Call us: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 587-404-2823 | Kickboxing 587-404-2848
Call us: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 587-404-2823 | Kickboxing 587-404-2848

About The Gym

The Best Gym in Edmonton

What makes Bairro different?

BAIRRO is a community full of people looking for a challenge. Our two locations are in a central, accessible neighborhood full of activity. Our members are drawn to the club because we offer something a little different while still promoting discipline and a healthy lifestyle. Our culture encourages individuality within the sport and promotes healthy competition while still being an incredibly supportive community of diverse individuals.

Bairro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BAIRRO Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Edmonton is dedicated to offering the highest level of instruction to every student. Our head black belt instructor, Hoss Zahiri, tailors the instruction to every level, allowing all members to improve their skills. Our curriculum offers different perspectives on the same core principles throughout the week. No matter what stage you are at within your Jiu-Jitsu journey, you can join Bairro and improve your game.

Affiliation

Bairro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Edmonton

Bairro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very proud to be a part of Team Renzo Gracie. We joined the affiliation in 2023 under Professor Pat Cooligan, the first Renzo Gracie black belt in Canada. Today, Pat is a fourth degree black belt with multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools.

The Renzo Gracie affiliation is one of the most respected and renowned teams within Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with notable members including John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, Gary Tonan, and Shawn Williams.

A true legend in the sport, Renzo Gracie is a 7th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coral belt and mixed martial artist.

Bairro Kickboxing

BAIRRO Kickboxing in Edmonton is committed to creating intense, unique cardio kickboxing classes that will keep you coming back for more. Our kickboxing instructor, Stefan Miodragovic, creates an environment where all levels can learn and grow. These padwork classes will expand your skill set and improve your cardio in a supportive environment that pushes you just the right amount.

FAQ

I’m visiting from out of town. Can I come and train at Bairro while I’m in Edmonton?

Yes! Please email [email protected] for information regarding class times.

Can I watch my kids’ class?

We kindly ask that all parents remain in the waiting area during class time and watch class from the monitors. Parents are not allowed to interact with their children during class.

Do you have showers?

Yes. We have two showers in our bathrooms. Please bring your own toiletries and towels. 

I don’t have any experience. Can I still participate?

Yes. We welcome everyone of all fitness levels to come check out a class! No experience is necessary.

Do you have gloves or gis I can borrow?

Our Kickboxing classes supply all the equipment you need for a trial class except a mouthguard and handwraps (if you prefer to use them). We have cups, mouth guards, gloves, and handwraps for sale for members.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program has gis available to use for your trial class. We have gis, rash guards, and shorts available for members to purchase.

What time should I arrive?

If this is your first time, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign any paperwork and receive a tour of the facility. For subsequent classes, please arrive with enough time to be ready and on the mats for class.

Can Kickboxing and BJJ help me defend myself?

Absolutely. These are two of the most effective combat sports if you are interested in learning to protect yourself.

What makes BAIRRO special?

We’re a supportive community with a competitive spirit and a passion for well-rounded, technical jiu-jitsu. We strive for excellence and continuous improvement in everything — from technique and competition to environment and training amenities. Being a part of BAIRRO means joining a team that will continuously empower you to achieve greater things.

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