Our dear friend Moacir Mendes, to name a few of his achievements…

✅ Moacir is double black belt, a Pan American Judo Champion, World Jiu Jitsu Champion, Newaza coach for the Brazilian Olympic Judo Team and Takedown/Throws coach for the Mario Reis and Cobrinha Alliance team.

Train with your family! 😃

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Hello Judo team! 😀

👉 Today we are going to introduce you to some self defense techniques with Sensei Altair Bezerra Araujo.

Master Altair, known as Tinha in the Brazilian martial arts community, is a 7th degree Judo coral belt, a BJJ black. Tinha integrated the tactical squad of Brazilian Police also instructing self defence to the police force for over 20 years.

Now retired, he work to help Judo and Jiu Jitsu Senseis and school owners to professionalize the the Judo and Jiu Jitsu scene in Brazil.

Enjoy the lessons!

They are simple techniques and should be used to defend and should not be used to attack. Practice at home carefully to avoid injury. 😉

Train and repeat the techniques!

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Sensei Floriano Almeida, was the Brazilian Judo team coach on a few Olympic participations.

Also the head coach of many Olympic and World medalists like Fulvio Miata, Thiago Camilo, Luciano Correia, Ketleyn Quadros, Fabiane Hukuda, Erika Miranda, … And many others…

I had also the pleasure of being one of his athletes, so if you’re my student, know that he has a big influence on the way we practice Judo at our school. Let’s learn from Sensei Floriano some Ashi Waza basics, more specifically De Ashi Harai and Kouchi Gari!

Enjoy it!

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Basic Muay Thai Footwork Drill that everyone should practice!
So guys, let’s move!
Practice at home with your family! 👍⠀

We are preparing a special page on our website for our online classes.⠀
Keep following us!⠀
Soon we will publish the links.⠀

Join us! ☺⠀

Save the date! 🤛

 Belt Promotion will be in December 7th – 11AM – Spruce Grove location.
We will wait for you!


Dear students and parents,
We would like to congratulate you and/or your child on the next step in your journey with us! Your support is very important and fundamental to this success.

Listed below are a few expectations and additional information for our belt promotions:

– Along with a new belt promotion, your child will be expected to adhere to positive behavior and accept the responsibilities that come along with the belt promotion.

– In order to participate in belt promotion it is critical to maintain at least 80% attendance up to the day of the promotion. Should attendance be less than 80%, your child will not be able to attend. (In that case, the fee will be refunded)

Please see the front desk of your location to get the school teachers and parents assessment forms. The deadline for the registration is November 30th.

Best regards,

Rodrigo Resende


Aidan George
Aidan Robbins
Benjamin Crawley
Chance Millar
Charlotte Waterhouse
Declyn Court
Elika Court
Enzo Resende
Erik Soule
Evander Chung
Hugo Rivera
Jaxon Townsend
Jayce White
Jayden Thistle
Jesse Gruger
Kyle Ulch
Makenna Campbell
Max Cooper
Peeta Zieminek
Zoey Ferguson
Aleena Garcia
Arabella Ruysch
Aria Lawson
Austin White
Austin Williams
Ben Greenwood
Cadence Chambers
Colin Zsovak
Edrik Clampitt
Eldan Velante
Gavin Hankey
Hunter Chambers
Jacob Kreller
Jake Wooders
Kale Romanyshyn
Kiera Mjolsness
Kyran Baker
Laura Fokema
Layla Voogd
Liam Balcaceres
Lily Barbeau
Lynkyn Racich
Max Henault
Nicole Retallack
Niko Zuberbuhler
Ronin Garcia
Stephanie Hogan
Tai Charee
Tommy Phujomgito
Trey Charee
Zoey Gignac
Andrew Calci
Christian Velante
David Pedersen
Dreydan Velante
Ethan Flaman
Grayson Gulliver
Hunter Nimrichter
Imran Gil
Jack Jardine
Jacob Bird
Joshua McBride
Kai Fair
Kale Fichtenberg
Kayden Richardson
Keagan Baker
Kenzie Muru
Laird Wooders
Mataija Protasiwich
Mikhail Protasiwich
Miley Jamielson
Mohammad Mian
Morgan Molloy
Nya Mjolsness
Teryn Mitchell
Zachery Bovencamp
Zoltan Butera
Caleb Vogel
Damon Carter
Isabel McBride
Isabella Calci
Jonah Rubin
Liam Bouwsema
Lilah Belyan
Lyle Madsen
Shreya Bhargava
Sophia Garcia
Brennan Groat
Eli Boucher
Julian Southworth
Aiden Letourneau
Romair De La Cruz
Jayden White
Adam Mountain
Alexandra Dvornikova
Angeline Ratcliffe
Alexis Marcotte
Eric Doctor
Logan Boucher
Apostolos Proios
Carter Kelly
Chloe Priest
David Henderson
Dean Chapman
Devin Davis
Emily Brozny
Jordan Currington
Kamil Stepniak
Kevin Arkko
Shaun Reiger
Tess Adams
Brett Archibald
Mostafa Moharran
Paola Zaragoza
Sean Woo
Mary Fox
Caleb Boucher
Cory Brown
Paul L’Heureux
Ryan Fraser
Chad Patrick
Lucas Giovenardi
 BLACK BELT 1 st Degree:
Chris Gignac
Hal MacDonald
Brogan Ratcliffe
Christian Velante
Dreydan Velante
Eldan Velante
Julian Southworth
Ronin Garcia
Sophia Garcia
Kellen Porter
Mataija Protasiwich
Aiden Letourneau
Teryn Mitchell
Theodore Fersovitch
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We are almost there! An other peek on the set up progression at the new school. Schedule will be released this week.

