Women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense Classes in CT

It can be difficult to find a women’s-only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class – not just in CT – anywhere. Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford, CT was the first academy in CT to offer such a class. Today, we are proud to have over 20 students in our women’s BJJ program.

Our particular program was created in response to a growing public demand. The program is lead by our own Marlene Reisler. Marlene holds a 4-stripe brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has over 23 years of experience as a professional educator and a Master’s Degree in education.

One thing that we know about practicing martial arts is that you have to feel comfortable. You have to feel like you are part of a team. And let’s face it – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an up-close-and-personal martial art. It stands to reason that some women may be more comfortable rolling (grappling) with other women. Some use it as an entry point to BJJ and later decide that they want to train in a co-ed environment. Others have stayed with the women’s program, only. Again, the important thing is that YOU feel comfortable.

With your membership to Plus One, you’re entitled to use the entire facility. This includes the gym, cardio machines, weights, and private showers/changing areas. You can also mix and match martial arts classes throughout the week. We offer a Christian yoga program, Krav Maga self defense, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Karate, Capoeira, and more.

When you submit an application, your first class at Plus One is free. We look forward to training with you soon.