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WELCOME TO LAPEL ARTS.
YOUR PROFESSIONAL BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU ACADEMY IN VANCOUVER.

YOUR JOURNEY TO BLACK BELT STARTS HERE.

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SPORT | ART | LIFESTYLE

That is our motto. We want to bring the benefits of this martial art to our community. We want YOU to have a great experience every time you come to class. We provide world-class instruction and we nourish a positive environment where we help elevate each other and everyone feels appreciated. 

Nogi Program

 ✔️ Train directly with our black belt instructors

You won't get this opportunity at just any place! Have a chance to feel the highest levels of jiujitsu and get direct feedback from our black belts who are in tune with the latest developments in our sport. 

✔️ Class structure and curriculum 

Our classes are designed for you to improve and reach your goals as fast as possible. We include specific training, drilling and freestyle rounds to our classes and give room for creativity and self-expression.

✔️ Practice for the Lifestyle 

If your goal is to improve your health, lifestyle and find an amazing community while developing a practical skill, this is the right place for you.

✔️ Become a competitor 

If your goal is to become a competitor, we got you! Our head instructors are active Gi and NoGi black belt competitors, knowledgeable in all rulesets in the sport. We encourage you to test yourself and your skills against other teams locally and internationally with the support of our Competition Sponsorship Program.

THE ACADEMY

Our state-of-the-art facility is at the heart of Vancouver in the Fairview-Kitsilano neighbourhood. With convenient transportation and available parkades around, we are right on trendy West Broadway avenue. 

Our boutique style gym features:

  • 800 sqft of uninterrupted mat space

  • Sprung subfloor for the mats

  • Non-slip highest quality FUJI tatami mats

  • HVAC system (AC and HEAT)

  • Men/Women changing rooms

  • Pro gear shop

Lapel Arts Acadmemy mats
Adults Program

ADULTS GI & NOGI

We offer Adults Gi & NoGi programs that include

Beginners classes Gi & NoGi

All levels classes Gi & NoGi 

Competition and advanced classes Gi & NoGi

Women's only classes Gi & NoGi

Wrestling drills classes

Members open mats

There's no better way than to discover it for yourself, check out our schedule to book your free trial class!

KIDS/JUNIORS & TEENS

Our Kids/Juniors & Teens Program accommodates ages from 5 -7 years old (Kids), 8-11 years old (Juniors) and 12-15 years old (Teens). 

NoGi classes are available for Juniors and Teens. 

Why choose our Program?

  • Skill development: Body awareness and movement, game based learning, communication, team-work and leadership skills.

  • Self Defense and Anti-bullying: Learn to defend against bullies, use your skills with confidence and keep away from violence.

  • Sportmanship and Friendship: Learn how to be driven and competitive in a healthy way and value the partners.

  • Discipline and Respect: Learn structure and respect to the others and the space.

Kids Program
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GET IN TOUCH

Come try out any of our classes and experience our beautiful facility.

Navigate our F.A.Q tab to find out more information.

Inquire about our discounts for students, health care professionals and family members.

LUCAS WILHAN - HEAD INSTRUCTOR/OWNER

Lucas Wilhan

Lucas Wilhan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Gi and NoGi specialist. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he has a wide range of competition accolades and over 12 years of experience in teaching our art to adults, kids and competitors.

Click to check his complete bio:

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PAULINE BAK - INSTRUCTOR KIDS & ADULTS/OWNER

Pauline Bak

Pauline Bak is a black belt instructor, competitor and a Certified Personal Trainer. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the original hub of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, she leads the Women's Program and Kids Program at Lapel Arts. Click to check her complete bio:

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Spots available for our sponsorship program 2024.

 

If you are a member with us and would like to take a step further in your competition journey, please reach out to inquire!

Sponsorship Program
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NEW!

Lucas Wilhan Ankle Locks Instructional: Gi and NoGi

 Now available for online purchase for only $15cad. 

 

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