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Mike Atkin
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Jorge
Last Name: Britto
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City: Toronto
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
School: Toronto BJJ
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1. Submitted by Robert on Wednesday December 29, 2010 6:20 PM
It would be of course impossible to envision the perfect instructor, but I think the following qualities make a pretty good list: 1) Patience in dealing with a wide variety of learning styles and levels. 2) Passion for the sport he is in. 3) National and international level competitive accomplishments. 4) A genuine love for the team he is instructing and a real desire to see them succeed no matter what their goals are. 5) Attention to detail for the techniques they are instructing. Not all successful competitors are able to do this because what seems natural for them they take for granted - there are some instructors however who are great at knowing ALL the details and relaying these details to their students. 6) A curriculum and/or system that has a great foundation that isn't based on any attributes but based on fundamental principles which have been hashed out and discovered over decades of practice and competition. Jorge Britto has all of the above and then some.


2. Submitted by James Ryan on Wednesday December 29, 2010 7:38 PM
Robert! That was perfectly stated!


3. Submitted by Adam on Friday June 3, 2011 7:09 PM
Jorge is a great instructor and more importantly a great person. Never met anybody with anything negative to say about him or his teaching style and methods. OSS!!


4. Submitted by Catarina on Monday January 2, 2012 1:39 AM
Jorge is not only a great instructor, but a great motivator. You can tell when someone has passion for what they do, and Jorge has passion in every single class he teaches. So, my vote is for Jorge and his amazing classes and high level jiujitsu.


5. Submitted by Mike on Saturday November 3, 2012 6:40 PM
Jorge is the man. He is well rounded as a jiu jitsu instructor. I respect how he has had sucess in mma and jiu jitsu competitions. I used to make a 2 hour commute just to train with him. Jorge is the type of instructor who gets the most out of his students.


6. Submitted by Genesis on Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:21 AM
Professor Jorge is a modern "Sensei". He not only teach jiu jitsu techniques, but the whole aspect of it. There is a big difference between martial arts practitioner and Martial Artist. In this case he his Martial Artist. He inspires everyone on and off the matts. As for my training with Professor Jorge, i more understand that Jiu Jitsu isnt all about techniques. Its a lifestyle. Before when i was a white belt i want to chase belt, but when i trained with him i got a better perspective of jiu jitsu. i thank God i found Toronto BJJ / Team Britto. I always talked about how great he is on my team mates backhome (Philippines). More Power Sensei! ossss!! And me too i traveles 2 hours via VIVA and ttc just to train with the best :) 💪👍


7. Submitted by Jared Wright on Tuesday November 18, 2014 7:08 PM
What a great instructor. Just an overall amazing individual who is very inspiring, and that carries over to his passion of teaching and passing on the brazilain jiu jitsu way of life to all his students. My main discipline is Triathlon. But all Jorge has taught in my couple years of training BJJ really helps me with my races. Patience, will to keep going, diet all help me finish strong.


8. Submitted by Andrew and Zhou Zhou on Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:17 PM
Professor Jorge Britto is the pinnacle of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in Canada.


9. Submitted by Mike Nomikos on Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:01 AM
Raising the level of your own club is a great accomplishment and Jorge has certainly done that but What sets Jorge apart from the rest is not as obvious. When Jorge came to Canada he brought a lineage and a reputation that any Martial artist would be proud of but Jorge never rested on those accolades. At a time when there were very few black belts and even brown belts, testing themselves in local competition, Jorge dove right into battle. Putting his ego aside and risking his reputation, he began testing himself and in the process, allowing others to test themselves against him, locally in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA and Submission wrestling. By doing so and by encouraging his high level competitors to also do so, he raised the expectation for success in local tournaments and as a result, the level of all local competitions increased. In addition to that, the knowledge he brought with him even raised the expectations in regards to the quality of tournaments. These are not things you will ever see on his resume. His students may not even understand fully what I'm saying but the level of jiujitsu has undeniably increased exponentially since Jorge arrived in Canada and while there have been other players involved in this level jump, Jorge got the party going ...he didn't just push over the first domino he pushed over the first 4 or five. This is a big reason why I believe that Jorge is the best instructor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in he country and I'm very proud and humbled to be his student. Love Mike :)

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