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 jiujitsu – 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 (Pirashanth Kesavan)

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).


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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.

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