Therien Jiu-Jitsu is a Canadian form of self-defence based off of traditional, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and incorporates elements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Goshindo, Karate and Judo. We cover the full realm of self-defence, including throwing, grappling, and striking. All classes are taught by certified instructors with the help of our most responsible senior-level students in a fun and safe learning environment. Browse through all of our programs below to find the best fit for you and your family! Ask about our special intro offer that includes 3 private classes and a uniform.
Little Dragons (4-6 years)
Our Little Dragons classes are once a week (see our schedule) and provide a fun-filled atmosphere in which positive attitudes can be created.
- increased ability to focus in school
- assistance in setting goals and achieving them
- improved self-confidence
- new friends
- basic self-defense techniques
- healthy exercise regime
Junior Jiu-Jitsu (6-12 years)
In addition to self-defence, jiu-jitsu is a great source of lifetime personal growth skills in a fun and motivating environment. Our team motivates kids and help bring them to their highest potential through hard work and discipline, while in a positive and friendly atmosphere. It’s not unusual for us to get feedback from parents about the positive effects jiu-jitsu has on our youth, from better behaviour at home to more focus in school.
Adult Jiu-Jitsu (12 years +)
Therien Jiu-Jitsu, is strongly based on the practice of self-defence and provides a stronger sense of personal safety. The adult program at Therien Jiu-Jitsu follows the same curriculum as the youth program and in the same positive atmosphere, but moves at a faster pace, including more intense cardio workouts and more focus on technical details. These programs promote the ongoing development of one’s physical strength, agility, balance, leverage and timing, as well as self-esteem, self-control and concentration.
We strongly believe that self-defence should be available to everybody, regardless of age or physical limitations. Therien Jiu-Jitsu’s Essential Self-Defence program provides just that. Join these classes and learn critical martial arts techniques, customized to fit you. You’ll follow the same curriculum as all other jiu-jitsu classes. Rather than throws and grappling found in our traditional jiu-jitsu program, you will focus on escaping, striking and controlling your opponent in the most efficient manner possible. If you have a sore back, bad knees, or any other concern, Essential Self-Defence may be for you!