Women class at Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .

The women class takes place every Sunday from 16.30 to 18.00 and is open to all levels - from absolute beginners to advanced fighters. The class consists of 15 minutes of warming up, 45 minutes of techniques and drills, and ends with half an hour of sparring. The presence of only women makes the class very accessible to all levels of female fighters. Classes are taught by professor Marcos Flexa. Apart from women class, all other classes are also open to all girls. Most women training at our gym regularly train during other classes. You’re welcome to join us on Sundays at 16.30-18.00 or during any other training during the week. Kimonos are available at the gym. Please fill in the contact form on this website for a free class.

All-round workout .

The combination of grappling, conditioning, strength-, and speed training makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training an all-round workout. The physical and technical training will get you stronger and faster both physically and mentally. In addition, the majority of techniques and drills practiced during women class are also practical as self-defense use outside the gym. The vast range of possibilities and techniques makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu an ongoing, fun challenge (which explains the amount of people getting hooked once started. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for women .

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent sport for girlsl and women. The martial art holds the premise that ‘soft can win from hard’. This means that a lighter, smaller fighter is able to win from heavier, bigger opponents. Gender or size does not necessarily determine the outcome of a fight. Carlson Gracie Holland holds the elements of mutual respect and friendship in high regard, which results in a non-threatening and friendly training environment.

Female Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Netherlands .

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been gaining more and more popularity among women in the past few years. There is a steadily growing Dutch female fighter community who organize an open mat session accessible for only women in different cities thoughout the Netherlands (see Female Fighters BJJ Open Mat on Facebook). The open mat session allows female fighters to train with women from their height and size to optimize their techniques.