Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have a question that is not in the list of FAQs, then please use the contact page to send us your question.

No prior experience is needed. In fact, many of our members did not have any experience before starting with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

All classes except for open mat are suitable for beginners. During class, the techniques are done together with a partner and chances are that you will partner up with an experienced student. On top of that the instructor(s) will pay close attention during the techniques and help you out. The fundamental classes are the best fit for complete beginners.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy Amsterdam has an international group of students and therefore the main language during class is English. The instructors are fluent in English and Dutch.

For your first BJJ class the academy will provide you with a BJJ gi (outfit). You can bring a comfortable t-shirt, drinking bottle and slippers/flip-flops. There are showers available for after training.

The first trial class is free. For most people the first class already gives them the expectation of what the sport of BJJ is about and if they want to continue with BJJ. An additional second trial class can be done for €15,- if you want to give it another try before becoming a member

After your first trial class we will email you a membership form. A signed copy of this membership form is needed to complete your registration as a new member

Once you become a member you will need a BJJ gi, belt and a rashguard is recommended. We are limited in the number of gi’s that are available to borrow. Therefore, these are only used for the first trial class.

This is not needed. It helps if you already have a certain fitness level, but doing BJJ classes will build up your fitness level and over time you will see an improvement in your overall fitness level.

The classes are most suited from the age 15 years and up.

Women-only BJJ classes are every Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. This class is given by instructor Rose.

Please have a look at our memberships page to see the type of memberships that we offer at BJJAA.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has the following rank system:

BJJ bekts

There are several conditions that will determine a promotion such as individual improvement, understanding of techniques and concepts, skill-level and more. In general it can take somewhere between 1.5-2.5 years for a belt promotion.

We doubt that. With the right attention and training attitude BJJ is accessible for almost all ages.

You can buy a BJJ gi, belt and other gear that you need to get started at BJJFightgear.

Some students wear a mouth-guard during sparring or ear guards. However, these are not mandatory and it is up to you whether you want to use them.