Rave Review: Lin Martial Arts is an Amazing Academy
“Lin Martial Arts is an amazing academy. I’m brand new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and have only been training here for 2 weeks – but I’m already hooked. Not only is Steve Lin an incredible instructor, but he has created a culture of teamwork. I’ve found all of the more experienced students to be extremely friendly and more than willing to help. I would genuinely recommend these classes to everyone!”
– Justin Tanas, New Student, Markham
Rave Review: The Level Of Jiu-Jitsu here is GREAT!
“Me and JT Torres just came up to Toronto and stopped by Steve Lin’s school. They ran a great competition class. The level of Jiu-Jitsu here is GREAT. Super technical guys. The facilities are awesome. I love the showers in back! That’s great. They have a super friendly atmosphere. And I just want to thank Master Lin for letting us come up and train. Thank you so much!”
– Keenan Cornelius
BJJ World Champion
No Gi World Champion
Brazilian National Champion
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Submission Wrestling?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (aka Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ/GJJ) is a highly-effective yet easy to learn martial art. You may have even seen it on TV shows like The Ultimate Fighter and the UFC. It is the worlds most effective and proven grappling art, involving throws, pinning and escaping techniques, chokes, armlocks, and leglocks. Size, strength, or speed are not pre-requisites to becoming proficient in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s techniques enable even smaller people to overcome larger, stronger opponents.
Submission Wrestling is the equivalent of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without the traditional uniform (gi). BJJ serves as the base for our Submission Wrestling System. But at Lin Martial Arts, we go a step further and also incorporate the best elements of Olympic-style wrestling (Freestyle and Greco-Roman), Judo, Sambo, and other grappling arts into our system to ensure our style stays at the forefront of effective grappling arts.
What are our classes like?
Our BJJ/Submission Wrestling classes are appropriate for men, women and teens (over 14 years old) of all ages and fitness levels (no one is too old or too out of shape!). Each class is a fun and enjoyable workout that will build muscle tone, cardio, flexibility and coordination. You will get in great shape, you will learn how to use your body to it’s MAXIMUM potential, you’ll gain tremendous self-confidence, AND you will learn amazing self-defense/combat skills.
We serve everyone from the fitness-minded person who is looking for a fun way to get or stay in shape while learning an EFFECTIVE martial art, and the very serious athelete who is looking to compete and win medals.
As seen on TV!
You may have seen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in action on TV shows such as SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter, or on pay-per-view events such as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). In the early days of these events, martial artists from different styles (e.g. Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, etc) would compete against one another. In these early competitions, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners showcased to the world the power of their style by dominating all other competitiors, who often-times were much larger and stronger.
Nowadays, fighters such as Georges St.Pierre (BJJ Black Belt), Anderson Silva (BJJ Black Belt), Cain Velasquez (BJJ Purple Belt), Frankie Edgar (BJJ Purple Belt), B.J Penn (BJJ Black Belt), Jose Aldo (BJJ Black Belt) and Lyoto Machida (BJJ Black Belt), (just to name a few) are all examples of fighters with strong grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience. In fact, almost every successful professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter will have Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling (aka no-gi Jiu-Jitsu) training. It’s record in the ring has been so convincing, that it has become a staple of many modern law enforcement and military combat training programs around the world.
Why is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ideal for Self-Defense?
Police statistics show that over 85% of assaults end up in a grappling situation. And Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective martial arts on the planet for these scenarios. It gives you the ability to turn once-vulnerable situations into situations where you are in total control. Our classes teach you how to:
Rave Review: For A Maximum Security Prison Officer
I’ve known Steve for around five years and in that time the knowledge he has shared with me has become invaluable. I work as a Correctional Officer in a Maximum Security Prison and occasionally the inmates react to situations with violent outbursts. Not only has the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Steve has taught me saved my life but it has also saved the lives of other staff members and inmates. During the course of my work I’ve encountered situations where I have been attacked and was able to control the situation in a safe and effective manner using BJJ. I’ve also encountered situations where my fellow staff members have been attacked and again the BJJ I’ve learned from Steve was the main reason the outcome was in my favor. I have also been able to protect the lives of inmates from other violent inmates with BJJ. It’s incredible the confidence and ability that I now possess as a result of being a student of Steve Lin. I cannot imagine (nor do I want to) what my life would be like without this knowledge and am excited to continue learning. Thanks to Steve, I am who I am today.
– Shawn G., Maximum Security Correctional Officer, Toronto
Any other Benefits?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is great way to destress, make friends, build confidence, and have fun. It is truly a great way to enrich the quality of your life and invest in your health and well being. At Lin Martial Arts, we believe in cultivating a team environment where everyone helps and supports each other in learning the martial arts.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu challenges each person in a unique and enjoyable way. Come explore this art with us in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Call us right now at (647) 210-7827 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your 30 Day FREE TRIAL!
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Rave Review: I Trained For Years At Another School Prior … Lin Martial Arts Is A Far Superior School!
“I am a firm believer that BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is the best martial arts to learn as a female. Not only is it great for self defence purposes, but it’s also a fun way to get in shape. I trained for years at another school prior to discovering Lin Martial Arts and know that Lin Martial Arts is a far superior school! Steve Lin is an amazing instructor – having mastered the techniques of BJJ and the art of teaching BJJ. The students at LMA are welcoming and very helpful which makes it a great learning environment. Brazilian Jiu jitsu has enhanced my life in many ways and I look forward to continuing my journey at Lin Martial Arts!”
