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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.
Victor McLean has been practicing BJJ since 2009 when he joined Burlington BJJ. Vic is constantly striving to expand his understanding and application of BJJ. He is passionate about teaching the finer details of high-level techniques, enjoys the camaraderie of the team and focuses on safe application while maintaining a meaningful intensity in training.
Tom Reader has been practicing BJJ for 15 years. He has trained at various BJJ gyms in the GTA but joined Burlington BJJ in 2015 as a purple belt. He was attracted to the high level instruction and quality training partners and has since competed locally and internationally. Tom is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping all of his training partners to achieve their full potential.
Emily started BJJ in 2013 and has developed a passion for the martial art that has brought her competitive success at notable international tournaments:
Adam started practicing BJJ in 2010. As a fan of GSP, Adam became intrigued by the effectiveness of BJJ, which ultimately encouraged him to start training himself. His main goal when coaching is to make sure that every student feels well-taught, safe and welcomed. Adam enjoys teaching and makes it his goal to communicate key details of techniques regardless of the skill level of students. Striving for this level of teaching detail not only helps students, but also helps Adam to improve his overall game.
Samer joined Burlington BJJ in 2019. His admiration for the sport began in Abu Dhabi in 2013. What started as a venture into self-defense techniques turned into a love for the creativity of the martial art. Samer is passionate about jiu jitsu. This passion has fueled him to compete locally and internationally. Sharing his experiences and knowledge with others is among the top reasons why he continues to practice jiu jitsu. He hopes to inspire others to love BJJ as much as he does.
Cam Bordignon has been practicing BJJ since he joined Burlington BJJ in 2015. He has since competed locally and internationally, with podium finishes that include: 2019 IBJJF Toronto Open (blue belt, gold) and 2020 Grappling Industries Toronto (Purple belt debut, bronze). Cam pays special attention to the fundamentals and strives to make everyone, including absolute beginners, feel comfortable and properly instructed.
Geoff started at Burlington BJJ in 2014 and is always eager to learn new techniques and pedagogy for continuous improvement. He wants students with no experience to develop a solid base and understanding of core principles so they can flourish in their own unique style that suits their individual body type and personality. Geoff also enjoys competing in various non-traditional rulesets to test the limits of his skills.
Watch Geoff compete below...