Introduction COURSE

In this course you will learn the main positions, ideas and concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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It can be intimidating to get started with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
When you finally visit a gym, you are thrown in at the deep end without guidance.
You have to train with people who are much more experienced than you.
You don't understand the techniques that the coach explains.

This is the experience of many people starting BJJ.

Our unique Introductory Course aims to change that experience. In two weeks we teach you the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a small group.

 You work together with other beginners and the lesson is tailored to people without any experience in the sport.

This way you can start BJJ in a safe and effective way.

After you complete this course you will be able to take any beginners class around the world and have a good idea of what the instructor is talking about

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This course was developed by Haven BJJ instructors who have been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to beginners for years. Through our group classes, private lessons and courses, our instructors have taught hundreds of beginners the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Many of them still practice the sport on a daily basis.

What are you going to learn?

What do others say?


“Before the Introductory Course, I noticed that I didn't understand the basics and the ideas behind the moves. Now I understand the ideas behind the movements much better. I can now hold my own longer against better training partners. I liked that there was a lot of time and space for asking questions during the course”


“The Introductory Course helped me with basic skills such as trial and error. It also helped me become more familiar with the close contact. When I joined the regular classes, I could recognize many techniques. It gave me more confidence because I now understand the basics”


“Before the introductory course, I was not training very consciously. Now that I've done the course, I'm aware of many important details. It has made me more confident and aware of what I do. The course also helped me with the names of the functions and techniques”


Classes are given twice a week at 6:00 PM in our dojo at Weena 1099 Rotterdam. The price for the 2 week course is 49 euros. Click on the button below to register (limited number of places!) A new introductory course starts every two weeks.

Make sure you choose the correct start date when registering.




All you need for this course is:
– Shorts without pockets and without zippers
– A tight-fitting T-shirt or rashguard
– Slippers for when you are not on the mat
– Short cut nails

Some other things to take with you:
– A towel to shower afterwards
- A notebook