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Vimy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Vimy BJJ is North America’s only sports-alternative program combining both junior high and high school academics and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training. Working out of Vimy Ridge Academy and Donnan School in association with Edmonton Public Schools, the program is designed for boys and girls in Grades 7 through 12 and provides student-athletes with the opportunity to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques in a safe and controlled environment.

Student-athletes who attend Vimy Ridge Academy can enroll in Vimy BJJ at any time without previous experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Vimy Ridge student-athletes participate in BJJ training at Donnan School on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1-3:20p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Vimy BJJ student-athletes remain at Vimy and participate in Physical Education programming.

Vimy BJJ student-athletes are provided with free transportation from Vimy Ridge Academy to Donnan School on each programming day.  

Our program helps young adults improve their “self”. Self-defense, self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline. student-athletes will also demonstrate an improvement in strength, flexibility, and body awareness along with developing skills within sport jiu-jitsu, wrestling and judo.

The program has been designed to help student-athletes develop character traits such as respect, courage, compassion, perseverance, grit and maximum effort. On average, student-athletes receive 7 hours of jiu-jitsu instruction per week! Cross-training is incorporated on a weekly basis as well giving Vimy BJJ student-athletes an opportunity to develop cross over skills and strength in yoga, gymnastics and crossfit. For more information, please visit the Vimy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu website.


Apply to Vimy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Step 1: Sign up for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Shadow Day

Step 2: Contact the program contact with any questions you may have.

Step 3: After your Shadow Day AAD (Academic Athletic Development), which coordinates programming for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, will give you access to the online form for the program portion of your registration.

Step 4: You will receive access to the online form for the school portion of your registration.

Step 5: The program director and school admin will review all application packages to confirm that the student has met all requirements for entrance into the program and ensure that there is space available at the applicant's grade level.

Step 6: A letter will be sent out to confirm acceptance.

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