"I spent my first few years in BJJ training under the tutelage of Ryan. The quality of his instruction is apparent not just in the techniques he teaches, but in the way he breaks down concepts and strategy for competition. In addition, his teaching style provides a calm and relaxed environment in which to learn. After starting with Ryan in 2007, I have since gone on to win multiple titles at the international level. I owe a lot of my success to Ryan and recommend him, especially for new students to the art."
"I have been training BJJ alongside Ryan O'Shea for almost 6 years. I have nothing but good things to say about his Jiu-Jitsu as well as him as a person and teacher. If you are looking to learn from someone with BJJ legitimacy then Ryan is your man."
"Ryan O'Shea has worked with me in MMA, BJJ, Kick Boxing, and Conditioning. He pushed me to reach my mental and physical potential and this elevated my martial arts to a whole new level. Now as one of Canada's top BJJ and No-Gi athletes I can attest that Ryan is the REAL DEAL! I can't wait to see his new location!"
"Nothing but good things to say about Ryan O'Shea. Great BJJ instructor, good training partner and very good MMA coach. Everyone that I know has nothing but glowing reviews of his classes and MMA training sessions. I strongly suggest you check him out!!!!"
Welcome to Stratford Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Home to Perth and Oxford Counties preeminent and most highly accredited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
We pride ourselves on the environment our instructors and members have created. Open, welcoming of all, and completely free of ego.
Experience the difference that professional and experienced instruction will have on your technical development. We leave competition as an individual’s choice, but with the best instruction and training in Stratford you will be ready for any competitive aspirations.
Our inviting facility is bright, modern and fully equipped.
We hope to see you on the mats soon!
Covid-19 Update and class cancellations
Starting Monday March 16th Stratford BJJ will be closed for one week. We will update you with changes as more information becomes available. Most likely we will move to a modified schedule to limit class size thereafter until the true situation with this virus becomes clear.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms are by necessity some of the most clean/disinfected facilities in fitness. Do to the close counters nature of our art we deal with more aggressive bacterial and viral potential threats than most martial arts. We are no stranger to the risk, transmission and worst-case scenarios that come with these illnesses. We do not take cleaning lightly or merely as a chore. A clean facility is a safe facility for us.
We were fully committed to remaining open as it was our personal belief that this is no more than a bad cold, no different than most seasonal viruses and that if basic precautions were taken all would be fine.
Due overwhelming social pressure AND the recommendation of multiple health professionals that we know and trust we have decided to close for one week and see where this goes.
Our academy already has a freeze time clause in all of our memberships, anyone who wishes to utilize this clause is welcome to in the normal way. We can clarify to any that are unaware.
We apologize to all our members for having to take this over precaution. However, if it helps our healthcare system in anyway it is worth it.
Outside of vigilant personal hygiene it is recommended that you mitigate any potential contact with the elderly as they are the ones at risk.
In the interim please watch our video series that contains our complete white belt curriculum here…
Make good use of your time… Stretch!
Session 2 of our incredibly popular Kids program begins January 2nd!
Due to overwhelming demand we have changed our program to pre-registration ONLY.
Those that have already registered will be guaranteed a spot, if there is room still available spots will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. There are only 10 spots available for session 2.
To pre-register please email us at email@example.com with the following information.
Child’s Name -
Previous Martial Arts/Sports Experience -
Parents/Guardians Names -
Main Contact Phone -
Main Contact Email -
Emergency Contact Name -
Emergency Contact Phone -
Child’s Health Concerns(asthma, bad allergies etc.) -
Where did you hear about our Program? -
Join us Saturday January 12th to help us celebrate our 5th year anniversary!
If you have ever wondered what our classes, facility, instruction or teammates are like this is your opportunity!
Drop in, say hi, ask questions or just peep through the windows if that’s all you want to do… OR join us for class!
We offer a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL that you can start any time!
www.stratfordbjj.com for our full schedule or more info.
See you there!
Our Kids program returns from summer break September 10th!
If you want your child involved in a Martial Art that teaches respect and discipline through experience, look no further.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about applied technique. We do not practice moves through “Kata”, all techniques are performed on partners, and live resistance based training is a major part of every class.
In this way students learn to work with and respect each other, because it would be impossible to build knowledge and ability without said respect. A healthy ego and humility is enforced because they WILL lose and win against their teammates on a daily basis. Their discipline will be reinforced because without effort and work ethic they will not improve as quickly as their more disciplined teammates.
All of this is gained through real, live interaction with Stratford BJJ’s top notch instructors and coaches. As well as with a fantastic group of kids we have training here at the academy.
Your child will gain real self-defense skills, build confidence, be healthier in body and mind and have a great competitive outlet should that be within your goals.
We offer two age groups to make sure your kids are taught safely and intelligently. So register soon, our classes fill quickly.
Through our ethos and curriculum as part of the Jiu-Jitsu for Life Team we will teach everything your child needs to know to grow into a great martial artist and member of our community. We “Promote the positive practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”.
This November marks a very important milestone in my life. I have always had ongoing hobbies and passions in my life, but none such as this.
No other sport has impacted and changed me the way this one has. No other activity has so influenced my behavior as this. No other job has given me so much.
November 2015 marks the completion of my 10th year in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
After getting my start in martial arts through Karate, I fell in love with the idea of hand to hand combat….[..]