brazilian jiu jitsu

Achieve your fitness goals and develop life saving techniques for the real world.
  • Easy and quick to learn for beginners
  • Full body strength and conditioning system
  • Amazing cardiovascular workout
  • Excellent for healthy weight loss and fitness
  • The ultimate style to develop self-defence skills and confidence

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Jiu Jitsu For Everyone

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven time and time again as the ultimate martial art for self-defence and fitness. Mixing a great mental workout (strategy) with a great physical workout (total body) Jiu Jitsu is often compared to physical chess. You can start the program at any time during the year and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our main concern, there is no competitive sparring in our beginner program.

REV MMA has one of the friendliest and warmest environments you will ever experience in any fitness or martial arts facility.

  • Need to lose weight?
  • Medical issues or a disability?
  • Motivation lacking?
  • Self-conscious?
  • Unsure how to work out?

None of this will prevent you from improving in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu–in fact, if you experience any of these factors in your daily routine–then you MUST train!

Don’t make excuses for yourself, commit to a healthy lifestyle and take the right step to contacting us today to discover the new you.


Gracie Gracie COMBATIVES® is a perfect option for those who want to start learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® but can’t find the right starting point.
During the Gracie COMBATIVES® program, you will learn 36 techniques that can be used in real-life self-defense. The program is flexible, meaning that you can start any time you want, with any skill level, and make it through all the lessons at your own pace.

Safety is our number one concern. No need to worry that you’ll have to fight immediately with those more experienced than you. First — we will teach you all the skills in safe, carefully structured lessons. You can take part in sparring when YOU feel you’re ready for it. 

Each lesson includes two techniques, one for ground and the other for standing self-defense. They are further split into even smaller, easier-to-understand parts, thus creating a perfectly balanced system. 

Moreover, you can repeat lessons at home by viewing the training online in your private account, or you can come to lessons already prepared, so there will be no room for anxiety or uncertainty. 

The Gracie COMBATIVES® program is self-sufficient, guaranteed to improve your physical and mental health. And at the same time — it’s a perfect foundation for the Master Cycle® program. 

Why Choose Us?


Beginner friendly classes, daily


Large, modern & clean location


Showers & lockers


Free parking, Open 7 days/wk

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What our clients say

The staff are friendly and helpful. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and work closely with students to ensure they are grasping the fundamentals and honing their skills. REV MMA/Gracie Toronto is a great gym to begin your bjj journey or continue on. Would recommend!
Stu Dent
Stu Dent
20:19 29 Jul 23
I recently had the pleasure of joining RevMMA, and it has been an incredible journey of self-discovery and growth. Chris, the welcoming face at the front desk, played a pivotal role in helping me choose the perfect mixed martial arts discipline that best suited my interests and goals.Chris's expertise and genuine interest in each individual's my aspirations were evident during our initial consultation. He took care and time to explain the various classes offered at RevMMA.The atmosphere at RevMMA is incredibly friendly and welcoming. No one hesitates to offer a helping hand or share tips to enhance our training experience. This sense of camaraderie is something truly special and sets RevMMA apart from other martial arts gyms I have considered. Special thanks to Coach Julius for his great mentoring.I recommend RevMMA to anyone interested in mixed martial arts and personal discipline. Ask to talk to Chris at the front desk and i'm sure he'll be as of much help to you as he was to me.
Christian Tvg
Christian Tvg
02:01 20 Jul 23
A Gem in the Jiu-Jitsu World!Joining Rev MMA in December was the best decision I've made. As a beginner in martial arts, the Gracie Combative program, led by amazing instructors Joel and Arther, offers the perfect, structured learning path. It's unique in that every in-class lesson is paired with a video lesson, accelerating the learning process.Rev MMA's community is also a highlight. Every member I've met has been friendly and supportive, creating a wholly positive vibe that permeates throughout the club. The front desk team, especially Chris, have been incredibly helpful and accommodating, adding to the overall pleasant experience. Plus, they're the only Gracie Combative certified club in Toronto, which is a testament to their quality.If you're considering exploring Jiu-Jitsu, look no further. You would be doing yourself a disservice by not signing up at Rev MMA. It’s not just a Jiu-Jitsu club, it’s a transformative journey into a healthier, stronger, and more resilient version of yourself. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Fred K.
Fred K.
00:52 19 Jul 23
I always wanted to learn boxing but felt I was too old and had some physical concerns. All staff from the front door to the mats have each "tuned-in" to my needs and encourage and accommodate me. I'm happy to say that chronic, painful back tightness has been cured with boxing. My chiropractor agrees and has doubled the period between adjustments. I golf 100 rounds per year and vice-skip at curling 2x week from fall to spring. Both were suffering previously because of my back. I would like to invite my fellow gray-hairs to come out, get fit/strong, stay sharp, and and learn a new skill. Super nice community here.
sK cutty
sK cutty
12:05 01 Jul 23
I’ve had bad experiences at other places for trial lessons. Some places are unorganized. Others only care about signing you up.REVMMA is different. Administrative team is amazing, well organized and friendly. The facilities are clean and welcoming.Arthur and Joel are amazing instructors. They’re both very charismatic and great at creating a safe and fun environment for learning. It really help students feel like they are a part of a community.
alain lee
alain lee
00:40 01 Jun 23
A recent incident threatened the safety of my family. In our local pharmacy. On a Sunday afternoon. Completely unprovoked.Learning how to survive an attack and protect myself and my loved ones became a priority.The elite level of instructions from each coach. The community of trust and respect from every classmate. The outstanding attention and support in private sessions. The growing confidence.All reasons why Revmma is the best of the best. 5 stars plus!
Troy Tappin
Troy Tappin
11:50 16 Feb 22
My 7 y.o. kid loves this place! We switched her coming there 3 times a week based on her positive attitude. I have to say we tried a few activities before (gymnastic,karate,etc.), but only these trainers found right approach to my child. Thank you!
Yana Zinovyeva
Yana Zinovyeva
05:36 15 Feb 22
Great location. Very accessible. I took the membership two months ago, very affordable (100/month if you pay for a year). kickboxing classes are amazing.
oksana romanova
oksana romanova
17:58 18 Dec 21
I joined back in August 2019 specifically for kickboxing and never regretted this decision. REV coaches are very attentive to everyone, regardless of your experience level. I’m a beginner myself but I always feel safe and supported. At the same time I see the same coaches provide great training for advanced level students. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to try out MMA and isn’t sure where to begin! You’ll feel welcome from the get-go!
Lucy Smith
Lucy Smith
02:20 30 Nov 21
Amazing place to train. The coaches are passionate, kind and motivating. Every day I can't wait to come back to practice. Super accepting place with 0 judgement and 100% motivation.
Lera Kohar
Lera Kohar
00:43 18 Sep 21
Hands down, this is the best MMA Gym facility in GTA with amazing skilled coaches that are warm and patient when teaching and fair when assessing students skills. This is a place where you need to learn martial arts and prove it during classes in order to get your belt.My son was first in the junior MMA program and he is now in the advanced MMA program. He has classes 3 times per week and he loves it. During the lockdown, Joel continued the training on Zoom with online classes, which were very helpful. Parents can also join different classes if they want to, so it is also a family oriented training facility.Highly recommended for all ages!
Marius Constantinescu
Marius Constantinescu
17:16 28 Aug 21
Great facility with professional instructors in a wide range of martial arts disciplines. The atmosphere in the gym is very friendly and welcoming. I consider this gym my second home. Highly recommended!
Masdude VL
Masdude VL
04:15 24 Aug 21
I feel so lucky that I found this gym! All the instructors are warm, encouraging, and excellent teachers. There are classes and private lessons for every age young sons go, I go, my husband go, and my mother goes! I've never had this much fun getting strong and healthy! Can't wait to continue my journey at RevMMA.
Olivia Iakoubovski
Olivia Iakoubovski
18:47 04 Aug 21
I am a visiting student from another school. From the moment I entered REV MMA I received a very warm welcome, both from the instructor and the other students. Joel has an excellent eye for details and is clear and concise when teaching. He makes everyone feel welcome, supported and takes an interest in all his students. I had an excellent time and am looking forward to many more classes at Rev MMA. Thank you!
Zeyna Shah
Zeyna Shah
20:47 25 Jul 21

