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.
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
Burlington Training Center has a class dedicated to executing, practicing and refreshing a student’s skills in motion. It isn’t just about learning technique, it’s about executing it properly so the student can absorb what they’ve learned and potentially take it to the mats competitively. This class is open to all levels of BJJ and its essential if you are looking to refine your arsenal!
Learning the fundamentals of any martial art is essential for progression, but in BJJ it is most certainly important as it is a sport reliant on detail. Gi class is open to all levels and it always goes back to basics making it beneficial for any belt level to shake off bad habits or just refresh their memory of basics. It teaches students the art of BJJ through a technical approach aided with drilling, practice and rolling.
BTC’s No-Gi class is a groundwork class which helps students to mimic the grappling techniques a mixed martial artist would use in a competitive setting. The three main ways that a gi and no-gi grappling class differ are through lack of clothing, strategy, technique and tournament rules. When practicing the art of Jiu Jitsu students implement movements through the use of their gi, while in no – gi classes’ students will be taught on how to implement these movements without the use of the traditional garment.
BTC is a martial arts and fitness facility that offers something for every kind of athlete. With a wide-range of classes offered, many knowledgeable staff and an exceptional facility including an octagon, ring, heavy bags, a full set of weights and more! They have everything you could ever imagine.
Paul’s love for mixed martial arts began at the early age of 16, when he was introduced to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through Pride Fighting Championships and early UFC. His amateur record is 4-0.
Paul is under the BJJ Nova Unaio Black Belt under WF, and is the head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach for youth & adult classes at Burlington Training Centre. Paul’s martial arts track record also includes a professional career as an MMA fighter, where he has amassed a record of 3-1. He has also coached other pros who fight with Invicta Fighting Championships and TKO.
5041 Fairview St. Burlington, Ontario L7L 4W8
Marcio Nunes BJJ Academy is built on three fundamental principals. Respect. Hard Work. Family. If you are looking for a BJJ gym where egos are checked at the door and you are made to feel part of a family, then this could be the one. At MNunes BJJ, they take pride in creating a safe and challenging teaching environment for ALL levels of students and age groups. Not only will MNunes BJJ challenge you physically, it will challenge you mentally and spiritually. BJJ is unlike any other sport, many practitioners consider it a lifestyle and that is what they try to foster at MNunes BJJ. Students are considered to be family and help each other out both on the mats and off the mats. Come and experience the passion and excitement that is MNunes BJJ.
Marcio is honored to be an affiliate of Gordo BJJ by Roberto Corrêa de Lima.
Marcio Nunes provides exceptional instruction in all of his classes. Students can be sure that they are learning the most authentic form of the art being that Marcio has a long history in the game, and he originated in Brazil. The wide-range of classes and emphasis on fitness make for an inspiring enivroment.
Marcio “Tortinho” Nunes believes that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a sport, but a lifestyle that fosters mental clarity, physical well-being and lifelong friendships. Having studied Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years and earning his black belt in Brazil, Marcio prides himself on teaching the purest form of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Marcio creates a safe and challenging teaching environment for all levels of students and age groups. He hopes to inspire and educate people through the art that he loves so much.
6901 Derry Rd., Milton, Ontario L9T 7H5
Bora BJJ is simply put, a clean, spacious and modern facility providing Hamilton and the surrounding area Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for all ages & skill levels. They pride themselves on helping members amp-up their fitness routine by getting them in shape, relieving stress and improving their patience and critical thinking all while learning self-defense techniques.
Bora BJJ is proud to be an affiliate of the Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team founded in 2016 by Jorge Britto and Josh Rapport.
Bora BJJ is one of Hamilton’s newer training academies that offers a quaint and family environment that the larger gyms cannot. Joining their family will ensure that you are getting an intimate level of attention from their highly knowledgeable staff.
Professor Matt earned his black-belt from Professor Jorge Britto in 2018. He is a fierce competitor with accomplishments such as IBJJF Pan American Gold Medalist and IBJJF World Bronze Medalist.
7 – 625 Greenhill Ave. Hamilton, Ontario L8K 5N8
5th Dimension Training Academy is a is a school where good people meet for a great time. The school offer classes to both adults and kids ( 6 years old to 13 years old). People come to this school for many reasons; for exercise, self defense or just a good environment to kick some butt. They pride themselves on the fact that, there are regular people with regular jobs, who look for a great workout and maybe to learn a thing or two on the way. They are very proud to be interconnected with each other and the community. No ego’s, just a good time with great people.
