Get to know our Instructors...

 Brandon Ngai, Jordan Galaugher, Phillip Ta

Brandon Ngai, Jordan Galaugher, Phillip Ta

Head Instructor

Jordan Gallaugher (Centre). Part Super hero. Part Purple Belt.

As the head Jiu Jitsu instructor Jordan will work hard with you to make sure your basics and advanced techniques are polished and effective. 

Phillip Ta (right), Brandon Ngai (left). All Around Nice Guys. Exceptional Blue Belts.

Working under the guidance of Jordan, these two will both coach you and make sure you are getting the attention you need. What to expect on your first day on the mat... a lot of basic fundamentals drilling, learning about new positions and perhaps some situational rolling. Rolling is similar to sparring except no one is getting punched, kicked or otherwise: hurt.

While competition isn't a must in BJJ, it certainly help learn new ways of doing things and keeping current because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is always evolving. All of our instructors are active and accomplished competitors; however, we put your development first and our own personal accolades second. 

 

 Jason Ruiter, Owner Metro Taekwondo Studio, Martial Arts school in Burnaby

Jason Ruiter, Owner Metro Taekwondo Studio, Martial Arts school in Burnaby

Jason Ruiter. Lifelong Martial Artist. BJJ Newbie.

I've studied Taekwondo for 28 years teaching and practicing at Metro Taekwondo Studio. As far as BJJ is concerned, I am a student, I am not the teacher. For me, learning BJJ at 39 years old seemed a bit of an impossibility but I can tell you as a student my eyes have been opened to the power of great grappling techniques. It is super nice to be a beginner again and I appreciate what a gift that is. At the same time, I understand the apprehension that comes from starting something new - especially a martial art which can be extremely intimidating. As the owner, I would like to assure you that we will do everything to ensure your safety and that we constantly aspire to having a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning and bettering yourself through martial arts.

Our goal is to help you succeed, come give us a try, our instructors will ensure your experience is positive. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.