Phone:
250-572-1352
Email: [email protected]

Boa Martial Arts Kamloops LTD
Unit 5- 177 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2B 3E8

Business Hours:
Monday
12:00-13:00 & 17:00-20:30
Tuesday
12:00-13:00 & 16:00-20:30
Wednesday
12:00-13:00 & 17:00-20:30
Thursday
12:00-13:00 & 16:00-20:30
Friday
17:00-20:30
Sunday
18:00-19:00

ABOUT US

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FAMILY ORIENTED MARTIAL ARTS

BJJ’S roots began in the early 1900’s. Esai Maeda- the chief of a Japanese immigration colony who was assigned to Brazil- befriended Gasto Gracie. Maeda, a former Jiu-Jitsu champion in Japan, taught the art to Gracie’s son Carlos. In 1925, Carlos and his four brothers opened the first Jiu- Jitsu school in Brazil. Carlos’s younger brother Helio, adjusted the techniques to suit his small frame, thereby creating Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu. In the early 80’s, Helio’s son, Rorion, planted the seeds of BJJ in the US, where the art has become immensely popular.

Boa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s mission is to provide effective self-defense instruction by giving students the knowledge to defend themselves, without striking. Our goal is to teach our students to take their opponent to the ground. By doing so, we are able to defeat a much bigger and potentially stronger person, through the use of leverage and techniques to submit or gain dominant positions. Jiu-jitsu is known as a physical chess

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Professor Chad Freeman
Professor Chad Freeman

Chad Freeman began his MMA career in 2001. After 17 professional MMA fights in 2011, he attained, the Canadian” King of the Cage” Lightweight Championship title. In 2013 he won his second Pro MMA “ Five Star “ Lightweight Championship title. In 2014 Chad retired his MMA career after fighting at the legendary “ Bellator” Fighting Championships. Chad began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2003, competing at World level in 2016 and receiving his black belt in 2017 under the Carlson Gracie Lineage of Professors Suyan Queiroz and Carlos Santos. Chad continues to pass on his passion and knowledge on a daily basis, teaching children and adult kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

Jaret Laquerre
Jaret Laquerre

Jaret is our head assistant coach. He began his martial arts journey at age 10 participating in Karate. He then began wrestling in high school and competed at Provincial level. In 2000 he began training Jiu-jitsu and MMA and is now a brown belt. He traveled all over the world, training in Thailand for 18 months, Brazil and California. He took part in multiple amateur Grappling and Pankration tournaments and continues to train Muay Thai here in Kamloops. Jaret also competes at International Level in Jiu-Jitsu, including the “World Masters” in 2016. Jaret is always eager to share his vast knowledge and passion for Jiu-Jitsu.

Clarke Alger
Clarke Alger

Clarke has spent his entire life mastering martial arts. He began his journey at age 17, attaining his green belt in Karate, competing at Provincial level. At age 21 he began kickboxing, where he fought at an amateur level. At age 27 he specialized in boxing, training under an Olympic level trainer. Clarke also spent much of his time wrestling and training Taekwondo. At age 32 Clarke attained a brown belt in judo and competed at a provincial level. In 2006 he began his Jiu-jitsu and MMA journey, he competed at the World Masters in las vegas in 2017 where he won gold and became world champion at the age of 55. In December 2017 he became a master of the art of Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his Black belt by Suyan Quireoz of Carlson Gracie lineage.

James Chavrette
James Chavrette

James is the head Judo instructor at Boa Martial Arts. He has attained his Third Degree Black Belt (Sandan) in Judo under Sensei John Huntley of Aberdeen Judo. He is a multiple national and international medalist in wrestling and Judo, and has over 30 years of martial arts experience.

Lucas Taylor
Lucas Taylor

Lucas Taylor brings a wealth of kickboxing and wrestling knowledge to our team. His endless energy and passion for teaching makes training at Boa challenging and enjoyable. Lucas began his wrestling career in grade 8 and attained the western Canadian championship title at age 17. At age 19 he began kickboxing under the guidance of a 4-time world champion. Lucas qualified for the national championship in Alberta and made it all the way to the world qualifier finals. Lucas has also developed a passion and an unbelievable natural talent for jiu-jitsu, he won the provincial championships in Spring 2018 and attained his blue belt in record time.

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