Carlton Self Defence

Women Empowered. Boost your confidence and redefine yourself!


In addition to the adult classes offered in the Gracie Barra Carlton Program Structure, our school offers a set of classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to protect themselves because it combines a comprehensive self efence curriculum with emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack-and-escape situations. The techniques taught are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none in comparison to other classes offered in regular gyms. If you want a workout that will train you for so much more – then Gracie Barra Carlton is the place for you.

A black belt is a white belt who never quits.

- Carlos Gracie Jr.

Benefit of Joining our Womens Program

  • Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
  • Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Become part of the “GB Family”
  • Train in over 700 different locations worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

You will notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating, this class is definitely not intimidating. You will find a group of girls, some of them wearing a pink GB uniform, who are excited to be there and excited to have you there. The instructor will run several basic drills and after a few classes you will catch up with the rest of the group. Once you master the basics you will really enjoy the intensity of a class based on effective self-defense techniques and real life scenarios.