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About

I’m known mostly as a martial artist. I’m a first-degree black belt and World Masters silver medalist in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the owner of a now global martial arts academy, OpenMat Mixed Martial Arts, with locations in Toronto and Bermuda.

But I see myself – and all of us – as much more.

I’m an ideas guy. For the last fifteen years, I’ve been toying with different ways of looking at things and have come up with some ideas I think are pretty novel and useful.

I launched ElliottBayev.com because I see speaking as a way we can all influence positively. I encourage many of my friends to teach and share their wonderful lessons and insights with the world – but I haven’t been doing it myself. It’s time.

Here’s a bit of my story, quickly:

In 2004 I left the corporate world to pursue entrepreneurship in order to position myself to make a positive difference in the world.
My first school, kimonogirl Jiu-Jitsu, was one of the world’s first women-only BJJ academies. Over its five years, we ran more than 50 free workshops, serving over 1,000 women. I launched OpenMat in 2008 with the vision of creating an academy of positivity, personal growth and martial savagery. Today, hundreds of people love to call it home.
In March 2013 I launched Fight Like A Girl, a monthly series of free women’s self-defense workshops with the aim of making free and affordable women’s self-defense training accessible to every woman in the world by 2030. We just celebrated our fourth anniversary and have, again, run more than 50 workshops and have, again, served over 1,000 women.
Asking “Even if every woman in the world knew how to defend herself, why would we accept a world in which she had to?” I started Fight Like A Man, a personal development, empowerment and culture change program.

During that whole time, I’ve been reading and writing, working on the ideas and projects I’d love to share with you.

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Competition Highlights

1. 2004 NAGA World Championships – Gold (Blue)
2. 2004 Ontario Submission Wrestling Invitational – Gold (Purple)
3. 2009 Ontario Open – Double Gold (Purple)
4. 2009 Abu Dhabi Pro World Championship Canadian Trials – Gold (Purple/Brown/Black Division)
5. 2009 Represented Canada at Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Purple/Brown/Black division)
6. 2009 IBJJF No Gi Pan American Silver Medalist (Purple)
7. 2010 Abu Dhabi Professional Canadian Trails Silver Medalist (Brown)
8. 2011 Ontario Open Silver (Brown)
9. 2012 IBJJF Toronto Open – Gold (Brown)
10. 2012 Canadian FILA World Championships Trails – Gold (Black)
11. 2012 Represented Canada at the FILA World Championships In Krakow, Poland (Black)
12. 2013 IBJJF No Gi World Championships – Silver (Black)
13. 2014 IBJJF No Gi Pans – Silver (Black)
14. 2016 Ontario Open – Gold (Black)
15. 2016 London Submission-Only Invitational Headline Fight – Draw (Black)
16. 2017 Rickson Gracie Cup – Gold (Black)
17. 2017 Rickson Gracie Cup No Gi – Gold (Black)

With the great Rickson Gracie.