Self Defence

Self-Defence in Surfers Paradise!

Gain confidence and strength

Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Gracie Barra Program, our school offers self-defence classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means of self-defence. Our self defence classes are offered to both men and women, but ladies do have the option of training in women-only classes 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 ?

Gracie Barra Women’s Program combines a comprehensive self-defence 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.

Gracie Barra Surfers Paradise classes are specially designed for women and cover Attack Prevention and Conditioning.  Social get-togethers are added benefits to the everyday GB activities and create a strong bond between the members of the team.


Benefits of joining our 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 1000 different GB schools worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

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, our classes are definitely not intimidating. You will find our female studentsare motivated and excited to be there and will welcome you to the class. 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-defence techniques and real life scenarios.