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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Hamburg Sternschanze
“We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy”
- Master Carlos Gracie Jr
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, commonly known as BJJ, is a martial art and combat sport that originated in Brazil in the early 20th century. It is a grappling-based martial art that emphasizes technique, leverage, and strategy, rather than brute strength or size.
Technique, Leverage, and Strategy
BJJ is based on the concept of using leverage to control and submit an opponent. The techniques involve grappling on the ground, where practitioners use various holds, joint locks, and chokes to control their opponent and force them to submit.
Sport and Self-Defense
BJJ is a highly effective martial art that has become increasingly popular in recent years, both as a sport and as a self-defense system. It is a great way to improve your physical fitness, build strength and endurance, and develop self-discipline and mental toughness.
BJJ for All Ages and Abilities
One of the unique aspects of BJJ is that it is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It is an inclusive and welcoming martial art that can be adapted to suit individual needs and goals. Whether you are looking to compete at a high level, improve your fitness, or simply learn an effective self-defense system, BJJ has something to offer.
World-Class BJJ Instruction in Hamburg
At Gracie Barra Sternschanze, we are proud to offer world-class BJJ instruction for students of all levels. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and reach your full potential, both on and off the mats. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we welcome you to join our community and experience the benefits of BJJ for yourself.
Our Instuctor Team
These are our Gracie Barra ICP certified Instructors
Professor André Nunes
3rd Degree Black Belt
Professor Philip Richter
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Hamburg
Reasons to Join
Getting started at Gracie Barra Hamburg Sternschanze is easy. Schedule your free class and intro session absolutely free!
GB Jiu-Jitsu is a truly exciting way to get fit
Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.
GB people are committed to your progress in learning
The folks at GB make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.
The renowned Gracie Barra structure makes your journey in learning smooth and enjoyable
The class structure is the trademark of all Gracie Barra Schools. Classes start on time and adhere to a standardized curriculum and class structure. As a student, you know up front what is expected of you and have a clear understanding of what to expect from your instructors and training partners. The consistency of this structure combined with the creativity and innovation of our devoted instructors blend perfectly to facilitate your progress.
GB Community will change your life forever
When you join Gracie Barra, you are not just getting classes. You become part of a community united by the ideals of the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Special classes and side events coupled with ordinary classes create a fun and exciting calendar of activities that you and your family will love to take part in.
GB Fighting Techniques will be useful outside the mats, in real-life situations
You don’t come to class just to learn how to fight. You also work hard toward mastering the underlying principles that allow you to succeed on the mats. When applied to your life off the mats, these principles can bring more balance to your routine and help you reach your true potential.
You can train all over the world
There are over 700 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide. When you join a Gracie Barra school you are free to train at any location while traveling.
GB is an Environment for the Whole Family
One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Gracie Barra is proud to be a powerhouse with the most stalwart champions of Jiu-Jitsu in the world while still maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: men, women, and children. At Gracie Barra, families find marvelous activities through which to spend quality time together.
You will train in germ-free facilities
Cleanliness is a top priority. Our schools adhere to the strict standard of cleanliness and hygiene set by Gracie Barra. GB School staff clean the facilities constantly, and all GB uniforms are washed regularly. Our GB School mats are cleaned on a daily basis with a specially designed cleaning agent that neutralizes bacteria, fungus and odors without detriment to the equipment.
You couldn’t find a safer environment
Student safety is our instructors’ primary goal. Training sessions are supervised at all times, and we have CPR-trained personnel on duty during every class.
Our more than 30 years of experience assure you a link to our art’s roots
A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive. Our team of instructors are trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.
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Join us for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar and graduation ceremony featuring the renowned Professor Victor Estima and Professor Gerson Carvalho on December 16th and 17th.
Celebrating Victory: Gracie Barra Sternschanze Triumphs at AJP Tour Hamburg International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023
Gracie Barra Sternschanze emerged victorious at the AJP Tour Hamburg International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023 - Gi and No-Gi. With 11 Gold, 14 Silver, and 8 Bronze Medals, our team clinched the top position in Hamburgs team rankings.
Age-Appropriate Classes: Our BJJ for Kids program is specifically designed to cater to children of different age groups, ensuring that each child receives age-appropriate training and guidance. We offer...