Woman Empowered® in Fourways

Train with Comfort and Confidence in Our Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

At Gracie Jiu Jitsu® Fourways, we get it. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a close-combat style that can be uncomfortable in mixed company or if you're just getting started.

That's why we're proud to offer women across Fourways and Sandton a chance to train with confidence in our Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. Build your skills one step at a time, learn effective self-defence techniques, and get in a great workout that will help you see incredible results.

We train women of all ages and abilities. Just fill out the short form on your screen to learn more about Women Empowered® or to get started.

What's Different About Women Empowered?

Women Empowered® is the official Gracie self-defence program for women based on the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® (BJJ). In this 15-lesson program we will teach you how to neutralise the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by an assailant with a weapon. Each one-hour Women Empowered® lesson addresses two techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defence systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you complete the Women Empowered® program, you may test for promotion to pink belt!

Learn The Empowerment Mindset:

Step 1: Learn the Techniques
We have divided the 20 Gracie Women Empowered® techniques into 15 one hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. We designed each lesson so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 15 lessons in any order without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Gracie Women Empowered attendance card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.

Step 2: Develop Your Reflexes
Once you complete each of the 15 Women Empowered lessons once, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development (RD) classes where you will learn how to combine the 20 techniques to address the most common occurrences in a real self-defence situation.

Step 3: Earn Your Pink Belt
Once you complete each of the Women Empowered® lessons four times, and you’ve completed at least 8 Reflex Development Classes, you are eligible to test for promotion to pink belt! During this 30-minute test, we will assess your execution of all 20 essential techniques. If your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will qualify for promotion to pink belt. As a pink belt, you will be more than ready to move on to the Gracie Combatives® program should you choose to continue the jiu-jitsu journey!

What Is The Pink Belt?

As with every one of the programs in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®, awarding belts is the traditional way to acknowledge progress and accomplishment. With the development of the Gracie Women Empowered® program, the course featured so many unique strategies, objectives, techniques, and psychology tailored to a special set of circumstances, that the standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt system did not apply. So, we decided to add an entirely new belt, and since pink was one of the only colours not used in the existing BJJ belt system, we introduced the Women Empowered® Pink Belt!

It not only symbolizes dedication to the techniques of the program but also an understanding of the philosophy that is essential for survival in life-threatening scenarios. We hope that this reflexive understanding of both the philosophy and techniques will instill a confidence in women that reduces their risk of ever becoming a target in the first place. Since the program was created we have watched women dedicate countless hours to earning their pink belt, and with every pink belt earned, the value and prestige of this belt has become undeniable.

Make the Move Today! Our Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Have Something for Everyone in Fourways and Randburg!

Gracie Jiu-jitsu® is the perfect self-defence system for women, only if it is taught correctly! If you’re unsure about learning BJJ for fear of injury, embarrassment or for any other reason, then our Women Empowered® program is perfect for you! If you’ve tried BJJ elsewhere and had a negative experience, come give Women Empowered a chance and we will win you back to the mat!

Our Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes help you challenge your body and learn effective self-defense skills. Join us at Gracie Jiu Jitsu® Fourways and check it out today! We're proud to work with women across Fourways and Sandton.

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