There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or learn.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu defined

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself or herself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujitsu to create the art.

SBG Approach

At SBG, we focus on building the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle through authentic community. By building each other up, we support everyone's martial arts journey, "newbies" and "vets" alike. “Raising tide lifts all boats” is a concept that we follow at SBG Edmonton. 

Learn more about the SBG philosophy.

Benefits

  • Great source of cardiovascular exercise, promoting good overall health.
  • Great core workout which helps a person with overall stability and balance.
  • Learn to be calm under pressure, which can help a person learn to relax during normal hectic problems of their daily encounters.
  • Teaches self-defence techniques.
  • Builds self-confidence.
  • Family-oriented and a great way to make friends.
  • Teaches intricate techniques which helps promote problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Jiu-Jitsu is for everybody regardless of age or gender.

BJJ Classes

Foundations

Our Foundations program is where all new comers start their SBG journey, whether they're beginners or have years of training under their belt. In this class, we work on fundamentals - the postures and positions that allow our students to train safely. To us, fundamental doesn't mean most basic; fundamentals are essentials. Our Foundations program is the artful introduction to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle and where the beginnings of great relationships are born.

Evolutions

Frame works is where we focus on the why of Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals. Understanding the why facilitates the how. We take fundamental Jiu-Jitsu concepts to a higher level by exploring the importance of principles like “position before the submission." This class is also where live sparring is introduced and the importance of “aliveness” is driven home.

Kids program

Our BJJ kids program is built around 2 main principles: fun and safety. Read more about our kids program and find out class times

 

Having a Blast + Safe Space = Our Kids Program

 

We design our kids programs around 2 main principles:

  1. They have a blast
  2. They're in a safe environment

Having a Blast

We know it's important for kids to have fun during class so they stay engaged and interested. Having direct involvement in their own learning process does wonders for children, especially for those with short attention spans or those having trouble with schoolwork. They'll learn the benefits of staying on task and seeing their goals through to the end. These are some of the most important skills your child can learn, ones they'll take with them though their entire life. Helping them realize their goals, step by step, will help them in all aspects of life.

Safe space

Safety is one of our main concerns. Our coaches are highly trained in safe training methods where your child learns and grows in a safe way. In fact, our program is so safe that we can boast lower rates of injury then most playground sports like football, basketball, or even cheerleading.

As parents ourselves, we understand the apprehension most parents and children face when started something new. We make it our mission to have your child feel comfortable, have a great time and develop life skills.

Benefits

Martial arts offers valuable benefits for children in many areas, including physical, emotional, social and psychological. Here's what BJJ can do for your child.

  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Teaches responsibility and respect
  • Develops self-discipline and good decision making
  • Promotes physical fitness and healthy living
  • Improves focusing and listening
  • Develops coordination and motor skills
  • Builds teamwork, positive social interaction and friendship
  • Improves memorization and retention

Kids classes

  • Micro Monkeys (3-5 years)
  • Explorers (6-9 years)
  • Junior Gorillas (10-14 years)
  • Submission Samurai (invitation only)

Check out our class schedule.

 

Warriors... come out to play!

 

About the class

Unleash your inner warrior with our Warrior Woman class. Sweat your way to a healthier you with strength training, cardio exercises and circuit training. The classes are designed to accommodate any fitness level, from beginner to advanced. 

Warrior community

Our Warrior Women class is so much more than your average drop in class at the local rec centre. Our program is build on a solid foundation of community, authenticity, science and accountability. Designed by women, for women, this program is guaranteed to help everyone in the group meet their life and fitness goals.

But don't take our word for it, hear it straight from our Warrior Women.

“I really enjoy coming to the Warrior Women class. Not only do I get an awesome workout, I’m surrounded by a group of really great and supportive people!”
— Jonelle, member since January 2016
 

Yoga isn't just a workout, it's about working on yourself.

 

Benefits

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.