Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Gracie Barra Program Structure, our school offers Women's only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and reality-based self defense classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means of self defense. Our classes are offered exclusively to women and led by a female coach. As a martial art designed to allow the weaker to defeat the stronger, BJJ is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to defend themselves and their loved ones - who wouldn’t be, right?

The Gracie Barra Program in Hoppers Crossing combines a comprehensive self-defense curriculum, with emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack and escape situations. The techniques are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none compared to classes offered in regular gyms.

GB Hoppers Crossing do offer workshops and seminars that are specially designed for women like Rape Prevention/Escape/Defense, BJJ and MMA/Barrafit and social “get togethers” are added benefits to the ordinary GB activities and create a strong bond between the members of the “Gracie Barra Pink Team.”

A black belt is a white belt who never quits.

- Carlos Gracie Jr.

Benefit of Joining our Womens Program

  • Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
  • Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Become part of the “GB Family”
  • Train in over 30 locations in Australia and more than 800 globally
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

One in six girls will be subjected to sexual assault in their lifetime.


You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating for women, our classes is definitely not intimidating. You will find a group of friendly guys and girls, some of them wearing a pink GB uniform, who are excited to be there and excited to have you there. The instructor will run several basic drills and after a few classes you will catch up with the rest of the group. Once you master the basics you will really enjoy the intensity of a class based on effective self-defense techniques and real life scenarios.