Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is primarily a grappling martial art. You'll learn takedowns, throws, and ground grappling, as well as control positions, escaping, and submissions such as arm locks and chokes. 

Do you offer beginner classes?

Every Monday and Wednesday we offer classes that are beginner friendly. You can come and jump right into class. The BVJJ instructors and members are always willing to help new members.  

How much is a monthly membership?

Adult Monthly membership  $120

Kids Monthly Membership   $150

Check out the Membership tab for more options.

Are women welcome?

Absolutely! In fact, we pride ourselves in having over 15 regular female members.

Are there Jiu Jitsu competitions?

Our club actively participates in local competitions. There a variety of competitions across Alberta and BC with varying rule sets that allow BJJ practitioners a fun and safe environment to engage in a competitive competition.

Is it Gi or Nogi?

The fundamental classes are taught in a manner that is both Gi and Nogi friendly. 

Do I have to have a Gi? And why do we wear them?

No! We support and encourage both Gi and Nogi training. We also have a great selection of club Gi's, rash-guards, fight shorts and spats available for purchase. Although you are more than welcome to train in your own gear.

The main reason we practise Jiu Jitsu in either a Gi or rash-guard is for hygiene. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just for looks! Both the Gi and rash-guard help prevent an array of nasty skin infections that can occur with skin on skin interaction. It also keeps your sweat off of your opponent. In addition, the Gi does mimic regular clothing, so it's a great way to train self defense for the real world!