about the TEAM

Ayisha Issa & David Thompson, have a combined 21 years of experience in BJJ with Brazilian Top Team in Montreal, as both international competitors and instructors. With backgrounds in film & tv, science, technology and the design, the couple set out to conceptualize and create a unique experience and community within the landscape of Toronto.

Settling in Toronto's Midtown neighborhood of Leaside, they took an idea, a vision & a dream and committed to turning it into something they could share with the public. Infused with their Montreal flair, 4POINTS is a BJJ academy, an ACTOR Studio, a CLUB HOUSE and a community, that continues to grow and evolve with each new member.

Our instructors are a passionate collective of working film and TV professionals. With years of on set experience, training, notable credits and award nominations, you'll have access to the knowledge and support of individuals who are not only skilled and talented actors, but who have made a career of it and want to help you do the same.


4PBJJ started on Laird in September of 2016. 9 months later, we gave birth to the 4P CLUBHOUSE: a not so secret training bunker hidden in the heart of the Bayview village. We converted an old dry cleaning warehouse into a 2000sqft training facility and clubhouse to better serve our growing community. With David's background in engineering and handyman skills, and Ayisha's background in design and project execution, we are proud to say a large majority of the work was done by ourselves and our students. 


Actor Studio

3 point lighting, warm or cool + ring light + back light

Grey, aubergine, blue, emerald, ivory and purple backdrops

Canon M50 recording

Directional Mic



Video Editing



900sqft of premium DAX tatamis

Complete workout area

High density wall mats

Male and female change rooms

Clear story windows 

400sqft mezzanine lounge with library

Charging station

Custom merch station



"TRO'II& PARADISOH are dual interior mural installations painted for 4Points BJJ. The artwork was created to instill energy and dynamism into the space while allowing the students to maintain focus during training. The exterior wall serves as a portal one walks through to enter the training facility where the wall pieces shift, move, break apart and reassemble in front of your eyes."

World Renowned Toronto street artist