Toronto's Premier Martial Arts Instruction

GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Toronto, Ontario 647-282-0309

Greenwood Brazilian Jiu JitsuAbout Greenwood Brazilian Jiu JitsuWhat Is Brazilian Jiu JitsuGreenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu TestimonialsGreenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu GalleryGreenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BlogContact Greenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chris Greenwood, Teaching Director, Greenwood Jiu Jitsu

Chris Greenwood
Teaching Director

I have been very fortunate to receive many testimonials from students over the many years. I would like to share a few of them here on our website with you.

Steve Lam, A GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student"Chris is an excellent instructor and an even better person .Even if I didn’t train in Brazilian Jiu jitsu, he is the kind of person I am glad to call my friend.
Not only does he teach us the latest techniques from Brazil, you will find him training with his students every class.
All the students here are eager to learn and ready to train. The team is very supportive of one another and it shows with no ego's, just a good group of people, who are very respectful, hard working and ready to learn. Everyone is willing to share techniques and tips making me glad to be part of this team.
Brazilian Jui Jitsu is a very versatile and effective martial art that can be used by anyone, young or old, large or small. As a male of small stature Chris has taught me how to turn my size into a strength to overcome a larger opponent."
Steve Lam

Neville Layne, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"Chris's commitment and knowledge of jiu jitsu is amazing. Aside from being very technical he knows how to show his technique and break it down for everyone to learn. I've seen his focus and dedication first hand in Brazil when he was preparing for a tournament training everyday and nothing distracted him. Wether its your first class or 1000th Chris has what it takes to push yourself to the next level."
Neville Layne

Brain Rocks, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"I enrolled with my 11 yrs old son in BJJ 6 and a half years ago as a family thing. Lucas (my son) has had over 50 fights, 90% gold medals, including at 16 yrs of age fighting and winning the adult division. I compete every year with fighters 1/2 my age, winning more then half the time. This level of skill, fitness and fun is why I train with Chris."
Brain Rocks

Keith Young, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"Chris is a generous and patient instructor who always has time for his students. His hard work and dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is inspiring. Chris has a very smooth and technical style, he is a tactician on the mat and an extremely competent instructor. He knows how to help someone achieve that next level in their training and he loves seeing his students succeed. Greenwood Jiu-jitsu Academy is like my second home and the students are like my extended family."
Keith Young

Issac Layne, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"His style of teaching with attention to detail while enjoying a warm friendly atmosphere is perfect. I look forward every day to getting on the mat at our outstanding facility and improving my game as well as helping others improve theirs. If he see's a student struggle he is very patient and finds another way to communicate the position until it is understood. Chris has a ton of integrity which also shows in the quality of the students drawn to him. I think the instructors make or break a school."
Isaac Layne

Steven Shipinkas, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"Chris is patient and sincerely interested in each and every student no matter their level of skill. He never pushes me to unrealistic goals but he has instilled me to never accept anything but my best effort. Everyone there wants to help you get better and there are no egos. Nobody is there to hurt their training partners. I highly recommend Greenwood Jiu Jitsu for good vibes and outstanding Jiu Jitsu."
Steven Shipinkas

Sam Katsuras, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student

"As a former professional hockey player, I've been training all my life in various environments and with different instructors. Meeting Chris and training with him has taught me not only the importance of the mental game but how to access it through his techniques. He can give anyone who is dedicated in Jiu Jitsu the mental edge."
Sam Katsuras

Cecilia, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student
"I really enjoy Chris’ Brazilian Jiujistu classes. Chris is patient, knowledgeable and very experienced in the art of BJJ. He trains with all of his students to help them improve technique and is always ready to answer any questions about the lessons.
He pushes each student to surpass their learning obstacles and challenges them to improve through training. In addition to being an inspirational instructor, Chris is also a great person and friend. His club and all of the members in it are welcoming and supportive.
I started my BJJ training at Greenwood BJJ and I was so pleased with everyone’s encouragement and willingness to help me learn and train. Everyone that I have met at the club is respectful of one-another, kind and ambitious. The environment is welcoming and dynamic which really motivates me to come in to class as often as possible. I could tell that I was improving in my BJJ technique each week! Greenwood BJJ is one of the best clubs I’ve trained in and I look forward to continuing my training with Chris and his team."

