The Bushido-Kai’s BJJ program started from small roots in late 2007 thanks to Sensei Nathan Stevers (Renzo Gracie Purple belt) and then passed onto Steven Greencorn who has grow it into one strong tree and a force to be reckoned with within the BJJ community of Atlantic Canada.
Under the direction of our senior instructor Edgard Lucke and his instructor MXT – Jiu-jitsu team founder Max Trombini both from Brazil the BJJ program at Bushido-Kai is one of our largest programs at the academy. With a large number of Blue, Purple and Brown Belts many of our students have gone on to compete locally, provincially and nationally bringing home over 40 international medals in BJJ competition.
MXT –Jiu-Jitsu Team came in as one of the top 5 teams in Canada at the 2014 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Montreal.
We have had many highly ranked Black belts teach at our club in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from pioneers like Royce Gracie to World Champion Emily Kwook.
Women’s BJJ program – is headed up by Courtney Pratt who at Brown Belt, is currently the highest ranked female in Atlantic Canada and a endless promoter of Women in BJJ across the Province and Atlantic Canada, see The Team page for bio.
"It's wonderful to see that BJJ is thriving in Atlantic Canada with the support and leadership of Courtney Pratt. She is a positive, open-hearted individual with a genuine interest and love for the art. Her warmth and approachability will make any practitioner, new or old, feel that they have a place training alongside her and at Bushido Kai" - Emily Kwok - Canada’s first ever female BJJ Black Belt and 4 time World Champion currently under the guidance BJJ ledged Marcelo Garcia