Team DNA BJJ - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Arts & Self Defense
Alexandra and Isabella(Bella) have been training with us for just over 3 years now. They were DNA BJJ's first 2 official members, they registered with us one month before the academy opened. When they started training with us Alexandra was 7 and Bella was 4.
In the 3 years that they have been training with us, they have achieved so much on and of the mats. In Bella's first few competitions she was so scared to compete that she cried into Coach Sarah's arms and didn't end up competing.
Her confidence has since sky rocketed and since then she has won many local and international competitions, most notably earning a silver medal this year at the IBJJF(International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Kids Pans - The biggest and most prestigious kids competition in the world! We are proud of her and how far she has come, she has a bright future ahead of her.
Alexandra is the kind of role model student that every instructor enjoys working with. She is always kind, polite, tries her best and focuses during classes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu did not come easy for her when we first met her, but because she put in so many hours on the mats with effort and determination, it might now seem that way to others that see her today as she is now one of the top competitors in the world for her age and level. Alex has consistently worked hard since we met her and it has been amazing to see that all of her hardwork has really snowballed and started to catch up to her lately. She is an excellent example for other students to consistently work hard, put in the effort, and have patience as the results are not always immediate. Alexandra has won almost every single local and international competition she has entered, including winning a super fight in the Chokes By The Ocean PPV event in Nova Scotia and winning a Gold medal at the IBJJF(International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Kids Pans - The biggest and most prestigious kids competition in the world. The crazy thing is, she is only just beginning to tap into her potential, look out for a future world champion and more importantly an upstanding citizen and role model human being.
If you are located in Durham Region and are interested in enrolling your child (or yourself) in martial arts, come try a full week of free classes at DNA BJJ to see why we are right gym for your family.
Your child's first class will be an intro to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson with one of our instructors (usually Coach Sarah) where they will learn how to fall safely, fundamental movements, and to help them get comfortable in a new environment.
Does your child feel too intimidated to try a class? Check out our schedule and come watch one of our classes from our viewing area with your child to see what we are all about. We specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but also have a Judo and Wrestling program to complement it.
Contact us today to book your child's free intro to BJJ lesson and kickstart their 7 day trial, we are located in Whitby, close to HWY 401 and the Oshawa border.