about Us

This is our story

The idea of putting up a martial arts school mainly for Brazilian Jiujitsu came after so many years of contemplation and teaching the discipline. Inspired by the beneficial lessons this form of martial arts brings, Darkside Jiujitsu came to be. With the help of some friends and mentors, the ball was set rolling to open up a school that would focus on, but not limited to, this particular branch of the martial arts. My mission is to spread the practice of this discipline to help build self-esteem and confidence in each and every student that go through this school. My vision is to see a more solid community that is well-balanced in both physical and mental capacity, and creating a ripple of greatness through the discipline of Brazilian Jiujitsu.

our trainor

Shane Brady has been interested and practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu from the tender age of 14 years old.  He has trained locally and around the North America under great mentors of the discipline.  He has also taken part in several competitions and MMA matches throughout this span of time.  Being trained in this type of martial arts came with being well rounded in terms of practising the other forms like Judo and Muay Thai, also getting instruction on Boxing and Wrestling. He is a certified instructor and took up a course in Nutrition to augment his knowledge in the totality of a person's physical development. He has more than 8 years of teaching martial arts under his belt and on his way to greater achievements in the field.

martial arts

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, although obviously similar in many respects to Judo and other traditional systems of Japanese Jiu Jitsu, differs in some fundamental ways from all other related systems. Judo was originally designed as a powerful system of self-defense that also included a sportive component and the idea of self-cultivation and the mutual benefit of members of society. Presently, although the techniques of Judo may certainly be applied in real fighting situations (and many practitioners of "sport" Judo have applied their skills very effectively in non-sportive confrontations), the emphasis in most schools is on sport competition. During the course of the last century the rules of Judo began to emphasize means of achieving victory in competition that did not necessarily reflect the conditions of all in fighting. For example, a Judo match may be won by a throw or a pin hold without a submission. These rules and limited groundwork that forbids many of the original submission holds found in early Judo somewhat limit direct applicability to street fights. Other styles of classical Jiu Jitsu are still plagued by the original problem Kano addressed with his emphasis on randori, namely, technical training is limited to kata practice.