Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
and Self-Defense

Historically a male-dominated sport, women worldwide are joining Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in large numbers and for a good reason. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides women with a unique platform to build confidence, strength, and empowerment while allowing them to compete at high levels and defend themselves in real-world situations with incredible effectiveness. Wander Braga Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is focused on growing our women’s community and within the sport overall.

Whether you are interested in our women-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, women’s self-defense, or our co-ed Jiu-Jitsu and MMA fitness classes, this gym and programming keeps women at the forefront of the sport. Join your first class free to learn more.

Learn about our programs


It is difficult to be prepared to defend oneself in a high-pressure situation without lots of practice and scenario training. According to National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women almost 25% experienced completed or attempted rape in their lifetime in addition to a 1 in 4 chance of domestic violence.

Amongst all martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered the most efficient form of self-defense for women, using your body to create space or take it away through grappling. This program focuses on specific techniques designed for defending ones-self in a violent attack with a focus on real-world scenarios.


  • Situational training specific to women’s attacks
  • Training for real-world scenarios
  • Coordination drills
  • Training with variety of body types
  • Building strength and endurance
  • Becoming comfortable in the uncomfortable


Our women’s only brazilian jiu jitsu classes are great for both beginners and advanced athletes. While co-ed classes offer many real-world benefits and stretch women from their comfort zone, training amongst other women helps match partners by weight and strength while also establishing a sense of community among the women in the sport and at the gym.

Train with us in the Gi classes or the No-Gi classes for variety.


  • Situational training specific to women’s attacks
  • Training with similar matched weight and size
  • Building strength and endurance
  • Training in a reduced class size
  • Building self-esteem, courage, confidence
  • Women supporting women