Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Welcome to Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Hi, my name is Jeff Greekas, Owner and head instructor of Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, located in Edmonton. Alberta, Canada, and I want to welcome you to our academy website!
We have been honoured to serve the Edmonton area for years, and we would, likewise, be honoured to be able to provide your family and you a safe and welcoming jiu-jitsu training.
At Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we wholeheartedly believe that for fitness to become a priority in your life, it has to be fun! We are very cognizant of how intimidating it can be to venture into a new venue, where, you may feel physically vulnerable and, therefore, place great emphasis on the 'vibe' of our school, which flows from our children's classes through to our advanced adult classes. Each student is a member of our school for their own growth and our focus is on individual development and positive interpersonal training experiences, this, in turn, creates a positive training culture for all of our students, their family members and our instructors. From increased physical health, mental health and improvements in overall quality of life for adults, to greater confidence and self-esteem for children, we have seen the benefits that our students have obtained from engaging and accessible Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes. Of course, we want to share those benefits with you! So take a moment to look around our website, you will note that we offer multiple programs to fit your training wants and wishes. If you see something you think might benefit you and or your family, we encourage you to enroll for one of our 10 day trials, this is best way to meet us and experience the atmosphere of our school first hand.
We can’t wait to meet you!
I started training at Edmonton Gracie Jiu Jitsu nearly 4 years ago. The hardest part for me was walking through those doors, but once I took my first class I knew I found what I've been looking for and was instantly addicted. Training Jiu Jitsu has changed my life in ways I never imagined and I feel so lucky to have found it. Jeff has such a great way of teaching that you learn and have fun at the same time. The people who train here have absolutely no egos and everyone is very friendly and they become like a family over the years. Jeff has helped me not only on the mats but in my own personal life. Thank you! The academy is always kept very clean, mats are washed every night and that says a lot about the pride Jeff has for his school. I highly recommend coming down to give it a try, and bring a friend! I bet you'll love it! See you on the mats.
- Blair Lehman
I have been training at Edmonton Gracie Jiu-JItsu for a little over two years now. I was referred by my friend and chiropractor whom attends the academy as well. From the moment I walked in I felt as though I was at home. The Greekas family is warm and welcoming, the space is clean and Jeff is a phenomenal instructor with a vast amount of knowledge. I really appreciate how Jeff goes above and beyond for all of his students ensuring they have a safe environment on and off the mat. Jiu-Jitsu not only changed my life physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. I have learned to slow down a lot, eat healthier, and live a more honest and clean life style. I highly recommend this school for kids and adults any age any time. My wife and daughters will be joining this school within the new year to come. It is very important that everyone, especially women and children learn self defence.
- Kareem Denny
This is going to sound extremely cliche but I wish had found this dojo 20 years earlier. I started training with Jeff to learn how to defend myself. While I have gained a modicum of defensive capabilities in my short time there it has given me so much more in other areas in my life.
Jiu-jitsu has helped me manage the daily stress and anxiety that’s tied to modern day life. This has had an powerful impact on how I approach being a husband and father. It has given me the courage to pursue my entrepreneurial pursuits. But most importantly it has given me the confidence to overcome any obstacle.
I truly can’t thank Jeff, his lovely family, and everyone at Edmonton Gracie Ju-Jitsu enough for what they have awoken in me.
- Jimmy Lee