what is jiu jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art based on ground fighting, focused on the skill of controlling one's opponent through techniques that leverage an understanding of how the body works, instead of strength. Jiu Jitsu teaches its students how to appropriately control any combative situation, even against bigger opponents. Lessons include learning how to escape when an opponent is on top, how to use take downs, how to pin an opponent, and how to use submissions when necessary. It is regarded as the most effective martial art in the world for street style self defense. Because of it's demand for commitment, patience, and understanding, it is also regarded as a strong source of character development for people of all ages. Jiu jitsu helps a student develop body awareness, physical coordination, discipline, and a degree of mental and physical toughness.
Locations & Times
Each GWF location has one day of classes per week. Our monthly programming includes lessons from different Girls Who Fight instructors in Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, and kickboxing for a custom martial arts experience that keeps girls engaged and advancing. Our classes promote the values of discipline, perseverance, and team spirit, and include a code of conduct that will be given on the first day of class. We have a one class free trial.
Kids Class: Age 8-12
Teen Class: Age 13-18
6 Roper Road | St.Clair & Warden
KIDS BJJ: 2-3pm
TEEN BJJ: 3-4pm
TEEN KICKBOXING: 4-4:45pm
33 Davisville Avenue | Yonge & Davisville
TEEN BJJ: 5:15-6:15pm
KIDS BJJ: 6:15-7:00pm
KIDS KICKBOXING: 7:00-7:30pm
50 Torbay Road | Steeles & Vic Park
COMING SOON ON SUNDAYS FOR KIDS & TEENS
"GWF IS AWESOME!!!! 👏 I started coming to the gym about a year ago. It was my parents idea to send me at first, and I was really confused why they would sign me up, considering I'm not very athletic. But the moment I met Gemma, she was so welcoming. I finished the first class and had soooo much fun! I've been going every Saturday ever since. I have gained so much confidence from her! She's like a big sister to me. Anyone can learn from her, even if you're some EXTREMELY athletic person, or a...let's just say... not so much of an athletic person (AKA me) 😉. I know I can do anything I set my mind to as long as I work hard, and keep persisting. I wouldn't have learned that without GWF. And can we take a moment to talk about how nice ALL the other girls are there too? Some of my best friends I've met go to GWF. ALL the girls are so encouraging and supportive. This really is a special place."