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Train with the Father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Canada!

At Marcus Soares BJJ Academy you get Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training like it was meant to be. New members are always welcome to join our team. Come and experience what it’s like to train with genuine teammates. We have 3 locations for your convenience – Vancouver, Langley & Maple Ridge.


When You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Marcus Soares,
you’ll immediately notice:

  • Increased focus towards your training goal
  • Boost in confidence as you refine and improve your technique
  • Progress faster through any current challenges and develop a winning attitude
  • Personalized training to match what YOU need in any situation
  • Increasingly more “successful” completion of techniques
  • Inspiration to access the wealth of knowledge and experience from a BJJ 8th Degree Black Belt Master


Whether you are looking for martial arts school for self defense, physical fitness or you want to be the next MMA superstar, take the first step towards achieving your goal.


“Nearly 2 years in now, and 2 years for the better. Entering my late 30’s now and never felt fitter. Marcus is an excellent instructor and the students are my second family. Well worth paying a visit if your interested in jiu-jitsu.”

Saemus Murren, Vancouver

“Lost 30 lbs in 3 months! Joining was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Marcus is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and not just the most qualified BJJ instructor in the country, but a patient and thoughtful teacher. The confidence I’ve gained, lifelong friends I’ve made, and skills I’ve learned are worth far more than the cost of the classes. And to top it off, I lost 30 pounds in 3 months (!) and I feel fantastic. Hands down the best investment I’ve ever made. DO IT!”

Shane, Vancouver

“Great organization, Marcus is great with kids, highly recommended! My boy is learning so much. Thanks!”

Dave Ahn, Vancouver

“Our 7 year old son has been training here for 1 year now and he’s having a blast! We started him in this class so he could have fun and burn off some of his non stop energy, and not only is he loving the workout but he’s learning about teamwork and getting some serious self-defense lessons. I would highly recommend this team if you’re looking for the best instruction and fun for you and/or your kids.”

Brad Hawkins, Langley

“Marcus is an amazing teacher that gives instructions clearly, and thoroughly. His knowledge is unmatched, and there is no question he cannot answer. The higher belts are very high class in character, and in Jiu Jitsu. They are very willing to help and share their knowledge. Everyone is welcoming, and makes you feel a part of the team. Under Marcus you are getting world class teaching of Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu, you will gain confidence, and discipline, and get into shape. I am grateful that I am a student of Marcus, and thankful for the great teammates and friends I have met.”

Chris Subrata, Langley


To be the premier martial arts school for teaching self-defence, healthy living, sportsmanship, self-esteem, courage and discipline


To improve the health, self-esteem, mind and body of children and adults in Canada through Marcus Soares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. To teach respect and loyalty by always remembering our lineage and forefather Carlson Gracie Sr. who left a legacy.



Always be willing to take the first step in a positive direction, no matter what you or others think you can or cannot accomplish


Life is a constant struggle and you must never give up. Nothing is easily achieved if it is worth fighting for.


Through hard work and dedication you will surmount any obstacles, on and off the mats


We respect others and ourselves no matter color, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, or political preferences. We are all brothers and sisters, on and off the mats.


Side Control to a Shoulder Lock

Side Control to a Tight Shoulder Lock! See if you can see the finer details of this move. As a result of Master Marcus [...]


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