Para Bellum MMA – Oakville, ON

Para Bellum is a unique training facility that caters to a spectrum of athletes; from the mixed martial arts mma student working up the ranks to achieve his/her goal, to the recreational brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete looking for a challenging new workout, to people looking for a viable self defense system muay thai boxing gym .

Para Bellum will help you achieve your goals while improving your confidence, your discipline, and your fitness.
The name Para Bellum was taken from a longer Latin adage: “Si vis pacem para bellum”. This means “If you wish for peace, prepare for war.” This philosophy is reflected in all our programs. Whether its athletes literally preparing for combat, or someone learning how to defend themselves, we truly believe that success, and peace, lay in preparedness.

The team consists of highly qualified instructors and trainers to help you reach your full potential. They offer comprehensive programs including: Mixed Martial Arts, No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Krav Maga (Israeli Self Defense), Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning classes and a fully developed kids program. 

Para Bellum is one of the premiere MMA gyms in the area thanks to their highly qualified and experienced group of coaches in many of the most dominant styles in the sport. With MMA  as a priority, this academy will help you achieve the elite level of wrestling, grappling and submissions in No Gi Jiu Jitsu.

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Beginner-Friendly
  • NoGi Classes Only
  • Strength And Conditioning Classes
  • Wrestling
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Krav Maga
  • MMA


Professor Rory McDonell
Head Instructor

Rory has been training and coaching combat sports for over 20 years. He wrestled during high school and university and won a National Championship while in university. As he finished his wrestling career, he began to train in Krav Maga, boxing, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It was then that he decided to dedicate his life to the pursuit of martial arts. He fought professionally for a decade, and all his wins in MMA came by way of submission and he has also been selected twice to represent Canada at the FILA World Championships for No Gi grappling.


9-2530 Speers Rd Oakville, Ontario, L6L 5K8

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