About us

Gracie Dojo™

Gracie Dojo™ and Professor Shane Brown continue to be leaders in Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Personal Protection / Self-Defence in Canada. 

  • Canada’s first black belt to receive his Professor / Instructor bars from Royce Gracie (2019); 
  • Canada’s first Gracie Jiu-jitsu black belt to receive all of his belt rankings from Royce (blue, purple, brown and black belt - 2015);
  • Canada’s longest-serving Royce Gracie student (1999); 
  • We offer Canada’s finest in education. Shane has a M.A. degree in Kinesiology, a B.Ed. degree in Biology and Physical Education and is a certified teacher in BC; 
  • We offer Canada’s finest in instruction. Shane has taught in all levels of education, including elementary, secondary, and post-secondary;  
  • Gracie Dojo™ provides Canada’s finest in law enforcement training. Shane is sought after as a Personal Protection Specialist and has trained with law enforcement throughout North America, as well as the Navy Seals, FBI, US Border Patrol and Corrections. 
  • We are Canada’s First and Finest™. If you want to make sure you are receiving the finest in authentic Gracie Jiu-jitsu / Personal Protection, Gracie Dojo™ is your home! 

Being part of our family is being part of the world famous Gracie family; you have direct access to Royce Gracie, his family and Canada’s First and Finest!™ 

Start your life changing journey today!    


Gracie Dojo™ believes that you deserve the highest standard in martial arts education - that is why we have certified teachers and Royce Gracie black belts as our instructors. We provide a direct lineage to the late, Grand Master Helio Gracie’s, original and refined Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Our Gracie Personal Protection Curriculum is based on the best practices of teaching, learning and physical literacy. We are proud that our graduates become Canada’s First and Finest™ in personal protection and their achievements.

Our Goal

Our goal is to help keep you safe by utilizing the ABC’s of Personal Protection, which is Avoidance before Confrontation™. Our Personal Protection Curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to recognize, avoid, and escape danger. Through our “Fun Fitness for Life” philosophy, you will increase your Awareness through concentration, Avoidance through control and Assertiveness through confidence. Your quality of life will be enhanced as you empower yourself to make and carry out effective decisions related to your physical, emotional and environmental well-being.


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