Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art / combat sport focusing on grappling and ground fighting. The goal is to control and resist the opponent forcing him to submit. The submission generally happens by applying locks or chokes. It has been developed in Brasil by the Gracie family and originates from Kodokan Judo. In the recent years it became very popular with thousands of practitioners and competitors all around the world.

Here at the Carlson Gracie in Affoltern am Albis we welcome those of all ages from complete beginners to more advanced practitioners and competitors. It doesn’t matter where you are now in terms of fitness and expertise. Just come learn and let our team work with you to help you reach your own individual goals, whether they be just getting in a better shape, learning to defend yourself, or compete in tournaments.

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It is well known how powerful Jiu-Jitsu is for changing anyone’s life. The gentle art is an awesome tool to help one abandon unhealthy habits and work on a cleaner lifestyle.

  • Grow your confidence

  • Take control of your life

  • Realise your strengths and weaknesses

  • Change your body


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be a positive experience both physically and mentally.
Generally, as soon as people start understanding all positive aspects connected to it, they will no longer quit. BJJ is addictive!


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training is optimal if you want to lose weight. For instance, a person of 80kg body weight can burn up to 800kcal in 1 hour. As a result it is very likely that you will get leaner during the first month of training, even with no significant change in your diet.


Through exercise and sparring sessions you will stimulate every muscle in your body and become stronger, more muscular and more flexible. Not to mention that your cardio will dramatically improve as well.


Mentally Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brings to you an enormous growth of self-confidence and self-control. Most importantly you will learn your limits, which leads to a more realistic self assessment and helping you take clearer decisions.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will stimulate you not only physically but also mentally. Indeed, even after 20 years of practice, you can still learn new movements and find creative solutions to face new technical and tactical problems. For this reason BJJ is often compared to the chess game.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for any goal

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your goals. At Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Affoltern we have members of any age class and with very different goals: stay fit, improve strength and stamina, improve self-confidence, learn an effective self-defence system, compete in BJJ and Grappling tournaments, or just have fun and make new friends.

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