As a member of our adult 4PBJJ program, you benefit from our structured curriculum (from white belt to black belt), personal attention and detailed instruction. We cater to both men and women, who come to us with a variety of experience and fitness levels. About half of our students have no prior athletic experience and led sedentary lives before joining the team.
Whether your aim is to get a good workout, blow off some steam, learn a new skill, compete or just have fun, 4POINTS BJJ can help you get there. Our community is made up of corporate leaders, professionals, parents, trade specialists, former athletes, TV & film cast & crew and students. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, positive and familiar environment, where you are free to set your own goals and learn at your own pace with the support of your coaches and teammates. Want to know more about Brazilian jiu jitsu? check out our about BJJ or FAQ
BJJ for Women
Women who commit to learning the sport often become skilled technicians with healthy self confidence and the ability to defend themselves in the most vulnerable of situations. BJJ builds resilience, counters stress, provides a complete workout and fosters personal growth. What makes 4PBJJ different is female leadership. Ayisha Issa is not just our youth instructor, she also owns and operates the studio and its programs with her partner, David.
Women are welcome to train in ALL of our classes and we pride ourselves on providing a clean, supportive and welcoming environment for people of all levels. AMAZONS BJJ is a meetup during our fundamentals class, for women who are looking to learn BJJ with other women, or make female friends within the community. Most of the women at our academy train regularly with general student body, but signing up for this meetup signals that you’d prefer to be partnered with other women when possible. We recognize that starting something new can be intimidating, so a dedicated day and time for the women to train makes it easier to meet and and make friends with the other women on the team while you settle in.
4Points head instructor David Thompson is a Brazilian Top Team black belt under Fabio Holanda. Born and raised in Montreal, David started training Brazilian jiu jitsu in order to get in shape and blow off some steam. After falling in love with the intellectual aspect of the sport (and losing 30lbs in the first 3 months), he decided to make jiu jitsu a part of his daily life. He has taught in Montreal, Ottawa, Mexico and Dubai and opened the first jiu jitsu academy in eastern Africa, before settling here in Toronto. With a background in engineering, David has a detailed and conceptual approach to teaching that is rooted in logic and efficiency.
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At 4PBJJ we use curriculum based programming for all our classes. Every class is either 1 or 1.5hrs and is split into 2 parts:
Technique: Review and fine tuning of various moves from the curriculum.
Rolling: an attempt to impose the previously reviewed techniques on a resisting opponent, for the purpose of offensive or defensive practice in real time. Also referred to as "sparring".
Competition: While competition is not mandatory as our students develop a stronger sense of resilience and self esteem, Most eventually choose to set goals of competing in local tournaments on their own. They come to understand that the value in competition is what you learn from the experience and your ability to apply that to future efforts that is important.
Sweeps, guard passes and other transitions