Quantum jiu-JITSU INC. IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY PROFESSOR ALEXANDER MACKINNON AND HIS WIFE JANIQUE CORMIER.
QUANTUM WAS BUILT IN PROBABLY THE HARDEST YEAR TO OPEN A JIU-JITSU SCHOOL, IN 2020. Our vision is for JIU-JITSU TO GROW IN THE CITY OF MONCTON by building A DIFFERENT STRUCTURE, ONE WHERE THE FUNDS OF THE SCHOOL GO TO BETTER IT AND THE STUDENTS - and we’re proud of that!
THE PANDEMIC brought Challenges IN HOW MANY BUSINESSES OPERATE, AND THE GOAL WITH QUANTUM Was TO BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR A SCHOOL THAT COULD WITHSTAND SUCH HARDSHIPS, ENSURING A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR EVERYONE. Our priority is for students to have a safe and fun Space to learn and train jiu-jitsu.
We WANTED TO BUILD A SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE. NOT JUST THE HARDCORE COMPETITORS, OR THE DIE HARD MMA FANS, BUT FOR THE EVERY DAY PERSON THAT TRULY NEEDS IT. THE KIDS WHO GETS BULLIED AT SCHOOL, THE PARAMEDIC ARRIVING AT THE SCENE OF A HOSTILE SITUATION, OR THE POLICE OFFICER ANSWERING A DISTURBANCE CALL - ARE ALL EXAMPLES WHERE JIU-JITSU WON'T JUST HELP, IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO SAVE LIVES.
-Alex and JANIQUE
Why QUANTUM JIU-JITSU ? What is 'the science of jiu-jitsu?'
Alex wasn't interested in naming the School 'Mackinnon's JIU-JITSU ACADEMY'. Or some other variety, as the heart and soul of quantum JIU-JITSU was to be focused on the students. That said, it still has his personal touch and there are a few points worth highlighting that showcase how the name came into existence.
- The name itself was actually thought up by alex's good friend, and training partner Sylvain L. (co-owner of maritime float and wellness).
- We wanted something that highlighted the scientific aspect of jiu-jitsu, how it's a multitude of concepts & physics through techniques, where the slightest angle adjustment can completely alter a situation.
- Our teaching is driven by scientific advancements in presenting material to our students. Too many schools have the exact same teaching methods & methodologies. We're striving to alter the formula to more effectively deliver content to our students based on the most recent research in teaching advancements.
- Prof. Mackinnon is a big nerd. Has been his whole life. He wanted something that sounded 'nerdy' or 'sciencey' !
- In physics, Simply put, a quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. Quantum Jiu-Jitsu then would be the minimum amount of effort / connection needed to effectively apply a given technique or concept.
- To us, the science of jiu-jitsu, IS all of these things mentioned above and more.