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The Academy

West Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Victoria offers realistic martial art training to people of all ages and skill levels. We are a proud affiliate club member of the West Coast Martial Arts association and hold ourselves to a high level of conduct on, and off the mats. 

We take pride in offering legitimate martial art classes that are designed to allow students to learn quickly and efficiently. BJJ is a great way to build self-confidence, meet new people, learn effective self-defense moves and get in great shape! John Kutz started WCBJJV in 2017 under the guidance of Professor Don whitefield. The experiences and lessons gained from training BJJ under Don have been invaluable to John, and he hopes he can spread the joy he has felt from training to as many people as possible. 

If you are ready to try the ‘Gentle Art’, sign up for a free private class today.

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The Academy

West Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Victoria offers realistic martial art training to people of all ages and skill levels. We are a proud affiliate club member of the West Coast Martial Arts association and hold ourselves to a high level of conduct on, and off the mats. 

We take pride in offering legitimate martial art classes that are designed to allow students to learn quickly and efficiently. BJJ is a great way to build self-confidence, meet new people, learn effective self-defense moves and get in great shape! John Kutz started WCBJJV in 2017 under the guidance of Professor Don whitefield. The experiences and lessons gained from training BJJ under Don have been invaluable to John, and he hopes he can spread the joy he has felt from training to as many people as possible. 

If you are ready to try the ‘Gentle Art’, sign up for a free private class today.

Satisfaction Guaranteed Seal

GET YOUR

FREE

PRIVATE CLASS

TODAY!

Simply enter your name and email address to receive your free private class with no obligation!

Adults & Teens Classes

Monday12:00PM – 1:30PMInstruction with open mat
Tuesday7:45PM – 9:15PMInstruction with open mat
Wednesday12:00PM – 1:30PMInstruction with open mat
Thursday7:45PM – 9:15PMInstruction with open mat
Friday5:00PM – 7:00PMOpen mat
 7:30PM – 8:30PMYoga instruction
with Natalie Bell
Saturday2:30PM – 4:00PMInstruction with open mat
Sunday2:30PM – 4:00PMInstruction with open mat

All of our classes include; jiu-jitsu specific warm-ups, close instruction, educational components and fun – leading to a great workout. We practice in a safe environment (regardless of your skill level) ensuring all students are able to complete the drills in class.  We’ve built a great community that consistently utilize the open mat time after class.  We encourage all students to stay, learn, and use this opportunity to ask any questions they have for more personal instruction. 

We are currently offering memberships starting at $79 per month with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

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Little Orcas

Empower your child with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! BJJ (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu) will offer all the skills your child needs to be successful on and off the mats. At West Coast BJJ Victoria we teach respect, control, and self-discipline in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the safest and fastest growing martial art in the world. This effective martial art boosts self-confidence, builds friendships, and improves physical literacy. 

Our programs are designed to teach kids how to defend themselves properly without kicking or punching, so no one gets injured. There are lots of sports out there, but none will offer the same integrity that BJJ can. Our passion is Jiu -Jitsu, and we want to share it with you and your child. Join us where we are happiest, on the mats!

Try a free private trial class at West Coast BJJ Victoria today!

Our Kids Classes

West Coast Martial Arts Encourages:

Love for Learning

Jiu-Jitsu fosters all types of learning styles including kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic and social. Techniques are explained verbally while being demonstrated at different speeds. Students will have the opportunity to feel the technique and practice it themselves. Our coaches will go around answering any questions and adjusting positions. This experiential learning your child receives at Jiu-Jitsu can transfer over to school and other walks of life. Our goal is for BJJ to invoke curiosity and a love for learning within your child.

Personal growth

Our program will encourage a healthy drive to achieve personal goals by awarding our students with stripes and belt promotions as they grow with us. It is a great way for children to get recognized for hard work and build confidence. Your child will learn how to overcome adversity and resolve conflict; they will become bully-proof!

Respect

  • Respect for your coaches
  • Respect for training partners
  • Respect for yourself
  • Respect for the Environment

An ongoing theme of our classes is respect. This includes being sensitive and accepting of all body types and abilities, as well as practicing good manners.

John Kutz has been training in Jiu-Jitsu since 2012, earning the rank of brown belt.

His passion for the sport got him into teaching and he has now been coaching for three years. His love for everything martial arts has seen him train and compete in amateur boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and of course, grappling tournaments.

John doesn’t simply teach mechanics, but imparts his determination, dedication, and skill on his students so that they are inspired to achieve everything they want to inside and out of the gym. He believes that everyone can benefit from the empowerment, the philosophy and discipline of martial arts.

John Kutz BJJ athlete and coach

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West Coast BJJ will be offering kids classes this September! Email us to pre register your kids today!
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  • John is an incredibly supportive coach and role model, especially for those just starting out! Me and jiu jitsu was not love at first sight, and I don’t think I would have developed a love for BJJ had it not been for John’s patience, kindness and excellent instruction!

    Katerina

  • Learning BJJ with John Kutz is amazing. Such a friendly and professional instructor. He makes sure you get the movements right and encourages you throughout the whole class. This was my first time doing jiu-jitsu and he made it a great experience for me! Totally recommend!

    Julian

    Lead Developer, Automattic Inc
  • More than an excellent school and instruction, the more you train, the more you end up loving jiu jitsu. Has turned into a family…more than a human can ask for.

    Matt

    Store Manager, Walmart Inc
  • Been learning so much at West coast Bjj. Great opportunity to learn about the art of grappling. Good sized classes, really good atmosphere and a Great instructor !!

    Arif

  • John was my first BJJ coach and I don’t think anything speaks to his kind, supportive teaching style more than me being desperate to continue the sport once I returned to Toronto. He always made sure I understood everything being taught and was so reassuring during practice, it definitely left a lasting impact!

    Daylan

  • Great atmosphere, and wonderful team to train with. John is an amazing instructor, with a great attitude. I highly recommend to anyone interested!

    Dominique

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