5thD’s two programs are affiliated under two very distinguished schools. The Muay Thai program is affiliated under Siam No.1 (one of the biggest Muay Thai schools in Canada) under Ajahn Suchart the owner and founder. The Jiu-Jitsu program’s affiliation is under Zenith Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Robert Drysdale. They are very proud to be part of both of these extended families who share their experience and knowledge.
5th Dimension Training Academy is a specialty school that focuses on both Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. The gym is split down the middle and classes take place on both sides throughout the week with an open-mat on Sundays that attracts athletes from all around the area for friendly-rolls.
Head Coach JJ is a life-long martial artist that first earned a black-belt in Wing Chun and most recently recieved his BJJ black belt from Robert Drysdale in 2019.
1119 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8T 1S2
Joslin’s MMA was established nearly 50 years ago by the likes of 3 Time Canadian Karate Champion, Rick Joslin in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This renowned school has become one of Canada’s most established martial arts academies. Rick was one of the first Full Contact Karate (Kickboxing) Fighters in Canada and his undefeated kickboxing team was a powerful force back in the 1970’s.
Since the day it opened, over 10,000 students (ages 4-60+) have been taught martial arts by either Rick or his son Jeff Joslin.
Both Rick and Jeff are very proud to serve the city of Hamilton and feel very fortunate to be able to spend their lives sharing their knowledge with future generations of martial artists.
Joslin’s MMA is one of Hamilton’s oldest martial arts training facilities. It is renowned across the province of Ontario thanks to the Joslin families high-level of martial arts acheivement both competing and coaching.
Professor Jeff has accomplished over 200 gold medals during a competitive martial arts career that spanned close to three decades. He was the first Canadian in history to win Gold at an international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament (IBJJF Pan/American Championship 2002). He has fought in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and many other shows as a professional MMA Fighter. He continues to coach and train at a high-level and most recently won a bronze medal at the IBJJF World Master’s Championships in 2016.
An 8th Degree Black Belt in Wado-Ryu Karate –graded in 2000 by the late Masura Shintani–, Rick Joslin opened Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts in 1967 and has taught his art to thousands of students over the last four decades. Training in Martial Arts for over 45 years he has amassed an extensive list of accomplishments across the nation.
436 Concession St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L9A 1C2
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.
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.
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
Established in 2016, Infinum BJJ promotes a positive training atmosphere that allows people of all levels to join in and grow at their own pace. Beginner-friendly programs are available daytime, evening, and weekends for both adults and kids. Infinum BJJ’s coaches hold over 50 years of combined experience in Brazilian jiu jitsu, self-defense, and judo.
Designed to give the smaller person the power to control and overcome a larger opponent, Brazilian jiu jitsu has given true confidence to countless people around the world—and Infinium aims to give you the same. Not by being told you are doing well, but by actually accomplishing the techniques on the mats. When you sweep a larger person onto their back, the proof will speak for itself. Best of all, you will carry that confidence with you when you leave the academy.
Their programs allow you to participate at the level that suits you best. Experienced members remember what it was like to step on the mats for the first time and are happy to help you in a friendly manner. Together the team grows stronger and they want you to grow with them.
As one of Brantford’s premiere grappling academies, Infinium BJJ’s instructors have a wealth of knowledge in jiu jitsu, judo, self-defense and functional mobility. With classes 6 days a week (closed Sunday) including Jungle Jiu Jitsu (ages 3-6), Junior (ages 7-12+) and Adult, there are great options for everyone.
Coach Eric has been training martial arts for over 20 years. Having discovered BJJ in 2006 via the UFC, he began training and never looked back. He opened Infinum BJJ in 2015 with the hopes of spreading the benefits of jiu-jitsu, especially when he moved the business to Brantford in 2016. Eric knows that the benefit of BJJ happens in the lifestyle improvements off the mats and uses/teaches BJJ as a vehicle for both physical and mental improvement.
Coach Matt has been working with kids for more than two decades and is an elementary school teacher by trade. Since 2010, he has been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to children of all ages in Toronto under Canadian blackbelt pioneer Marco Costa. Coach Matt is excited to bring Jungle Jitsu to Brantford and looks forward to helping his students grow in cooperation, character, and confidence.
Sensei Vince is a level 2 certified judo instructor. Since the bulk of training at the academy allows for grabbing the legs (illegal in olympic judo) Sensei Vince offers Freestyle Judo which provides a broader approach to throws and takedowns that translate to grappling arts outside of judo
Mark prioritizes mobility over flexibility and the idea that both freedom and control of movement through healthy ranges of motion is essential to health and wellness. His credentials include:
- Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms)
Foundation Training certified instructor
200hr certified yoga instructor
168 Charing Cross St, Brantford, Ontario N3R 2J4