Browse the calendar below to choose the classes which best fits your ability and schedule. Learn more about each of the classes by reading the class descriptions below.
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Find out more about each of our classes by reading through the class descriptions. With the variety and flexibility of our classes, you’re sure to find a level and time that fits your schedule.
Each fundementals class begins with a 10 minute conditioning session comprised of movement drills and calisthenics. A short sparring session is offered at the end of class and is completely optional based on comfort level.
An introduction to the fundamental techniques and movements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Applications to both self-defence and competition are addressed.
An intermediate class which builds on the basics. This class is recommended for students who have a strong understanding of the foundations and techniques practiced in Module 1.
Our fundamental classes are recommended for White and Blue Belts and even higher belts looking to clean up their techniques.
Advanced class begins with "flow rolling" and drilling, and will include at least four sparring rounds. Our coaches have been exposed to the latest competitive jiu-jitsu techniques and they break them down and explore them in this class.
In competition class there is a light warm-up, but no instruction – the remainder of the class is dedicated to sparring. All rounds start from standing in this class.
White belts who are comfortable with sparring are welcome to attend our advanced classes – it will be challenging but you will improve quickly!
Take your throws and takedowns to the next level with East Van BJJ’s accomplished Judo Coach Blake Blake Tsuyuki.
No Gi Grappling
This class focuses on Jiu-Jitsu without the gi (the uniform used in all of the other BJJ classes). Each no gi class consists of a short warm up, followed by instruction and then a focus on sparring. No gi grappling has less emphasis on grips and more on movement. For practitioners who focus on gi a no gi class will force you to think differently and will open up your gi game.
An intermediate level in BJJ is recommended, but all levels may attend this class.
Structured Open Mat
Saturday afternoon we put the round timer on and spar. East Van BJJ’s open mat is open to all clubs and affiliations. Non-East Van BJJ members must pay a $20 drop-in fee. Open class begins promptly: please show up on time!