Dear EJC family,
We can hardly believe it's already been one year since we opened the doors of Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club. Time really flies when you're having fun on the mats with people whose company you enjoy!
We want to take a moment to express our gratitude to each and every one of our members who’ve made this past year such a memorable one. From the OGs who helped to lay out and put up the mats at Crossfit Fortis to our newest members who joined us in our current home, it’s been an honour to get to know you and to watch you all grow and improve your skills. We couldn't be prouder of the community we have built together.
When we started this journey, we knew that we wanted to create a welcoming space where people of all backgrounds and abilities could come together to learn and train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Thanks to your support, we have been able to do just that.
Our club has become a place where people come to challenge themselves and push their limits while building lasting friendships on and off the mats. Whether you're here to improve your fitness, learn self-defence, or compete in tournaments, there is a place for you at Eastside and your contribution to our community does not go unnoticed.
We would also like to take a moment to extend our appreciation to the parents and kids who have become an integral part of the Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club family. We understand that it takes a village to raise a child and we are honoured that you’ve chosen us to be a part of your child's journey.
Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing instructors. Shoutout to Rachael for launching and leading our amazing Women’s Only Program. Shoutout to Lianna for launching our yoga program. Shoutout to Josh for helping us all to level up in no-gi and for being every kid’s favourite training partner. Shoutout to Jason for helping us to discover our inner Hulk with the finest pressure jiu-jitsu details on Friday evenings. Shoutout to Mo and Judo Mike for giving us the option to avoid pulling guard. And shoutout to Abdi and Paul for teaching us kickboxing and Muay Thai while helping us to get into great shape. Your knowledge and passion have been invaluable and we’re ever so grateful to each of you.
As we move into our second year, we’re excited to continue building on the strong foundation that we have established.
Thanks again to all of you who have made this past year so special. It is truly an honour to be a part of such a kind and dedicated community. Thank you for trusting us with your training, your time, and your energy.
Here's to another year of growth, learning, and fun on the mats!
Matt and Jayson
Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club
P.S. If you’re reading this and aren’t a member, give us a call so you can experience the joy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for yourself. We can't wait to welcome you to our community!