At Elite we have coaches with years of experience competing and teaching in their individual arts. There is nowhere else in the Yukon where you can find better instructors to help you achieve your individual goals.
We have recently teamed up with Shiroumakai Judo and Crow63 Muay Thai! The Yukon Regional Training Centre is your one stop shop for all your combative art endeavours. The new Dojo is outfitted with brand new judo mats (tatami) laid down on top of a professional springed sub-floor. The dojo also has all the weights and exercise equipment you’ll need to get in the best shape of your life.
We believe relationships are the foundation to building a strong martial arts family. We stand by our systems, which promote mental and physical growth by providing the tools for people to excel in every area of their martial arts journey. Our goal is to foster appreciation, honesty and integrity, which supports a healthy way of living. Our expert team of knowledgable coaches are here to make sure your goals and expectations are met daily.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
After training and competing extensively in the Calgary Jiu Jitsu scene for 6.5 Years, winning multiple divisional championships, Professor Dan was awarded his Brown Belt from his Instructor Prof. Josh Russell. From there Dan went on to cofound Elite Martial Arts Academy in Whitehorse and 2 years later in 2019 he was awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Dan continues to spread his knowledge and love of Jiu Jitsu in the territory with classes for youth and adults.
Professor Gabriel Loiola, or "Brigadeiro", started as a PRIDE FC fan in 2002, Gabriel started practicing MMA at Brazilian Impacto Team on the same year, later moved to the legendary Chute Boxe in 2003 training with world MMA legends like Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Shogun, Kazushi Sakuraba, Fabricio Werdum and many others, under the tutelage of world famous Master Rafael Cordeiro. When Chute Boxe split after PRIDE FC end, in 2007, on the next year Gabriel joined CM System under the former TUF athlete and coach Cristiano Marcello, that he trained for around 1 year before switching to Checkmat due distance from home and work. At Checkmat, Gabriel focused only on master the Gentle Art, arriving as a blue belt and being awarded a black belt on 2020 by his Professor Sebastian Lalli, co-founder of Checkmat BJJ.
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > Carlos Lima > Sebastian Lalli > Gabriel Loiola
3-times State Champion
2-times Southern Brazilian Championship runner-up
IBJJF Curitiba Winter Open bronze medalist
Chute Boxe Academy internal BJJ Champion
We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in both Gi and NoGi. The Yukon Regional Training Centre is also headquarters for Shiroumakai Judo and Crow63 Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Often referred to as the game of human chess, BJJ is a grappling based art that utilizes takedowns, sweeps, joint locks and strangle holds to subdue your opponent or attacker. BJJ emphasizes a lot of drilling and live sparring also know as "rolling". These classes are practiced wearing the traditional Gi or Kimono and students are graded from white belt, all the way up to black belt.
Youth classes are focused on self defense Jiu Jitsu. A typical class starts with a warm up game, stretching, technique/ drilling, then ends with more fun games! These classes are appropriate for kids approximately 4 - 12 years old.
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Welcome! We’re happy that you’ve decided to check out our site. All new students get 2 free classes before deciding if our club is right for you. Our Dojo- Yukon Regional Training Centre is also home to Shiroumakai Judo and Crow63 Muay Thai. Please ask for more details if you’d like to try those classes as well.