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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - Steve "Yoda" Lin: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Professor and Head Instructor

Professor Steve Lin, Markhams Original and Best BJJ Black Belt

Professor Lin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt and lifelong Martial Artist with over 29 years of experience. Having competed successfully in Canada and the United States at the National and International level, Professor Lin combines his experience as an athlete and competitor with his passion for sharing an art he truly loves with his students.

He is respected as one of the BEST, MOST technical, and accomplished BJJ instructors in Canada. He has consistently produced successful local, national, and World Champions. (see testimonials); several of his students have gone on to win World titles and/or compete successfully in professsional Mixed Martial Arts events.

In addition to being a Martial Artist, Professor Lin is also an Engineering Science graduate from the University of Toronto, and an accomplished Visual Artist. With this background, his patient approach to teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling is both technical and creative. Professor Lin's progressive, unique teaching style makes the art fun and easy to learn.

"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an art for everybody - large or small, slow or fast, young or old. By training wisely, anyone can excel at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It's a great way to have fun, stay in shape, and ultimately, enrich your life!" - Professor Steve Lin

Professor Steve Lin, Markhams Original and Best BJJ Black Belt

  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • he has coached his Team to Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals in
    • IBJJF No-Gi World Championships
    • Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships - North American Trials
    • NAGA World Championships
    • Can-American BJJ Championships
    • Relson Gracie BJJ US Nationals
    • Copa Atlantica BJJ Championships
    • Ontario Submission Wrestling Invitationals (OSWI)
    • Joslins Canadian Open Championship
    • GTA Grappling Championships
    • Bravado BJJ Championship
    • Ontario Submission Wrestling Grand Prix
    • Ontario Open BJJ Championship
    • Grappling Industries Toronto Open
    • IBJJF Boston Open
  • his own competitive experience includes Medals at
    • NAGA World Championships, Expert Division
    • Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Canadian Trials
    • Can-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships
    • Arnold Schwarzennegger Gracie World Championships
  • Specialty in No-Gi Submission Grappling/Wrestling
  • Over 29 years invovlement in the martial arts, including experience in Karate and Kung-Fu
  • One of the most technical and effective BJJ coaches in Canada

    Professor Steve Lin, Markhams Original and Best BJJ Black Belt




Judo - James Lin: Judo Sensei and Karate Sensei

James - Judo Sensei and Karate Sensei Sensei James is a lifelong martial artist with a passion and commitment to learning and practicing the arts. In addition to to local training, Sensei James has also travelled to Asia, where he has trained at the world famous Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, Japan, and with the Taiwanese Olympic Judo team in Kaoshiung, Taiwan.

A mechanical engineering graduate from U of T with a post-grad MBA degree from Schulich, Sensei James often applies an analytical and innovative approach to learning martial arts."

"From my experience as a student of various arts, and from my experiences training abroad in Japan, Taiwan, and the USA, I believe that a combination of traditional and modern training methods is the best way to help others achieve their goals. Ultimately martial arts is about learning to improve ourselves every day. It is my hope to share the things I have learned from my many great teachers and unique experiences to help others grow."

  • 28 years martial arts experience
  • 2nd degree Black Belt Shotokan karate
  • 1st degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo
  • Blue Belt BJJ
  • 2 years Kali/Arnis
  • NCCP Level 2 Coaching Certification Karate
  • NCCP Level 2 Coaching Certification Judo



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