Welcome to Gentle Arts Dojo, the premier Waterloo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts academy, located in the heart of the city. Our dojo specializes in teaching KW BJJ, submission grappling, and self-defense for all ages and skill levels.
At Gentle Arts Dojo, we embrace Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as both a science and an art form. Our rigorous, pedagogically sound curriculum is specially designed to elevate your submission grappling skills to new heights. We believe that every individual has a unique way of expressing the beauty of BJJ, and we strive to help our students develop their own style.
Our friendly community of practitioners fosters a positive, inclusive environment where everyone, from beginners seeking self-defense skills to seasoned competitors, can grow and thrive. The dojo’s Women’s Self Defense program empowers women through martial arts training, equipping them with the skills and confidence to protect themselves.
For families, our Kids Program in Waterloo offers age-appropriate martial arts and self-defense instruction, nurturing a love for BJJ and grappling in young students. Children and adults alike can benefit from our comprehensive approach, learning discipline, focus, and teamwork while staying fit and active.
At Gentle Arts Dojo, our martial arts philosophy extends beyond the mats, as we encourage our members to carry the lessons they learn here into their everyday lives. Join us in our Waterloo community and experience the transformative power of BJJ and martial arts for yourself. Waterloo Grappling