Rodrigo Resende BJJ & Judo Blog

December 12, 2017

Why The Martial Arts are going to be HUGE!

Already the advancement of MMA (Mixed-Martial-Arts) has propelled the martial arts to epic proportions. It has really grown the sports of many forms of martial arts, however there is a…

November 29, 2017

Growing a community, through the martial arts.

We look to a lot of pro sports teams to step up and participate in the community they are a part of. Many athletes in fact do offer their time…

November 22, 2017

Why women are going to love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

It has typically been a male dominated martial arts scene. Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, you can name a bunch of male martial arts movie stars, but what about…

November 15, 2017

How young is too young for the martial arts?

Think about your life for a moment, maybe there was a hobby you had growing up, drawing, painting, playing an instrument, imagine what you would be like if you continued…

November 6, 2017

Be all you can be!

The US Army used the slogan “Be all you can be” for over 20 years, and it really makes sense! The army has a great way of getting people to…

October 30, 2017

PARENTS DON’T PANIC! We know how to cure the sugar highs and lows!!!

Halloween is here! So many kids love this time of year, largely due to the amazing amount of candy they get to consume in a very short period of time……

October 23, 2017

The REAL Purpose of a Uniform!

There is something about people in uniform that really stands out. Is it respect? honour? Maybe authority? It could be all of those things, but maybe it’s even more, maybe…

October 16, 2017

Why you won’t win, unless you do THIS!

Everyone loves a good entertaining show and the sport of MMA knows how to put on a good one. However, we must understand that conflict, trash talk, general discontent with…

October 3, 2017

Travis Stevens Seminar Silver Judo Olympic Medalist/ BJJ Black Belt

Live Saturday October 14th. 2017 Rodrigo Resende BJJ Academy 469 South Ave Spruce Grove Alberta 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Cost: $100 Call: 780.960.1102

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September 30, 2017

Bruce Lee Takes On Hockey

Bruce Lee was so cool! Watching him run around and take care of business is enough to inspire most kids that they too, could become a martial arts expert! But…

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September 22, 2017

Hollywood has this figured out!

Starting something new, especially when you are an adult, isn’t always easy, in fact statistics show that the reason many adults do not start something new, even something they always…

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September 10, 2017

The Era Of The Little Guy!

Comon, we have all met them, the jerks… They flex their muscles trying to intimidate those around them with impending superiority. Not nice people right? Well maybe these people should…

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July 2, 2017

7 reasons to enroll your children into martial arts in Spruce Grove

Art camps, dance programs, and sports activities all provide exceptional benefit to your child. However nothing provides the most amount of long-term investment like martial arts. Combining both mental and physical…

June 27, 2017

Camping Fun 2017

Members of Rodrigo Resende Academy are welcome to join a fun camping excursion this summer! Up to 20 tents will be available at a first-come, first-serve basis. Register through email…

June 27, 2017

Summer Outdoor Training Event

Summer is here! With that, comes the perfect opportunity to build your martial arts endurance in the great outdoors. Improve your overall health while enjoying the warmer months. Open to…

June 26, 2017

Seminar Fundraiser – In Memory of Tim Hague

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL ALL DAY SEMINAR FUNDRAISER Over 8 guest instructors Silent auctions Lots of fun activities All proceeds will go to Brady’s Education Trust Fund When: Saturday,…

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June 4, 2017

Master Max Trombini Event Recap

Our recent seminar with Master Max Trombini was a complete success! Children and adult participants learned the techniques and skills from Master Max, with instructional examples and practice sessions to…

June 4, 2017

Free Child Minded Service for Member Parents (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

No babysitter? No problem! Current members who are parents are invited to bring their child/children along while attending classes! On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 7pm, our child minding…

June 1, 2017

Spruce Grove Examiner: Spruce Grove Jiu Jitsu students train with Brazilian master martial artist

The Rodrigo Resende Academy was recently featured on the Spruce Grove Examiner during a seminar hosted by BJJ legend, Master Maximiliano Trombini. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an increasingly popular sport among…

May 23, 2017

Free Self Defense Classes in Spruce Grove: Now 3 Days Per Week!

