Alex Zahabi started his BJJ journey in the late 90's when his brother, Firas Zahabi, introduced him to the martial art. At that time, he was beginning a science PhD program at McGill but was also intrigued by the effectiveness of BJJ techniques. Alex trained regularly and started coaching the martial art in Montreal in 2002 as a purple belt. On his way to achieving his black belt in 2013, he taught at some of Canada's leading martial arts academies, including Tristar gym in Montreal, before founding Burlington BJJ in 2009. Alex has since helped his students achieve success at various reputable local and international tournaments.
BJJ provides a set of techniques that are meant to work for everyone, regardless of physical attributes. We strive for excellence by teaching in a tailored manner which allows students of all athletic ability to achieve their goals.
Over time, martial arts has become susceptible to ambiguity in standards. We strive to uphold a meaningful standard which takes into account the evolution of BJJ. Rewards are a reflection of merit, persistence and commitment.
Although BJJ can be seen as an individual sport, a practitioner's success will come down to the quality of the team supporting them. We strive to build an atmosphere of teamwork that is open to anybody and everybody.
Burlington BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy affiliated with world famous Tristar gym in Montreal.
Our adult program includes both Gi and No-Gi classes. We offer separate classes for beginners and advanced practitioners. We also offer women's only classes and private lessons (upon request).
Classes are taught by BJJ black belt Alex Zahabi. Our coaches have a wealth of experience and assist in maintaining a high-quality learning environment. We also occasionally invite special guest instructors. In the past, this has included BJJ world champions, UFC fighters and world class MMA coaches.