Jiu Jitsu for Women

Learn what makes Americana different from other schools


You’ve probably landed here because you’re interested in giving Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try. You’re smart to be researching schools to find the best fit! There is definitely a school for everyone.

We know walking through the door for your first Jiu Jitsu class can feel intimidating for anyone – but especially for women. Read on to learn the benefits of Jiu Jitsu for women and how Americana Jiu Jitsu is a unique find for female students.

Benefits of Jiu Jitsu for Women:

Effective Self Defense – Learn how to defend yourself from standing and how to escape an attack on the ground.

Outsmart a Bigger, Stronger Opponent – Gain an understanding of how to use leverage and technique to your advantage.

Recover from Trauma – Empower yourself so that you know how to better protect yourself in the future.

Boost your Self Confidence – Stand taller and carry yourself differently once you learn what you’re capable of.

And last but not least…

Full-body Workout – Cardio and strength training all in one!

We don't just say we're a female-friendly academy, we walk the walk:

Our Affiliation...

We are an affiliate of Princeton BJJ, which is co-founded by Emily Kwok, a 3rd degree black belt, multi-time world champion, and a respected voice in the women’s Jiu Jitsu community.

Our Classes...

On occasion, we offer  informal women’s classes and self defense workshops taught by a female instructor – with the goal of providing a relaxed, non-intimidating setting to learn the basics of the sport.

Our Manager...

Our academy is managed by a female brown belt, Laurie Berenson, who, from personal experience, believes strongly in maintaining a female- and family-friendly environment. 

women's jiu jitsu class
female AJJ students after a women's class

...and we'd love to introduce you to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

You can trust that Americana’s vibe is respectable, our students are welcoming, and our academy is clean.

Email Laurie directly if you have any questions or click the button below to sign up for your free trial. 

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