The ultimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling gym in Rotterdam

Coming to the Rotterdam city center in Q1 of 2023.

Whatever your starting point is, we want to help you become the best you can be.
On and off the mats.

Coming to the center of rotterdam in Q1 of 2023

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Meanwhile you can train with our other CheckMat Rotterdam locations in Kralingen and Zevenkamp.
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How to start brazilian jiu jitsu

Want to start training grappling and or BJJ in Rotterdam? Follow these 3 simple steps! 

Join us for a free trial class. We’ll adjust the class to your level of fitness and experience. If you don’t have a gi, we recommend coming to nogi class.

This 2-week course will teach you everything you need to know to start your jiu jitsu journey in a safe and effective way. Register by clicking on the button below

Now that you know the basics, you can become a member and enroll in any of our classes. We split the class between beginners and advanced practitioners. Classes run from morning to evening

Already have experience?

Anyone can join us for a free trial class. Our classes are divided between beginners and advanced students.
As long as your outfit is clean, we don’t care what patches and/or academy logos are on it.
If you like the class, our team will gladly help you out with picking the membership option that fits you best.

Why train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?


Training at Haven BJJ Rotterdam will help you become more confident. You will learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, even against stronger opponents.


As you master new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques, you gain a sense of focus and control that will help in all aspects of life. You will learn how to control your opponents, but more importantly, control yourself.


Martial arts are about more than just physical attacks and techniques. They are about community. We have a great community of likeminded people, many of them have become friends both on and off the mats.


Jiu jitsu is one of the best ways to get in shape. You’ll become fitter, stronger and faster. And you learn a skill that can save your life at the same time. Beat that, treadmill.

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What’s the difference between Haven BJJ and most other Brazilian jiu jitsu gyms?

Team Checkmat

Haven BJJ Rotterdam is affiliated with Team Checkmat. CheckMat is one of the strongest BJJ and grappling teams in the world, with academies in almost every continent. At Haven BJJ we’re closely affiliated to The House Fight Company in Brazil. Together with Unity99 in Rotterdam Alexander and Erasmus BJJ we form CheckMat RotterdamWe also have a close partnership with  Elevation Jiu Jitsu in Utrecht.

We also have close connections with these gyms across the border:
Lionheart Academy in Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Stick & Stones in Munster, Germany
Grapple & Strike in Bremen, Germany 
Academy Jiu Jitsu in Downey, California

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