Do you want to receive

FREE training?


The best time to start training is yesterday.


100% dedicated to street self defense

Beginner Adults

In this class, you will learn the 30 core techniques of jiu-jitsu that will allow you to form a solid foundation for your jiu-jitsu journey. You can start this program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Safety is our number one concern, so there is no competitive sparring in this program.


Advanced Jiu-Jitsu
Advanced Adults

Advanced Adults

Beyond Blue Belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, all of which have been organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum.


Once you have your basics down, you can join our Advanced Class which consists of hundreds of advanced techniques presented in a clearly defined curriculum. To participate in this class you must be an experienced grappler or qualified by making it through our basics program.


Kids Anti-Bullying
Systematically putting an end to the bully cycle

Kids 4+

More than just Jiu Jitsu and Martial arts for kids

  • We focus on Character Development the whole year.  Each Development Chapter is divided into 8 week segments where we discuss, have special challenges, and several rewards.  The Chapters are divided into:

  • January/February- Responsibility

  • March/April- Health

  • May/June-  Respect

  • July/ August- Citizenship

  • September/ October- Manners

  • November/ December- Caring


Our Kids Anti-Bullying Program is a land mark course for kids 4-12, teaching them the fundamental core basics of non-violent effective self-defence starting with:

  • Awareness

  • Using your voice and setting boundaries

  • When to defend yourself verbally or physically

  • All 6 character development chapters


Private Lessons

The greatest amount of understanding, in the least amount of time.

All Ages

While Timmins GJJ is internationally famous for the quality of its group classes, some people prefer to start with private training. Private classes enable the instructor to teach the lessons in the order that will optimize learning and to adapt techniques to suit an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Each private lesson begins with a review of previously learned techniques, followed by the introduction of 2-3 new techniques. Once you fully understand the new techniques, the instructor will show you how to combine them with previously learned techniques in a series of Drills. This process continues until you have mastered all the techniques in the module. If you’re eager to learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with maximum efficiency, private training is for you!

Gracie History

Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie believed that
the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the
key to success in all aspects of life.



Here's the story on how Gracie Jiu Jitsu all began

At a very young age, Helio Gracie learned traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques from his older brother, Carlos. In the late 1920s, he began to modify these techniques to accommodate his frail physique with the objective of developing a system that would enable him to defend himself against larger opponents. After years of refinement, he proved his art’s effectiveness by routinely defeating larger and stronger opponents, some of whom outweighed him by as much as 100 pounds. As a result, Helio’s techniques quickly became the new expression of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and set the stage for a worldwide revolution in martial arts.


In 1967, under Grand Master Helio Gracie’s guidance, jiu-jitsu practitioners established the first Federation of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil to host recreational competitions in which they could test their self-defense skills in a safe setting. 


In 1978, Rorion Gracie, Helio’s eldest son, left Brazil and came to the United States to share his father’s techniques with the rest of the world. Upon his arrival, he immediately noticed that most Americans had no appreciation for jiu-jitsu’s effectiveness. Even those with knowledge of martial arts confused his family’s system with the traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu that had been in America since the 1950s. In order to emphasize the distinction between the two disciplines, Rorion trademarked the name “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.”

Rorion spent several years teaching out of his garage while leading a one-man campaign to open the eyes of American martial artists to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s simplicity and effectiveness and concluded that, despite his tireless and constant efforts, he needed a more powerful and visible way to demonstrate the superiority of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu over all other martial arts. To accomplish this, he created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). 


The success of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC spurred many sport jiu-jitsu practitioners to leave Brazil in order to capitalize on the increased demand for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instruction. 


The influx of sport jiu-jitsu instructors, many of whom were members of the very large extended Gracie family, led to the establishment of numerous jiu-jitsu schools all across North America. Nearly all of these schools claimed to teach the same jiu-jitsu that Grand Master Helio Gracie had created and Royce employed in the UFC. 


The worldwide demand for Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction continues to grow at a phenomenal rate – without regulation. As a result, many jiu-jitsu practitioners with widely varying skill levels have opened schools to capitalize on this demand.