Bring a Buddy Week – October 26th – 31st

Hey Everyone!

We are halfway through Bring a Buddy Week and I’m just making a blog post about it.  Better late than never!  We are seeing lots of new faces around the club and it’s fantastic.  Everyone is sharing their passion for Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Fitness with their friends and families.  Are they just really want our super awesome prizes….which one is it?  Either way, we love the fresh faces on the mats!

Haven’t brought a Buddy yet?  What are you waiting for?  Did you know what you can win?  Every time you bring a friend in to try a class you get a ballot.  It’s up to you which box you put your ballot in, one is for a Brand New Hayabusa Grappling Gi, one is for Leather Boxing Gloves and Shin Guards and one is for 5 Private Lessons with any of our awesome instructors!

We still have invitations available at the front desk for you to hand out to your friends.  They look like this:


And don’t forget to sign up for our Halloween Sleepover Party!  Spots are filling up FAST!!!!

See you on the mats!


Women’s Jiu-Jitsu Night – October 21st!

Next Wednesday, October 21st from 7pm – 9pm we are hosting a Women’s Jiu-Jitsu Night at our Hanmer Location (5931 HWY 69N).

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Everyone is welcome!  Members and Non-members.  This event is for all of the women who have been interested in trying Jiu-Jitsu but haven’t for whatever reason – shy, intimidated, unsure etc.

This event is for all of the women who are looking to add variety to their workout, who are looking for an empowering activity that will increase your confidence and body awareness.  This event is an introduction to Jiu-Jitsu for women who are interested in taking their safety into their own hands.

This event is for women who know a friend who could really benefit from Jiu-Jitsu and want to be supportive and come be a great partner!  This event is for all the women who have watch a significant other train in our Jiu-Jitsu class and has been tempted to try.

Most importantly, this event is for women to connect with other women interested in training Jiu-Jitsu.  My goal is that you will take these connections, make plans, and meet each other in class, on the mat to work together in our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu classes.

Did I mention you in any of these descriptions?  If I did, then this event is for YOU!

The session is free for Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Bring a friend and get 1/2 price off the second person’s entry fee!

The event will also have our Holistic Nutritionist, Dana Clark, serving up smoothies and giving a short talk on creating a post-workout nutrition routine.

Here are some fun pics from our last session!  Remember, Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone!  It is based on leverage and was designed for the smaller, weaker person to survive and thrive in any attack situation.

Join me.

Jenn Joncas


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You can register via phone 705-222-7655

In person at either locations – 790 Lasalle Blvd – Montrose Mall OR 5931 HWY 69N – Hilltop Plaza

Or Online

Women’s Jiu-Jitsu Night

7th Annual Halloween Sleepover Party!!

Hey Everyone!


Halloween is approaching fast and this year it lands on a SATURDAY!   There is tons of buzz about some great parties happening around the city, are you wanting to attend one?  But what to do with the kiddos?

We have the ANSWER!  Send them to us!  This is our 7th year running our Night of the Ninja Halloween Sleepover Party and we are very excited to share it with your little ones.  The party starts at 7pm, perfect timing for them to go out trick or treating then come over to the Academy at 790 Lasalle Blvd in the Montrose Mall for our Costume Party, Haunted House Party Favours, Tons of Games and of course, a Movie!

The next morning we will fill them up with a delicious, nutritious breakfast smoothie and they will be ready to be picked up at 9am!  We also have a party only option.  They can be picked up as late at 11pm!

Sounds too good to be true right?  Well listen to this, we have another idea for you!

Are you not looking forward to having all that Halloween Trick or Treating JUNK around the house?  Who needs the temptation?  Plus, a couple of treats on occasion are ok for kids but do they really need a pillow case full?

May I introduce you to THE SWITCH NINJA!!


Ok, it’s actually Steve, but he is a ninja and he will be switching all of that Halloween Candy out for a SPECIAL PRIZE!!  The kids can keep 5 pieces of their candy, and the rest comes to THE SWITCH NINJA.  In return we will give them………………………they will just have to make the switch to find out!

Sign up for the Party Here

Halloween Party!



Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Scott Schilling Seminar

We always love having special guests come in and share their knowledge with us.  It’s a great opportunity to get a new perspective on some of the most basic moves, and learn some new techniques that will blow your mind.

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Group Shot!

Professor Scott Schilling joined us last Wed. Oct 7th for a two-hour adult seminar.  Professor Schilling’s enthusiasm for Jiu-Jitsu and teaching was infectious.  He opened the floor to questions, problems, scenarios that the students were having trouble with and offered an excellent solution every time.  After the seminar, the group stuck around for a 30 min sparring session.  This session was optional, of course.  We rolled for 5 min rounds while Professor Schilling came around to offer advice and suggestions about the positions we happened to be in, in that moment.

The following night, Professor Schilling joined us for a Kids Only Seminar!  For some of them, this was the first time meeting a Black Belt!  They had a blast!  Here are some pics!

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If you missed out on this event, don’t worry too much.  You missed a lot but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action next time!  Stay tuned for our next Guest Instructor!!

Happy Weekend!!







Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members and supporters!  We are very thankful for every one of you.  We are most thankful that you have welcomed us into your lives and allowed us to show you our passion and lifestyle.  Jiu-Jitsu is more than just what happens on the mats, it’s what happens in our lives, in our minds and in our bodies.


Be mindful of what you are putting into your bodies this weekend.  Remember, food is used as fuel FIRST, then pleasure.  If you are eating 100% for pleasure, you are doing your health and your immune system a disservice.  This season can just be referred to as fall, it doesn’t have to be tagged cold and flu season.  It all depends how you support the immune system.

Regular scheduled classes will not be happening this Monday, October 12th.  BUT we will be having a Family Training Session at our New Sudbury location from 6pm – 8pm.  What does this mean?  Open Mat for all ages.  No specific classes, just time to train, practice and move.

If everyone is interested I will lead a 30 min yoga session at 7:30.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Joncas Family!