Local hero gives back to kids through Jiu-Jitsu

Andrew Payne, retired military man, local hero who saved 2 girls at Nymph falls and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, continues to give back to the community. He’s willing to sponsor two kids who can’t afford to take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes here at The...

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost over and it’s back to school and kids activities. The kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) program at The Academy will be back in full swing every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm-6pm starting September 19th. This...

Summer Schedule

Summer is upon us…finally! There are a few changes in the schedule here at the Academy. 1) Kids class will take a break for July and August and return in September 2) Sunday afternoon Jiu-Jitsu class will be suspended until September All other classes will stay...

Another New Class!!! The Academy Open 7 days a week!

The Academy would like to welcome Andrew Buckland! Andrew is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, with 30 pro MMA fights, countless Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling competitions to his credit. His Suicide Sunday class, here at The Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness, will be...

Muay Thai Kickboxing at The Academy

Ever thought you wanted to step into the ring/cage? It takes years of hard work and dedication but there isn’t much that equals the feeling of stepping into the arena to compete against another human! In reality, very few people will “fight” for a...

Worried about walking to your car at night?

Now that i have your attention… Let’s talk about how to protect yourself “on the streets”! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with many branches. People learn Jiu-Jitsu for self defense, for fun and for competition. Here at The Academy, all...

Happy New Year! New REFINED Schedule!

Adult Programs Monday – Thursday Muay Thai Kickboxing: 6pm – 7:15pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 7:30 – 9pm (Wednesday No-Gi) * Tuesday & Thursday Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 12pm – 1:15pm Friday Wrestling: 6pm – 7pm Muay Thai Kickboxing...

Kicking into HIGH Gear at The Academy

With the recent change in the Muay Thai Striking schedule, students at all levels will be getting more time to perfect their craft! Here at The Academy, a lot of attention is put on getting the basics right and building a solid foundation of technique. That technique...

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Comox Valley

In today’s society kids are in front of computers, tv’s and phones for far too many hours! Getting kids out and being active is imperative. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gets the kids moving for the entire class. They run, crawl, jump, cartwheel and roll, getting...

Jiu-Jitsu at The Academy

For the last few wks we’ve been working on Loop Chokes! If you haven’t been around, I will post some of the things that have been covered with regards to this position. Starting this wk. it’s time to move on! Submission defense is the next...