Frequently Asked Question.

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a submission based martial art and combat sport. It’s central focus is the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling that opponent and using techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

Who is Marcos Flexa?

Marcos Flexa is the Head Coach of Carlson Gracie Amsterdam.
Professor Marcos ‘Flexa’ is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Carlson Gracie (1933 – 2006), the master that created the most dominant fight team in the history of the art. For years, professor Marcos ‘Flexa’ was the head coach of the Carlson Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro. After some traveling he came to Europe and settled in Amsterdam, where he has been teaching since 2001 and started a new academy in 2013. Marcos ‘Flexa’ is one of the highest ranking black belts in all of Europe.
Marcos Flexa has already graduated several black belts in Amsterdam and some of his black belts have achieved the status of world champion and European champion like Desmond, Olga and Misha.

What is Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Considered by many as the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in the history of the sport, the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team was the true juggernaut of competitive BJJ in the 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s. A team remembered for big names such as Murilo Bustamante , Amauri Bitetti, Ricardo De La Riva, Ricardo Liborio, Paulo Filho,Carlson Gracie Jr, Carlão Barreto and many, many others, the Carlson Gracie Academy was also the flagship for innovation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having added strong trends such as group classes, a strong focus on sport BJJ and the use of animals in the academy’s logo(s), all ideas coming from the leader of the team, the late Master Carlson Gracie.

Do I need any experience?

No former experience is necessary and all levels of fitness can enjoy learning BJJ. In our case, we train as a team and all levels are welcome to train with us. We encourage all our students to help develop other students, that way we get better as a whole.

What equipment will I need?

You will need a Kimono or “GI” and if you want to train more than 2x a week you will probably need an extra Kimono or “GI”. It’s the standard uniform most of us start with when taking a journey to learn Jiu Jitsu. We simply recommend that you avoid wearing watches, earrings, rings, bracelets as it is a full contact sport.

How do I book a trial class?

1) You have to go to the menu and click on “LOGIN / REGISTER”.
2)Then click “BOOK NOW”
3) You will see a schedule and choose the class you want to schedule by clicking on it. Or you can go and book through the schedule page.
If you don’t have an Eversports account, you can create one right away. Be sure to book one of the online beginner classes and arrive 10 minutes before class starts. For your first class, I have a kimono on loan for you.

How to cancel a booking?

If you already booked a class but can not participate, you have the possibility to cancel the booking.
In that case, you have to note the cancellation deadline.
If you want to cancel your participation, please login in your Eversports account, click on your name on top right and choose ‘My bookings’.
In the section Upcoming bookings you choose from which class you want to cancel and confirm your cancellation.
Afterwards you can not see this class anymore in your overview.
NOTE – In case that the cancellation deadline is already reached, an error will show up. You can contact your studio directly and ask, if a cancellation would be possible.
Only via the App it is possible to cancel classes after the cancellation deadline.
This is called a late cancellation and allows you to free your spot from the class. The credit will not be returned.

How does the children's class work?

The Children’s Class always takes place on Saturdays from 10 am.
YOUNG GROUP – 6 to 9 years. 10:00 – 10:45
MIDDLE GROUP – 10 to 13 years. 11:00 – 12:00
OLDER GROUP – 14 to 18 years. 12:15 – 13:15
For more information for children’s classes contact the instructors website