Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In West Edmonton
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art full of locks, chokes, and take-downs. The name “jiujitsu” means “the gentle art”. BJJ practitioners call it “human chess” or “involuntary yoga”. =) Don’t worry, 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. Every class is a complete workout designed to improve your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength.
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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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, judo, hwarangdo, mma, and of course jiujitsu.
Professor Ford earned his black belt and professor stripes under Rodrigo Resende. (4th degree bjj, 5th dan judo) Professor Ford’s perspective on BJJ is functional jiujitsu that any adult can learn.
(Rickson Gracie/Max Trombini/Rodrigo Resende/Kevin Ford)