MMA champ BJ Penn coming to opening of UFC Gym North Vancouver Saturday

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.

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Here's what it looks like inside the new UFC Gym North Vancouver. photo supplied

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 

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