Free Self Defense classes are now available in the Spruce Grove community! Open to anyone over the age of 10 years ago, Rodrigo’s self defense classes has helped hundreds of…

May 19, 2017

June 2017’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

Belt promotion is set on June 17th, Saturday! Family and friends are invited to support and celebrate this important achievement for all of us. The students indicated for promotion should…

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April 2, 2017

EVENT: Master Max Trombini Seminar & Movie Screening

We’re proud to announce an exclusive opportunity to meet Sensei Rodrigo’s BJJ Master, Master Max Trombini. Master Trombini will be hosting a BJJ seminar and movie screening on April 15th, which…

April 1, 2017

15th Annual Judo Alberta’s All Girls Overnight Camp Recap

Posted by Rodrigo Resende Academy on Sunday, March 19, 2017 Nearly 100 girls from Judo Alberta participating from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan attended an all girls overnight camp at…

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March 21, 2017

The Difference Between BJJ and Aikido

The different types and forms of martial arts are generally related to Japan. However, it is a difficult task to make certain comparisons between any two martial arts. There are…

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February 26, 2017

We Now Offer BJJ Classes 7 Days a Week!

With the introduction of new classes to our schedule this month, we’re proud to announce that we now offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes every day of the week! The move…

December 20, 2016

New Classes Starting February 2017

With the new year just around the corner, we’re happy to introduce new classes to our existing schedule beginning in February 2017. With our unlimited classes membership, we are now able…

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December 16, 2016

What’s the Difference Between BJJ and Taekwondo?

BJJ Taekwondo   Focus Grappling Art Striking Art (Emphasis on Kicks)  Origin  Brazil (via Japan)  Korea  Founder  Carlos & Helio Gracie (via Mitsuyo Maeda)  General Choi Hong Hi  Influenced by  Judo (or…

December 11, 2016

Belt Ceremony Photos (December 2016)

On December 3rd, we hosted our bi-annual belt promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all who attended and received their promotions these past few months, improving their skills with great success on…

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November 20, 2016

What’s the Difference Between BJJ and Karate?

 BJJ Karate   Focus Grappling  Striking  Origin  Brazil (via Japan)  Ryukyu Kingdom (now Japan)  Founder  Carlos & Helio Gracie (via Mitsuyo Maeda)  Gichin Funakoshi  Influenced by  Judo (or Kano Jujitsu)  Chinese martial…

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November 18, 2016

THRIVE After School Program

The Rodrigo Resende Academy is happy to present the THRIVE After School Program. Registrations for Fall 2017 starting now! The THRIVE After School Program provides your children with a safe, fun…

November 16, 2016

December 2016’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

Belt promotion is set on December 3rd, Saturday! Family and friends are invited to support and celebrate this important achievement for all of us. The students indicated for promotion should…

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October 20, 2016

Train with Allen Hurst, Muay Thai & Kickboxing Instructor at the Rodrigo Resende Academy

Muay Thai and Kickboxing has returned to the Rodrigo Resende Academy, lead by seasoned instructor Allen Hurst! Allen has over 21 years of martial arts experience, with numerous ranks in different…

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October 17, 2016

Join us for Halloween Movie Night & Costume Contest for Kids!

Got the perfect costume for Halloween? This Friday we are hosting a night of fright and fun! Wear your best costume to the Rodrigo Resende Academy as we host a…

September 25, 2016

Judo Takedown Technique Videos by Rodrigo Resende

Rodrigo has introduced a new series of Judo videos, demonstrating various takedown techniques for members to improve and perfect their skills. Each video also contains a slow motion portion, for…

September 14, 2016

World Champ Bernardo Faria at the Academy on Saturday, Oct 8

Five time world champion Bernardo Faria is making a special visit to the Rodrigo Resende Academy on Saturday, October 8. For more information, call 780-960-1102!

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September 10, 2016

5 Popular Questions for Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo

Looking to sign your child up for a martial arts program? Lets make your search easier. Here are five of the most popular questions we have received at the academy….

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August 22, 2016

Martial Arts After School Program Update: PD Days & October/March Breaks

Due to popular demand, and based on the interest of many of our members, we have expanded our Martial Arts After School Program to include PD Days, March Break, and October Break….

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August 18, 2016

5 Beginner Tips for Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo

1. Every BJJ and Judo membership is different. Do your research. Like any service, this rule of thumb still applies: you get what you pay for. Prices will vary depending…

August 16, 2016

Martial Arts After School Program Update: PD Days & October/March Breaks

Due to popular demand, and based on the interest of many of our members, we have expanded our Martial Arts After School Program to include PD Days, March Break, and October Break….

June 25, 2016

Self Defense Park Demonstration in Spruce Grove

In a sunny afternoon in June, we hosted a Self Defense demonstration for residents in Spruce Grove. We had an amazing time showing useful techniques and Judo throws for the…

June 20, 2016

Congratulations to All of Our Belt Promoted Members!

