1. Lui Lozano
    Lui Lozano
    Thank you for making me feel welcome
    Training BJJ under Professor Adrian and Team Guvna has helped me immensely. I was able to transition to my new life in Canada quite easily. I was surrounded by a group of superb people, from whom I gained the confidence and skills to adapt to my first year away from home. Also, BJJ has acted as my therapy. It helped me channel my energy into something meaningful and worthwhile. It enforced, for me, that the process is more important than the product.
  2. Robert D
    Robert D
    Professor has the ability to encourage and connect with people
    I have known Professor Adrian Smithson for the past 17 years. In that time, he has not only been a great teacher, but has become a family friend and mentor. Through martial arts, and specifically Professor Adrian's teachings, we have learned the values of physical fitness and respect. We have gained self confidence, learned to focus, in addition to the social interaction and having fun. One of my children, having been diagnosed with depression and low self esteem, was having a difficult time finding an activity in the community that he enjoyed. Now years later, and still training with Professor Adrian, he is happy and outgoing, and we no longer worry about his depression.
  3. Rob Segsworth
    Rob Segsworth
    When everything else failed, BJJ provided me the balance and focus I had been missing
    I was introduced to Professor Adrian's classes through a friend. The location was not ideal based on my work and home addresses, but I attended nonetheless. It took me 5 minutes on the mats with Professor to realize this was the right learning environment and mentor for me. At 45 years of age, I am in the best shape of my life. The energy and charisma that Professor invests into his students is infectious, and we crave the next learning opportunity daily. The skills I have learned on the mat, have become applicable in the rest of my life, and I am much more balanced as a result. I am proud to call Professor Adrian my teacher and my friend.