Acton Jiu-Jitsu came into being in 1996
when Sensei Linda Squires (then a second degree black belt
with the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Association), decided that she
would open a club in the town of Acton, Ontario.
order to find a suitable location, Sensei Linda spent many
hours running through Prospect Park; around Fairy Lake;
and finally decided that she would love to teach Jiu-Jitsu
at the Pavillion, or “Boathouse” as it was then
known. She approached the Town of Acton and was able to
rent space on an hourly basis; hence, "Acton Jiu-Jitsu"
dojo started with a membership of five children, two of
whom were her grandchildren, as well as two adults; it continued
to grow over the next three years. Sensei Linda loved the
serenity of this location; it's beauty in all 4 seasons,
making it a joy to teach there. The peace of this location
was so in keeping with the philosophy of the martial arts.
Linda soon realised that the little "Pavilion Club’s
was inadequate to house all its members (due to it's popularity
and success) which made it necessary to expand it's venue.
store front at 5A Mill St. East, being vacant at the time
“spoke”. to Sensei Linda and our present dojo
opened on March 1, 2000. Since then we have continued to
Jiu-Jitsu are very proud members of the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu
Association. Membership in this Association provides recognition
of the club and its members by the Ontario Government, the
Canadian government and by the World Council of Jiu-Jitsu
Jiu-Jitsu is a family based club with many parents and their
children becoming members, we consider ourselves a ‘family”.