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Classes and Schedule

Jiu-Jitsu classes for everyone, ages 7 and up!

Welcome to “the Art of Human Chess.”

Jiu-jitsu is based on the practical application of technique and leverage to overcome an opponent. It does not rely on strength, size, or speed, but rather on the intelligent use of strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. What is required is stamina, technique and spirit.

Adult BJJ (16+) class 

Our adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes (ages 16 and up), are taught mostly with the gi (uniform) and sometimes without the gi (wearing shorts/sweats and t-shirt or other athletic clothing). Each class consists of warm-ups, stretching, drills, techniques, and live training with a partner. You will learn how to control yourself mentally and physically through proper breathing and relaxing techniques. Then you will learn how to control an opponent using the application of proper positions of leverage on the opponent, while using their energy against them. Jiu-jitsu techniques are specifically designed to enable people to defend, get fit, and have fun without causing injury to themselves or their opponent. We have joined together a unique, full body, mind and spirit workout that is fun, fulfilling, and practical. This type of training goes far beyond the benefits of standard health club type exercise programs.

Executive BJJ (40+) class

Since 2012, our Executive BJJ (40+) program has been specifically designed for those individuals who are approaching the age of 40 and older, who have work and family responsibilities, limited time in their schedules, and are looking for an efficient, daytime work-out. This one hour, once a week program maximizes fitness, functionality, fun and practical leverage-based techniques.

In this unique program, students will learn safe methods of employing the mechanical advantage, using fulcrums and levers, body mechanics, combining well-timed movements, efficient techniques, training methods and strategies. This type of intelligent training will not only lower the frequency and severity of injuries, but will also lower the amount of energy you expend to accomplish your objectives, and show you how to get more enjoyment out of your training.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu (ages 7-12)

The Kids Jiu-Jitsu program is an age-appropriate, self-protection and conflict navigation program taught exclusively at our school. The ultimate purpose of Kids is to empower and equip children with the confidence and courage to face adversity, and navigate bullying successfully. The curriculum has been professionally designed to teach children how to use their voice, and to stand up for themselves in a peaceful, respectable and appropriate manner, using assertion and not aggression. To help kids navigate conflict more effectively, we incorporate role playing, and have kids play both roles, in order to understand the perspective of each side.

Why Kids Jiu-Jitsu?

The First, and MOST IMPORTANT step for kids to do when targeted by a bully, is to stand up for themselves verbally.  Many children are not confident enough to stand up for themselves verbally, because they are not confident enough in their ability to defend themselves physically.  That is where this program comes in! The kids Jiu-Jitsu program does NOT show kids how to fight or get into more fights—it is just the opposite. The Kids program helps kids not to feel powerless or helpless, and gives their parents peace of mind, knowing that their child will make the best decisions and be able to “handle” a situation better than if they had not received this specific training.

Register now, and play an active role in your personal safety and wellbeing!

Class Times

Private lessons available, please inquire

519-660-0992 or info@bindnerbjj.com

Private lessons are available, and are scheduled during the week days, and on Saturdays!


Our classes are limited so everyone learns and has a chance to practice and develop their skills at every workout session.

Call us today for your Two week FREE trial, to get you started, and see if this is the right fit for you!

New members are always welcome to start anytime!

Training Benefits

You will sweat, lose weight, decrease your body fat, develop and tone your muscles, gain flexibility and mobility, increase your balance, agility, energy and endurance levels, decrease stress, and increase your brain function, centeredness and focus. Not to mention improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, health and over-all mood. Students will also learn solo drills that can be practiced virtually anywhere outside the dojo. Certified instructors will lead, coach, and encourage you through every class.

New Members

Students new to Jiu-jitsu, especially those who have no prior martial arts experience, are entering a world of unfamiliar customs, new ideas, and exciting challenges to both the body and mind. Students will train with others having varying levels of experience. By working with a variety of other students, you will be exposed to different body types, and ideas to help expand your mind, and collective knowledge. During class, new members are assisted by a certified instructor. Attention is given to gross motor skills such as basic stance, movements, strikes, techniques, safe ways of falling, and ground positions. Everyone works together to promote co-operation and a non-violent environment for maximum fun and fitness.

Patience is an integral part of Jiu-jitsu. It is important for the senior belts as it is for the beginner. With patience we learn many important lessons. We learn respect, self-discipline, and how to execute a technique safely and properly. Even the accuracy of your technique and your timing are directly related to your patience.

Sometimes you may find a technique or a control uncomfortable. Remember, your partner is not acting maliciously, it is a part of training. With patience and self-discipline you will not only learn a greater awareness of the technique and how it works, but a greater awareness of yourself in body, mind and spirit.

It is important to remember that your fellow students, especially the seniors, are there to help you. If you need help, ask the instructor. Seniors are obliged to help the juniors. They not only know what you are going through, but how difficult it can be in the beginning. Do not expect it to be easy, but do not think for one second it is unattainable. Everyone feels a little awkward at the start, and no one stops learning.

So relax and flow with the go. Pretty soon you will be doing break falls, throws, and techniques. You will also find yourself developing new friendships that will make each step a little easier to take. Eventually you will be the senior and the onus will be on you to help the beginner. It takes time. It takes patience.

Beginner’s Training Tips

The initial period of Jiu-jitsu is the most difficult time for most. You may feel awkward and may find unexpected bruises that indicate the smooth rolls and falls that you see are not quite as easy to duplicate as they may appear. This feeling of awkwardness is entirely normal. If you see smiles in response to early attempts to master grappling, please keep in mind that those smiles are not smiles of derision, but represent the very recent memory of the difficulty of personal starting efforts. After some time has passed, you will feel competent to test for rank. Testing is the time when you begin to experience an understanding of the techniques and their principles. Training Perspective:

Pace yourself! Be realistic in your training goals. Many people think they have to give 100% of their energy, 100% of the time. This is unrealistic and impossible. Don’t be discouraged if you tap out frequently at the beginning. Once you learn the basic techniques, you will start to develop skills and a sense of feeling for body movements. You will accumulate knowledge of which submission move your opponent is attempting, and therefore you will be able to resist, or use the counter-movement to prevent it from happening.

Preventing Injury

Keep flexible and relaxed! Make sure you stretch and warm-up before class. Don’t get discouraged by sore muscles, joints or minor injuries such as bruises. This occurs as a beginner, using movements and muscles that your body is not accustomed to everyday. Do not worry, over time your body will adjust.

  • Do not hesitate to ask questions at anytime. Our goal is to prevent any injuries at all costs!
  • Flow with the go, and go with the flow, use the energy you are given to your advantage!
  • Never execute a technique or movement that you are not comfortable with!
  • Practice at your own speed and pace!
  • Relax and Have Fun!

What our members are saying

“Bindner Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a great place to train. I’ve been training here for about a year now. At 41 I was a little apprehensive at starting such a physically demanding sport/martial art, but once I started, I quickly fell in love with BJJ and have had no regrets.
… and I’m in the best shape of my life 

The instructors are first class. Through their teaching methods, I get a kick-butt workout, learn the basics and fundamentals, along with some cool techniques, all in a welcoming, comfortable and safe atmosphere.
The guys in class are all great too. No one with an attitude, everyone is here to learn and have fun… young and older alike

I highly recommend this place… 2 thumbs up!”

Derek Davis


Bindner Jiu-Jitsu Academy

18 & 19-1615 North Routledge Park (Hyde Park)
London, ON
Phone: (519) 660-0992