Having Omar Salvosa as a mentor and personal training partner for many years has helped me tremendously to win my UFC world title.
Thanks for everthing Omar.
Carlos "The Ronin" Newton
What Omar and Beverley have done with their children’s BJJ program is really nothing short of outstanding. I am a trained teacher with the Toronto District School Board as well as being a hapkido instructor with a couple of decades in the art, yet rarely have I seen a program so well put together for teaching skills to children. In the field of martial arts specifically, I have never come across a better one. Although I’ve long been committed to the study of the martial arts myself, when I heard that Omar was considering starting a kids’ BJJ class, I waited for an opportunity to enroll my son in his program. I knew that Omar’s drive and enthusiasm for the art combined with his positive outlook, unfailing kindness, and technical facility would make him the ideal instructor for my child. But I still had no idea how wonderful the program would be. Beverley’s knowledge as a teaching professional when combined with Omar’s vast technical expertise in the art has created a truly impressive and systematic curriculum where children learn authentic jiujitsu skills while having a great time. And it is amazing how fast these kids take to the art when the right kind of mixture of fun and skills are present as they are in the Salvosa BJJ Ascension program! I heartily recommend this program to anyone out there who is looking to enroll their child in a program that will not only teach them martial arts skills but will also present them with excellent lessons in sportsmanship, camaraderie, physical fitness, and teamwork. Omar and Beverley have created a program which will provide lessons in life-skills which our children will take with them wherever their lives lead them.
Adult ESL Instructor for the Toronto District School Board
Senior Instructor under Master Hwang In-Shik at the Eagle Hapkido Academy.
Omar is a passionate, knowledgeable, and energetic instructor that is always open to questions from his students. As an athlete, I enjoy the high level of intensity found in his classes. Moreover, Omar always illustrates how to focus on detail when demonstrating techniques but also promotes creativity and work ethic as essential tools in excelling. Omar's ability to cater to each individual's needs is impressive, and his positive attitude towards Brazilian jiu-jitsu becomes contagious, creating an atmosphere that is fun and learner-friendly.
Professional Hockey Player
John Whitmore said that "Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them learn rather than teaching them." Omar takes a genuine interest in his students and selflessly shares all his knowledge of core concepts in Jiu-Jitsu to develop competence and understanding. This is only reinforced by his enthusiasm and passion for the art and his unique ability to motivate and encourage his students, pushing them to the edge of personal performance. He has been a key player in taking my grappling to new levels. His personal skill is unparalleled and I am proud to call him both a coach and a friend.
Sgt. Jason Chin-Leung
President/Head Coach, Trenton Mixed Martial Arts Centre
Parachute Instructor, Training Company Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre
Omar Salvosa is a truly gifted instructor and martial artist and has proven his excellence in the classroom and by winning in demanding competition. His positive energy and enthusiasm is infectious, creating a warm and friendly environment for maximum growth in his students' physical
conditioning and emotional/spiritual strength.Combining top technical proficiency, understanding, and ability to communicate techniques along with practical athleticism, Omar guides you to reaching your fighting potential, whether your goals are personal and/or competitive.
If your desire is to exceed the usual in technical and practical training in a warm and friendly space, Omar Salvosa is the instructor for you !
Boxing Instructor and BJJ/MMA Enthusiast
When I was first interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I had the opportunity to go and see the Canadian National Championships in the summer of 1998. I had only seen BJJ in the UFC & didn't have any knowledge of the art. I attended the tournament & was surprised to see this really small guy(Omar) beating much larger guys with submissions & amazing fluidity. I could see the mental determination and competitive drive he exuded even before he stepped in front of his opponents. I was instantly inspired to learn grappling.
I've now trained with Omar for 6 years and still have that same inspiration to learn BJJ that he unknowingly gave me when I watched him compete. Omar has grown incredibly over the last few years as an instructor and it really shows in his team. Anyone can walk into his class on any given day and feel like they've entered into something special. As a teacher he leads from example by doing every drill, exercise, and sparring session that he expects his students to do. As a leader, he inspires a family attitude which is felt as soon as you meet his students. I strive as a student of Omar's to reflect his style and vision to the best of my abilities.
Senior Instructor, Team Ascension.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is life for me. For that reason I always want to get the most out of the art.
In order to do this, I surround myself with great people that I trust, respect and that can help me evolve the most by bringing out the best in me. In Jiu-Jitsu we have many great fighters, and great teachers, but few fighters who can really deliver that knowledge and develop that fighting skill in their students. Omar is one of those people in a class of their own. He’s a great fighter, a great teacher/motivator, and a great friend.
I recommend Omar to anyone who’s looking to get fit, learn self-defense, or really learn to fight and most of all win against bigger opponents (as most of his opponents are). His friendliness is matched only by his skill, which creates an environment unlike any other.
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