About Us

Experience our Award-winning martial arts training facility.

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Whether you or your child are looking to learn or improve their martial arts skills, or looking for a fantastic way to exercise and get back in shape, the M.A.T. Centre has a variety of options. We offer programs in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and cardio kickboxing self defense for adults as well as children.

Students are placed in age appropriate classes as young as four years old at the M.A.T. Centre. A child involved in MMA can learn wonderful character-building skills, teaching them discipline and confidence in a fun environment in our unique facility.

Why choose us?

As Richmond Hill’s only source for BJJ, the M.A.T. Centre is affiliated with Silvio Berhing Black Belt, Master Fernando Zulick. With more than 25 years experience, Master Zulick brings a high-level knowledge needed to satisfy beginners and hard-core BJJ practitioners alike.

  • Richmond Hill’s only source for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • We offer programs from child beginner to the adult hard-core Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast
  • We provide well supervised, safe and fun after school care while your child learns self-defense
  • The GTA’s newest largest and most modern martial arts facility
  • Family-owned and operated with 18 years martial arts experience

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and guide our students to achieve their full potential both on and off the training mat. We provide our students with the highest standard and fit for purpose Brazilian Jiu–Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in a fun and inclusive environment.

  • We foster innovation
  • We embrace teamwork
  • We strive for excellence
  • We respect and support families
  • We commit to service at all levels
  • We respect and appreciate diversity
  • We actively listen and seek to understand
  • We communicate openly and productively
  • We use resources creatively and responsibly

Our staff

office manager marilou Bernal

Meet Marilou, a valuable member of our team who joined us in 2014 as an after-school associate. Through her unwavering dedication and remarkable abilities, she quickly progressed through the ranks, ultimately achieving the esteemed position of General Manager by 2018. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have Marilou as an integral part of our organization.

Marilou's astute business acumen and exceptional work ethic have proven invaluable to us in countless ways. Not only does she excel in her managerial role, but she also demonstrates a remarkable willingness to take on any necessary tasks. Whether it's cleaning, driving, or decorating, Marilou readily tackles any job that needs to be done. Her versatility and commitment to going above and beyond are integral to the smooth operation of our establishment.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Marilou, as her contributions have been instrumental in our existence and success. Her dedication, skills, and willingness to take on any challenge make her an indispensable asset to our team.

head instructor Parm Randhawa

Presenting Parm, an exceptional member of our team who embarked on his journey with us in 2014 as a dedicated student. Over the course of nine years, Parm's unwavering commitment and relentless efforts led him to achieve the remarkable feat of becoming The Martial Arts Training Centre's first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Parm's journey began by assisting in teaching BJJ and Kickboxing, gradually honing his skills and expertise.

Today, we proudly acknowledge Parm as our esteemed Head Instructor, a position he has earned through years of hard work and determination. Parm's composed demeanor and unwavering work ethic make him the ideal choice to guide and inspire our students. His passion for martial arts and his commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment truly sets him apart. We are privileged to have Parm as an integral part of our team, continually enriching the experiences of our members.

head BJJ instructor fernando sherratt

Allow us to introduce Fernando Sherratt, an esteemed member of our team and the most senior black belt at The Martial Arts Training Centre. With a lifelong dedication to martial arts, Fernando's journey began with Karate before transitioning to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Renowned for his exceptional technical prowess, he is recognized as one of the most skilled practitioners in the field.

Fernando has been a pivotal figure at our center since joining us in 2015, and his unwavering commitment has made him an integral part of our community. As our long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Fernando conducts classes with a disciplined approach that has yielded remarkable results. His strict teaching style is widely acknowledged, and the achievements of his students are a testament to his expertise.

We are honored to have Fernando as a staple member of our team, enriching the training experiences of our members through his vast knowledge and unparalleled skills.

Weekend BJJ instructor Juann Chua

Our Weekend BJJ Coach

We are proud to have Juann Chua as our weekend Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach here at The Martial Arts Training Centre. Juann has been with us for an impressive eight years, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our students. As a skilled brown belt, he embodies the perfect balance of technique and teaching prowess.

Juann is known for his gentle and approachable coaching style, making him a favorite among both beginners and advanced practitioners. His patient demeanor and clear instruction ensure that everyone, regardless of their skill level, feels comfortable and supported on their BJJ journey.

Join us on the weekends to train with Juann and experience firsthand the positive impact of his coaching. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills, learn new techniques, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of our BJJ community, Juann's classes are the place to be.

wrestling coach greg cichan

Introducing Greg Chichan, a lifelong wrestler and judoka who has been an invaluable member of our team since 2016. With an impressive pedigree in wrestling spanning over 40 years, Greg's expertise is unmatched. Notably, he holds the prestigious title of Ontario BJJ champion, showcasing his exceptional skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Kids are particularly drawn to Greg, as his teaching style and approach resonate with young learners. His commanding presence and deep, authoritative voice naturally command the attention of the room, creating a structured and focused learning environment.

We are privileged to have Greg as part of our team, as his wealth of experience and passion for martial arts are evident in his teachings. His ability to connect with students, coupled with his formidable skills, makes him an incredible asset to The Martial Arts Training Centre

after school Associates charlene tsororos

Charlene Tsororos, a cherished member of our staff who consistently wears a warm smile and radiates love and care for the children in our after-school program. With a genuine affection for kids, Charlene goes above and beyond to create a nurturing and supportive environment for them.

In addition to her role in the after-school program, Charlene also serves as one of our dedicated drivers, ensuring the safe transportation of the children. Her commitment to their well-being extends beyond the program itself.

We are truly fortunate to have Charlene as part of our team, as her genuine warmth and unwavering dedication make her an invaluable asset. The children in our care adore her, and her presence brings joy and comfort to our after-school program.

Our Values


Being true to your word and honest - on and off the mat


Being respectful of one another and treating others the way we would like to be treated.


To develop students who value hard work, dedication and perseverance to achieve their goal.


To develop leaders who will impact the community in a positive way.


To develop individuals who push themselves out of their comfort zone and constantly seek ways to grow and develop.

Another Value

To develop individuals who push themselves out of their comfort zone and constantly seek ways to grow and develop.

From Our Founder

My name is Jack Bateman, some prefer to call me “Jiu-Jitsu Jack”.  I am extremely pleased to bring my vision of a safe, modern martial arts facility to this wonderful area of the GTA. As a child, I was raised in the Richmond Hill area. I felt compelled and proud to open our facility here.

My love for martial arts began about in 2001 and has become my life’s passion. Starting in 2008, I operated one of Canada’s most accomplished MMA promotions, “W-1 MMA” to this day

the only Canadian company to ever promote in the United States. W-1 MMA soared in popularity, inking T.V. deals with Fox Sports, The Score and Tuff TV, reaching nearly 100 million homes in North America.

With the contacts and knowledge acquired in the martial arts industry and a new baby on the way (baby is now 10), opening this facility seemed to be the perfect fit. I invite you to come and see our facility. We will be excited to show you around!

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166 Newkirk Rd
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G7

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