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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Martial Arts for Women

"Jiu Jitsu is my tangible, physical medium for experimenting with all parts of the self"

Emily Kwok

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a rapidly evolving women's sport, in fact in general, female contact sport is now growing at a faster rate than for men. As UFC brings more women to the forefront in martial arts, many women are looking to the craft of Jiu Jitsu as a way to participate in a sport, make themselves stronger and reconnect with their physical abilities. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fantastic way to keep fit and gain strength. It's a sport that does not rely on strength to be successful, rather learning to problem solve using techniques taught in a structured way. It's a great way to exercise your body and your mind, relieve stress and learn a new skill that will have versatile application throughout your life. 

It's a sport where the sky is the limit in terms of competition and more and more women are pushing themselves to continue to reach their potential in this sport right through from white belt all the way up to the black belt.

For those who really like to test themselves, competing in jiu-jitsu is the ultimate! 


Everyone has to start somewhere.The GB Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program teaches the best self-defence skills and also the students will experience a deeper involvement in GB's philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.

A black belt is a white belt who never quits.

- Carlos Gracie Jr.


As a new student or someone who is moving up from the Fundamentals Program, you’ll find the Gracie Barra Advanced Classes perfect for taking your Jiu-Jitsu to the next level. At this stage you start developing a BJJ game flow and the instructor will be closely looking at your specific needs. At the end of class, you’ll engage in live training drills that are exciting and fun. Every training partner will present you with a unique challenge that requires strategic thinking to effectively deal with it. Now grab your GB uniform and get to class!

Anyone can become a black belt with enough commitment to the craft. Despite just 8 years ago there being no female black belts in Australia, there are now many and more coming up through the ranks all the time.

Benefit of Joining our Womens Program

  • Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Become part of the “GB Family”
  • Train in many locations within Oceania

You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. At our school both male and female training partners will adjust their intensity based on your individual level of skill, and adjust the use of strength according to the size of their partner. Everyone is respectful and no one is made to feel differently or less able, everyone is here to learn and progress at their own rate.


Beyond the sport and fitness aspects of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, there are obvious advantages to learning a martial art for self-defense. 

Most of our fundamentals classes begin with self-defense drills and all of the techniques have some application in real-life self-defense scenarios. While it is no longer the primary reason women are attracted to martial arts, it is a great added benefit to learning a sport such as this.