4Points Black Belt head instructor David Thompson is a Brazilian Top Team Black Belt under Fabio Holanda. Born & raised in Montreal, David started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in order to get in shape and blow-off some steam. After falling in love with the intellectual aspect of the sport and losing a significant amount of weight, he decided to make BJJ, a part of his daily life.
He has taught in Canada; Montreal, Toronto & Ottawa, Mexico and Dubai and also he opened the first Jiu Jitsu academy in Eastern Africa before settling in Toronto. With a background in engineering, David has a detailed and conceptual approach to teaching that is rooted in logic and efficiency.
With over 15 years of experience as a practitioner, competitor and instructor, David has developed a reputation for being patient, detail oriented and exceptionallygood at breaking down BJJ in a way that everyone can understand. David’s private students include international Royalty, CEOs and everyday people looking to better their lives with BJJ.
Ohenewa Akuffo is an Olympian freestyle wrestler for Canada and a Judo Black Belt who competed in olympic-style wrestling for 20 years.
From Ontario to the world, Ohenewa has travelled around the world for numerous competitions, has won many feats and was a presenter at the 2013 International Olympic Academy Young Participants' Session.
Throughout her career as a high-performance athlete, Ohenewa has represented Canada in several World Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan- American Games. She lends her priceless experience as an elite takedown artist to our team of kids and adults on a weekly basis.
4PointsYouth Instructor Ayisha Issa is a Brazilian Top Team Brown Belt, two-time IBJJF World Champion and award winningFilm and TV actress. She found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while looking to stay in shape and challenge herself. Soon after she started training, she noticed a positive change in her self-confidence and personal resilience that was spilling over into other areas of her life.
Ayisha combines her love for BJJ with her affinity for youth development to help foster confidence, perseverance and other valuable qualities in young people. She wants kids to discover and value the true power of their inner-strength and can be counted on to push them towards greatness with positivity and encouragement.
With a successful career as a Film and TV actress, Ayisha takes an animated and high-energy approach to coaching. Ayisha’s reputation is one of intensity, motivational skill and efficiency and she’s well known for her no-nonsense, fun and friendly approach that’s popular with kids and teens.