Our belt promotion ceremony was this past Saturday, and we’re happy to announce that 60 members have just been promoted! Congratulations to all who attended and worked so hard these…

May 12, 2016

June 2016’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

Candidates for Belt Promotion: June 18th 2016, 10:30am All candidates must register at the office no later then June 3rd. Effort, exemplar behave and regular attendance are expected at all times….

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May 11, 2016

Sign Up for Rodrigo’s After School Bus and Martial Arts Program!

For the parents that would love to have their life simplified, we are now offering a premium transportation service and specialized after school program for your children! This fall, our school…

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April 3, 2016

Rodrigo Resende Academy on CTV News (VIDEO)

The team at CTV Edmonton visited the academy this week to interview Rodrigo, his family, members, and 2010 & 2013 world champion (in the Absolute category in Brazil and California)…

March 14, 2016

Rodrigo at West Edmonton Mall for Judo Week

This past week at the West Edmonton Mall was Judo Week! The Kid’s Clinic brought out many students to be instructed by Senseis Takarrashi from Japan (8th degree black belt),…

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March 13, 2016

In The News: Rodrigo Resende BJJ Featured in the Spruce Grove Examiner

Yesterday, we had a brilliant article published about our academy on the Spruce Grove Examiner. The article features some background on the new location, as well as quotes from our…

February 14, 2016

Your BJJ Membership Includes a Weight Lifting & Cardio Gym!

In an effort to save travel time and money for our members, and to take advantage of all the extra space at our new location, all active members of the…

January 31, 2016

New Schedule for 2016!

We’ve been extremely busy this year, and it’s still only January! We previously announced our relocation to a much larger facility, the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo training facility in Canada,…

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January 31, 2016

We’re the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo facility in Canada!

Press Release For Immediate Release RODRIGO RESENDE ACADEMY RELOCATES TO THE LARGEST BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU AND JUDO TRAINING FACILITY IN CANADA Edmonton, AB. (February 1, 2016) – Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club…

January 14, 2016

We’re Moving Feb 1st (and it’s going to be BIG!)

We are very excited to share this exciting news! Rodrigo Resende Academy will be moving to a bigger and better location on Monday, February 1st! Our new address will be: 469…

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January 8, 2016

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

So begins the season of new beginnings. It’s time to start updating those rusty bucket lists with fresh new stuff you want to accomplish this year. It’s the launch pad to a better…

December 11, 2015

Legendary Ezequiel Paraguassu at the Academy

The legend Ezequiel Paraguassu showing a sneaky choke from the north south position at Rodrigo Resende Academy. Ezequiel Paraguassu (Ezekiel), was an Olympic level Judoka who competed in two Olympics….

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December 1, 2015

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Visits the Academy (VIDEO)

World Champion and Abu Dhabi Absolute Champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu recently visited the Academy for a special appearance and seminar for his students. Rodrigo invited Cyborg down to show his incredible talents…

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November 27, 2015

Do Only the Strong Last? BJJ and Judo Tips for Adults

Among the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo community, the expression “Only the strong last” is popular and is in fact, very true. It’s to no surprise that the retention rates…

November 12, 2015

December 2015’s Candidates for Belt Promotion

Our next biannual belt promotion will happen on December 4th, Friday starting at 6:30 pm for the kids and 7:00 pm for the adults. Family and friends are invited to support and celebrate…

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November 11, 2015

5 Secrets to Performing Your Best in Judo and BJJ Competitions

As we mentioned earlier, it’s important to understand that competition is a different skill set then your ability to submit or throw people in the gym. I have seen very…

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November 7, 2015

How BJJ & Judo Competition is the Ideal Tool for Self-Improvement

In a conversation with one of my students, I noticed that the topic of competition as a tool for self improvement should be discussed more often within my school, and furthermore in…

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November 1, 2015

12 Reasons to Enroll Your Child into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Judo

Choosing the right martial arts discipline for your child can be a challenge. From Karate to Judo, Taekwondo to Kickboxing, the number of options can bring out a variety of…

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October 25, 2015

5 Tips for a Good Introductory Judo & Brazillian Jiu Jitsu BJJ Class

Starting Judo or Jiu Jitsu as an adult can be intimidating, but don’t let it hold you back. As soon as the class starts, those constraints will immediately dissolve. You…

March 16, 2015

Get Kids Active at KidSport Parkland!

More and more kids are becoming team players every day. They’re given the opportunity to swing a bat, shoot a puck, or smash a ball for happier, healthier lives thanks…