Student Success Stories:
"Been in a variety of gyms and combat sports/martial arts over the years. Had the best experience here by far. Friendliest guys around, and a skilled roster of grapplers. This place is more a team than a business..."
– Julian Gilmore
"Great place, great people, great art!"
– Julian Robertson
"Our 7-year-old son loves every second of the training sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays. He has only been going for a couple of weeks but his confidence is soaring. Thanks in part to the staff who are always smiling and make a point to speak to every child... it is uplifting and I would suggest making full use of the free tryout sessions for your son or daughter."
~ David Pierpoint
"Best academy in Barrie bar none! All the instructors were very helpful towards my needs, and the entire academy itself was extremely welcoming. So glad I found them."
"I have three children that attend the school; ages 5, 9 & 10. My children are treated with the utmost respect and kindness while learning from such skilled and talented instructors. This place really is like a family."
~ Bobby Dunbar
"Great instruction and atmosphere! No egos, despite some seriously talented students and instructors! Highly recommend for beginners and experienced grapplers."
~ Ben Wiegert-Whitehead
"Very welcoming to new students. Great learning environment and teachers."
– Manda Price
"This is exactly what this city was waiting for! I have had the privilege of learning from Spencer, Kyle and the rest of these killers for almost 2 years now and truly feel like a part of the family. what a consistently friendly and encouraging community!"
– Jason Stephenson
"My 3 kids and I have been training at Submission Arts Academy for a little more than a year and a half now. I simply cannot emphasize enough how truly blessed we are to be part of such an INCREDIBLE Jiu-Jitsu school. Submission Arts is like one big happy family, everyone is so welcoming, positive, friendly, helpful and eager to learn... Jiu-Jitsu for life!"
– Mel Fletcher-Shields
"I had the privilege of recently attending a class, and I can tell you it was a life altering experience... The instructor was great and the people in class were very helpful and made me feel like I was a part of the group. Thank you Submission Arts Academy!"
– Robert Stanley
“I looked at a few martial arts academies in Barrie with the intention of enrolling my 7-year- old in a program and was quite discouraged with the lack of passion and joy within these environments. After exchanging a few messages with Kyle and Spencer and visiting Submission Arts Academy I realized their Academy has been built on passion and joy. Extremely welcoming and friendly environment. It is clear the Sensei’s love what they are doing and are very skilled in both Jiu-Jitsu as well as teaching others. Especially the young children. My son loves the program and eagerly attends 3 days a week as well as asks if he can go on PD days. This from a child who literally fears leaving the comfort of home.”
– Kelly Madigan
“Spencer and the guys are very welcoming and friendly. Top level students as well. A great place if you’re in the Barrie area to get the proper knowledge of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and some training in. Well-structured class and available to all levels. Was very happy with my decision to stop in!”
– Steven Best
Here's What You'll Learn
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a fantastic workout! In fact, it's not uncommon for our students to lose 10, 20, or 30 pounds in their first few months of training.
Jiu-jitsu is a self-defense method that's been proven effective time and again in real-world situations. Military and police units the world over rely on BJJ, and you can too.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu gives students confidence to stand up to bullies. there's no greater confidence builder than knowing you can protect yourself should the need arise.
Jiu-jitsu teaches kids to focus, translating physical effort into mental concentration and discipline. And for adults, it's great for relieving stress.
Jiu-jitsu promotes respect--respect for oneself, and for others. That's because jiu-jitsu training requires students to exhibit courtesy and control, in every single training session.
And, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is fun! The camaraderie and friendships you make in jiu-jitsu will last a lifetime. Your brothers and sisters on the mat will become friends for life.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training for Adults, Children, and Families in Barrie Ontario
Dear Future Student,
I'm Spencer Lalonde, and I'd like to thank you for your interest in Submission Arts Academy, your home for authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Barrie, Ontario.
Whether you're looking for adult Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, or martial arts classes for children, we're sure to have a program that suits your needs and interests.
Here at Submission Arts Academy, our goal is to provide you with a clean, safe, friendly environment in which you and your family can enjoy all the benefits Brazilian jiu-jitsu has to offer. Allow me to share a bit about our programs, so you'll have an idea of what we're all about.
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
In our adult BJJ classes, you'll learn practical, effective self-defense skills from your very first class. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a proven self-defense method that is relied upon by military and police units the world over. So, you know you can count on the skills you learn here.
But besides the practical benefits of learning jiu-jitsu, it's also a fantastic workout that's a lot of fun! Jiu-jitsu training will get you in shape like nothing else, and you'll have a blast while you lose weight. Students also tell us they've gained strength and flexibility through BJJ, because it's a full body workout in every class.
And if safety is a concern, we understand. For beginners, we'll bring you into the art at your pace, taking into account your current fitness level and other factors. We maintain a strict "no knuckleheads" policy in our academy, and you'll find our students to be the friendliest group of people you'll ever meet.
Children's Martial Arts Classes
If you're looking for martial arts classes for kids, many parents have found Brazilian jiu-jitsu to be the perfect activity for their children. As a parent myself, both of my boys train in jiu-jitsu, and I can say without reservation that it has done wonders for their confidence and behavior.
What many parents say they like most about having their kids in jiu-jitsu is that BJJ combines traditional martial arts values with practical self-defense skills. Kids who do jiu-jitsu know they can protect themselves, because they prove it on the mat everyday. And while jiu-jitsu is an incredibly safe activity, the physicality allows kids to burn off steam while they develop confidence in their abilities.
Few things will boost a kid's confidence more than knowing they have nothing to fear from bullies. This in turn gives them the ability to walk away from confrontations. Plus, we teach valuable life skills and character education lessons in our program, so your child will learn how to interact with other children socially, and defuse conflict if necessary.
Yet, I can talk all day long about how great jiu-jitsu is for kids, but isn't it best if you see for yourself? We have a fantastic, no-risk trial offer right now, and I encourage you to take advantage of it while it lasts.
Get Started Today With 10 FREE Days of Unlimited Training!
So, if you're considering trying Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I encourage you to take us up on our 10-day free class offer. Register now on this page and you'll get an unlimited class membership for 10 consecutive days, so you can try us out with absolutely no risk or commitment.
Spencer Lalonde, head instructor
Kyle Stephenson, assistant instructor
Submission Arts Academy
112 Commerce Park Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 8W8, Canada
P.S. - We're currently experiencing quite a bit of interest in our programs, and we'd like to ensure that you're able to start immediately. Call today and mention this offer to secure your spot in our next introductory class. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
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