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Free Child Minded Service for Member Parents (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Free Child Minded Service for Member Parents (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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No babysitter? No problem! Current members who are parents are invited to bring their child/children along while attending classes!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 7pm, our child minding service is available for parents with children 6 years old and under. This allows parents access to training even easier – plus, it’s free to use as long as you’re attending class during that time.

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Spruce Grove Examiner: Spruce Grove Jiu Jitsu students train with Brazilian master martial artist

Spruce Grove Examiner: Spruce Grove Jiu Jitsu students train with Brazilian master martial artist

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The Rodrigo Resende Academy was recently featured on the Spruce Grove Examiner during a seminar hosted by BJJ legend, Master Maximiliano Trombini.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an increasingly popular sport among Canadians, but few students of the martial art actually get the chance to train with Brazilian-born teachers.

That isn’t the case for students at Rodrigo Resende’s school in Spruce Grove and that privilege was two-fold last Saturday, as students had the opportunity to train alongside their Brazilian-born coach, Resende, and visiting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master, Maximiliano Trombini.

Read the full article on the Spruce Grove Examiner

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Free Self Defense Classes in Spruce Grove: Now 3 Days Per Week!

Free Self Defense Classes in Spruce Grove: Now 3 Days Per Week!

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Free Self Defense classes are now available in the Spruce Grove community!

Open to anyone over the age of 10 years ago, Rodrigo’s self defense classes has helped hundreds of people in the community, giving them the techniques to protect themselves and their loved ones.

  • It’s free to join!
  • Classes are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6pm to 7pm
  • Participants must own a gi
  • Members that previously had memberships at RRBJJ are welcome to join with their existing gis

Drop in for a class with your gi and learn the ropes of self defense!

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June 2017’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

June 2017’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

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Belt promotion is set on June 17th, Saturday! Family and friends are invited to support and celebrate this important achievement for all of us.

The students indicated for promotion should keep at least 80% of attendance until the day of the graduation. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, June 6th. Our kids should also bring back the school and parents survey, filled and signed by a teacher or a parent. Please deliver your forms to Cherrie.

The Belt Promotion Ceremony will be followed by a Potluck Get Together. Kindly bring any dish that you would like to share.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

GREY WHITE
Landon Henderson
Jordyn Baker
Sophia Russel
Imran Gil
Kellen Welch
Tavon Getzinger
Kale Kennedy
Van Helfrich
Raphy Dela Cruz
Robert Fraser
Lucas Morrisson
Kaylee Morrison
Hudson Nome
Nels Nome
Dale Suanico
Emma Faye Bayerle
Bradley Bayerle
Nolan Hennig
Liam Drew
Logan St. Germain
Kayden Silliphant
Sierra Silliphant
Matthew Galvez
Jaxon Givens
Abel Pernitsch
Rylee Kerr
Levi Nduka
Carter Peckham
David Zingel
Misha Braitwaite
Aaliyah Olson
Sienna Grimard
Matias Denault
Reagan Robinson

GREY
Victoria Madsen
Kellen Porter
Conor Baker
Caden Esslemont
Jaxon Couteirer
Jaxon Kennedy
Liam Bouwsema
Andrew Lapa
Sophia Garcia
Austin Short
Janaye Mckay
Wil Buller
Marek Belcourt
Sasin Joop Hockhan
Mance Haughland
Liam Robinson
Lyle Madsen
Phakon Song Hockhan
Ben Thomsett
Isabella Pernitsch
Alexandra Dvornikova
Kendall Cutul
Hunter Leter
Shasta Carpenter (Elite)
Summer Czuy (Elite)
Caleb Ford (ATA MA)
Isaac Ford (ATA MA)
Corbin Hoffman (ATA MA)
Jonah Zwaigenbaum (ATA MA)

GREY BLACK
Aiden Letourneau
Leland Scott
Charlie Beliveau
Riley Baker
Gaige Barry
Chloe Priest (Elite)

YELLOW WHITE
Rylee Henderson
Terrell Ferraira
Trey Patton
Emerson King
John Colney
Jada Bartley (Elite)

YELLOW
Sohail Ahmadyar (ATA MA)
Yasmin Brown
Angeline Ratcliffe
Amie Corke
Chase Ostby
Mary Hulm
Paige Ubbing
Joan Puron (Elite)

YELLOW-BLACK
Caleb Warford

ORANGE
Izaac Gopher
Carter Kelly (Elite)
Nathan Lapak (Elite)
Xandra Waniandy (Elite)
Taylor Feindel (Elite)

GREEN
Tess Adams (Elite)
Matthew Lapak (Elite)
Ethan Woudstra (Elite)

BLUE
Joshua Pernitsch
David Fair
Sean Woo
Edward Molloy
Craig Nauta
David Lee (Elite)
Raj Dhaliwal (Elite)

PURPLE
Cameron Kirkwood
Rick Ball
Jon Kozens
Ryan Fraser (Elite)

BROWN
Barry De Seguin (Elite)
Chad Degenhardt (Elite)


JUDO

WHITE YELLOW
Kieva Russel
Myles Fikkert
Ember Falk
Nolan Porter
Liam Bouwsema
John Colney
Liam Hetherington
Eli Boucher
Cadence Helfrich

YELLOW
Nehemiah Shessel
Titus Hirschfield
Theodore Solbrekken
Caden Esslemont
Logan Boucher
Isaac Brown

YELLOW ORANGE
Wil Buller

ORANGE
Cameron Kirkwood
Edward Molloy
Cherrie Zieminek

ORANGE GREEN
Jonathan Ilife

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EVENT: Master Max Trombini Seminar & Movie Screening

EVENT: Master Max Trombini Seminar & Movie Screening

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We’re proud to announce an exclusive opportunity to meet Sensei Rodrigo’s BJJ Master, Master Max Trombini. Master Trombini will be hosting a BJJ seminar and movie screening on April 15th, which is open to children (for the first hour) and for adults. Details are below and on our Facebook invitation.

