We run ladies only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes twice a week. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage.
Classes are taught by Coach Olga Lyashevska. Olga is a black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and in Judo and is an experienced international competitor, Olga recently won a gold medal at the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
Classes run every every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm and you can try them out for FREE for two weeks!
Olga teaching a seminar recently at Point Blank Gym. Photo Cedit: Anna Miko
About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art; in other words no strikes are allowed. BJJ focuses on technique, skill and the correct use of leverage. This means that it can be used by a smaller opponent to defeat a much larger one.
- It will help you lose weight, get fit and improve your functional strength
- You will learn real techniques and skills which might help you protect yourself and your family if the situation ever arises
- The techniques work for everybody, not just for those big and strong. This is the real strength of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- It is an exciting and fun activity and is great for relieving stress
Whether you just want to get fitter and learn a new sport, or whether you have ambitions of one day competing, there is a place for you in at Point Blank Gym. We have a friendly and welcoming team atmosphere that is suitable for complete beginners.
When are the classes?
Classes will run every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm.
How much is it to sign up?
We are currently running a new promotion where you can have a 14 day, no obligation, free trial before signing up so feel free to call down and try out some classes at no charge.
What do I need to bring?
In these classes the normal BJJ uniform called the gi or kimono will be used. However you don’t need one of these to get started. All you need to bring are shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a tshirt. A bottle of water would be a good idea too!
Is any previous experience required?
Our new ladies program is aimed at complete beginners; no previous experience of any kind is needed or expected.
Do I need to be fit to join?
Not at all, as we always say, getting you fit is our job. It’s natural to be a bit worried about not being fit enough to train but it is really not an issue. Once you start training in BJJ you will start getting fitter as you are learning. Everyone gets tired during their first class but you’ll be surprised how quickly you start coming up to speed.
How do I join
About Olga Lyashevska
Olga started training in Judo and BJJ in 2005. She received her black belt in judo in 2010 and her black belt in BJJ in 2015. She recently won a gold medal in the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas. She also won the 2012, 2013 and 2015 trials for the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi. In 2013 as a purple beltshe became a No-gi European Champion. In 2014 she won the brown belt open class at Rome International Open. In 2016, she won a bronze medal in the Black Belt open class at the European Championship in Lisbon.