Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In West Edmonton

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a grappling martial art full of locks, chokes, and take-downs.  The name “jiu-jitsu” means “the gentle art” and has also been called “human chess” by many practitioners.  Every class is a complete workout designed to improve your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength.  New members are always taught the techniques in a safe and controlled environment, and higher belts are available to help and offer training tips in a respectful manner.

With regular training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and even improve your athletic performance in other sports!  BJJ is hands-on, effective, up close, and fun way to train.  You will sweat and you will smile!  The friendships forged on the mats last for years!

Through our program you will:

  • Improve your health and fitness
  • Reduce your stress
  • Increase your confidence
  • Learn a highly effective form of self-defence
  • Positively impact every aspect of your life

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Interested in learning more about the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program? Try a free class now!

Kevin Ford

Black Belt Professor


Professor Ford started his BJJ training in the 90’s after watching UFC 2.  At that time there were very few qualified BJJ teachers, and even BJJ VHS instructional tapes were bootleg.(!)  He would train with anyone who would teach him about grappling, submissions, and take-downs.  This included wrestling, hwarangdo, mma, and of course brazilian jiu-jitsu!

Professor Ford earned his black belt and professor stripes under Prof. Rodrigo Resende.  (5th degree both bjj and judo)(Rickson Gracie/Max Trombini/Rodrigo Resende/Kevin Ford)

Professor Ford’s perspective on BJJ is safe, practical, and fun jiu-jitsu that any adult can learn.