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About Brazilian JiuJitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitu advocates the use of leverage and technique to defend oneself against a brute force attack.  Translated from the Japanese, jiu jitsu means “gentle art.”  The “gentle” part alludes to the philosophy of yielding to an opposing force, rather than meeting the force head-on.  The beauty of this martial art is its adaptability to various body types, regardless of an individual’s size or weight.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance.  As students deepen their study of the art, gaining skill and confidence, they will be able to properly execute techniques against a resisting opponent.

About Us

In 2007 our school formed as “Budokan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu” with our original head instructor Cesar Rezek Alves, a black belt under Nova Uniao co-founder André Pederneiras.

In 2015, we renamed our school “Nova Uniao Toronto” to properly align ourselves with Nova Uniao Canada (headed by  Wagnney Fabiano) and the Nova Uniao organization that is headquartered in Brazil. Our current head instructor is Anderson Andrade, a black belt under Victor Hugo Trigueiro &  Bruno Novaes Veloso and Bruno Chacon; all of whom are black belts under Nova Uniao co-founder Wendell Alexander.

 

OUR TEAM

All of our instructors have at least 10 years of grappling experience.

Anderson Andrade

Anderson Andrade

Brazilian Jiujitsu Black Belt

Matthew Soroka

Matthew Soroka

Brazilian Jiujitsu Black belt and Judo Brown belt

Mani J

Mani J

Brazilian Jiujitsu Brown belt.

Matt Kuris

Matt Kuris

Brazilian Jiujitsu Brown Belt