The ultimate BJJ & Grappling gym in Rotterdam.

Whatever your level, we help you get the best out of yourself.

Why start with Bjj?

– Are you tired of feeling unsafe walking down the street?
– Do conflicts make you nervous?
– Is it time to get stronger?
– Or just to lose weight?
– Do you sometimes feel alone and in need of a community?

 Then it's time to start BJJ.
 Follow these 3 steps

Join a free trial lesson. We adapt the lesson to your level and experience. If you don't have a gi, we recommend coming to the nogi class.

In this 2 week course you will learn everything you need to know to start jiu jitsu in a safe and effective way.

Now that you know the basics, you can become a member and enroll in our classes. We split the group between beginners and advanced. There are lessons from early morning to late evening.

Already have experience?

Everyone can come to us for a free trial lesson. Our classes are split between beginners and advanced.
As long as your outfit is clean, we don't care what patches and logos are on it.

If you enjoyed the class, our team will be happy to help you choose the membership option that best suits your needs.



Training at Haven BJJ Rotterdam helps you to become more self-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 will gain a sense of focus and control that will help in all aspects of life. You 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 like-minded people, many of whom have become friends off the mat as well.


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

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What is 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 schools on virtually every continent. At Haven BJJ we have a close relationship with The House Fight Company in Brazil. Together with Unity99 in Rotterdam Alexander and Erasmus BJJ we form CheckMat RotterdamWe also have a strong connection with  Elevation Jiu-Jitsu in Utrecht.

Other gyms we work with are:
Lionheart Academy in Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Stick & Stones in Munster, Germany
Grapple & Strike in Bremen, Germany
Jiu Jitsu Academy in Downey, California

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Our gym is located right in the center of Rotterdam, a 5-minute walk from Rotterdam Central.

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Do you want to start with BJJ? 
This book will teach you everything you need to know!
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