• BJJ – All Levels

    Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu – Beginner to Advanced

    BJJ – All Levels

    About

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and and  ground fighting. The class is designed for all levels of fighter, from white to black belt. If you are a beginner you will greatly benefit from BJJ Beginner classes, but you also encouraged to participate in this class.

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    • Professor Egor Radzik

      Professor Egor Radzik

      1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 25 years of martial arts experience.

      Professor Egor has more than 25 years experience in different martial arts, including Russian Sambo, Judo, Krav Maga and of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Egor is a 1st degree black belt in BJJ; received his black belt from a pioneer of MMA in this country professor Shah Franco in 2013. Winner and medalist of numerous tournaments including Ontario Open, IBJJF Toronto Open International and Montreal ADCC Pro Trials, Egor is continuously improving in the arts as an instructor as well as a fighter. Egor is also known locally as a master of leg locks – taking his knowledge of Russian Sambo he reintroduced them to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

      Egor is the founder of Redstar BJJ Kimonos – a very well known and successful BJJ kimono brand, and big supporter of grappling community in Ontario and North America.

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      egor@primalmma.ca

    • Fernando Katayama

      Fernando Katayama

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Fernando’s vast experience includes numerous competitions ranging from local to international tournaments, and with a competition career spanning over 20 years in which he trained with elite level athletes and coaches. Notably, he lived in Japan for a year, training at International Budo University, under judo legend Sensei Kashiwasaki and at the prestigious Kodokan Institute, where he obtained his Black Belt in judo. He is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jij-jitsu under Kodansha Odair Borges, and a 3rd degree Black Belt in International JuJutsu.

      Fernando is an experienced instructor and has been teaching judo and jiujitsu to students (“kohais”) since the early 90’s. His approach to teaching incorporates the core values of Budo and the fundamental principles of judo: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness/respect, veracity, honor, and loyalty. For him, the ultimate goal is to make the student better, both as a person, and as an athlete. Even with his extensive experience,  Sensei Katayama is humble and continues to learn from those he trains with.

    • Ben Brake

      Ben Brake

      Ben is one of our Jiu Jitsu instructors, and brings his conceptual approach and hard work ethic to our AM classes. He holds a Blue Belt under Professor Egor Radzik, and is an Ontario Jiu Jitsu Provincial Champion. Ben’s classes are always high energy, and incorporate a lot of chain drilling and situational sparring. Guaranteed

      Ben is one of our Jiu Jitsu instructors, and brings his conceptual approach and hard work ethic to our AM classes. He holds a Blue Belt under Professor Egor Radzik, and is an Ontario Jiu Jitsu Provincial Champion. Ben’s classes are always high energy, and incorporate a lot of chain drilling and situational sparring. Guaranteed to get your day started off right, Ben tries to lead by example: Work hard, stay humble!

  • BJJ (No-Gi) – All Levels

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu w/ No Gi – Beginner to Advanced

    BJJ (No-Gi) – All Levels

    About

    No-Gi class. This class is designed for everyone, not only beginners. But the beginners will benefit from this class greatly. We teach the fundamentals of BJJ without which you will not survive the rest of jiu jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and and  ground fighting.

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    • Professor Egor Radzik

      Professor Egor Radzik

      1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 25 years of martial arts experience.

      Professor Egor has more than 25 years experience in different martial arts, including Russian Sambo, Judo, Krav Maga and of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Egor is a 1st degree black belt in BJJ; received his black belt from a pioneer of MMA in this country professor Shah Franco in 2013. Winner and medalist of numerous tournaments including Ontario Open, IBJJF Toronto Open International and Montreal ADCC Pro Trials, Egor is continuously improving in the arts as an instructor as well as a fighter. Egor is also known locally as a master of leg locks – taking his knowledge of Russian Sambo he reintroduced them to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

      Egor is the founder of Redstar BJJ Kimonos – a very well known and successful BJJ kimono brand, and big supporter of grappling community in Ontario and North America.

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      egor@primalmma.ca

  • Boxing – All Levels

    Technique, Drills, Punch Mitts, Bag Work (Sparring Optional)

    Boxing – All Levels

    About

    This class is designed for anyone who wants to try boxing – real boxing, or what some call “western boxing”. Students learn real striking techniques, shadow boxing, work with a partner with target mitts. If you’re up to it, you will spar against your partners. Sparring is optional. Classes also target your cardio and conditioning. It is great work out not only for beginners, but for advance students, especially if getting in shape is a priority. Classes are ran by two time Golden Glove winner coach Sean Bell.

