BJJ Lifestyle

Make a healthy choice!

In our busy lives it is important to make time for endeavors which allow us to focus on our own physical and mental well being. The challenges and rewards associated with practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu affect the way we handle ourselves on and off the mats. Choosing a BJJ lifestyle inspires us to make healthy choices, overcome obstacles, and strive to lead positive and fulfilling lives. We provide a safe, clean, and friendly environment where recreational practitioners and competitive athletes alike can experience the many benefits Jiu-Jitsu has to offer.

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Quality Instruction

At Valley Jiu-Jitsu we pride ourselves on providing quality instruction. We follow a proven structured curriculum to enhance our members learning experience. Instruction is provided by our team of enthusiastic coaches who welcome feedback from members and parents to help improve our program delivery.

Kids BJJ

We offer a fun and safe environment where positive re-enforcement is used to develop fundamental Jiu-Jitsu technique, confidence, focus, sportsmanship, and fitness. Our programs help children develop important skills they can use in all aspects of their lives. Call us to find out more about how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can enrich your child's life.

Adult BJJ

Our adult program follows a structured curriculum with a focus on basic and advanced BJJ techniques as well as self defence techniques. Whether you are brand new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or a seasoned veteran, these classes have something for everybody.

 Competition Class (Comp Class)

Our competition class offers a variety of situational wrestling and conditioning to give you the extra edge you will need for your next tournament. This class is a very fast paced, high energy class, and is appropriate for all levels.


Our NoGi program is a fast paced class focusing on techniques we use without the gi (uniform). This class will focus on takedowns from standing and learning to control your opponent without the comfort of Gi grips while on your feet and on the ground.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons


Free Class

Everyone is welcome to join us for a free trial class. This is a great opportunity to check out the facility and meet our friendly group.

Use the contact info below to set up your free class. We look forward to meeting you.


Pacific Top Team

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Valley Jiu-Jitsu is a proud member of Pacific Top Team. Pacific Top Team is a grassroots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team formed by a group of passionate, like-minded BJJ black belts from British Columbia. These gentlemen share the philosophy of providing safe and effective instruction to people of all ages and skill levels. There is a place for dedicated competitive athletes who compete internationally, hobbyists, and those looking for a fitness solution more engaging than other forms of exercise. Members of any Pacific Top Team affiliated academy are welcomed into the larger team which has schools throughout BC, Alberta, USA, and South America.

Join a dedicated team in pursuit of a healthy BJJ lifestyle.


At Valley Jiu-Jitsu we are fortunate to work with a team of accomplished and enthusiastic coaches. All of our coaches have competition experience, and enjoy sharing their love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with others. Our coaching staff is complemented by a number of current members who join us on the mats to help coach our kids classes. This extra help is always appreciated by coaches and kids alike. Remember, you are always welcome on the mats to help out with kids classes, just follow the coaches lead.

Mike LaPierre

Mike is the owner/operator of Valley Jiu-Jitsu. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a certified personal trainer. Mike coaches kids and adults BJJ classes and runs our strength and conditioning program.

Chris Thring

Chris has over 20 years of martial arts experience and holds the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You can find Chris on the mats working to share the benefits of BJJ.

Aaron Riley

Aaron is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 10 years of experience in BJJ, Muay Thai kickboxing, and wrestling. Aaron coaches our fundamental and advanced BJJ classes.

Brandon Gill

Brandon is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and coaches our kids, fundamental, and advanced classes. Brandon has over 10 years of BJJ experience.

Brayden Stanley

Brayden is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 8 years training and competition experience. He can be found teaching our kids, fundamental, and advanced classes.

Mark Goodall

Mark is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 8 years experience. Mark coaches our fundamental and advanced classes.

Lonny Cutler

Lonny is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is one of the cornerstones of our kids BJJ program. Lonny loves working with the next generation of BJJ athletes.

Brad McEwen

Brad is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and helps coach our kids BJJ program.

Mark Delgado

Mark is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He brings his Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling experience to the mats as the coach of our No-gi program.