12942 St. Albert Trail, North Edmonton

Soft Opening: July 28th, 1pm.
Open for regular classes: July 29th

NEW ACADEMY! Coming soon!⠀

We will wait for you!


Karate is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the world. With an average of 50 to 100 million practitioners worldwide, it’s the mainstream choice for those interested in beginning their path to learning a martial art. However in recent years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has edged forward as the “new kid on the block”, more recently popularized by the the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and their legendary mixed martial arts fighters becoming household names. Compared to many of the fight techniques such as Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Judo – whose roots traced back to the 17th and 18th century – BJJ is one of a handful of fight sports to have birthed in the 1900’s. Karate, in comparison, originates from the late 17th century and has evolved over the past few centuries, having reached a height in popularity in the 1960’s from mainstream cinema.

So, what’s the difference between Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

The two martial arts are very different in fighting style. Karate is focused on striking, while BJJ is focused on grappling. Karate involves stand-up fighting and distance stances, while BJJ includes advancing positions, ground fighting, and opponent submission. In the most simple sense: BJJ begins where Karate ends.

Both sports originate in Japan, although at different time periods. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu takes most of its roots from Judo or Kano Jujitsu when Judo master Mitsuyo Maeda travelled to Brazil to teach Carlos and Helio Gracie, who then went on to develop Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Karate, on the other hand was influenced by Chinese martial arts during the culture exchanges between China and Japan.

Mobility, body control, and physical fitness can be explored in both fields of practice. In Karate, you can expect to learn proper techniques to punches, kicks, knees, and elbow striking as you aim to put your opponent down on the mat. This is one of the key differences, as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu utilizes takedowns and submission tactics such as choke-holds, sweeps, and joint-locks to bring your opponent from their standing on their feet to “tapping out”.

Both sports are a popular choice for children and adults of all ages. Self-improvement can be found in many areas of BJJ: from self-esteem, discipline, confidence, respect, and body awareness. Karate offers a similar return on your investment. There is a tendency for women to join BJJ in part of learning self-defence, as the use of body control allows a typically smaller person to overtake a larger opponent through the use of leverage and body resistance. Karate offers a good opportunity to practice self-defence, although strength and power become more of a necessity.

Like most decisions in life, choosing the right martial art for yourself or your family requires proper research. Take the time to learn about the clubs in the area, and ensure you will be learning from an experienced, authentic, and educated master. It’s like bringing your child to the doctor: would you bring them to a poorly rated doctor that is 5 minutes away, or to a highly rated doctor that is 15 minutes away?

After you have decided on a reputable martial arts club, look for a trial offer so that you can decide if that BJJ or Karate is right for you or your children. Dedication is an important attribute for learning.

Your journey to self improvement begins today!