"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!
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….[..]
Did you know that Stratford BJJ offers classes tailor made for people just getting into the art?
We follow a meticulously crafted and tested curriculum that was designed to build a solid foundation of technique and applied ability. There is no better way to try out BJJ!
Our curriculum takes 10 weeks to get through, and slowly layers techniques together so you get a clear and concise understanding of the basics.
Starting Tuesday October 6th our White Belt curriculum is restarting at the beginning! So there is no better time to give our FREE 30 DAY TRIAL a go!
Our White Belt BJJ classes run every Tuesday and Thursday, in 3 different time slots – 7:30am, 11am and 6pm.
Call 519-301-3288 to register for your Free Trial now…
We can’t wait to see you in class!