Brazilian Jiu-Jtisu
Martial art BJJ women self defence
competition tournament BJJ
Riccardo Carminati Galli instructor

Personalized training for fitness and well-being, self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Combat-Sambo

We offer professional training for fitness, well-being and self defense. Customized training for all ages and health conditions.

Customized physical activities for all those who are under a stressing routine and never had time to take care of their fitness.

Physical training is a potent remedy for those in search of a new mental and physical equilibrium. People recovering from an illness, young mothers looking to regain their fitness.

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For those who want to learn self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or combat-Sambo, we offer customized courses at all levels.


Safety & self-assurance


Thanks to our experience in competition and teaching we can effectively teach self-defense techniques based on Sambo, a hand-to-hand combat discipline developed in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army.

Self-defense improves self-assurance and the adequacy of one’s reactions in danger situations. This, added to the professional techniques we teach, improves security and reduces danger in situations.

The challenge of the competition

We teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from basic to advanced levels, including training for international, world-level competitions. But Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not reserved to young or fit bodies. We offer training for all ages and all physical conditions.

We welcome physically and also mildly mentally challenged people because we believe that all people have the right to experience the thrill and challenge of the physical contest, in a safe and professional environment.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitso training offered in Etobicoke.

Biography of the teacher (Riccardo Carminati Galli) :

Born in Italy and raised in Switzerland Riccardo started Judo at the age of 5. Later at 14 he was introduced to sambo through consistent training at 17 he became a Swiss sambo champion. One year later he began fighting and competing in MMA. He has had the opportunity to train with several icons of the sport like Igor Yakimov, Oleg Taktarov and David Rudman. At the age of 20, Riccardo moved to Russia where he trained at the University of Moscow. During his time there he was introduced to the combat-sambo world team where he was able to train with multiple time pride champion Fedor Emelianenko. while in Moscow he won 2nd place at the Moscow pankration and was ranked 4th at the combat sambo world championships. 


Riccardo later moved to Canada and started to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Toronto BJJ.  During his time as a blue belt with Toronto BJJ, he entered and won the 2010 Abu Dhabi trials in Montreal, Canada.  Riccardo has also had the opportunity to train with legends of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu such as Saulo Ribeiro, Xande Ribeiro, Royler Gracie and John Danaher.


Fast forward to the present, Riccardo was awarded his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu from his current teacher Jorge Britto of Toronto BJJ with 6 years experience in Combat Sambo and 6 years experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  He's had the opportunity to fight and compete in over 11 different countries, and has decided to share his vast experience of self-defense and martial arts, to help people defend themselves and grow by increasing awareness of the body and mind.