De La Costa
Academy

WElcome to de la costa academy

Led by head instructor and co-founder of the De La Costa family of academies Joe Neurauter, our academy’s culture and mission lies 100% in the growth of our students on every level.

With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense training for everyone from beginner to professional combat athlete, we welcome you to visit and see first hand what makes us the premier choice for martial arts training in the National Capital Region.

Learn to defend yourself

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu based self defense program is designed to control, neutralize, and dominate a real world aggressor. Our program helps you stack the deck in your favour. Simple as that. 

Training Programs

Self Defense

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu based self defense program is designed to control, neutralize and dominate a real-world aggressor.

Sport Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is the # 1 choice  for everyone from students to professional athletes looking for the best in real world grappling and self defense training. 

Advanced Class

For advanced BJJ practitioners and competitors. Open to blue belts and above. 

Kids & Youth Classes

Our kids and youth programs take a holistic approach to martial arts instruction, teaching self-defense while giving young men and women a great foundation in the art.

Advanced Class

For advanced BJJ practitioners and competitors. Open to blue belts and above. 

Kids & Youth Classes

Our kids and youth programs take a holistic approach to martial arts instruction, teaching self-defense while giving young men and women a great foundation in the art.

Set The Bar High

Whether you want to get fit, learn to defend yourself, compete, or just have fun with a great group of people, we're here to help you crush your goals.

Planned progress

We don't just teach you a bunch of cool moves, we build a training game plan to follow as you progress in skill.

Fight ready fitness

There no fitness quite like what you get from training to take on resisting opponents on a day to day basis.

Competition prep

When you're ready for your next challenge, we'll get you ready to compete at your best.

Self Defense

We teach a system that’s actually been proven to work, live and in real-life situations.

Adam Morden
Adam Morden
2024-06-22
Stopped in for their open mat when I was in Ottawa for the weekend. 2 hours of straight roll with some of the nicest and most technical people I’ve rolled with. I learned a ton and had nothing but fun. Highly recommended for all levels gi and no gi.
Michael Lo
Michael Lo
2024-06-21
Had a great time dropping in for some training, drilling, and rolling while visiting Ottawa. Coach Joe and his students were welcoming and took great care of us. Good high level crew to work with and learn from. Clean environment. Highly recommend reaching out to Coach Joe if you are planning to be in Ottawa and want to have some BJJ fun. Thanks Coach Joe!
Josh Evans
Josh Evans
2024-06-21
Great instructors and great members. Clean, and very welcoming to people of any skill level.
Tony Huynh
Tony Huynh
2024-06-19
Cool place to drop in. Located on the 2nd floor overlooking a small parking lot. Surrounded by Pho places so if you like to eat Vietnamese food after rolling, you're in luck. The coach sets a calm and considerate tone for open mats so people don't go ham on each other (still means they're still some killers on the mat), perfect for strangers who just want friendly rolls on their travels.
Rianne Vanderburg
Rianne Vanderburg
2024-06-16
Clean, friendly and high quality rolls! Stopped in for a weekend open mat and everyone was very welcoming!
Julian Moses
Julian Moses
2024-06-09
Fantastic open mat! Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Good variety of athletes and styles Greetings from 8E20 in Berlin!
Jason Stock
Jason Stock
2024-06-03
I visited while traveling and had a great experience. The club was clean and the staff and members were very welcoming. I would 100 percent recommend training here if you live in Ottawa.
Paweł Jakub Dawidek
Paweł Jakub Dawidek
2024-06-02
I was visiting Ottawa and went to train here. Great academy, great atmosphere. Highly recommended! I’m sure I’ll visit again once I’m back in Ottawa. Thank you for having me!
Travis Gellatly
Travis Gellatly
2024-06-01
I spent some time in Ottawa for work and was fortunate enough to find De La Costa Academy's Open Mat (lab) drop-in class. The instructors/members are incredibly welcoming and professional. The skill level on display was extremely high, without any of the ego that can sometimes be found at gyms. I would highly recommend this gym to anyone interested in training bjj, or in Ottawa for a short time, and looking for a gym to visit.
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
2024-04-23
Fantastic academy with a great culture and facilities. Stopped in here for an open mat while in town for the weekend, Joe was incredibly welcoming and hospitable. Everyone at the gym was friendly and are high quality athletes. Highly recommend this academy for anyone in the area. Thanks Joe!

Ask Us about our best fit guarantee

Free week to try it out. A month to change your mind. Why? Because when all’s said and done, joining a team is a big step – we want you to be as confident in our programs as we are.
Joe Neurauter

Owner/Head Coach

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Damien Sabourin

Instructor

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Evan George

Wrestling Instructor

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Connor Bennett

Kids and Youth instructor

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Dale Spencer

Morning Instructor

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Own your change

Get fitter and more confident while surrounding yourself with a tribe of supportive athletes who will help you get there!
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Get in touch

Reach out so you can start your free trail asap

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take a free, no-pressure, no-commitment week to try it out

Self Defense classes are the starting point for every new student

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put in the time

Join the sport class & start coming to open mat

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Be your best you

Make the decision to become the athlete you’ve always wanted to be.