Sports Center

Self defense for women

The Sports Center offers a course self defense for women. The training is all about strength, respect, self-esteem and prevention. The course is being taught twice a year.

The goal

You will learn how to deal with confrontational situations using mental and physical techniques. Other goals of the course are the prevention of unwanted situations and maintaining your composure in stressful times. Do you know why this course is so valuable? Because everything you’ll learn is immediately applicable in real life.

The training

The training consists mainly of useful exercises, but there is also some theory involved. The following subjects are discussed:

  • Assessing situations and learning how to trust your intuition;
  • Recognizing the body language of yourself and others;
  • Communication techniques;
  • Self-Defense techniques: learn how to escape and fight.

The trainer

The trainer is Brechje Jacobs. In 2002 she graduated in Neuropsychology at Tilburg University. During her study she learned several Martial Arts. She’s dedicated to jiu-jitsu. Later on she learned judo and karate. Since 2008 Brechje is devoted on Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a combat sport that focuses on ground fighting. In January 2013 she became European Champion in her weight class. In 2014 she came in third in her weight class and open class.


Course Yes
Location Sports Center
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Twice during a sports year, a self-defense course for women will be offered. Watch this page for the dates!