Reminder! Professor Andrew is in California!

Professor Andrew is in California with Professor Curt attending a bullying prevention conference.

There wll be no classes Friday, November 14th or Tuesday, November 18th.

Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 19th.

See you then!!

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Special Class with Grandmaster Alvaro Barreto and cancelled classes

Ok, so this is the big weekend of our visit from Mestre Sylvio Behring, made more special by the fact that this time, he will be joined by his instructor, 9th degree red belt Grandmaster Alvaro Barreto!

He’ll be joining us the entire weekend for our symposium, grading and seminars, and furthermore, he’ll be teaching a special class tonight for Arashi Do members only, October 23 from 7-830 on chokes, at the Sherwood Park Arashi Do school, (38 Sioux Rd).

As a result all Adult classes (gi, 7-8, and no-gi 8-9) will be cancelled for tonight. Kids classes running as normal.

It would be great to have a strong turnout from the Whyte ave adult classes for this unique opportunity. I’m pretty excited. As far as I know, this is the first time a red belt has even been to Canada.

Also, because I will be in seminars all day, i’ll be on the mats for almost 12 hours between the instructors seminar and the colour belt grading in the evening, there will be no classes at all tomorrow, Friday October 24.

So thats NO ADULT CLASSES tonight, (thursday, 10/23), and
NO CLASSES AT ALL tomorrow night (friday 10/24) and,
NO OPEN MAT on saturday, 10/26

Hope to see a great turnout tonight, and I’ll see lots of you this weekend!
If you have any questions, please call or text me at 780-983-3486 I’ll do my best to get back to you in the midst of the busy-ness.

-Andrew

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Rocky Mountain Classic Competition

The CBJJF (Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) is putting on the Rocky Mountain Classic competition this Saturday in Calgary. You still have time to register! They will have kids’ divisions and adult divisions (men and women) for both Gi and no gi. Registration closes on Friday, September 26 at 11:45 pm. Register HERE!

Hope to see you there!!

Natalie

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REMINDER!!! Schedule Changes This Week!

As most you know, Professor Andrew is off to the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship in California.  Here’s a reminder of what’s happening for classes while he’s gone!

 

Friday – No Classes

Saturday – Open Mat from 10:30am-12pm with Professor Curt Malin at Donnan school  (in the annex between the school and the park)

Tuesday – No noon class. Evening classes as usual taught by Professor Curt.

Wednesday – classes as usual. Professor Andrew will be back!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No classes for Canada Day!

Hey all,

There will be no classes today for Canada day, so get out there and enjoy the festivities and incredible weather!

We’ll be back at it tomorrow and starting our guard passing month in the adult classes!

(Oh and tomorrow is my birthday, but don’t worry, I shaved my beard so I actually look YOUNGER by about 15 yrs. Parents, give your kids a heads up that it isn’t a stranger teaching class, it’s still Professor Andrew, just beardless!)

See you Tomorrow!

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Special deal for summer!

Kids Summer Special Poster

 

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Open mat Saturday January 25, 2014

Adult students!

I’ll be at the sylvan lake reffing tomorrow, so Curt will be hosting the open mat at the dojo at Donnan school on 87 st and 77 ave. (more specifically in the annex between the school and the park).

See you next week!

Andrew

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Open mat times for January 3-4

Hi all!

Almost back to regular classes, but in the meantime, it would be great to see some of the adult students at the open mats.

First up is tonight (Friday) from 7-9pm, and next is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10-12am.

Hope to see you in!

Andrew

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Open Mat Times

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, and the mild weather we’ve been having (rainstorms in december??)

We’ve got a couple open mat sessions for the adult classes in the next couple days that I wanted to give you the heads up on.

tomorrow (friday) night 7-9
Saturday (28th) 10-12
and monday the 30th from 6-9. I’ve been talking to some folks from the other schools, so hopefully we’ll have a good turn out for the last roll of the year!

I’ll post times for next weeks open mat as they get closer, and regular classes will be back on January 7.

See you soon!