– Christine La, North York
Rave Review: Lin Martial Arts Is Perfect For A Beginner
When I joined Lin Martial Arts I instantly knew it was the right choice. Excellent instruction, a friendly environment, tons of students who aim to not only better themselves but also you in the process( just to name a few points). The gym is perfect for a beginner, and as evident from the dozens of experienced BJJ practitioners, a perfect playground for the experienced. Whether your ultimate goal is to compete, simply learn a great martial art, or you’re unsure yet, I highly recommend anyone to try out Lin Martial Arts. The gym truly embodies the martial arts spirit of respect, passion, and skill.
– Shoeb Mohammed, New Student, Markham
Rave Review: Lin Martial Arts Is At An Entirely Different Level Compared To Anything I Have Done Before
I have done several martial arts in the past none of which I found interesting until I came to Lin Martial Arts. I could say it has a friendlier environment and higher quality instruction, but the best way to describe it would be to say that this gym is at an entirely different level compared to anything I have done before. Everything happens at your own pace and you get to decide what you want to work. Jujitsu in this gym has offered me a new interest in life, a goal to work towards and much better fitness. The only way to understand is to come in and try a week at the gym to feel the difference.
– Ron Tsang, Markham High School Student, Grapplers Quest GOLD Medalist
Rave Review: The Only Regret I Have Is Not Starting At Lin’s At The Very Beginning
“I have trained BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in many different gyms in Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Of all of them, I truly find that Lin’s teachings are of the best quality hands down.
BJJ has always been something difficult for me to pick up. I would learn a bunch of different submissions and defenses which is all great, but I had a difficult time to either remember them, or to apply them when I’m rolling.
With Lin’s school, in TOTAL honesty, I feel like I’ve achieved more in 6 classes, than in 6 months with any other school. It’s really in the quality of the Lin’s teaching that makes his BJJ gym so great compared to many others. He has names that make any series of moves easier to remember, explains all the minor details that help make a submission or defense work, and most importantly, speaks perfect English. =D
The only regret I have is not starting BJJ @ Lin’s @ the very beginning.
I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone that wants to thoroughly develop their BJJ skills.”
– Cordon Lam, Markham / North York
Rave Review: This Gym Will Not Only Get You Where You Want … It Will Get You There AT LEAST TWICE AS FAST!
“Having trained at other gyms before, I can really appreciate what Lin Martial Arts offers to its students. One of its best attributes is its CURRICULUM. With his methodical approach to teaching, Steve has created a SYSTEM that produces waves of top-quality grapplers from white belts to brown belts. This allows for a wide range of training partners differing in experience and styles. Lin Martial Arts made my training so efficient, that I was able to achieve great results during competition. I placed first in the 2009 Joslin’s Tournament Advanced Division, while being the smallest competitor and studying full-time and working part-time. This gym will not only get you to where you want to be … it will get you there at least twice as fast!”
– Marc Alan Jhingran, Advanced Division No-Gi Submission Wrestling Gold Medalist, Joslin’s Canadian National Championships
Rave Review: I switched from another gym and found such a difference in the environment
Starting BJJ was intimidating, coming in as a woman was even more intimidating! I switched from another gym and found such a difference in the environment. Everyone has been welcoming and respectful. I recommend Lin Martial Arts for anyone looking for a good gym, great instruction and supportive students!
– Virginia So, Markham
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Grapplers Quest Canadian National Championships (London)
Congrats to everyone that competed in Grappler’s Quest last weekend! Our TEAM once again dominated the competition and took home lots of hardware. Even though we only entered 7 competitors, we won an incredible 10 Medals and 6 GOLD! Congrats to Chris (GOLD), Brian (GOLD), Kieran (GOLD & Bronze), Ali (GOLD, Ron (GOLD & Bronze), Matt (Bronze), Kevin (GOLD & Bronze).
Toronto MMA Expo / Abu Dhabi Pro North American Wildcard Tournament (Toronto)
Congrats to Lin Martial Arts & Affiliates for smashing the competition and taking home the TEAM AWARD in the Gi Division but a HUGE margin. We scored almost double the team points of the next team, even though we had fewer competitors.
Abu Dhabi Pro North American Trials (Montreal)
Congrats to all TEAM LIN competitors who travelled to compete (and party!) in Montreal. Team Results: Lin Martial Arts & Affiliates scored the highest at the Abu Dhabi Pro in Mtl, with 126 total points! The next best team scored only 46 pts, then 25 pts!
Congrats to Lin Martial Arts & Affiliates! We won both the Gi and NoGi Team awards for most medals. GAMMA (Montreal) and Lin Martial Arts each individually won more medals than any other team, and we had less competitors than most other teams. No-Gi Day: Kevin Gold, Brian Gold, Chris Gold, Kieran Silver, Evan Bronze, Emilio Bronze, Sammy Bronze, Matt Gold. Gi Day: Chino Gold, Kevin Gold, Brian Gold, Chris Silver, Neetu Bronze. Simply Amazing!
NAGA World Championships (New Jersey)
Congrats to everyone who competed in this year’s NAGA World Championships. As a TEAM of only three, we took home four medals, two GOLD, and two SILVER!
Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Wildcard Tournament/ Toronto MMA Expo
Lin Martial Arts brings 4 competitors, gets 4 medals – 3 Gold, 1 Bronze. Marc – GOLD, Kevin – GOLD, Matt- GOLD, Brian – BRONZE. Congrats to everyone who competed!
IBJJF No-Gi World Championships (Long Beach, California)
Congrats to TEAM LIN at the No Gi World Championships. With only four competitors, we took home three medals (GOLD, GOLD, SILVER).
Joslin’s Canadian Championships (Hamilton)
Congrats to the Lin Martial Arts team for going UNDEFEATED at this year’s Joslin’s Canadian Open No Gi divisions. We entered five competitors, and won FIVE Championship Belts! Awesome work to Marc, Tyler, Alton, Kevin, and Ashico!