Welcome to Infinum Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brantford's Premier Grappling Academy
Everyday people just like you are discovering Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and the benefits that extend into their day-to-day lives. What was once a niche martial art in Brazil has today become an international phenomenon and one of the fastest growing combat sports on the planet.
Established in 2016, Infinum BJJ promotes a positive training atmosphere that allows people of all levels to join in and grow at their own pace. Beginner-friendly programs are available daytime, evening, and weekends for both adults and kids. Infinum BJJ's coaches hold over 50 years of combined experience in Brazilian jiu jitsu, self-defense, and judo.
Designed to give the smaller person the power to control and overcome a larger opponent, Brazilian jiu jitsu has given true confidence to countless people around the world—and we aim to give you the same. Not by being told you are doing well, but by actually accomplishing the techniques on the mats. When you sweep a larger person onto their back, the proof will speak for itself. Best of all, you will carry that confidence with you when you leave the academy.
Being prepared for the worst-case scenario is always crucial. But even if you never have to defend yourself, the practice and community of Brazilian jiu jitsu becomes a positive force in people’s lives. From improved confidence to, stress management, relationships, work, and mental health, BJJ has truly been a boon to the thousands of practitioners in the art today.
Wonder if BJJ is right for you? Here are a few things you MUST have before training . . .
Eagerness to learn
Desire to grow
You DO NOT need to be . . .
Our programs allow you to participate at the level that suits you best. Experienced members remember what it was like to step on the mats for the first time and are happy to help you in a friendly manner. Together the team grows stronger and we want you to grow with us.
Whether you are a die hard UFC fan, an old school Gracie scholar, saw Keanu Reeve's John Wick training videos, heard about it on The Joe Rogan Experience, or are just looking for a way to get fit and feel great, Brazilian jiu jitsu can change your life!
Coach Eric Nease
Coach Matthew Hern
Coach Eric has been training martial arts for over 20 years. Having discovered BJJ in 2006 via the UFC, he began training and never looked back. He opened Infinum BJJ in 2015 with the hopes of spreading the benefits of jiu-jitsu, especially when he moved the business to Brantford in 2016. Eric knows that the benefit of BJJ happens in the lifestyle improvements off the mats and uses/teaches BJJ as a vehicle for both physical and mental improvement.
Coach Matt has been working with kids for more than two decades and is an elementary school teacher by trade. Since 2010, he has been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to children of all ages in Toronto under Canadian blackbelt pioneer Marco Costa. Coach Matt is excited to bring Jungle Jitsu to Brantford and looks forward to helping his students grow in cooperation, character, and confidence.
Sensei Vince Perreira
Sensei Vince is a level 2 certified judo instructor. Since the bulk of training at the academy allows for grabbing the legs (illegal in olympic judo) Sensei Vince offers Freestyle Judo which provides a broader approach to throws and takedowns that translate to grappling arts outside of judo.
Mark prioritizes mobility over flexibility and the idea that both freedom and control of movement through healthy ranges of motion is essential to health and wellness. His credentials include:
Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms)
Foundation Training certified instructor
200hr certified yoga instructor