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This Saturday October 30th kids can come to class (Montrose location) dressed in their costumes!
Please, no make up, plastic weapons, or any hard plastic components that can injure the other kids.

See you there!

Covid-19 Update – February 16th

We are open! Nous sommes ouvertes!

Sudbury District has been designated Orange – Restrict.  The Ontario government has redefined the colour coded system, and as a result, the Orange-Restrict is now essentially the new yellow.  After careful review, we have determined that the restrictions for us are precisely the same as when we were in Yellow – Protect last fall.  Class sizes are restricted to 10 participants per room per class, and members are required to pre-register for classes. (See below for registration help.)  We ask that you monitor yourself for symptoms. Please use this tool to pre-screen before you attend our academy, and we ask that you stay home if you have any symptoms or have been at risk of exposure. Masks do not need to be worn while training on the mats. Due to Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, we ask that you exit the premises in a timely manner after your training/business at the academy has been concluded for the day. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this policy. 

Le district de Sudbury a été désigné Orange – Restreindre. Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a redéfini le système de codes de couleur et, par conséquent, Orange-Restreinder est maintenant essentiellement le nouveau jaune. Après un examen attentif, nous avons déterminé que les restrictions pour nous sont exactement les mêmes que lorsque nous étions dans Jaune – Protéger l’automne dernier. La taille des classes est limitée à 10 participants par salle et par classe, et les membres sont tenus de se préinscrire aux cours. (Voir ci-dessous pour l’aide à l’enregistrement.) Nous vous demandons de vous surveiller pour les symptômes. Veuillez utiliser cet outil pour effectuer un pré-dépistage avant de vous rendre à notre académie, et nous vous demandons de rester à la maison si vous présentez des symptômes ou avez été à risque d’exposition. Il n’est pas nécessaire de porter les masques pendant l’entraînement sur les tapis. En raison de la réglementation et des restrictions Covid-19, nous vous demandons de quitter les locaux en temps opportun après la fin de votre l’ entraînement/enterprise à l’académie pour la journée. Nous sommes heureux de répondre à toutes vos questions concernant cette politique.

Covid Status Update

Sudbury District – Orange- Protect level

EDIT: We will be opening Tuesday 16th with a new schedule. The updated schedule will be posted by Monday. Please check the new schedule before planning your class attendance. Emails with updates will be sent soon to our membership.

Original Text:

As of February 16, the Sudbury District is moving into the Orange – Restrict level. We are reviewing the criteria for Orange – Restrict and will be informing you as to the necessary details as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and thank you once again for all your support. You guys are AMAZING!!

~Love, the Sudbury BJJ family.

Covid Financial Help For Parents

Hey guys, in case you haven’t heard yet, the Ontario government has a one-time Covid payout to families of 200$ for each child or youth up to grade 12 for the 2020-2021 school year, and $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs. We have very much appreciated your continued support during this difficult time, and we want to make sure you are equally supported. Deadline to apply is February 8th, so hurry fast! Apply here!

Live Reading Tonight!

 Join us tonight at 8pm EST for a Facebook live reading of the awesome kids’ book ‘Kalyn Finds Her Power’! This book explores the concepts of verbal and social bullying, and offers some suggestions to deal with them. This empowering story was written by Victoria Gracie and is perfect for any kid who finds themselves looking for options that feel right for them. 🙂

Watch the replay here!

Year In Review – Adult BJJ

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a year of challenges, but our members have shown incredible resilience and determination. In fact, many have taken this opportunity to rise to the challenge and charge full steam ahead towards their belt promotions, while others have been recognized for their steady and consistent dedication to their training. Every one of these people have shown incredible strength of character, and we can say without reservation that we are proud and humbled to count each and every one of you as part of our Sudbury BJJ family. Congratulations for your accomplishments so far, and we can’t wait to see your continued growth in the new year!


Ivan Depatie, August 16th, 2020 – Purple belt promotion
Troy Moutsatsos, November 10th, 2020 – Purple belt promotion
Kyle Donnelly, November 24th, 2020 – Purple belt promotion
Scott Chartrand, December 14th, 2020 – Purple belt promotion


Anastasia Martin October 15th, 2020- Blue belt promotion
Mollie Dobson, December 14th, 2020 – Blue belt promotion
Kyle May, December 16th, 2020 – Blue belt promotion


Brady Wallace, February 4th, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Bruce Aubertin, February 6th, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Zach Strong, February 21st, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Chad Scott & Julie Tsang, March 2nd,2020 –Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Justin Marchioni, November 19th, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Charles Palmer, November 25th, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion
Denise Wright, December 8th, 2020 – Gracie Combatives belt promotion


Marissa Sikora, April 12th, 2020 – Women Empowered belt promotion

Congratulations once again! Thank you so much for being a part of our team, and we can’t wait to see what you all do in the new year to come!

Year In Review – Kids

January 27th, 2020

2020 has been an unusual and challenging year, but our kids have shown what they are made of and have risen above it all, and we want to share their success with you! These kids have been hard at play, learning both life and jiu-jitsu skills. They have been very busy earning their stripes and belt promotions. We want to recognize each and every one of you for your focus, dedication and for showing up for your classes each week, and to congratulate you all on earning your well deserved belt promotions! We’re so proud of you, keep it up!

Photos below are arranged by rank and date.

March 10th, 2020 – Orange/green belt promotion
January 27th, 2020 – Orange/ white belt promotion
Fall 2020 – Orange white belt promotion
January 24th, 2020 – Yellow belt promotion
October 28, 2020 -Yellow belt promotion
January 24th, 2020 – White/ yellow belt promotion
January 25th, 2020 – White/ yellow belt promotion
January 31st, 2020 – White/ yellow belt promotion.

Congratulations once again to all our Sudbury BJJ kids for achieving your new belts! We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for you!

Is your child missing from this year’s belt promotion post? Contact us so we can add them to our celebration!