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Classes and Schedule

Jiu-jitsu classes for everyone ages 7 and up!

Kids Jiu-jitsu (ages 7-13)

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 Jiu-jitsu 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.

Classes run every Monday and Wednesday at 6:45-7:25pm.

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 Jiu-jitsu 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 child’s personal safety and well-being!

Adult Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes (ages 16 and up)

Our adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes (ages 16 and up), are taught with the gi (uniform). 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.

Regular on-going classes run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30-9:00pm.

Goshin Jiu-jitsu (Self-Protection) classes for teens and adults

Goshin Jiu-jitsu is a progressive and modern fusion of traditional martial arts with an integrated approach to self-protection, functional fitness, leadership, and strategic thinking techniques. Translated from Japanese, Goshin means “self-preservation/protection”, and Jiu-jitsu means “science/art”. In our case, we strive to end conflict peacefully, with ethics, responsibility, and minimal to zero chance of injury to all practitioners. Goshin Jiu-jitsu strives to link the mind, body and spirit through the breath, while applying proper body-mechanics, timing, angles, and bio-mechanics when performing offensive and defensive techniques. It is a versatile practice that teaches, threat detection, mindset, conflict navigation, tactical maneuvering, escapes, striking, throws, takedowns, pins, chokes, joint locks and escorting techniques, standing & ground control, and weapon defenses.  Private and group classes are for teens and adults.

How Does Goshin Jiu-jitsu Work?

What sets GJJ training apart from others, is the teaching methodology, which uses a building block approach to learning and understanding strategic mindset, with functional, tactical, and fluid movement. Students work with “partners” instead of “opponents” to minimize injury for both participants in each class. This creates an enjoyable experience and fosters an accelerated learning environment.

The physical techniques do not rely on strength, or size, but rather on the intelligent use of tactical strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. This type of intelligent and refined training will also lower the amount of energy the individual expends to accomplish his/her objectives. Our secret is in our training method.

Goshin Jiu-jitsu Syllabus

GJJ hosts an innovative, and carefully well designed curriculum with a variety of basic techniques that can be learned with training and practice. Classes are small, challenging, and fun, yet respectful — with no hype or commercialization and with a focus on safety first. GJJ can complement any martial art. In fact, many of our students and instructors are ranked in other styles as well. It is great for both beginners and advanced students.  It is an effective self-protection system for teens, women, men, travelling professionals, and worldly vacationers. GJJ offers the student the opportunity to progress through gradings to the coveted black belt.

Each technique must meet the following requirements: easy to learn, be universal, easy to remember, AND easy to execute under pressure. The Bindner Academy believes that you can learn a highly effective movement and self-protection form of martial art in a traditional Japanese training atmosphere without having to engage in external competitions.

Classes run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30-8:30 pm.

Goshin Jiu-jitsu – Preparedness breeds confidence!

Our scenario-based training requires that participants wear a white martial arts uniform, and/or athletic clothing, as some training occurs outdoors.

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The differences is, discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”  -Jim Rohn

Join us to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones!

Executive BJJ (40+) classes

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.

Regular on-going classes run every week. Call to register.

Private lessons available, please inquire

519-660-0992 or info@bjj.aikidonetwork.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 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-ass 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