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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 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 everyone feels appreciated and help elevate each other. 

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 ✔️ Train directly with our black belt instructors

You won't get this opportunity in 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 

Designed for you to improve and reach your goals as fast as possible. We include free style rounds to every class to give room for creativity and self-expression.

✔️ Practice for the Lifestyle 

If your goal is to improve your health and lifestyle, this is the right place for you.

✔️ Become a competitor 

Our instructors are active Gi and NoGi competitors and are knowledgeable in all rulesets in the sport. Test yourself and your skills against other teams locally or internationally with our competition sponsorship program.

THE ACADEMY

Our state-of-the-art facility is at the heart of Vancouver in 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 or HEAT)

  • Men/Women changing rooms

  • Gear shop

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ADULTS GI & NOGI

We offer Adults Gi & NoGi programs that include

Beginners classes

All Levels classes

Competition classes

Women's only classes

Gi drills and Wrestling drills.

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 5 - 7 years old (Kids), 8-11 years old (Juniors) and 12-15 years old (Teens). Classes are 3 days/week.

The main benefits of enrolling your kids in our Program are:

  • Skill development: Learn moves, body awareness, communication and leadership skills.

  • Self Defense and Anti-bullying: Learn to defend against bullies and keep away from violence.

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

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

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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

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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

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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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New Teens Classes September 2023

Spots Open for all ages of our Kids/Juniors & Teens Program

Book a trial class today!

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