Acton Jiu-Jitsu

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.

In 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" was born.

The 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.

Sensai 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.

The 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 grow.

Acton 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 Organizations.

Acton Jiu-Jitsu is a family based club with many parents and their children becoming members, we consider ourselves a ‘family”.