"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


We couldn’t be more proud of our teammates that competed this past weekend at the largest BJJ tournament held in Canada.

Stratford BJJ sent 4 competitors and came home with 3 medals – 2 Gold and 1 Silver.
While we compete in BJJ as individuals the results are shared by the team, because without everyone’s hard work on the mats our teammates could never had achieved what they did.

The incredible spirit shown by the whole team was apparent, lots of SBJJ members made the drive just to come out to support their training partners. 
This was a historic moment for SBJJ, it was the first time we competed as a team, and also the first time any of our individual members competed as well.

What makes the results even more impressive is the fact that our members fought with only 4 or less months of training. A special shout out to Dylan who had the cojones to compete with less than a month on the mats, he perfectly executed all of the techniques he knew of and were available. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the team is capable of the next time we compete.

On a side note Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu won the team title by a landslide which was helped in no small part by Stratford BJJ.


When seeking conditioning training for hockey, many of todays young hockey players hit the gym and begin lift or run, yet because of little guidance and professional supervision they end up injured or discouraged and abandon the gym. Recently a few young players have chosen a more unconventional way to develop conditioning for their chosen sport.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, aka BJJ, this martial art not only develops but has shown to greatly improve the same athletic attributes that many of todays high level hockey players have. Increased physical attributes like speed, power, strength, explosiveness, body mechanics, timing, sensitivity, awareness, accuracy, footwork, distancing, agility, line familiarization, flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance are what bring life and vibrancy to your techniques.


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!

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