Pura BJJ – Hamilton, ON

Pura BJJ has been servicing Hamilton, ON and many surrounding areas such as Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Burlington and Brantford since 2009. The Pura team is led by fantastic instructors, who follow the teachings of multi-time World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champions Rafael and Guilherme Mendes. The Mendes Brothers are responsible for creating a style of Jiu-Jitsu that has become known worldwide as “modern Jiu-Jitsu.” They continually create, develop and innovate techniques that have helped them to win multiple world titles. If you are looking to stay at the cutting edge of proven techniques and concepts, then look no further than Pura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They take great pride in following a structured BJJ system that focuses on your development while continually monitoring your progress. 

Pura offers classes for everyone of all skill levels, as well as for ages as young as 6 and up! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a contact sport and they provide a challenging yet safe environment for your child to mature into becoming a real-life champion on and off the mats. The discipline, focus and hard work expected by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school!

Pura BJJ is located in the heart of Hamilton and offers a dynamic training schedule with classes offered every day of the week. The variety of program options coupled with highly qualified instructors, makes everyone feel welcome from beginners to competitors.

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Beginner-Friendly
  • Emphasis On Instruction
  • Women's Classes
  • NoGi and Gi Classes


Professor PJ O'Sullivan
Head Instructor

PJ O’Sullivan is the owner and Black Belt Professor at Pura BJJ. He earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2010. He has been teaching BJJ for over 15 years. PJ teaches a structured curriculum that engages and challenges students to continually improve their BJJ skills.

Riccardo Ammendolia

Professor Riccardo, “Baleia” is famed in the grappling circuit for being one of the top commentators and promoters in the sport, having worked with prestigious organizations such as FIVE Grappling, Copa Podio and ADCC. Riccardo was also the first black belt ever graded by the multiple time world champion duo, the Mendes Brothers. He loves to pass on his experience with his students.


256 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4K9

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