Arashi Do Martial Arts welcomes world-renowned 8th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coral (Red & Black) Belt Mestre Sylvio Behring, and 3rd degree Black Belt Professor Mike Yackulic 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 these amazing martial artists. This event is open to “Arashi-Do Behring Jiu Jitsu” members only.
Arashi Do Martial Arts
Calgary West Springbank Dojo
250021 Mountain View Trail, Bay D
The weekend of April 17-18, 2020
Friday April 17, 2020
5:00 pm All Mini Monkeys – test and seminar
6:30 pm All 4th stripe white belts test for Blue belt and All color belt stripe tests
8:00 pm Color belt seminar
Saturday April 18, 2020
9:00 am All Youth BJJ White belts – 8 to 15 years old – test and seminar
10:30 am All Youth BJJ Color belts with White stripe in the center 8 -15 years – test and seminar
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm All Youth BJJ solid color belts – 8 to 15 years old – test and seminar
2:00 pm All Youth BJJ color belts with black stripe in the center – 8 to 15 years – test and seminar
3:30 pm Adults test for 1st and 2nd stripes followed by stripe and belt presentations
4:30 pm Adults test for 3rd and 4th stripes followed by stripe and belt presentations
5:30 pm Adult white belt seminar
This is a different method of splitting up the groups, as your instructor will have told you there are different focuses of training for the different color belt levels. For eg. Color belts with a white stripe through the center are focusing on the stand up self defense, Judo techniques and escaping positions. If you have any questions about the format and the time that you would attend the seminar and testing please contact your instructor or Kyoshi Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be going to online registration this year, please register online and ask your instructor if you have any questions. Please note you must be invited by your instructor to do a test with Master Behring, if you are not sure if you are eligible to test speak to your instructor. New online registration system go to this link.
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
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 Jiu Jitsu skills. Good Luck and see you on the mats – Kyoshi Mike, Renshi Trevor and Monitor JP and Chris J.
Arashi-Do Behring Jiu Jitsu Symposium Tips
- Maintain a clean uniform and clean body at EVERY class (we recommend a soap called “Defense”)
- Trim fingernails and toenails
- Long hair should be secured
- No jewelry or piercings. If it cannot be removed, it must be very securely taped
- Cuts or open abrasions must be fully covered and taped; any blood on your uniform must be treated with alcohol or other antiseptic
- Do not train if you have any type of contagion (flu, staph, ringworm etc.)
- Address the instructor by their appropriate title (Professor, Sensei, etc) followed by their first name (eg. Professor John. Kyoshi Mike, Kyoshi Gary). Master Sylvio Behring is the exception as he is referred to by his surname, Master Behring.
- Most classes begin and end with a formal line up with the Black Belts in the front facing the students in order of belt and stripe rank. Students line up from lowest rank in the 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 a belt comes untied during training, find an appropriate location to tie your belt while facing away from senior instructors.
- No talking when the instructor is addressing the class and remember to stand with your hands on your belt. If you are seated, remember to sit in the “scoot” position, cross legged or on your knees.
- Questions or requests to repeat a technique are not only allowed, but encouraged.
- When switching partners between sparring matches always bow and shake hands with your partner before you move to a new partner. It is considered polite for the lower ranks to move to the higher ranks, allowing the higher ranks to remain in the same location.
- No videotaping of seminars or belt tests allowed. Photographs can be taken during presentations of belts and stripes.
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
Please pick up a Jiu Jitsu etiquette sheet from your instructor. Please ensure that you and your uniform is freshly washed and that you are wearing your formal WHITE Arashi-Do Behring Gi and that you follow all the etiquette rules.