December Events – 2015

We’ve been announcing all of these events in class all of November, but just to make them even more official, here are our events and details for December 2015:

Charity In-House Tournament – Saturday, December 12th

Our final chapter in our Children’s Character Development Program is Charity and what better way to incorporate the lessons we are learning into a day full of Jiu-Jitsu fun!

As you know, competing is just an option we offer to allow our students to have some fun with Jiu-Jitsu, test their skills in a safe environment, and help out a local charity at the same time.  Only compete if you are 100% sure you want to.  If you have any questions about whether your child is ready yet, please talk to one of our instructors.  We match the children up into categories based on weight, age and experience.  It is our goal for everyone to walk away from this with an awesome experience whether they win or lose!

Our charity of choice is the Food Bank.   Admission to the tournament is a non-perishable food item plus $5.  The same fee is for spectators.

Please be mindful when choosing your food item.  Legumes, lentils, brown rice, brown rice pasta, canned tomatoes are all good options that are really useful in the kitchen as well as in the body.

The tournament will be held at our New Sudbury location.  All Hanmer classes and New Sudbury classes will be cancelled that day.  The kids will start weighing in at 10am and the tournament will start at 10:30.  Please show up on time.

If any adults are interested, we will be having a submission only division for you starting at 1pm!

Adult Christmas Party – Thursday, December 17th, 7pm

Our annual adult Christmas Party is going to be a good one this year!  Steve was keeping this a secret (I was not lol).  He used to be in a band in the 90’s called The Cooperative.  Some of you might remember them playing around town.  I only hear stories and apparently they were kind of a big deal back in the day.

Well our Christmas Party is going to welcome them back for their first show!  I’ve been listening and watching Steve practice for this event and the music is funky and fun, it will surely get you out of your seats and on the dance floor.

The party will be hosted by The Fromagerie on Elgin St., downtown.  The tickets are $25 and will include food as well as the live band!  Everyone is welcome, students, parents of students, everyone!  Please join us to celebrate another great year at the Academy!

Kid’s Christmas Party – Saturday, December 19th – 10am

Of course we can’t forget the kiddos when we are celebrating Christmas!  This party is totally FREE and will be held at our New Sudbury location.  All kids in our program are welcome.  We will have some snacks, fun, games and a dance party!  The little ones don’t want to miss this!  All kids classes will be cancelled  so everyone can come to the party.  Hanmer classes will be cancelled for the day and New Sudbury schedule will run as usual from 12pm – 3:30pm.

If anyone has any questions about any of these events, please let us know!

See you on the mats,


Who’s in for Date Night?

If you’re tired of the same old dinner and a movie date, we have an idea for you.  Join us on Saturday, November 28th for our first EVER Jiu-Jitsu Date Night.

Let me stop you right there as your mind wonders to ‘oh this is for experienced Jiu-Jitsu couples only’…it’s not!  Do you ever ‘play fight’ with your spouse?  I’ve always been a natural ‘rough-houser’ which is why Jiu-Jitsu is a perfect match for me.   Physical playfulness is so natural in relationships…add Jiu-Jitsu skills to the mix, and it makes for a fun time.

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What should you expect?  We will teach you a handful of techniques and then incorporate them into partner games so you can practice the skills and have fun doing it.  Think of couples yoga on 5 shots of espresso.  After that we will have a catered dinner from P&M’s Kouzzina and watch one of our favourite movies!

Jiu-Jitsu can be an intimidating activity to try – so why not try it with the person you love the most.  You have no choice but to Keep it Playful!

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And don’t worry about getting all sweaty on your date. (this might apply to newer couples, because some of us have seen it all!!)  We have showers in our academy, so if you get super sweaty from all the action, we’ve got you covered.

Have I covered everything?  If not, feel free to call 705-222-7655 or email to ask more questions.

If you are like HEY!  Sign me up right now! You can purchase your tickets below.

See you on the mats!

Date Night