Jiu Jitsu for Women

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Women

(Please note these classes are NOT women-only classes)

How Can Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Empower Women? Why Should Women Learn to Fight and Know Self-Defense?

jiu jitsu for women and ladies in Edmonton

As a martial art designed to allow the weaker to defeat the stronger, BJJ is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to protect themselves – and who wouldn’t be, right?

The Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Program combines a comprehensive self-defense curriculum with a strong emphasis on drills that simulate an everyday realistic attack and escape situations.

The techniques are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none compared to classes offered in regular gyms. Our classes are taught by highly experienced and skilled coaches who take the time to give thorough instruction while observing our students as they practice BJJ. Appropriate feedback is given which keeps everyone aware of their strengths and weaknesses within reason. We are proud to be able to say that we have female participants of all ages, backgrounds, skill levels, etc. Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone and the benefits are absolutely endless.

A black belt is a white belt who never quits. –Carlos Gracie Jr.


Benefits of Joining our Jiu-Jitsu Program:

  • Learn how to protect yourself from common attacks;
  • Developing awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women;
  • Increase focus, energy, and concentration;
  • Increase self-confidence;
  • Enjoying significant gains in overall fitness level;
  • Become part of the “GB Family”;
  • Train in over 400 different locations worldwide;
  • Have access to the school’s events and special classes.

One in six girls will be subjected to sexual assault in their lifetime. – RAINN

You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating for women, our gym is definitely the opposite. The instructor will run several basic drills and after a few classes you will catch up with the rest of the group. Once you master the basics, you will really enjoy the intensity of our classes based on effective self-defense techniques and real-life attack scenarios.

Sign-up today and get your first week free. We look forward to seeing you.


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