-andrew

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Going West for Saturday’s Open Mat

The usual Saturday Open Mat will not be happening tomorrow morning.

Instead, we’ll be heading over to Arashi Do West (9704 182st – La Perle Shopping Center)  to take part in their Philippines Haiyan Typhoon Relief charity roll-a-thon from 1:30 – 3pm.

Please bring a donation! All monetary donations will be matched by Arashi Do West and sent to the Philippinnes through the Canadian Red Cross.

Hope to see you all there!

Natalie

 

 

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Open Mat in Sherwood Park

Just a reminder that there will be no open mat at Arashi Do Whyte this Saturday (Nov. 16th), since Professor Andrew is still away.

Arashi Do Sherwood Park

Arashi Do Sherwood Park

However….

A few people are heading over to Arashi Do Sherwood Park to take part in their open mat. If you are an Arashi Do student, you are welcome to join them on Saturday from 10am-12noon.

All classes will resume on Tuesday, November 19th!!!

Natalie

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No Open Mat – Competition Instead!

There’s no open mat on Saturday, November 2, 2013!

Professor Andrew and a bunch of the team are heading out to Spruce Grove to the IV Cia Paulista Canada Open tournament.  You should go, too!

Natalie

 

 

 

 

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No Kids’ Classes on Halloween!

Jack o lanternTHERE ARE NO KIDS’ CLASSES ON HALLOWEEN!!!

Mini Monkeys (5:30pm) and Children’s BJJ (6pm) classes are cancelled on Thursday.

Adult BJJ and No Gi classes will be happening as usual, but it may be a skeleton crew (haha) as I know many will be busy handing out candy, wrangling Halloweening children, managing sugar crashes, etc.

Enjoy your Halloween activities, everyone!!

Natalie

 

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Fall Symposium and Grading

This weekend is the Fall Symposium and grading with Mestre Sylvio Behring (7th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Red and Black Belt)!

There are no classes on Friday –  As usual, Professor Andrew is required at the grading for the colour belts on Friday night which means that he isn’t able to teach classes.

Grading prep open mat on Friday 7-9pm – This is an open mat for any adults who are grading that may want to practice their required curriculum. One. Last. Time.

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Location –  Please note that here has been a change in location for the weekend. We are now going to be at the new school in Sherwood Park (38 Sioux Road).  I can’t drive anywhere in Sherwood Park  without a map, so here’s one that will help all of us.

Parking!!  This is what Arashi Do Sherwook Park has to say about it:

“Park at the back of the building or behind the building. If there is no parking, use the street or the strip mall across the street. Please don’t park in front of open businesses in the building if possible.”

Schedule -  Please be sure to check the Symposium website here for the complete schedule of events for both Saturday and Sunday.

Finally, I just want to make sure that you all know that Cafe Haven is located down the street from the school, and it just happens to have THE BEST COFFEE IN SHERWOOD PARK.  We are in luck, people!!!

Have a great time this weekend!! And, as always, if you have any questions at all please feel free to contact Professor Andrew.

Natalie

 

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August Edmonton Women’s Open Mat

It’s been two months since the Jiu Jitsu Women of Edmonton (and surrounding area) gathered together. We decided to take July off as it seemed we all were busy winding down and getting into the flow of summer.

But it’s August! And I we can’t wait any longer!

If you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’re female, 11 years old or older, and you’re in the area – you’re invited!!

Come and roll with us :)

August 2013 WOMStephanie and Jojo are hosting this month at Complete Fitness and Martial Arts in St. Albert.  Here’s a map so you know where you’re going.

And you can join the facebook event here.

See you soon!!

Natalie

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Simultaneously Therapy and a Problem I Need Therapy For

Professor Andrew competing

Click me!

That is the title of a new blog post by Professor Andrew. Haha.

Go on and click the image of him in his snappy blue Panda gi, and you will be magically transported to his blog, Dig Deep Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Go get a little glimpse of how his brain works.

It’s enlightening.

:)

Natalie

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Caio Terra Seminar = No Open Mat

Caio Terra SeminarThe Caio Terra seminar is happening in Red Deer this Saturday!

