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Facta Non Verba - Deeds Not Words

Stratford BJJ was founded in December 2013 by Ryan and Alexandra O’Shea.

Both born and raised in downtown Toronto, they sought a different life for their family. Frequenting Stratford due to Alex’s Grandparent’s farm being nearby, they quickly fell in love with the town and area at large. The slower pace, food community and strong martial arts heritage made the choice to leave Toronto an easy one.

Our academy strives to provide the highest level of instruction, within a beautiful, modern and clean facility. We aim to constantly evolve and improve, both in classes and amenities offered.

Our goal is simple… To provide an all inclusive environment without compromising on the effectiveness of our art.

In addition to our regular Adult co-ed BJJ classes, we offer Kids programs for different age groups, women’s only and a multitude of supplementary programs to round out our schedule. You’re sure to find something here that you love.

Our Team.

Learn more about the Coaches at Stratford Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. We pride ourselves on offering confident, knowledgeable instruction with experienced coaches and assistant instructors in all of our classes. 

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Stratford BJJ is a proud member of the Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team. Whose goal it is to grow the sport and martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a positive way.
We “Promote the positive practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”!

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