Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling and Wrestling


Elevation Jiu Jitsu originated from a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2016 we started providing BJJ classes in Utrecht with a small group of enthusiasts. Since then we have been able to introduce hundreds of people to this wonderful sport.

By offering high-quality but at the same time accessible classes and courses in a beautiful and clean space, we want to make everyone, young and old, enthusiastic about this great sport. We hope you’ll like it so much that you can’t wait for the next one.

Everyone is welcome in our gym, we do not make a distinction on the base of gender, nationality, orientation, vaccination willingness, weight, age, religious opinion or what other difference there is or can be devised.

On our mat, everyone is equal and everyone is welcome.

Elevation Jiu Jitsu - BJJ Utrecht - Grappling Utrecht

Beginner Course BJJ

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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

BJJ is a martial art that focuses on bringing the opponent to the ground as quick as possible - by taking an opponent down and then continuing with the ground fight. The object of the game is to get the opponent to give up as quick as possible using various submissions. Moving the fight to the ground removes the advantage that a more skilled standing fighter has.


This can also be seen in the major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions, of which the UFC is an example. In these competitions, the majority is decided on the ground. It is therefore important for every fighter, of whatever discipline, to master the ground fight. Statistics show that 80% of street fights end on the ground.

Technique beats strength

The techniques used in BJJ depend on leverage, timing and weight distribution. This allows a smaller, weaker person to beat the bigger, stronger opponents. This is not only theory, as with most martial arts, but this is the daily practice during training and sparring on the mat. Do you want to experience this yourself? Click on the button for a free trial lesson.​

Human Chess...

It is more or less like chess, I make a move and then "you" again. We continue until we have the other checkmate and he / she has nowhere to go. Okay you got me, I tap and we start again.


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