Which means, of course, that there will be NO OPEN MAT at Arashi Do Whyte.

If you want to attend the seminar, but don’t have your ticket yet, you still have until 7pm this evening to get one!

Go here. Scroll down. Buy your ticket.

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Closed for Holidays :)

REMINDER!!

Arashi Do Whyte will be closed for holidays next week. 

There will be no classes from July 9th – 14th.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, July 16th.

Enjoy the break and see you soon!!

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Open Mat Tomorrow with Mike Chandra

Here's Monitor Mike with some of his medal winning students from Arashi Do Sherwood Park. Doesn't he look happy??

Here’s Monitor Mike with some of his medal winning students from Arashi Do Sherwood Park. Doesn’t he look happy??

Because Professor Andrew is in Vancouver this weekend at the Gui Mendes seminar, I’m sure many of you assumed (or were told) that there would be no open mat tomorrow.

You are wrong!! Very wrong!!

Open mat will go ahead as scheduled!

Mike Chandra will be running it from 10am-noon.

Monitor** Mike Chandra, who normally teaches at Arashi Do Sherwood Park, taught all of the classes at Arashi Do Whyte tonight. 

Thanks so much Mike!! Looking forward to next time!

- Natalie

**(Monitor means “instructor” and it’s pronunciation is not unlike the name of this lizard.)

Mike on the mats!! I think this may be the technique he was teaching us tonight. Um... OUCH.

Mike on the mats!! I think this may be the technique he was teaching us tonight. Um… OUCH.

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June Women’s Open Mat and ‘Free The Girls’

The June Women’s Open Mat is happening on Sunday! (June 9th, 2013) We’re hosting this month at Arashi Do Whyte.

We will also be collecting bras. Yes you heard me! BRAS.

You know, those bras in the back of your underwear drawer that you bought but they never did fit quite right? Well, they are bound to fit someone, so we’re collecting them to send to Mozambique to help the organization, Free The Girls.

Click HERE to visit Free The Girls on Facebook.

Click HERE to visit Free The Girls on Facebook.  Learn more about this great organization and how it all works, how you can help and what it’s doing for women in Mozambique.

Free The Girls seeks to offer employment to women who have been rescued from the sex trade. These women are set up with a free shipment of bras to sell in the second hand clothing market. Working in this industry allows women to go to school or care for their children around managing a kiosk. Bras are in high demand in the second hand clothing market and most women can earn 3 to 5 times their community’s minimum wage. They can work with other women in a safe environment with little interaction with men, as many were abused and used by men in their past…”

So come out and roll and bring your bras.  Make a difference in the life of a former slave.

See you on Sunday!

Click HERE to go to the women's open mat facebook event page.

Click HERE to go to the women’s open mat facebook event page.

Natalie

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Open Mat Time and Location Change!!

For Saturday’s open mat, we will be heading over to Arashi Do West Ed.

Come and join us between noon and 4pm for a “roll-a-thon”.

Oh, and please bring a donation for the food bank!

See you then!

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No Classes Wednesday, May 22.

Hi All!

There will be no classes Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22.

 

SO, feel free to come out to a Tuesday/Thursday class to make up what you missed!

 

See you soon!

 

-prof. andrew

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Demian Maia Seminar

Multiple BJJ World Champion, Demian Maia, and Professor Andrew

Multiple BJJ World Champion, Demian Maia, and Professor Andrew

Professor Andrew had the opportunity to attend a seminar today with Demian Maia, a multiple time BJJ world champion, and contender in the welterweight division in the UFC.

If you’ve spent any time at all with Prof. Andrew (as many of you have), you will know that he absolutely loves learning.  His daily studies consist of books, blogs, articles, videos (etc), covering an array of topics, including, but not limited to:  BJJ, coffee, biomechanics, sports psychology, BJJ, the best way to peel a hard boiled egg, mobility, BJJ, pedagogy, music, must have cooking utensils, business, nutrition, BJJ, parenting, and, and, and…

Did I mention BJJ? Oh, yes I did.  One of Prof. Andrew’s favourite ways to study BJJ is in the form of seminars.  He really tries to take advantage of every opportunity to improve his Jiu Jitsu, and so when a chance to train with a high level competitor or instructor comes his way, he takes it.

