In the early 1900s Mitsuyo Maeda, introduced Kodokan Judo (develop by Jigoro Kano 1860 – 1938) to a Brazilian family, "The Gracies". Carlos and Helio Gracie altered and developed the Japanese art into what is known today as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ is a martial art and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using proper technique, leverage, by taking the fight to the ground, and then applying locks and chokes to defeat his opponent. Jiu-Jitsu or Arte Suave in Portuguese is considered by many to be the pillar of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Practiced with a gi (kimono) this discipline is more than a combat sport, it is also a method for promoting physical fitness and building character and, ultimately, a philosophy


"a lifestyle"

Hélio Gracie  1913-2009
Hélio Gracie 1913-2009





Our team is led by enthusiastic sportsmen and devoted bjj'ers and judoka’s. Our objective is to get everyone to a higher level, train hard, fight easy. We aspire not directly to a bigger and bigger team, but to a stronger team. That's why team spirit is one of our foundations, everyone needs everyone to get better, from white belt all the way to black belt and back. Our style is based on strong basic principles and from then learning more expert techniques on the ground and standing. From the experience acquired from national and international competitions, we can pay special attention to strengthening and conditioning and preparing students for competition if needed.


"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal."





Our team is under the supervision of Nicolaas Herbert and Jan Christiaan Herbert whom have together 4 WK titles and 14 OPEN EK titles. Next to the other titles they possesses in other martial arts. Beside their experience and several titles are they highly motivated to get everyone as individuals and as a team stronger.


"All with a sense of humour."