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Shah Franco Martial Arts Seminar

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Artwork by Aindrea Skelly

June 23-24 London BJJ will be heading to Toronto, ON to celebrate the opening of Prof. Shah Franco’s new dojo on Dundas St. W.  Sign up sheets for this event will be in the North dojo Tuesday night.  Commemorative t-shirts are being made on a pre-sale basis.  Click through to check out the shirt design, made by non other than London BJJ’s Tim Fields.  He’s a special guy.  Poster artwork is by Aindrea Skelly. Awesome work! (more…)

FBJJA 2011 Symposium

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Another one has come and gone, and with this one there were many stripes given and promotions granted.


Arielle – Faixa Branco 1° Grau
Herb – Faixa Branco 3° Grau
Sempai Tim – Faixa Azul 3° Grau


Ethan – Faixa Amarelo
Sempai Aidan – Faixa Amarelo
Sen – Faixa Azul
Adam – Faixa Azul
Sempai Al – Faixa Azul
Sempai Dan – Faixa Roxa


Classes are Cancelled Sept 17 and 18

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Due to the instructors and many of the club members going to Toronto to participate in the annual Franco Behring Jiu Jitsu Alliance Symposium, classes are cancelled on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. See you back on the mats on Tuesday night! OUSSS!

Competition 101 Seminar with Prof. Marco Costa

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Attention Prospective FBJJA Competitors:

Prof_Costa_Flyer_May_2011_webLondon BJJ will be hosting a 2-hour Competition Seminar with Professor Marco Costa on May 22, 2011. Learn under the tutelage of our association’s mat general. Prof. Marco will be focusing on what it takes to be a strong competitor at white-belt level, but these are fundamentals that can benefit practitioners at any level of competition.

Click through for the full details.


FBJJA Competition Team Might be Small…

Monday, April 4th, 2011

…but they have great skills on the mat. Franco Behring students amassed enough points during this weekend’s Ontario Open BJJ Tournament to rank #5 in Gi and #2 in No Gi. Parabens to all of our team members and Obrigado to all coaches, instructors and Professors.

If you’re interested in competing, here are just some of the local tournaments you may wish to participate in. Pencil these dates in your calendar and start training now for success later!

Kombat BJJ Classics (Gi and Nogi) – May 28th and 29th, Mississauga

GTA Championships (Gi and Nogi) – July 9th and 10th, Brampton (Not Confirmed)

ADCC (Nogi only) – August 20th , Toronto (Not Confirmed)

Bravado BJJ Open (Gi Only) – September 10th, Brampton (Not Confirmed)

Ottawa BJJ Open (Gi and Nogi) – October 8th, Ottawa (Not Confirmed)

Ontario BJJ Provincials (Gi and Nogi) -December 10th and 11th, Toronto (Not Confirmed)

So, tell your team mates and your instructors so they can help you reach your goal to go for the gold. OUSS!

Parabens, Mestre!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Wishing you all the best from your extended family up in London, ON, Canada! November is never close enough, Mestre! OUSSSSS!

Feliz Anniversario!

Feliz Anniversario!

And if you thought Prof. Richard Nancoo was a monkey, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!



Prof. Richard “Monkey” Nancoo gets his chance to return to MMA

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Prof. Monkey of the FBJJA (EYMA) got past the grappling, striking, and (after an initial scare!) interview portions of the TUF selection process. Final cuts will be announced in approximately 2 weeks. Best wishes Prof. Monkey!


We’re Officially Open!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

London BJJ is officially open for training.  The website is still under construction, but we’re hoping to have it complete soon.  For questions about London BJJ or if you’d like to try a week for free, please email and we’ll get back to you asap.

For now, enjoy this video of Sensei Angelo Panoussis of the Orangeville Dojo and Ian Behring, Master Behring’s son, performing the progressive guard techniques as a demo at the 2009 Rio State BJJ Championships in Brazil.

Coming Soon!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

A Franco-Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in London, ON. Please watch this site for news.