Today’s Demian Maia seminar is the first in a whirlwind year of seminars and training with the best of the best in the BJJ world, including Andre Galvao, Caio Terra and Guilherme Mendes (twice!!)

Speaking of Guilherme Mendes, we have some interesting and exciting news to tell you… but you will have to wait until next week! (Haha! Sorry!)

Stay tuned!!

Natalie

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Mother’s Day!

A lovely tea party.First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

Whether you are a mother or not, I’m about 99.9% sure that at some point in your life,  you have either had a mother, known a mother, mothered someone or have had someone mother you in some way. And all of these scenarios are fully worth celebrating!

Speaking of Mother’s Day, as some of you may know, we (the Edmonton Women’s BJJ Group) usually have our women’s open mat on the second Sunday of the month.

This month, however, the second Sunday happens to be Mother’s Day.

Now, I confess, for a moment I had seriously entertained the thought of making our open mat a “Mother’s Day Tea and Roll” (Bring your Mom! Bring your kids! Let’s roll… and have a tea party!).  But… as much as would find that fun (and hilarious), I’m not sure it’s for everyone. Haha… anyhoo…

So, the May Women’s Open Mat  will now be happening on Sunday, May 19th instead. Sans tea and crumpets.  But, if I hear of anyone who’s up for a BJJ tea party next year, I could be easily convinced. Seriously. Omoplata my rubber arm.

Natalie

May 2013 Women's Open Mat

 

 

 

 

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Mind Body Soul 2013 This Weekend!!

mbs-2013Mind Body Soul is coming up on Saturday!

Head to the website to check out the new rules and all the info you need.

Pre-register here.

Have fun, everyone!

And good luck!

Natalie

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Reminder! No Classes on Friday!

Hey, Everyone!

Remember – there are NO CLASSES on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Professor Andrew will be attending the colour belt grading and the instructor’s seminar with Master Sylvio Behring.

Good luck to all who are grading on Saturday! Oh, and speaking of luck, don’t forget about the pot luck on Saturday evening  – click here for the details!

Natalie

 

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Arashi Do Behring Spring Symposium 2013

Arashi Do Behring SymposiumThe spring Symposium is coming up fast! Be sure to get your tuition payments in to Professor Andrew as soon as possible.

Here’s a general rundown of the dates:

  • Friday April 26 – Instructors Seminar and Adult Advanced Colour Belt Grading
  • Saturday April 27 – All White Belt Gradings and those grading for Blue (no stripes)
  • Sunday April 28 – Seminars

The Symposium will be taking place at Arashi Do South (4634 99 St).

Don’t forget! There is a POTLUCK CELEBRATION on SATURDAY after the gradings – 5:30 pm at Argyll Community Hall (6750 88 Street). So bring something yummy to share!

Visit the Symposium website here to get all the details you need. If by chance you still have a question or two, Professor Andrew would be happy to help you out!

Natalie

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Mind Body Soul Pre-Registration

Picture courtesy of albertagrapplingopen.com

Picture courtesy of albertagrapplingopen.com

Pre-registration is now open for the Mind Body Soul tournament happening on May 4th, 2013!

Head over to the tournament website here to find out about the rules, divisions, costs and how to register.

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More Open Mat Fun!

Edmonton Women's Open MatThe Edmonton Women’s Open Mat was great today. I was so busy rolling with all of the awesome ladies that I totally forgot to take pictures!

So, that means I have no photographic evidence of this “fun” had by all.

You’ll just have to take my word for it.  ;)

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Reminder! Women’s Open Mat on Sunday!!

The monthly Women’s Open Mat is happening this Sunday, April 14th!

Click here to go to the Facebook Even Page, or check out the poster below for all the details.

And, remember, we’re at a different location this month – (purple belt) Jojo’s school (map).

See you all on Sunday!

Natalie

April Women's Open Mat

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