GREENWOOD Jiu Jitsu
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.
"Chris is an excellent instructor and an even better person .Even if I
didnt 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."
"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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
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 everyones 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 Ive trained in and I look forward to
continuing my training with Chris and his team."
" 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."
"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 Loblaws. 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."
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.
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
If youre looking for a
Toronto Martial Arts school that emphasizes all the best things about the martial arts, welcome
and join our family.