Loong Liang, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student
" If you have a daughter and are on this website, then you and I think alike.
I was looking for a martial arts school where they could learn self-defense, self-respect, and fitness but was also a suitable environment my daughters. I didn't want them getting hurt from punches or kicks because it could turn them off martial arts completely and I didn't want them to believe that someone would rescue them if they were ever in trouble. I wanted them to practice an extremely close contact martial arts as the tool of absolute last resort.
We finally settled with BJJ at Greenwood Jiu Jjitsu since August 2013 and our level of satisfaction is best said from my daughters. Liv (6 years old) "I felt so proud of myself when I was able to take down a stronger boy." Elle (4 years old) "Its fun." As for myself, I'm really happy to see my daughters take to BJJ at Greenwood Jiu Jitsu as their confidence and abilities grow and I hope BJJ becomes part of their lifestyle.
I am recommending Chris Greenwood's BJJ for all of our daughters. Come find us in class and let our daughters roll around together for their enjoyment and their safety."
Loong Liang

Matt Malowney, GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu Student
"I write this recommendation for Chris with great pleasure, as I've watched closely, as Chris coaches my 4 (now 5) year old son, Ryan. Chris manages a class of kids with ease. His coaching style is effective, balanced, all the while they are having fun, listening, and learning the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Chris shows up prepared, every time, on time. He's a leader, and is a person of good character, and always has a smile on his face. Some other things I appreciate: There is ample free parking. It's beside a kids playground. It's across the street from Loblaw’s. The gym is clean, bright, and full of natural light. To top it all off, he's a high level BJJ Black belt. Chris was the first Ricardo Vieira Black Belt in Canada, and has competed internationally for over 10 years!
I give Greenwood Jiu-Jitsu 5 out of 5 stars."
Matt Malowney

Are you unsure on how to choose the right club for you? The most essential quality in an instructor is the passion they show for their art. Along with possession of abounding energy and enthusiasm which you can't get from a web site. I personally invite you to come in and try it for FREE.Get A Free Week Guest Pass Here

No matter how focused or committed you are, it's difficult to make any journey alone. We all need someone to push us, to inspire us, to help us honour our commitments, and to allow us to stay true to our dreams and goals. As your Teacher, I will be there to lift your spirits up after failure. If obstacles stand in your way, or your enthusiasm starts to deplete, your Professor will share stories of his own journey of ups and downs.

If you’re looking for a Toronto Martial Arts school that emphasizes all the best things about the martial arts, welcome home.

Check our
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Toronto at Greenwood Jiu Jitsu
and join our family.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Toronto at Greenwood Jiu Jitsu

 Jitsu In Action
Jiu Jitsu In Action
Jiu Jitsu In Action for Kids
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Action for Women
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Action for Men
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Action for Men
Greenwood Jiu Jitsu GI's
 Jitsu In Martial Art Action
{short description of image}
{short description of image}

Greenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instruction for Men Greenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instruction for Women Greenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instruction for Kids & Teens Greenwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instruction FREE Week Guest Pass

The benefits you receive from your Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts training will be extremely varied and personal, but be confident, the Jiu Jitsu Martial Art will have nothing but a positive effect on your life. With Jiu Jitsu Martial Art you will enjoy improved health, a new found body awareness, and the sense of accomplishment of learning something truly worthwhile.

Become part of our Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Family. You can compete by yourself but you can not train alone. You need a Team to push yourself to the next level. The Bond that grows will feel as Family and with that energy you will feel Unstoppable.
>>> more

The Jiu Jitsu Martial Art is Knowledge that all women should possess.

