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Hello Everyone!  This year's summer Gracie BullyProof Camp will be full.  Book your spot early.  This year's camp will be the most engaging ever.  Will be Educational, Fun, Safe and Energetic.  See you on the mats! NVBJJ_BULLYPROOF_CAMP_FLYER...

Hello my people!  Some of our friends have been suffering due to the 7.8 magnitute Ecuadorian Earthquake.  Please follow the link and consider donating!  It's an important cause and we can help. Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund...

"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who...

Here is a blog post from Mark Hopkins on his first couple of experiences trying Jiu Jitsu.  Enjoy!   "The instructor breaks my finger in the first three minutes. It's my first private Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lesson and we're not even training yet, he's just showing me...

NVBJJ Calendar - MAR2016 Please take note, advanced students, that most of March's lessons will be associated with Guard improvement, submissions, sweeps, and passing.  Looking forward to this positional chapter, as always, will be seeing lots of great progress....

We are excited to announce that Ryron Gracie will be teaching a SUPER SEMINAR here in Vancouver on MARCH 19th, 2016. The venue will be at the beautiful historical Steveston Martial Arts Centre, (4111 Moncton St. Richmond, BC V7E 3A8). Whether you are new to...

All regular classes are cancelled for Family Day holiday! Feel free to come out for a special Gracie Combatives (Fundamentals) class at 11 am. If you are eligible for advanced training, there is a Master Cycle (Advanced) class at 12.  Hope to see you all at the...

Hello Everyone, This post is to celebrate one of the best trips we have ever made down south to California for Jiu Jitsu. There are so many reasons this trip was special.  We will try our best to outline the magic here. Firstly this trip was special, because...