhau

Val
Astraverkhau

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 electronics.

Jenia Astraverkhava

Jenia
Astraverkhava

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 purple belt and winner of IBJJF Montreal Open, SAU and Nextgen tournaments as well as IBJJF NoGI PAN medalist. Jenia holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology.

David Nguyen

David
Nguyen

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

Ariane Dang

Ariane
Dang

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling

Ariane Dang, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and trains out of H2O in Montréal with Richard Ho. She's one of the best young female talent coming out of Montreal. Active competitor in tournaments and super-fights, she's collecting gold medals and podiums. Ariane holds bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from Polytechnique Montréal.

Oliver Taza

Oliver
Taza

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.

Brianna Ste-Marie

Brianna
Ste-Marie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling

Brianna Ste-Marie is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu purple belt and trains from BTT Montreal under Leonardo Saggioro and Fabio Holanda. She is the high level world-class competitor with double gold in IBJJF No-Gi Pans, IBJJF No-Gi World champion and holds multiple wins in tournaments all over the world. She’s currently ranked #1 competitor in her IBJJF category. She’s studying Pure & Applied Math in Concordia University of Montreal.

Guivi "Gia" Sissaouri

Guivi "Gia"
Sissaouri

Freestyle Wrestling, Sambo, Judo

Gia Sissaouri won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the 57 kg class. He also won the gold at the 2001 world championships at Sofia, Bulgaria in the 58 kg class, a silver at the 1995 world championships in Atlanta, Georgia in the 57 kg class, a bronze at the 1998 world championships at Tehran, Iran in the 58 kg class, and another bronze at the 1997 world championships at Krasnoyarsk, Russia also in the 58 kg class. In the 2002 Commonwealth Games he won a gold medal. Sissaouri also appeared on season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter as Georges St-Pierre's wrestling coach. Gia trains at the Montreal Wrestling Club.

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.

Beginners

Beginners Montreal

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

Women

Women Montreal

With our Women-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program we offer highest level of training in safe, clean and professional environment. The classes are run by world-champion and world #1 ranked IBJJF athlete Brianna Ste-Marie and is accessible to all affiliations and levels of experience.

Kids

Kids Montreal

Our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to develop physical and social skills in children, as well as to build confidence and resilience. Kids as early as five years old are encouraged to train up to three times per week.

Open Mat

Open Mat Montreal

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. Our Wednesday 6.30pm Open Mat is free and open to everyone with a good attitude. practitioners from all schools and affiliations are very welcome.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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 Muay-Thai and Wrestling 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.

NoGi Grappling

NoGi Grappling Montreal

NoGi Submission Grappling is a form of competition, martial art and combat sport that focuses on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. No-gi classes do not require students to wear special Gi (kimono) uniform. Please wear athletic attire, board shorts or spats and T-shirts or rashguards.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai Montreal

Muay Thai Kickboxing 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.

Wrestling

Wrestling Montreal

Freestyle wrestling is the base discipline for nogi submission grappling and MMA and focuses on taking opponents down and pinning them to the ground. Freestyle wrestling brings together traditional wrestling, judo, and sambo techniques. Our Wrestling classes are taught by Word Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Gia Sissaouri.

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Prices

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

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

ALL-INCLUSIVE: + MUAY THAI AND WRESTLING

 

Men

Women

-30%

Teenagers
Students

-30%
1 class 10 classes 1 month 3 months 1 year
20 150 120 300 1000
15 100 84 210 700
15 100 84 210 700
 

Muay Thai

Wrestling

1 class 10 classes 1 month 3 months 1 year
15 100 55 130 450
15 100 55 130 450
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 gi uniform and a white belt

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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