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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the perfect self-defense system for women, but only if it is taught correctly. If you’re unsure about learning BJJ for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the GB Women program is perfect for you! If you’ve tried BJJ at another school and had a negative experience, give GB Women program a chance, and we guarantee it will win you back to the mat!
The GB Women Program is the official Gracie Barra self-defense program for women based on the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In this 16-Weeks program, we will teach you how to neutralize most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour GB Women Program lesson addresses three techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the GB Women program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.
10-Day Free Trial at Gracie Barra Hornsby!
Most BJJ schools limit new students to one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the curriculum, the camaraderie, and quality of the instruction will exceed all your expectations. If that’s not the case, just let us know, and we will never charge you a penny (all we ask is that you return the free uniform that we provide you). To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply contact Us, and we’ll schedule your first class today!
One in six girls will be subjected to sexual assault in their lifetime.
You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating for women, this class is definitely not intimidating. You will find a group of girls, some of them wearing a pink GB uniform, who are excited to be there and excited to have you there. 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 a class based on effective self-defense techniques and real life scenarios.
"Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to BJJ. I've gained 8lbs of muscle mass and I'm in the best shape of my life. I've met and become friends with a great group of guys."
"This is the best martial arts discipline I have ever been involved with. I'm glad I took up BJJ and really made a great decision with Gracie Barra here at Irvine just off the I-5."