Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sherbrooke, Qc

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
in Sherbrooke, Qc

A martial art and combat skill designed to help individuals protect themselves, regardless of their size. Providing a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your body while reaping the health benefits associated with martial arts.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sherbrooke, Qc

A martial art and combat skill designed to help individuals protect themselves, regardless of their size. Providing a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your body while reaping the health benefits associated with martial arts.


We offer Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing and Wrestling Classes to get started on your new journey!

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Studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers both physical and mental challenges while equipting you with self-defense skills.
As a martial art and sport, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches students to utilize their body weight as a tool, whether in a cage or against an assailant. Developed from Judo, this unique martial art is not only effective but also fun to learn.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions present a distinctive challenge

Appealing to students with a competitive nature, it combines self-defense skills with the thrill of competition.
To progress through the ranks, students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu must spar and fight in class, and may also opt to participate in competitions to showcase their skills and reach new levels of accomplishment.
Richard Martens - Head Instructor

3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Highest Ranked BJJ Practitioner in the Eastern Townships
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt under
  • Harris International Harris International Certified Associate Level Instructor
  • Extensive Competition Experience in:
    • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    • Submission Wrestling
    • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Over 30 Years Martial Arts Experience
  • 25 Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teaching Experience

Sherbrooke's Martial Arts Destination

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Each of our coaches is here to contribute a mountain of experience. Our entire class structure is focused on getting information across to members like you as easily as possible!



Our classes are designed to help regular people set their personal goals. Whether that’s belt advancement, competition, self-defence or physical fitness.



We pride ourselves on how friendly our members are! Each and every person attending classes puts in a daily effort to help build this friendly environment!

Practical self-defense techniques are a fundamental aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Though the prospect of facing a larger, stronger opponent may seem daunting, this martial art is designed to instill confidence in its practitioners.
By training students to bring the fight to the ground, where they can utilize chokeholds and other potent techniques, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu empowers even those with smaller physiques to defend themselves effectively.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students have a sense of confidence and pride

The knowledge that one possesses a strong, agile body capable of achieving extraordinary feats is truly empowering.
As practitioners progress in their training, they become increasingly aware of their physical prowess and gain a greater appreciation for their bodies’ abilities. This newfound self-confidence and pride extend beyond the dojo and positively impact their personal and professional lives.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Builds a Sense of Community

Easily the best friends you will ever make you will be met on the mat!

Technique and sparring create a community of people that are excited to set and achieve goals in this highly intelectual sport!

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The content is excellent, as is the atmosphere!


A welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Technical courses accessible to all.


My daughter loves her classes here.


Great atmosphere and excellent trainers! The place in town for BJJ without fail. Rich Martens is the man!


Excellent instructors who care about their students’ progress – whether they’re beginners or advanced. Great gang and training atmosphere.


Excellent school!
A great dynamic of mutual support!


I’ve spent two great years at Nomad BJJ. The trainers and sparring partners are all humble and the atmosphere is great. If you want to challenge yourself and learn a martial art that works and is like a game of chess, come and try Nomad BJJ. I’ve pass last two years in that BJJ Gym great Instructor’s and sparring partner, incredible knowledge of techniques! Comme and try it, it’s like playing chess with human body.


Where to start?

The atmosphere is incredible! It’s a place where positivism, mutual aid and team spirit come first! What’s more, the course content is staggering! Richard Martens is an excellent trainer, and we’re lucky to have such an exceptional coach in Sherbrooke.

The core of the gym is just as important: the brown, purple, blue and white belts are there to help and advise, and are a pleasure to work with.

Finally, I’ll end with the sport: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very tough, both physically and mentally. I’ll always remember my first class for life, I was a bit overweight, with false confidence and a questionable network. It was one of the worst nights of my life, but that night I learned that I was resilient, and despite the pain, humiliation and exhaustion, I never stopped and began to grow through the sport. In every class, you find yourself in situations that are difficult to handle, but you know there’s a solution, a technique to counter the attack and keep on fighting.

You can easily apply this philosophy to every aspect of your life. In short, I could talk for hours about how sport and the people who practice it have changed my life in a very positive way, but to find out if it’s true, you’ve got to come and try it! Take risks in life, get out of your comfort zone, just one class could change your life! 😀 See you soon!


Nomad is the perfect place in Sherbrooke to learn and develop your skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing (Muay Thai) and MMA (mixed martial arts). The instructors are highly experienced and know how to pass on their knowledge to beginners and experienced students alike. It’s a welcoming club frequented by friendly people.


Already 4 years of Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing training at Nomad. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, kind and patient. There’s also a great clientele including students, young professionals and a few in their forties – like me – who want to keep fit. I highly recommend that you come and give it a try… you’ll be surprised.


I tried kickboxing on the recommendation of a friend of mine who was a regular at this gym. From the very first session, I loved it. Christian, the teacher, adapts according to people’s level and is a super good instructor, so despite the fact that I was a total beginner when it came to martial arts and combat sports, I was easily able to follow and participate. I sometimes found myself the only girl in a class with a majority of men twice my age, and I never felt uncomfortable. Not only are the teachers welcoming, but so are the other participants. I loved it and I’m definitely going back next year!


I went to this gym for BJJ, but they also offer kickboxing. This gym is run by high-caliber instructors. You can train frequently, as there are classes on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday lunchtime and every weeknight. The gang is very welcoming and the advanced students are respectful and generous with their knowledge.