Class schedule

Browse the calendar below to choose the class which best fits your ability and schedule. Learn more about each of the classes by reading the class descriptions below.

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Our classes

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.

Fundementals

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.

Module 1

An introduction to the fundamental techniques and movements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Applications to both self-defence and competition are addressed.

Module 2

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.

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Advanced

Advanced class begins with "flow rolling" and drillling, 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.

Advanced: Competition

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!

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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.

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Ladies Only

Our woman’s program is taught by a female coach. This ladies-only environment provides a wide range of techniques and is tailored to the levels present in the class.

The ladies only program is included in the full membership and there’s also special stand-alone pricing.

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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!

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Kids

Parents, please contact us for information about our Kids BJJ program.

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Private Lessons

Take your training to the next level with one-on-one personal instruction from Head Instructor, Walter Buse. Days and times are flexible. Please contact Walter directly to arrange a class.

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