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London BJJ Spring Fling

Friday, March 11th, 2011

We will be celebrating the return of spring at Palasad (the South West location @ Southdale and Wonderland) this Sunday, March 13 at 3:00. Bowling, Pool, Video Games and eats, oh yeah!

Prof. Costa Offers Monthly Sport BJJ Workshops

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Franco Behring’s Mat General, Professor Marco Costa (Body of Four) will be running sport specific workshops once a month, covering different facets of the sport – from the rules to strategy and techniques. With a wealth of experience as both a competitor and a coach, Prof. Costa possesses invaluable knowledge for people wishing to be more effective in either role.

If you are interested in attending please feel free to contact Prof. Costa for more information at:

Please note that there are only 12 slots available at each workshop and each session will be 2 hours in duration. As both actual techniques and theory will be covered, participants are required to bring their gi as well as a notepad to each workshop they attend.

Cost of each workshop is $20 per session (only $15 for head instructors).

Dates and times TBD.

MMA LIVE! 1 – LONDON, ON – John Labatt Centre – Thursday, May 19 @ 7:30PM

Friday, January 28th, 2011

BJJ is an integral part of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and, just this month, Ontario legislators officially legalized Mixed Martial Arts in this province.

On May 19, 2011, Jones Entertainment Group (JEG) will bring an 8-bout MMA card to the John Labatt Centre (JLC). The JLC seats over 9000 spectators and JEG promises world-class action, production, at a world-class venue. This event follows hot on the heels of the first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event to take place in Ontario on April 29th. While that UFC will undoubtedly be the largest MMA event in Ontario this year, MMA LIVE1 has potential to come in a worthy second place.

We will finally be able to witness skilled strikers and groundfighters mixing it out in our own backyard and, with any luck, one or more of them may be sporting the FBJJA crest!

Zombie House Submission Only FBJJA Tournament

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Saturday, February 19 · 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location Franco Behring Central Academy
94 Laird Drive
Toronto, ON

Tournament Fee: $30 / Spectator Fee: $10

(All spectator fees will be use to create a competiton fund. The money will provide our competitors some sponsorship money for upcoming open tournaments)

Open Invitation BJJ Seminar with Professor Shah Franco

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
He put the "Franco" in Franco Behring.  OUSSSSSSS!

He put the "Franco" in Franco Behring. OUSSSSSSS!

London BJJ is extremely proud to announce, one of the Franco Behring Association’s head instructors, Professor Shah Franco, is coming to London BJJ for a seminar on Sunday April 11th from 2:30-5:30. Open invitation to all martial artists!


Photos From Professor Marco Costa’s Visit to London BJJ

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Great group of BJJ practitioners!  Osssssss!

Great group of BJJ practitioners! Osssssss!

It’s a little over due, but after getting a virus on my computer, then a back-up, format and reinstall of my computer system, I’ve finally gotten around to posting the pictures from Professor Marco Costa’s visit to London BJJ. Sorry for the delay.

Franco Behring members from London, Orangeville and Toronto, as well as a few guests from other London area BJJ clubs, were present for a great seminar on Jan 2nd, 2010. Professor Marco went over some great drills for sport competition as well as some basic fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Words can’t really explain what he is like as an instructor. You’ll have to come out to the next seminar to really understand why they call him “The Encyclopedia”. Thank you Professor for your continued support of London BJJ! See you on the mats! Namaste. Ossssssssss!

BJJ Seminar w/ Professor Marco Costa

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Professor Marco Costa of Toronto, ON comes to London BJJ January 2nd, 2010. Ossssssssss!

Here it is!  The first seminar of 2010!  London BJJ is pleased to welcome Franco Behring black belt, Professor Marco Costa to the Family Karate Center’s dojos on Jan 2nd, 2010! Click “Read the rest of this entry” for full details.


Open Invitation BJJ Seminar w/ Professor Francis Abramson

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Don't miss out!  OUSSSSSSSSS!

Don't miss out! OUSSSSSSSSS!

London BJJ is proud to announce an Open Invitation BJJ & Grappling Seminar with Professor Francis Abramson of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, November 10th from 8-10p.m.


Franco Behring Fall Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Symposium

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Franco-Behring-Symposium-PosterThe Orangeville Dojo is proud to host this year’s Franco Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Symposium from November 13-15.  Along with featuring Master Sylvio Behring of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Professor Shah Franco of Toronto, ON, Canada, many of the black belt instructors from the association will be in attendance to share their knowledge with the Franco Behring Members.  If you love BJJ, don’t miss this great opportunity to share the mat with, and get some instruction from, some of Canada’s and Brazil’s great BJJ practitioners!