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    • Sean Bell

      Sean Bell

      Coach Sean Bell comes to us from life long training in western boxing. Sean is a 2 time Golden Glove title holder; as well as a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sean’s classes are full energy – technical drilling and sparring. All levels are welcome to train.

      Coach Sean Bell comes to us from life long training in western boxing. Sean is a 2 time Golden Glove title holder; as well as a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sean’s classes are full energy – technical drilling and sparring. All levels are welcome to train.

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      info@primalmma.ca

  • Muay Thai – All Levels

    Technique, Drills, Conditioning, Pad Work, Bag Work, (Sparring Optional)

    Muay Thai – All Levels

    About

    Our Muay Thai classes are designed for students of any level. Whether you’re experienced striking practitioner, or brand new student with simple fitness interest in the art, you will have a great technical workout. Every class consists of warm up, technical part, pad work and bag work or sparring. Sparring is optional. Coach James is lifetime martial artist and a professional MMA fighter pays extreme attention to technical details, as well as fitness side of the art. James has a Dutch K-1 Kickboxing style/approach to Muay Thai.

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    • Edwin de Leon

      Edwin de Leon

      Over 25 years of Martial Arts Experience.

      Edwin’s fascination with martial arts began with Saturday afternoons with Bruce Lee. His obsession led him to Ed Advincula of Tiger Gym where received his Muay Thai certification, via master Tong in 1992.

      Incorporating 15 years of fitness and 25 years in martial arts, Edwin’s is enthusiasm about each athlete’s development and journey and he will stop at nothing to assist them there.

  • Fight Fit Kickboxing

    Cardio, Fat Burning, Strength

    Fight Fit Kickboxing

    About

    Fight Fit Kickboxing is a fantastic way to enjoy all the fitness benefits of kickboxing in a fun and fast paced class that is safe (no fighting/sparring). You will learn proper technique and use it to kick and punch your way through circuits that incorporate bag and pad work, strength training, speed & agility and cardio.

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    • Kiian Knight

      Kiian Knight

      Kickboxing Coach

      At the age of 20, Kiian Knight has already gained a great reputation in the fight world and fitness industry. As a certified Canfit level 1 personal trainer and amateur competitive kickboxer, he has taught and teaches a variety of classes around the city, including kickboxing, full body circuit, and strength training .  Kiian has participated in martial arts since the age of 6, specifically developing a passion for kickboxing in his teens.  In 2014, he held the title as a North American K1 kickboxing champion.  Currently he is an amateur competitive fighter and loves to share his passion for kickboxing and fitness with those who want to get fit and learn to fight.

  • Power Yoga

    Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Core

    Power Yoga

    About

    Power yoga is a 1 hour fun, challenging and intense workout incorporating interval cardio, core strengthening, stretching, twisting and meditation in motion, all in one session. Proven to be extremely beneficial for athletes concerned with overall tight muscles especially tight hamstrings and hip flexors.

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    • Lou Berkovits

      Lou Berkovits

      I’m Lou Berkovits, a practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga. I teach a vinyasa or flow of movements based on the Journey Into Power series created by Baron Baptiste. I have consistently found this series to be the most challenging, rewarding and beneficial. Regardless of how

      I’m Lou Berkovits, a practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga. I teach a vinyasa or flow of movements based on the Journey Into Power series created by Baron Baptiste. I have consistently found this series to be the most challenging, rewarding and beneficial. Regardless of how many times I have practiced this flow, no two experiences have ever been the same. Each practice is as unique as that day, as that time, and as that moment. Get ready to work hard, get sweaty, get messy, and create the possibilities that lie within you to evolve into your grounded and true self.

       

  • Kids Jiu Jitsu (5-9 y/o)

    Fun, Teamwork, Discipline

    Kids Jiu Jitsu (5-9 y/o)

    About

    The Primal MMA Kids program was developed as great way for kids to learn self-discipline, body awareness and basic techniques in a fun and safe environment. Along with the basics of martial arts we help teach self control/respect and life skills, as well as anti-bullying strategies. Kids martial arts can be all sort of disciplines. We believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most comprehensive and safest martial art – great for fitness and self defence skills development.

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    • Fernando Katayama

      Fernando Katayama

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Fernando’s vast experience includes numerous competitions ranging from local to international tournaments, and with a competition career spanning over 20 years in which he trained with elite level athletes and coaches. Notably, he lived in Japan for a year, training at International Budo University, under judo legend Sensei Kashiwasaki and at the prestigious Kodokan Institute, where he obtained his Black Belt in judo. He is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jij-jitsu under Kodansha Odair Borges, and a 3rd degree Black Belt in International JuJutsu.

