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4 Of The Best Women’s-Only Classes In Bristol

By 19 January 2024February 7th, 2024No Comments

4 Of The Best Women’s Only Jiu Jitsu Classes In BristolπŸ“

In this article, we will provide a comparison of the best Jiu-Jitsu classes for females in the city of Bristol to help you make a clear decision on what is best for you.

πŸ‘‰ Here is a summary of what this article will contain:

βœ… A comprehensive analysis of the top 4 BJJ clubs in Bristol.

βœ… An individual breakdown of the pros and cons of each club.
βœ… Collection of key data points when selecting the best club including location, price range, and third party reviews.

⚠️ An important note before you read on

Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, for many is a lifelong journey. Yet, many people choose a club to start training super-fast. And it’s usually based on how close it is to them.

It’s really important that you take the time to clearly understand each individual club’s merits before jumping in. Your decision should primarily be based on the quality of Jiu-Jitsu and the culture of the club, and secondarily on location.

We have written this post to have a clearer understanding of the biggest clubs in Bristol and therefore best equip you to make an informed decision.

Example highlights of top 4 schools’ offerings:

Choosing the best Jiu-Jitsu club in Bristol that suits your own individual needs is challenging – we get it. Everyone has their own goals and objectives and differing lifestyles mean that Jiu-Jitsu to the family-oriented individual may look very different from Jiu-Jitsu to the 17-year-old, hungry athlete looking to build a career in the sport.

In analysing the top Jiu-Jitsu schools in Bristol, we have collected a number of data points. Here’s a summary before we get started on the rankings.

πŸ“…Β Timetable and overall availability
There is a very small selection of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, full-time schools in Bristol. While this is not mandatory, having multiple sessions per week is one of the highest-ranking factors of customer happiness.

πŸ‘ Large mat space (sq ft)
Larger mat spaces often reduce the chance of crashing into another pair or getting injured. It will also provide more freedom to move without limitations.

🌸 Female coaches
A Women-only programme is a solid indicator of a healthy welcoming environment. If a club fosters a culture of inclusivity and has a good attendance of female grapplers, this is a strong indicator of an environment they feel comfortable. Having experienced female coaches leading the sessions is important to ensure beginners have a positive experience.

1. Roger Gracie North Bristol

⭐️ Rated: 5/5 on Google Reviews (140+ reviews)
πŸ’° Pricing: Β£65 per month
πŸ“ Address: The Youth Centre, Greystoke Avenue, Southmead, Bristol
☎️ Contact: 07796 790866
πŸ’» Website: www.rogergracienorthbristol.com

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Roger Gracie Academy Bristol is a full-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy with over 500+ active members. Primarily a BJJ school, RGA North Bristol has recently expanded into boxing and kickboxing with prestigious coaches.

The Women’s-Only classes are run by brown belt coaches Beata and Emilia, who have both been training collectively for over 15 years. They have also both competed in Jiu Jitsu and have vast experience coaching too.

The club runs Women’s Only classes twice per week, Thursday evening and Saturday morning. The Saturday class is FREE to all women!

The core of the club is passionate, friendly and welcoming individuals who like to train regularly throughout the week.

(Roger Gracie is widely regarded as the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu)

πŸ‘Β Pros

πŸ₯‡ Largest Jiu-Jitsu academy in Bristol with 500+ total members.
βœ… Full-time, dedicated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy.
βœ… Open 7 days a week.
βœ… Over 6,000 sq. ft with 2 dedicated mat spaces for concurrent classes.
βœ… Experienced brown belt female coaches.
βœ… Dedicated female changing rooms with showers.
βœ… Saturday Women’s Only class is completely FREE.

πŸ‘ŽΒ Cons

❌ No cafe facilities.
❌ Classes are currently only twice per week.

2. Gracie Barra Yate

⭐️ Rated: 5/5 on Google Reviews (20+ reviews)
πŸ’° Starting from: Β£
πŸ“ Address:11 Heron Way, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6XW
☎️ Contact: 07732145480
πŸ’» Website: https://www.graciebarrayate.co.uk/

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school based in the outskirts of Bristol, in the area of Chipping Sodbury. The school is run by black belt Antonio Bustorff. With 1 Women-Only class per week. The classes are run by a black-belt female coach.

πŸ‘Β Pros

βœ… Women’s Only class run by a female coach.

πŸ‘ŽΒ Cons

❌ Only 1 class per week.

3. Artemis BJJ

⭐️ Rated: 5/5 on Google Reviews (7+ reviews)
πŸ’° Starting from: Β£50 per month
πŸ“ Address:7 Easton Rd, Bristol BS5 0BY
☎️ Contact:07740 197319
πŸ’» Website: https://www.artemisbjj.com/women/

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school based in the Easton area of Bristol, Artemis BJJ offer one Women-Only class per week. There are 3 female coaches of blue and purple belt rank who lead the sessions.

πŸ‘Β Pros

βœ… Female changing rooms.
βœ… Central location.
βœ… First session free

πŸ‘ŽΒ Cons

❌ Only 1 class a week.

4. Gracie Barra Bradley Stoke

⭐️ Rated: 5/5 on Google Reviews (7+ reviews)
πŸ’° Starting from: Β£50 per month
πŸ“ Address:7 Easton Rd, Bristol BS5 0BY
☎️ Contact:07740 197319
πŸ’» Website: https://www.artemisbjj.com/women/

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school based in the Bradley Stoke area of Bristol, Gracie Barra Bradley Stoke offers 1 womens-only class per week.

πŸ‘Β Pros

βœ… Large organisation
βœ… First session free

πŸ‘ŽΒ Cons

❌ Only 1 class a week.