Women’s only Beginners class

Women’s only beginners class

Introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Self-defence classes help women to feel more confident and comfortable. Our Brighton-based self-defence classes teach women comprehensive self-defence techniques that are proven to boost self-esteem and confidence in self-protection – all from the comfort of a relaxed, safe and respectful environment.

Women’s only Beginners class

An introduction to martial arts

Our Brighton Elements Martial Arts academy is now the home to a women-only introductory BJJ class where women can learn martial arts in a comfortable and supportive community. Whether you’d like to try out BJJ in a women-only environment for personal or religious reasons, our women-only class will help you to understand the benefits of BJJ for both self-defence and fitness.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art for everyone. Powerful and liberating, BJJ has no gender implications – everyone can learn and use BJJ as a tool for mental and physical assertiveness.


Next date: Sunday 12th August

Time: 2pm-3.15pm

Class length: 90 minutes

Address: 21-22 St James’ Gardens, St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1RZ

Price: £15

What is BJJ?


A ground fighting, grappling-based martial art, BJJ is widely considered the best martial art for self-defence. BJJ is suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels. Find out more here.

Why attend such a class?


Building mental and physical strength with simple yet effective self-defence techniques, Elements’ women’s only introductory classes empower women to improve fitness, mobility and coordination while gaining confidence. The introductory women’s only self-defence class allows women to feel comfortable and confident in a safe and inclusive space in Brighton, Sussex. Training with other women is not only stress-relieving but also great fun!

What to expect?


Taught by a female instructor, our women’s only introduction to BJJ class teaches a sequence of connected techniques to control and dominate your opponent.

What should I wear?


Your regular sports clothes will be fine – leggings, joggers, a t-shirt. We’d recommend fitted clothing so it doesn’t get in the way, but please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Please make sure none of your clothes has zippers or buttons as your training partner could get hurt. For the same reason, please leave any jewellery at home, or take it off before the class starts.

Can I get changed at the gym?


Yes, we have changing rooms available as well as shower facilities, if you wanted to shower after the class.

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