Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu growing in popularity

Sunday, the 4th of August 2019, Topp Performance, Port Elgin, hosted the second Rotating Tri-Club Open Mat.

The first Open was held July 20th at the Tropp Performance studios in Maple Square Mall where approximately 30 adults and more than 20 youngsters participated.

                                                                             Adult session

       Ages 4 – 15 with instructors Jessie Tropp, Richard Hughes, Jesse Richardson and Sylvio Behring

More than twenty Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners from Bowler’s BJJ (Flesherton), Topp Performance (Port Elgin) and Kilian Academy (Owen Sound) trained together for the second time.

Jean-Luc Harrison applying a choke upon Sean Hagen at the weekend’s Second Rotating Tri-Club Open Mat training, hosted by Topp Performance.

With the resounding success of the first training session, OGGK from Collingwood was added as the fourth club in the Grey-Bruce BJJ Block.

Abrie Kilian, owner and head coach at Kilian Academy said that: “We are happy to see Patrick Barton and his crew at OGGK, join The Block and strengthen all our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience. Since the first training session, we have seen practitioners become more familiar with each other, blurring the lines of rivalry amongst the clubs involved.”

Jessie and Sara Tropp, co-owners of Tropp Performance studios

Together the four head coaches contribute roughly a century of martial arts experience.

Jessie Topp added, “If anyone from the Grey-Bruce Region wanted to start training BJJ, that time is now. We have four quality experienced coaches and clubs in the region for the public to choose from. We work together to see BJJ grow and add quality of life to the Grey-Bruce region.”



“The Tri-Club Open Mat training session is a team effort, and if you are not part of it, you are missing out.” Kilian added.

Kilian Academy in Owen Sound will host the next Quad-Club Open Mat training session on the 8th of September 2019 at 12:00. All martial artist enthusiasts are welcome to attend.’