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Press Release
For Immediate Release


Edmonton, AB. (February 1, 2016) –

Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club Rodrigo Resende Academy is pleased to announce their relocation to the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo training facility in Canada on February 1st at 469 South Ave Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 2E9, a few minutes drive from its previous location. The new facility houses two levels, a lower-level training area with mats and a brand new weights room for all members’ use. The specialized upstairs area also houses mats for Little Grapplers (4 to 6 years old) and a viewing area for parents to observe.

The relocation is intended to complement and enhance students’ capabilities in the academy’s ongoing commitment to ensure all members have the best training experience. It will also allow the opportunity to present more notable guest appearances, such as Olympic level Judoka Ezequiel Paraguassu and World Champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.

With over 26 years of experience in martial arts and 14 years of experience teaching it, Professor Resende is one of the highest ranked BJJ instructors in Alberta. “With our new location we’ll be able to offer our members an enhanced workout experience, a greater area of space to surpass boundaries, and a weights room to complement students’ performance and training”.

This exciting relocation has brought in tow a rebrand, a new logo, and an improved schedule for the new location which is available at http://www.jiujitsuedmonton.com/martial-arts-class-schedule/.

The Academy offers a one week free trial for all ages, a with the purchase of a Gi the anyone is invited to join free self defence classes scheduled every Friday night. Parents can have fun as they can learn alongside their kids in Parents/Kids classes each Saturday, and family discounts are also now available (10% off the second family member’s membership, 20% off on the 3rd membership, and so on).

“Bringing authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from my home country of Brazil to West Edmonton is my passion and our mission here at Rodrigo Resende BJJ Academy. I grew up practicing Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, and I can honestly say that my practice and training shaped my outlook on life to help me become a more positive person.” explains Professor Resende. “Our goal for you and your family is to share both of these wonderful systems of martial arts and self-defense”.

Further information about the Rodrigo Resende Academy relocation progress can be found online at http://www.jiujitsuedmonton.com/

About Rodrigo Resende

Professor Rodrigo Resende started training in Judo when he was five years old with his father, Geraldo Resende. As soon as he developed an interest in competition his father took him to train under Master Takeshi Miura, 9th degree red belt in Judo. At 13 years of age, he started taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes to help improve his Judo groundwork (ne-waza). Since then, Jiu Jitsu has been a permanent part of his martial arts training regimen and way of life. Rodrigo later moved from Brazil to Salvador for a year with his father where he had the opportunity to train jiu jitsu under Masters Ricardo and Edson Carvalho. Afterwards, he moved to both São Paulo and Belo Horizonte to learn at a training center for Judo athletes. He represented his State, University and also his country both before and after returning to his home. Under Master Max Trombini, one of Cia Paulista founders and a 5th degree black belt, Professor Rodrigo is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and under Master Takeshi Miura, one of the world’s most ranked Judo masters, Sensei Resende holds the 4th degree Judo black belt.

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  1. […] The new location will also include a full commercial-grade weight lifting gym with cardio equipment and a daily class schedule for each level from Monday to Saturday. The introduction of the new gym area is our way of saying thanks to our members, in a way that will consolidate their fitness schedule and fees into one location. […]

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