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Resilience BJJ 

Learn a new Sport. Get fit. Have fun.

Resilience Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Medicine Hat's authentic BJJ club. We offer classes for adults and kids.  Whether you are an experienced martial artist, or new to the sport, everyone is welcome here!  Come learn a great sport and meet a great group of people.


We offer four different classes during the week. Each with it's own focus and targeted to specific groups. 

Kids (5-8)

Lil' Orca's

This class is focused on basic skill development in a play based environment. It follows a simple structure; We engage in a play based warm up. We do one focused technique or skill for the day. We end with a game that reinforces that skill or other skills that we have learned. This class has two coaches with a ratio of 6 students to every one adult. This is done in sessions with each session lasting 12 weeks. 

Kids (9-12)

Killer Whales

This class is focused on basic skill development with a heavier focus on correct technique and application of that technique. This follows a structure that mimics an adult class in a kid friendly manner; We engage in a play based warm up. We go over one or two focused techniques or skills. We end the class with focused application of that skill and other skills learned in previous years in friendly randori or sparring. This class may have two coaches or may have one coach depending on the needs of the group.

Adult (13+)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi)

This class teaches the movements, techniques and strategies to grow and learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We follow best practices to allow students to accelerate their learning at a pace that makes their investment in themselves pay off. The Gi class is done in a BJJ Gi (kimono) but it is not reliant on it. 

Adult (13+)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (No-Gi)

New for Fall 2021. This class mimic the positive aspects of the regular gi class but does not require a gi. 

Who are we?


We bring a wealth of experience, passion, and drive to every student we coach. 

Coach Stephen

Coach Steve has been practicing BJJ for over 7 years and is a 2 stripe Purple belt. He has been coaching for 4 years and teaches the adult BJJ class and both Kids class. 

Coach Brittany

Brittany is a compassionate and strong coach with a background in gymnastics and an expert in body movement. She is new to the sport but brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm. She coaches both the Lil' Orca's and the Killer Whales 

Coach Ash

Ash is a viscous competitor and has been involved in BJJ for 4 years with a grappling background that goes into his early childhood. Current holds a rank of purple belt in BJJ but has a real talent for No-gi BJJ. He currently coaches the No-Gi Class.

More information?

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Resilience BJJ 

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530 4 AVE NE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A6B3


Weekly Class Schedule

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial artcombat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo MaedaCarlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.[2] Sparring(commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.