Leverage not Strength
Fighting a bigger person will leave you exhausted fast and unable to defend yourself.
Myth: Jiu Jitsu Martial Art is rough and women will get hurt.
Truth:It's Safe!! Your teacher will match you according to size and strength. Once you develop the Confidenceyou will want to test your new Jiu Jitsu Martial Art skills on heavier opponents.

Strength through Adversities
>>> more

No other sport will give your kids, Discipline, Fitness and Focus like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

With the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Art and some good verbal skills to intelligently defuse a bully your kids will feel safe, confident, self-assured and more secure. While showing Respect to the instructor, this behavior transfers to how kids treat parents, teachers and other people. Goal setting and achieving goals is the most beneficial thing your child will learn. Each challenge your child faces throughout they're Jiu Jitsu Martial Art training such as complicated moves, belt grading or competition will boost your child's Confidence..
>>> more

Are you unsure on how to choose the right Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts club for you?

No matter how focused or committed you are, it's difficult to make any journey alone. We all need someone to push us, to inspire us, to help us honour our commitments, and to allow us to stay true to our dreams and goals. The most essential quality in a Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts instructor is the passion they show for their Jiu Jitsu Martial Art along with possession of abounding energy and enthusiasm which you can't get from a Jiu Jitsu web site. I personally invite you to come in and try Jiu Jitsu for FREE.
>>> Get Your Guest Pass Here

Martial Arts in Toronto For Self Defense

Parents Want To Protect Their Children

Martial Arts in Toronto For Self DefenseEvery parent wants to protect their children, however the only way to truly protect your child is to teach them how to protect themselves. Young children do not want to learn, they want to play. At Greenwood Jiu Jitsu we have creative classes that combine Martial Arts games with real techniques allowing kids to learn while having fun.
>>> more

Teach Your Children How To Protect Themselves

Kids Learning Martial Arts in Toronto For Self DefenseWhen looking for a Toronto Martial Arts school for your child it is important that the martial arts fundamentals are taught in a fun and safe environment for your child to learn in. It’s really about teaching them skills to defend themselves. The first line of defense is achieved by children developing life skills and growing their self-esteem and confidence levels.
All students must start in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program until students demonstrate self control and understand how to train safely. This martial arts program is designed so students can apply their jiu jitsu while under pressure situations. We hold personal safety in the highest regard. We never engage in reckless or careless practices and any child who can not follow this will not be allowed to take part in these classes.

>>> more


Bullying can affect a child's self-esteem and confidence. Forms of Bullying can be Physical, Verbal, Humiliation, Social, Kids Learning Martial Arts in Toronto For Bully ProtectionExcluding others, spreading gossip or rumor’s and making others look foolish. Bully proofing kids is not all about the physical confrontation and the use of force. In bully proofing, kids learn the psychology of an attacker and to use physical force as a last resort, and only when the need arises. To bully proof kids, it requires instilling new knowledge and skills in handling situations unfamiliar such as confrontations and more.
>>> more

Kids Learning Martial Arts in Toronto For Bully ProtectionGood martial arts instructors will teach children non-violent solutions to bully avoidance. This will include strategies to talk and avoid a confrontation and instilling confidence in your child that they do not have to resort to physical confrontation to deal with the bully. The goal is to discourage bullies if the potential victim can resist the verbal assault and take away the control and emotional pay-off from the bully. With no gratification, the bully will be less likely to choose them.
Martial Arts tactics that are taught include avoidance, appropriate verbal exchanges, neutral/confident body language and facial expressions, selective ignoring and self-control. Physical confrontation is the very last thing on the list. Bullies are looking for the nerve that makes any individual react. If a child can hide their emotions then they are well on the way to counteracting the bully.
>>> more

Toronto's Premier Martial Arts Instruction
416 Moore Ave, Suite 103
Across from Loblaws at Bayview
Toronto, Ontario


Greenwood Jiu Jitsu, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto's Premier Martial Arts Instruction
© 2011 GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu
Toronto, Ontario
All Rights Reserved

Watch Us On You Tube