Develop confidence with our Self Defense structure
Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Gracie Barra Program Structure, our school offers self defense classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means of self defense and also for athletic development. All our adult classes are offered to both men and women, but ladies do have the option on training with their own gender if preferred. As a martial art designed to allow the weaker to defeat the stronger, BJJ is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to defend themselves, get fit, and improve their lifestyle.
The Gracie Barra Women’s Program in Ballina combines a comprehensive self-defense curriculum, with emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack and escape situations. The techniques are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none compared to classes offered in regular gyms.
A black belt is a white belt who never quits.
- Carlos Gracie Jr
Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with people within your personal space, and how to manage that distance.
Increase focus, energy and concentration
Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
Become part of the “GB Family”
Train in over 30 different locations in Australia and over 800 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. We know martial arts can be intimidating for women, we strive to make a warm and welcoming environment while teaching top level instruction. 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.