Learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a supportive environment with an emphasis on technique over strength and size. Our Women’s Only Class provides an opportunity for women of all experience levels to improve with each other.
With regular practice and proper execution, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows a smaller individual to gain a significant advantage when pinned by a much larger individual. BJJ teaches a person to remain calm by eventually rewriting the body’s natural reactions to uncomfortable situations, developing an innate ability to handle an attack.
Additionally, BJJ teaches mindfulness, given the state of alert the body is in during drills and sparring sessions. Without knowing it, BJJ students offer each other a powerful, affirming, accepting, and biologically-mediated experience simply through the body-to-body contact that occurs. Such contact triggers the release of neurochemicals in our brain and hormones throughout our body, making us more aware, focused, and connected.
One of the things that distinguishes BJJ from other martial arts is that from day one, the first time you step on the mat, you are grappling face-to-face with other students. While drills and techniques are critical to your development as a BJJ student, students must pit themselves against other students from the first class. This pragmatic strategy is core to BJJ’s philosophy, which attempts to apply these skills in real-world defense situations. As a BJJ student, you test these skills daily against people with varying degrees of skill, strength, and technique.
This program is available to women of all skill levels as part of our Adult program.