A big name in MMA will be trying out a new North Shore octagon for the grand opening of UFC Gym North Vancouver.
Former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn will be on hand this Saturday, Jan. 26, at an open public event at the new gym at 1989 Marine Dr. The event will include free classes led by Penn as well as a meet-and-greet with the MMA star.
Here’s the schedule for the day:
10:15-10:45 a.m.: Kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu clinic, co-taught by Denis Kang & BJ Penn
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Kickboxing conditioning
11-11:50 a.m.: Adult BJJ clinic, co-taught by Denis Kang & BJ Penn
12:15-12:30 p.m.: Q&A with BJ Penn
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with BJ Penn
2-2:50 p.m.: Family daily ultimate training (D.U.T.)
3-3:50 p.m.: Kickboxing skills and techniques
For more information visit ufcgym.com/northvancouver.