ABOUT THE ACADEMY
Timmins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self defence academy owned and operated by Kris Ratte - a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ryron and Rener Gracie. We are proudly affiliated with Team Renzo Gracie Ottawa! That means you can learn everything you need to know safely in a challenging, fun, and energetic environment — starting from day one right through to the highest Jiu Jitsu rankings. Established in 2011, Timmins BJJ has won several awards in the business community and has world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors.
Classes are instructed with in-depth technique and mindset that is beneficial to any level of practitioner, from beginner to advanced. The Timmins BJJ methodology imparts information in a way that establishes a core knowledge of Jiu Jitsu and builds on that foundation as the student advances. Students are sure to learn the fundamental core deeply and progress with an authentic mastery of Jiu Jitsu.
Jiu Jitsu is used to defend yourself while controlling the amount of damage done to an aggressor. The Gentle Art is meant to use the techniques that cause an aggressor to tire, make a mistake and fall victim to any number of joint locks, choke holds or controls that a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner will perfect.
At our academy, Jiu Jitsu is taught first as a way to defend against an attacker, later on as a way to sharpen techniques and train effectively with someone who is also skilled in Jiu Jitsu.