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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.

Shadow Day

Due to COVID restrictions we are not able to host any Shadow Days this year.



Apply to Vimy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu using this secure Google Form

If you are NOT ABLE to complete the application using the Google Form, you may print and submit the appropriate grade level package:

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AAD Grade 8 Reg Package 22 23
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AAD High School Reg Package 22 23

Junior High Honours

If you are interested in applying for this optional academic stream and meet the criteria, please complete this form and submit it along with your school application.

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If you would like more information about Vimy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), please click the following link:

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