The ultimate BJJ & Grappling gym in Rotterdam.

No matter your level, we’re here to help you bring out the best in yourself.

Why start bjj?

BJJ will help you become more confident, fitter and you will become part of an amazing community. 

The problem is that most gyms throw you into the deep water right away. 

At Haven BJJ, we have the perfect program for beginners:
We have an introduction course, BJJ Basics class and even our regular classes are divided between beginners and advanced students.

Sign up for a trial class, join our intro course and then join our regular classes.

You will learn jiu jitsu in a structured and challenging way, but always at your own level.
Ensuring that you don’t get overwhelmed and injured.

Join Haven BJJ for a free trial today. 

Book a free trial class. For beginners we recommend the Grappling Fundamentals class.

Try the Haven BJJ classes for a week at a reduced rate. That way you find out if we’re a good match.

Want to continue with Grappling and BJJ? You can now become a member and sign up for our classes.  We have classes for beginners and advanced students, from early morning to late evening.

already have experience?

Every BJJ practitioner wants to reach their full potential.

The problem is that most BJJ schools offer only one or two classes per day.
Additionally, they have the same curriculum for both beginners and advanced students.

At Haven BJJ, we have daily classes from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, with a separate curriculum for each skill level.

Our regular classes are divided between beginners and advanced practitioners.
If you truly enjoy a challenge, you can participate in our world famous competition training.

Book a free trial class today.

This way, you can reach your full potential as a BJJ practitioner, instead of remaining stuck in an environment that doesn’t challenge you.

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 will develop 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, how to control yourself.


Martial arts are about more than just physical attacks and techniques. They are about community. We have an amazing community of like-minded individuals, many of whom have become friends both on and off the mat.


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 potentially save your life.

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What’s the difference between Haven BJJ and most other 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 almost 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 strong connection with  Elevation Jiu Jitsu in Utrecht.

Other partner gyms:
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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Our gym is located in the center of Rotterdam, just a 5-minute walk from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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