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Free Trial Class


KIDS • TEENS • ADULTS (Women & Men)


Bored of the regular gym routine?

Looking to improve your fitness, strength and confidence?

Want to discover why Jiu Jitsu is regarded as one of the
most effective self-defence martial arts systems that you can train.


Convenient Location:

Leaside / Davisville

No need to travel downtown!
Thompson Jiu Jitsu provides world class training and instruction right here in the neighbourhood!

Conveniently located at 1518 Bayview Ave - Unit B, M4G 3B4 - Toronto, ON

in Leaside / Davisville.



Monday: 5pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday: 12pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday: 5pm to 8:30pm

Thursday: 12pm to 9:30pm

Friday: 6pm to 7:30pm

Saturday: 11am to 4pm

Sunday: Closed


Our Club Environment

At Thompson Jiu Jitsu you will be welcomed by a community of like-minded and passionate jiu jitsu practitioners of various skill levels and ages. In your first class you’ll immediately feel like part of this community. Fellow members adapt to the skill levels of new practitioners which creates a beginner friendly environment.  We maintain an atmosphere of respect for one another, regardless of skill and individual fitness levels.


What to expect in your first Jiu Jitsu class

 Jiu Jitsu is a physical martial art and most training session are based on a hands on approach with training partners within the class. Jiu Jitsu increases your ability think quickly and instinctively in response to your partner’s movements, as well as to remain calm and controlled when you find yourself in a defensive situation.

Jiu Jitsu was designed and developed so that a smaller, weaker person can defend his or herself against, or even defeat, a larger and stronger opponent. So regardless of age, size, gender or physical limitation, any person can utilize the techniques and principals of Jiu Jitsu and reap the benefits of its practice.

  1. Trial classes are 100% free and there is no sales pressure for you to join. We do not ask for payment information. Simply come to a class and enjoy the experience.

  2. Please schedule your class here, so we know in advance of your arrival. Head Coach David Thompson will contact you prior to your class for a brief introduction and answer any questions.

  3. Bring a water Bottle and an athletic undershirt/pants. Moisture wicking material is ideal, but if all you have is a T-shirt  that’s fine!

  4. It is important to arrive 15 minutes early. You’ll be fitted with a GI (uniform) to wear during your class.

  5. Classes vary from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on age group. Breaks are permitted if needed.

  6. At the beginning of each class you’ll be paired with a training partner. Working one on one with your partner and in a controlled environment you’ll be performing a curriculum of BJJ techniques on each other, including: defence and offensive positions, guards, sweeps, attacks and submissions. All under the instructional guidance of Coach David Thompson. Classes generally end with several rounds of “Rolling”. Rolling is the BBJ term for controlled sparring. You’ll be paired with suitable partners, where you’ll be able to practice the techniques you’ve learned in one on one unrehearsed sparring sessions. Fellow members adapt to the skill level of new practitioners encouraging an environment of mutual growth and respect both on and off the mats.

  7. BJJ is physical and practiced one on one in close contact. There are no strikes, punches or kicks. The BJJ philosophy is to bring the fight to the ground, control position and submit your opponent in a non-violent  manner. New practitioners are usually exposed to situations out of their comfort zone, which is one of the many benefits of BJJ!  By exposing yourself to one on one physical contact on a regular basis, you’ll learn to overcome anxieties, control your breathing and adrenaline, while maintaining a calm state of mind in physical moments of conflict and high stress environments.  This conditioning is beneficial both on and off the mats as we live in a world where we need to constantly maintain control and adapt to uncertainty.

  8. Please review our schedule in advance to completing the form below. Find a class time that is convenient for you and appropriate to your age.  Indicate this class day/time for your free trial in the below form.  

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