"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."

Gabe Sagman - IBJJF NoGi World Champion

"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."

Thomas Beach - IBJJF World Champion

"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!"

Jon-Taine Hall - Multi-tournament champion

"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!!!!"

Kerry Marine - Toronto BJJ Kickboxing Head Instructor


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!

Try us today with our Free 30 Day Trial…

100% risk free and absolutely no obligations!


Unfortunately due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic we have been forced to comply with rules that allow for ZERO contact between athletes engaged in combat sports. This makes it completely impossible to teach the martial arts practiced here at Stratford BJJ.

Despite other team sports being granted special rules that allow for slightly modified play, no updates have been granted to us by the powers that be.

We continue to fight for reasonable restrictions for our industry that will keep both our members and the community safe.

Until an update is made to the emergency act, or, we are given the same treatment as other contact or even non-contact team sports we are unable to open.

We apologize to you all.

If you wish to receive more up to date information please email us at info.stratfordbjj@gmail.com


We are open!

Lot’s of safety protocols in place so bear with us as we get used to this new normal. Classes have been going great and we are so happy to be back on the mats learning and having fun with our training partners.

Please take a look at the video below so you know what to do when you arrive back at the gym.

Members MUST reserve their spot in class via https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/SBAF4F and should try their best to find someone within their social circle that already trains at the academy to be their partner.

Please check back weekly for updates. We post much more often on our Facebook Page and Instagram(check the widget top right) with the latest information.

Our Free 30 Day Trial is also back! Find a partner in your social circle and bring them out to the best time they ever had getting in shape while learning a valuable skill! Space is limited so preregister ASAP via our Contact Form here on the website.

Our current schedule…

Schedule sept 14th

Thank you all for your continued support!



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 stratfordbjj@gmail.com with the following information.

Pre-Registration Form

Child’s Name -
Age -
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? -




Open House!

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.

JJfL_horizontal_longThrough 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”.

 Sign up today for our Free 30 Day Trial and see for yourself why we are an award winning academy!

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