Elevation Jiu Jitsu

Start your jiu jitsu journey today

Elevation Jiu Jitsu is the BJJ academy of Utrecht, founded by a group of enthusiasts who would like to share their passion and love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Today Elevation Jiu Jitsu is one of the biggest BJJ gyms in the country.

By offering high-quality but at the same time accessible lessons and courses in a beautiful and clean gym, we want to make everyone, young and old, enthusiastic about this great sport.

We want you to enjoy coming to our gym, you don’t have to but you have to want it. At the end of your working day you have to look forward to the moment you can get back on the mat.

Due to our unique approach, total beginners can turn themselves into a skilled BJJ practitioner in a short time.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is a martial art that focuses on bringing the opponent to the ground as quickly as possible - through a takedown, throw or shoot - and then continue with the fight on the ground. The object of the game is to make the opponent give up as quickly as possible by means of various holds, locks and chokes. Moving the fight to the ground removes the advantage a more skilled standing fighter has.


This can also be seen in the main Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions, of which the UFC is an example. Most of these matches are decided on the ground. It is therefore important for every fighter, of whatever discipline, to master the ground fight. Practice shows that 80% of street fights end on the ground.

Technique beats strength

BJJ uses techniques that work on the fundament of leverage, timing and weight distribution. This allows a smaller, weaker person to win against bigger, stronger opponents. This is not just theory, as in most martial arts, but this is everyday practice during training and sparring on the mat. Do you want to experience this yourself? Then click on the free trial class button.

Beginner Course BJJ

do you want to participate in a beginner course BJJ? Click here for more information!

Trial class

Come by for a free trial lesson. No strings attached..

Beginner Course

Completely new and want to start with the basics? Then our beginners course might be something for you!!


With more than 25 classes per week, we have the most complete BJJ schedule in the Netherlands, from wrestling to grappling and Gi BJJ and we are far from satisfied


Our Youth program gives your child the tools to deal with conflict and gives them the confidence to be themselves.

Elevation Jiu Jitsu

Discover Our State-of-the-Art 1000m² BJJ Facility

Elevation Jiu Jitsu Academy was founded in 2016 with the idea of making Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling accessible to everyone. A place where everyone can and is allowed to learn Jiu Jitsu, whether you want to learn how to defend yourself better or want to become a competition athlete. In our gym we have a something for anyone and everyone is welcome.

Recently, we opened our brand new BJJ Academy. With an area of ​​a whopping 1000 m², we offer you a world-class training environment.

Our facility features two spacious mats, a boxing gym, a fitness area, a physiotherapist, and extensive changing rooms with no less than seven showers.

With these amenities, we not only offer the largest BJJ Academy in the Benelux, but also a complete and contemporary training experience that perfectly meets the needs of our members.

Schedule a free trial class and experience the benefits of training in an environment designed to bring out the best in you.

Welcome to the future of BJJ training!


Elevation Jiu Jitsu Webshop

Official Elevation Jiu Jitsu webshop, order your team gear here

Elevation Jiu Jitsu-App

Book your training sessions, stay informed of the latest news and receive reminders (push notification) of your planned training sessions.

Video afspelen

Visit Us


Elevation Boxing

Partner gym

Elevation Jiu Jitsu est. 2016 

part of the Checkmat family