CALGARY Symposium

Arashi Do Martial Arts welcomes world-renowned 8th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Red and Black Belt Mestre Sylvio Behring to Calgary for the semi-annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Student Symposium.

This world-class event will feature several Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminars, belt gradings, stripe tests, the Progressive System,  a photo and autograph session and belt signing opportunities with this amazing martial artist. This event is open to “Arashi-Do  Behring Jiu Jitsu” members only.


Event Details

Arashi Do Martial Arts
Calgary West Springbank Dojo
250021 Mountain View Trail, Bay D


Thursday December 6, 2018

5:30pm –  All Mini Monkeys Seminar
6:30pm – Mini Monkeys stripe and belt presentations

Friday December 7, 2018

12:00pm  – Instructors seminar
4:00pm  – Instructors stripe test
5:00pm  – Supper

6:00pm  – Adult White Belts testing for 1st & 2nd stripe
7:00pm – Adult White Belts testing for 3rd & 4th stripe including Adults testing for Blue Belt
8:00pm – Adults Blue Belt Supplemental Exam & Sparring


Saturday December 8, 2018

9:00am  – Youth BJJ White belt, 8 to 10 years old stripe & belt test
9:45am   – Stripe & Belt Presentations
10:15am  – All 8-10 year-olds Seminar
11:15am  – Youth BJJ color belts, 8 to 10 years old stripe & belt test
12:00pm  – Stripe & Belt presentations
12:30pm  – Lunch

1:00 pm – Youth BJJ, all 11-15 years old stripe & belt test
1:45 pm – Stripe and belt presentations
2:30 pm – All 11-15 year olds Seminar
3:30 pm – Adult All Belts Seminar
5:00 pm – Adult Colour Belt Seminar
5:30 pm – Photos and Farewell

Expectations and costs

Please pick up a BJJ etiquette sheet from your instructor. Please ensure that you and your gi is freshly washed and that you are wearing your formal WHITE Arashi-Do Behring Gi and that you follow all the etiquette rules.
Costs for the Symposium Seminar are:

Mini Monkeys – $30 or 65 if you are going for your belt test with Master Behring
Youth BJJ – $60 or 95 if you are going for you belt test with Master Behring
Adults BJJ – $100 or 175 if you are going for your Blue Belt

Please note:
All money to be paid in cash in advance to your instructor prior to the symposium, anyone waiting to pay at the door will be charged and extra $20 service fee. Master Behring does not have the ability to cash checks or take visa so please make arrangements with your instructor in cash in advance.

This is an exciting time at Arashi-Do when Master Behring comes to visit us and help us with our Jiu Jitsu. Let’s make sure his trip is memorable not only for our warm hospitality but also for our improved BJJ skills.
Good Luck and see you on the mats – Kyoshi Mike, Renshi Trevor and Monitor JP and Chris J.


Arashi-Do Behring Brazilian Jui Jitsu First day info

Personal Hygiene

  • Clean Gi, and Clean Body at EVERY Class
  • Trim Fingernails and Toenails
  • Long Hair Should be Secured
  • Purchase soap called “Defense” it has many extra cleaning products in it
  • No Jewelry or piercings. If it cannot be removed, it must be very securely taped
  • Cuts or open abrasions must be fully taped; any blood on gi must be treated with alcohol or other antiseptic
  • Do not train if you have staph or ringworm or other contagions

Training time

  • Addressing the instructor as Sensei, Sempei or Professor in BJJ, everyone in the class,including the instructor is typically on a first name basis. Eg Professor John. Master Behring is referred to as Master Behring.
  • Most classes begin and end with a formal line up, with the black belts in the front line, facing all other students in the student line. Students line up from lowest rank in back to highest rank in front. In cases where two have the same rank, the line goes by seniority. Typically, students bow to each other at the beginning and ending of class.
  • When belts come untied during sparring, they are typically just moved aside for the sparring to continue uninterrupted.
  • When training if belts become lose or untied turn away from the class and take a moment to fix your gi and belt.
  • Talking and joking are typically permitted, except when the main instructor is speaking to the class on a particular technique.
  • Questions or requests to repeat a technique are not only always allowed, but encouraged.
  • When switching partners between sparring matches, it is considered polite for the lower ranks to move to the higher ranks, allowing the higher ranks to remain in the same location.
  • In some schools, it is considered impolite for a lower belt to ask a higher belt to spar. We greatly respect everyone’s achievements in all martial arts, but this is a Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu class, so please wear your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rank.

Mutual Benefit and Welfare

We put our physical health in each other’s hands in every class. That is why we need to build a team or family mentality. Our goal must be to help our club and team become better and to support our teammates in their learning and competition. There is for the good of everyone because the better our team is, and the more cooperatively we train, the better everyone will become. Arashi-Do Behring Jiu Jitsu. OSSSS

See you there!



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