Adult Schedule
11am – 130pm: BJJ Seminar
130pm – 3pm: Master Max Movie Screening
Snacks will be served
Investment: $100 cash

Kids Schedule
11am – 12pm
Investment: $40

Join us for an incredible opportunity to learn from one of the most skilled BJJ masters!

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The Difference Between BJJ and Aikido

The Difference Between BJJ and Aikido

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The different types and forms of martial arts are generally related to Japan. However, it is a difficult task to make certain comparisons between any two martial arts. There are several martial arts, including Judo, Aikido, Jujitsu, BJJ, Karate and etc. Most of these martial arts have very slight variations in tactics or strategy. Sometimes, even the same martial art may differ between schools.

Experts separated the Eastern martial arts (unarmed) into two groups, the ‘hard’ category of martial arts involves more on striking, including kicking and punching, and the ‘soft’ category of martial arts involves more on grappling, including holds and throws.

About Aikido

Aikido was created by Morihei Uyeshiba, which was started around 1925. Uyeshiba developed the interest in the martial arts when he was a child, and he mastered various forms of martial arts including jujitsu (Japanese Version).
Most people consider Aikido as a Modern Martial Art because compared to other martial arts it is developed only in early 1900. It has been around since 11th century or so. Uyeshiba became the Doshu of the school, later his son and his grandson took care of the school and the tradition continues till date.

Aikido is more about the technique, it is about merging with the motions that the attacker is using and conveying the attack instead of using the blows. This martial art requires more focus, the individual must focus on training and he should know how to deal with the forces of nature. The individual should learn the art that unites both mental energy and physical skill.

Aikido also focuses on balance and harmony. The meaning of the word Aikido in English is “Harmony of the Spirit”. The main objective of Sensei Ueshiba was to develop a martial art that actually promotes harmony and at the same allow the individual to use it for self-defense.

About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiujitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting and on grappling. BJJ was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting basics that were taught by various individuals. However, BJJ came to be its own martial art through the practices, experiment and adaptation of judo through Helio Gracie and Carlos and the art was passed to further generations.

The martial art mainly focuses on submission, take down and fighting on the back techniques and the main objective of BJJ is to get your attacker to submit.

The Difference Between BJJ and Aikido

BJJ and Aikido both focus on the grappling category, however Aikido does include striking techniques. Concepts between the two martial arts are similar by redirecting the energy of the opponent. In Aikido, there is no sparring, which allows BJJ, in the case of self defense and competition, to be favoured for having a closer representation to a reality simulation.

Injury is also more prevalent in Aikido as it uses joint twists and joint locks which lead to bruising, as well as breakfalls that could affect the knees.

Regardless of your choice, learning martial arts provides the best method to building your confidence, staying in shape, and protecting yourself and your family from harm. Both Aikido and BJJ offers increased cardiovascular health, improved reflexes, strength and conditioning in a total body workout. Intangibly, it also improves your self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and respect for others.

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We Now Offer BJJ Classes 7 Days a Week!

We Now Offer BJJ Classes 7 Days a Week!

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With the introduction of new classes to our schedule this month, we’re proud to announce that we now offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes every day of the week! The move helps accommodate the busy schedule of our students, allowing for more opportunities to learn BJJ and grow as a skilled martial artist.

Our new changes to our Sunday schedule opens up both our BJJ Kids and Adults programs for all members ages 7 and up. Families are welcome to join together in both our Saturday 10am to 11am time slot, and our Sunday 11am to 12pm time slot – while BJJ intermediate/advanced adults can take part in a Sunday open mat from 11am to 12pm.

See the new class list below or take a look at the full updated schedule here.

Monday
BJJ Kids: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 7:00 to 8:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Sparring *NEW
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 7:00 to 8:00 pm – Drills
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 8:00 to 9:00 pm – Sparring

Tuesday
BJJ Kids: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
BJJ Adults (All Levels): 7:00 to 8:00 am *NEW
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 6:00 to 7:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 7:00 to 8:00 pm – Drills
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 8:00 to 9:00 pm – Sparring

Wednesday
BJJ Kids: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 7:00 to 8:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Sparring *NEW
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 7:00 to 8:00 pm – Drills
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 8:00 to 9:00 pm – Sparring

Thursday
BJJ Kids: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
BJJ Adults (All Levels): 7:00 to 8:00 am *NEW
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 6:00 to 7:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 7:00 to 8:00 pm – Drills
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 8:00 to 9:00 pm – Sparring

Friday
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 12:00 to 1:00 pm
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Sparring *NEW

Saturday
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 11:00 to 12:00 pm *NEW
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – NoGi Sparring

Sunday
BJJ Kids: 11:00 to 12:00 pm *NEW
BJJ Adults (Fundamentals): 11:00 to 12:00 pm *NEW
BJJ Adults (Intermediate/Advanced): 11:00 to 12:00 pm – Open Mat

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