      Fernando is an experienced instructor and has been teaching judo and jiujitsu to students (“kohais”) since the early 90’s. His approach to teaching incorporates the core values of Budo and the fundamental principles of judo: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness/respect, veracity, honor, and loyalty. For him, the ultimate goal is to make the student better, both as a person, and as an athlete. Even with his extensive experience,  Sensei Katayama is humble and continues to learn from those he trains with.

  • Kids Jiu Jitsu (10-12 y/o)

    Fun, Teamwork, Discipline

    Kids Jiu Jitsu (10-12 y/o)

    About

    The Primal MMA Kids program was developed as great way for kids to learn self-discipline, body awareness and basic techniques in a fun and safe environment. Along with the basics of martial arts we help teach self control/respect and life skills, as well as anti-bullying strategies. Kids martial arts can be all sort of disciplines. We believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most comprehensive and safest martial art – great for fitness and self defence skills development.

    Start Your Kids 7 Day FREE Trial!

    • Fernando Katayama

      Fernando Katayama

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Sensei Fernando Katayama  brings to the mats more than 35 years of experience in judo and jiu jitsu, having begun his training at the young age of 4. Shortly after beginning his judo training, Fernando began incorporating more ground fighting in both judo (“newaza”) and Brazilian jiu jitsu, alongside his self-defense training in jiu jitsu.

      Fernando’s vast experience includes numerous competitions ranging from local to international tournaments, and with a competition career spanning over 20 years in which he trained with elite level athletes and coaches. Notably, he lived in Japan for a year, training at International Budo University, under judo legend Sensei Kashiwasaki and at the prestigious Kodokan Institute, where he obtained his Black Belt in judo. He is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jij-jitsu under Kodansha Odair Borges, and a 3rd degree Black Belt in International JuJutsu.

      Fernando is an experienced instructor and has been teaching judo and jiujitsu to students (“kohais”) since the early 90’s. His approach to teaching incorporates the core values of Budo and the fundamental principles of judo: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness/respect, veracity, honor, and loyalty. For him, the ultimate goal is to make the student better, both as a person, and as an athlete. Even with his extensive experience,  Sensei Katayama is humble and continues to learn from those he trains with.

  • Kids Muay Thai (5-12yo)

    Fun, Teamwork, Discipline

    Kids Muay Thai (5-12yo)

    About

    The Primal MMA Kids program was developed as great way for kids to learn self-discipline, body awareness and basic techniques in a fun and safe environment. Along with the basics of martial arts we help teach self control/respect and life skills, as well as anti-bullying strategies. Muay Thai, combined with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great martial arts base for children.

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    • Kiian Knight

      Kiian Knight

      Kickboxing Coach

      At the age of 20, Kiian Knight has already gained a great reputation in the fight world and fitness industry. As a certified Canfit level 1 personal trainer and amateur competitive kickboxer, he has taught and teaches a variety of classes around the city, including kickboxing, full body circuit, and strength training .  Kiian has participated in martial arts since the age of 6, specifically developing a passion for kickboxing in his teens.  In 2014, he held the title as a North American K1 kickboxing champion.  Currently he is an amateur competitive fighter and loves to share his passion for kickboxing and fitness with those who want to get fit and learn to fight.

  • Open Mat – Boxing / Kickboxing (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing

    Open Mat – Boxing / Kickboxing (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    About

    Every Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM we host open sparring sessions for Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing and any other Striking practitioners. Come and practice your skills with your existing partners and find some new ones. Friendly no ego atmosphere, tons of space and great skills all around.

    Students, pros, amateurs – all are welcome, no matter what affiliation or dojo/gym you’re from.

    • Thomas Heffernan

      Thomas Heffernan

      Believes strength and conditioning is essential for all top martial arts athletes.

       

      A former elite middle distance track athlete, Thomas has taken his passion for athletics and fitness and molded it into a vessel for helping others achieve their personal fitness, health and athletic goals. Thomas has worked in the sports and recreation industry since 2002, as an athletics coach and strength trainer. In 2009, he began training full time in London before returning to Toronto in 2011. After years of working in a big chain gym, disenchanted by the work environment and training methods, he opted to open Primal Movement and forge his own vision for a fitness facility that puts it’s members and clients first. Since it’s opening Primal has seen two expansions with the addition of Primal MMA and Training Studio / Clinic in 2014.

