Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If your are interested in learning how to defend yourself against a real life aggressor, we offer Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Self Defense is truly at the core of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but recent trends have seen many Academies remove Self Defense instruction from their curriculum to focus on Sport Jiu-Jitsu only. At Body of Four, we proudly continue in the tradition of Grand Master Helio Gracie by preparing our students for a wide array of scenarios.

About the Professor

Professor Marco Costa has been involved with Martial Arts for over 20 years now. He has trained with some of Canada’s most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors and Mixed Martial Artists. Professor Costa was highly competitive in tournaments and maintained an outstanding record of achievement in many styles of Martial Arts. Even with the intensity of being a former professional fighter Professor Costa is always easy going and positive. An experienced corner man and coach, Professor Costa is well known for producing humble but highly competitive athletes.

Sport Jiu-Jitsu

For those interested in joining the world wide craze that is Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Body of Four offers one of the safest and friendliest environments to do so. Home to a number of world class competitors under the instruction of 3rd Degree IBJJF Black Belt, Professor Marco Costa. Body of Four is a team oriented academy that has very little room for big ego. If you are already a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner looking for a new home, we encourage you to come out and roll with us during our open mat days (mat fees apply) to get a good feel for the skill level and attitude that our students offer as training partners.

About the Chief Instructor and Owner of Body of Four

“Martial Arts has been a very positive influence on my life. The training and relationships I have developed has taught me some important life lessons. It has helped me deal with the ups and downs of everyday life. I firmly believe that my training has provided me with the opportunity to view life’s challenges in a more positive manner. It has helped me learn to be humble and gracious in both victory and defeat. I have remained on my path and have never given up on myself or my beliefs.”

Professor Marco Costa
Owner | Chief Instructor


  • BJJ Black Belt

    3rd Degree – International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Certified.

  • TKD Black Belt

    2nd Dan awarded under the ITF Style of Taekwon Do

  • Muay Thai Coach

    Certified Muay Thai Kru under Arjun Jovan “The Stinger” Stojanovski

  • MMA Coach

    Former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter