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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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Little Orcas BJJ

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 Little Orcas BJJ classes with West Coast BJJ Victoria today!

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
Thanks to all who joined us for an informative seminar with Professor Don. So grateful for these times when our community of kind and uplifting people can get together to share the mats. 👋👊🥋#bjj #team #JiuJitsuCommunity ... See MoreSee Less
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Wrestling Camp MAY 4th‼️Time to grow Wrestling on the Vancouver Island 🤼‍♂️ Come join high level coaches Jacob Alexander Torres and Ryan Hicks at West Coast BJJ May 4th for a 1 day camp with separate sessions targeted for all skill levels and ages groups! Link to register ( scroll down under events) westcoastbjjvic.sites.zenplanner.com/sign-up-now.cfm ... See MoreSee Less
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Successful high school Island Wrestling Championships! 3 x🥇& 2 x🥈Next up is Provincials! Always a privilege to be a part of these athletes’ journey. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Promotion Day!!!Congratulations to everyone who received stripes and new belts this weekend. For many of you, these promotions were long over due. For all of you these were very well deserved.Congrats to the class of 2024! 9 new blue belts, 1 new purple and 2 kids getting grey belts. 8 years as a team so far and it feels like we are just getting started. Shout out to everyone who makes this team what it is! See you on the mat! 🙏🤙🔥 ... See MoreSee Less
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The coaches are super proud of Nate and Ronin for their gold medal performances this weekend AVA Submission Grappling Championships . Both athletes demonstrated sportsmanship, had great energy and showcased their techniques beautifully. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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This guy deserves his own post!! @merykphillipsbjj Huge congratulations on winning the @avagrappling Pro division this weekend! A huge achievement winning this bracket, and at only 17 years old and training BJJ for a year and a half 🔥🔥🔥 Meryk’s dedication and commitment has gained him an impressive amount of experience in a short amount of time and it shows! Hit Meryk up for privates or come take his class Wednesdays at 5 if you want to level up your game! 📈🏆 ... See MoreSee Less
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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!


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!


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.


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 !!


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!


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


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