“But i need to get in shape before i join a class”

The #1 most common excuse we hear. Many people think they need to get in shape before they come to train. It’s not about who you are or used to be, it’s about the decision to make a better choice right now to be a better version of your future self.


Sick of the gym? Us too. So we built a better one.

With over 30 years experience in Jiu Jitsu and Judo and a pioneer in the Canadian grappling community, the Rev MMA Toronto programs are overseen by World Master's Medalist, MMA veteran and multiple time Canadian Jiu Jitsu Champion, BJJ (IBJJF) and Judo (IJF) Black Belt, Joel Gerson.



Statistically speaking, martial arts training is safer than soccer, baseball, and more popular sports. Every sport has the potential for injury. This is why we are EXTRA careful when we run our classes, and only use expertly trained ADULT instructors, have matted floors and walls and are hyper vigilant during training. Don’t like to get hit? Neither do we, MOST of our classes can be done with no striking to the face or body.


Everyone who looks like they know what they are doing, joined us without knowing anything, just like YOU! Every student has their first day and those feelings when starting to learn something new are unavoidable. As an established facility, we are used to successfully and safely integrating new students EVERY DAY in our beginner friendly classes and you will be fine.


You would be surprised how common this is and how many people join every day with an existing knee/shoulder/back etc. injury. If you are unsure if your condition is serious or not, check with your doctor, otherwise our coaches can always give you an alternative exercise if you have a limitation that you need to work around.


Yes! Martial arts were designed for smaller, less athletic people to defend themselves against larger, more aggressive attackers. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but the fight in the dog. Work ethic, discipline and character are more important than athleticism.


As you probably know, commitment and dedication are major factors in accomplishing goals, we completely empathize with your being unsure when starting out. This is why we offer money back guarantees which can be laid out in your initial consultation with a Program Manager.


Every day you wait to start with us is time wasted where we can quickly get your fitness and strength level up to where you need it for the martial arts training you are looking to do. We take care of your fitness in our classes so you don’t have to outside of our classes. A year from now you’ll wish you started today.


At REVMMA we offer a number of different tuition packages to fit most budgets, because though we know your confidence, fitness, safety and life skills are of primary concern, often-times money is an issue. To get more information about our program packages simply call the number below: 416-847-1020

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Technical & Effective

Although Jiu Jitsu is comprised of over 500 techniques, our beginner classes focus on the most useful 36 moves used most often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. You require zero experience to begin this program. All of our instructors design our classes in a safe and non-competitive training atmosphere, and are dedicated to ensure that all new students learn and enjoy their experience regardless of age, athletic ability, or gender.

What Will You Learn?

In our beginner program, you will learn core techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practiced in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment.

Each lesson focuses on fundamental movements related to both standing and ground techniques. To simplify the learning process we further break down these moves into drills or “slices” to reduce the learning curve.

You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and without the feeling of being left out or embarrassed. Furthermore, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.

At REV MMA, we don’t just teach people how to fight, we give people the confidence so they never need to.

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