Self Defense

Develop confidence with our Self Defense structure



At Gracie Barra Hornsby, we love to empower women. We have a women’s only class

Our female only classes give you the opportunity to learn and train with your fellow female teammates and with our beginner friendly classes, you’re welcome to join in at any time. 


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on a concept that a smaller, weaker person can use leverage and technique to defend themselves against a bigger and stronger opponent. Our classes have a focus on everyday self-defence techniques that can help you in real life situations.


Join the Gracie Barra Pink Team to motivate and support your fellow teammates around Sydney and Australia, while making lifelong friends who become part of your family.


Come for a free trial of our female only classes. You’re also welcome to trial any of our fundamentals classes (mixed)! 

Our martial arts classes for women include Rape Prevention, Jiu-Jitsu Conditioning and even social “get togethers” so you can swap Jiu-Jitsu tips and techniques with other like-minded women. We offer a sense of community that is unparalleled by any other martial arts studio in the world.


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 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 . To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply contact Us, and we’ll schedule your first class today!


Benefit of Joining our Womens Program

  • Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
  • Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Become part of the “GB Family”
  • Train in over 25 different locations in Australia and 700 worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

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.