The Story of Innisfil Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Innisfil Brazilian Jiujitsu was founded by Coach PK in 2019 with the aim of giving kids in the local communities around Innisfil and Barrie the opportunity to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) – a discipline that’s the perfect combination of exercise and play.
Since it began, IBJJ has helped kids and adults alike discover their inner grappler, while having fun and making friends along the way. Our studio prides itself on its warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere. We’re not just a club or a team, we’re a family. And like any family, we have a few house rules:
#1 No one gets hurt
#2 Have fun!
If you’re ready to learn the art of folding clothes while the people are still inside of them (also known as aggressive pyjama cuddling), book your first free class today!
Meet Coach PK
Coach PK took up karate as a kid after being inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers.
His passion for all things martial arts has only grown with time and he’s now an experienced trainer who has put his students through their paces in a range of disciplines including Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Coach PK fell in love with Brazilian jiujitsu when he saw its effectiveness over a larger and more powerful opponent and the rest, as they say, is history. He has trained for fourteen years under black belt Coach Jason Lancucki of Straight Blast Gym Toronto, where he was awarded his purple belt, and ran a successful kids’ program before relocating to Innisfil.
Coach PK makes martial arts fun, removing the structured rigidity of traditional classes in favour of an easily-digestible, playful way of training that keeps people coming back for more. His goal is to make Brazilian jiujitsu accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, athleticism or disability.
Coach PK shares the benefits of Brazilian jiujitsu by fostering critical thinking in his classes, teaching meditation for focus and reflection, and practicing remaining calm in disadvantageous positions. Students leave class feeling refreshed and invigorated. A healthy mind body balance is the cornerstone of enjoyable exercise at IBJJ.
When he’s not teaching class, Coach PK loves practicing jiujitsu with his family, traveling, and searching for the world’s best pizza (deep down inside he still thinks he’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle).
Preparing for class – what to know before you hit the mat
We’re all about safety and creating an enjoyable experience for our students so there are a few rules to be aware of before you attend your first class. BJJ is a close sport, involving a lot of contact, so hygiene is very important.
Please make sure your nails are clipped (fingers and toes as we train barefoot!) and you’ve bathed recently – that means applying deodorant, checking that your breath is fresh, and your hair is clean.
If you’re not feeling well or have any open wounds, stay home! We’re always happy to reschedule a session or fit you into a later class if needed.
On your first visit, we’ll spend a few moments showing you around the facility before getting started on the mat. There’s no food allowed in the gym, but we recommend students bring their own water bottle.
Do I need a gi (uniform)?
You can wear your own clothing for your first session – we recommend comfortable workout wear and ask that you remove any jewelry and avoid items with zippers and/or buttons as these can injure other students.
For subsequent classes, all students must wear the traditional BJJ uniform, known as a gi. These can be purchased from our gym, and every gi is individually fitted for each student so it’s a perfect fit.
Do I need to bring any equipment to class?
We’ll provide everything you need at the gym. Just bring some excitement and a ready-for-anything attitude!
Do I need any experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or another martial art?
No! It doesn’t matter if you’re hearing about BJJ for the first time, or a veteran of the sport – we welcome all abilities and experience levels.
Want to find out more about this unique martial art? Check out our guide to the History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Amazing family experience !! been attending coach pk class for couple of months now my son is excited every time. Just waiting to go. Very professional and friendly environment. Completely safe with all covid. This is very very recommended
We were so lucky to stumble across an add for IBJJ. The classes are so fun and custom for each age group and skill. Coach PK is so great at leading the classes he makes you comfortable and step by step explains why we do certain moves and how to be safe. It has been a place for us as a family to get out and actually do something together. Coach PK is a phenomenal person inside and out. He takes his time to explain and show you what we are learning at your pace. He is such a positive person and an amazing role model. We always look forward to our next sessions. Thank you coach PK as your classes have given both my girls the confidence they have been missing.
I had a great experience with PK! I've never done any type of Jiujitsu before and I found it both interesting and fun. I attended a women's self defense seminar and I took lots of valuable information from the class!
Found PK and IBJJ through Facebook, I have never done anything like this before but PK is amazing. Great teacher and really takes the time to make sure you are being safe, having fun and learning all at the same time. Anyone interested should definitely check this place out!
PK is an amazing human being and a great attentive coach of the soft gentle arts. I had the pleasure to train with him and attend his classes in the last 3 years!!! Check Innisfil Brazilian Jiujitsu out, no doubt you will benefit from your journey there!!!
I worked with Coach PK a couple of times, and they were SUPER amazing experiences. Mostly educational. Especially in the stretching department. I was amazed at the level of confidence I would feel outside of class simply by the work I did in class. 🙂
Just had our first class, wow. If you want to train BJJ, give coach PK a call! Clean, with covid protocols in place. Separate training areas for groups. What are you waiting for? Start training today!
I've been incredibly fortunate to have trained with Coach PK for the last 4 years and watch him coach my kids for the last two years. He's a great human being, training partner, and Coach with a fun and playful style. As a Coach, he's able to engage with kids of all ages, ensure that they have lots of fun in class and improve their jiu-jitsu. Take the time to meet and train with him, you won't regret it!
Join the fun at your friendly neighbourhood Brazilian Jiujitsu club!
We offer a FREE initial consultation to meet our coaches and get to know our studio with no obligation. If you are interested in a class or have any questions, please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Class attendance is by appointment only.
Innisfil Brazilian Jiujitsu
990 Innisfil Beach Road
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