      Thomas believes in a wholistic approach to training, encompassing all aspects of fitness and wellness, both body and mind. He views the human being as an athlete inherently, and trains his clients following this mantra. Thomas trains clients of all ages, with a wide spectrum of goals. From young athletes looking to gain an edge with their strength and conditioning, to individuals who simply want to look and feel better through weight loss, lean muscle development and a change in body composition. His specialties include Hypertrophy (muscle development), Fat Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, Athletic Conditioning and Strength and Conditioning for MMA.

      Education/ Achievements

      • Honours BA M.I.T. University of Western Ontario
      • Can-Fit Pro PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
      • Can-Fit Pro NWS (Nutrition and Wellness Specialist)
      • Named as Top Fitness Professional in Toronto by Nike in Feb 2017

      Contact Info

      416.899.9183
      thomas@primalmma.ca

  • Open Mat – BJJ (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    Open Mat – BJJ (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    About

    Open mat is an opportunity for non-members and members of other gyms, dojos and academies to come and train with and roll with the members of Primal MMA. The main idea is to bring BJJ / MMA community together and share what we learn on daily basis. If you train to compete, this free rolling training is a must thing if you want or need to improve. Sometimes it’s 4 people, sometimes it’s 24. Leave your ego at the door – just come and roll

    • Professor Egor Radzik

      Professor Egor Radzik

      1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 25 years of martial arts experience.

      Professor Egor has more than 25 years experience in different martial arts, including Russian Sambo, Judo, Krav Maga and of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Egor is a 1st degree black belt in BJJ; received his black belt from a pioneer of MMA in this country professor Shah Franco in 2013. Winner and medalist of numerous tournaments including Ontario Open, IBJJF Toronto Open International and Montreal ADCC Pro Trials, Egor is continuously improving in the arts as an instructor as well as a fighter. Egor is also known locally as a master of leg locks – taking his knowledge of Russian Sambo he reintroduced them to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

      Egor is the founder of Redstar BJJ Kimonos – a very well known and successful BJJ kimono brand, and big supporter of grappling community in Ontario and North America.

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      egor@primalmma.ca

  • Open Mat – MMA (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    MMA Drills, Controlled MMA Sparring

    Open Mat – MMA (All academies/affiliations welcome)

    About

    If you have ever wanted to explore mixing disciplines and doing some controlled MMA sparring, our Open MMA time, provides you that opportunity. MMA Open Mat is supervised by professional MMA Welterweight Temitope Martins and overseen by Professor Egor Radzik.

    Starting with drills and then working into various sparring rounds (from stand-up, to standup with clinch, to ground work to full range MMA). As with all of our programs, Open Mat for MMA begins, and ends with respect. Every practitioner spars at the level their opponent is comfortable with, to maintain a learning environment for everyone. As the old saying goes, “Treat others how you wish to be treated.” Open MMA is for learning and growing your skill set, not for determining who can take take / deliver the most punishment. Spar smart, not hard.

    *Mouthpiece, Shinguards, Boxing Gloves required.

    **Head Gear and Hybrid MMA Gloves highly recommended.

    • Thomas Heffernan

      Thomas Heffernan

      Believes strength and conditioning is essential for all top martial arts athletes.

       

      A former elite middle distance track athlete, Thomas has taken his passion for athletics and fitness and molded it into a vessel for helping others achieve their personal fitness, health and athletic goals. Thomas has worked in the sports and recreation industry since 2002, as an athletics coach and strength trainer. In 2009, he began training full time in London before returning to Toronto in 2011. After years of working in a big chain gym, disenchanted by the work environment and training methods, he opted to open Primal Movement and forge his own vision for a fitness facility that puts it’s members and clients first. Since it’s opening Primal has seen two expansions with the addition of Primal MMA and Training Studio / Clinic in 2014.

      Thomas believes in a wholistic approach to training, encompassing all aspects of fitness and wellness, both body and mind. He views the human being as an athlete inherently, and trains his clients following this mantra. Thomas trains clients of all ages, with a wide spectrum of goals. From young athletes looking to gain an edge with their strength and conditioning, to individuals who simply want to look and feel better through weight loss, lean muscle development and a change in body composition. His specialties include Hypertrophy (muscle development), Fat Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, Athletic Conditioning and Strength and Conditioning for MMA.

      Education/ Achievements

      • Honours BA M.I.T. University of Western Ontario
      • Can-Fit Pro PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
      • Can-Fit Pro NWS (Nutrition and Wellness Specialist)
      • Named as Top Fitness Professional in Toronto by Nike in Feb 2017

      Contact Info

      416.899.9183
      thomas@primalmma.ca