our way of teaching:
At Hive we focus on creating the best possible framework so you can learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a simple yet effective way. That’s why we use the newest teaching methods, and give individual feedback and coaching at every training.
Learning BJJ is the same as learning any new skill: you have to learn to walk before you run and learn the alphabet before you learn to write. When learning BJJ you need the same logical progression of creating a good foundation to build on, and at Hive we create our courses and instructions so it supports the best learning process.
For those who are completely new to BJJ we offer BJJ101, an introductory program that will provide you with the best start for a new sport. For those who have already trained for a few months, or are coming back from a break from training, we offer our BJJ201 fundamentals program.
BJJ is under continuous development, providing endless new things to train and focus on, so you will never get bored! It takes a long time to master BJJ, but it’s a sport everyone can learn and become good at.
About our Head Coach
Shanti Abelha is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and has had an extensive career at elite level in the sport where she has won 5 World titles and is one of the most decorated competitors in Europe. With almost 20 years of experience, she provides world class BJJ classes at Hive BJJ. Professionally, Shanti has an unique background as a civil engineer and works within leadership coaching, strategy development and cultural improvements within companies. A part of her work involves developing, teaching and training instructors within training programmes that are offered to over 15.000 coworkers, a skill she of course brings with her to Hive.
- 3x IBJJF World Champion in Black belt, Master
- 6x IBJJF 3rd place World Championship in Black belt, Adult
- 7x IBJJF European Champion in Black belt, Master
- 2x IBJJF World Champion Blue & Purple Belt, Adult
See more about Shanti on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lexicon, BJJ Heroes
our other instructors
Martin Stoffregen is 1st dan black belt and has trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2007 under CheckMat. Previously, he was very active in tournaments in Scandinavia, winning a total of 22 medals – including winning Swedish Open five times, and Danish Open four times. Martin has previously trained in several martial arts, but for him, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is definitely number one.
Ian Kennedy is the regular teacher of the kids classes and has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 12 years. He has been teaching children’s classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 6 years. All in all, Ian has nearly 20 years of teaching experience from several different sports and teaching areas, including special classes, elementary school, figure skating and acroyoga.
Heide Truong has been training martial arts for over 12 years. Although Muay Thai and MMA initially got her into training, BJJ has been her main focus for almost a decade. She holds a purple belt and trains at Arte Suave. Prior to relocating to Denmark for an MSc in Food Innovation and Health, she trained with Leticia Ribeiro and her world class competition team in San Diego. In California, she earned her BSc in Kinesiology and gained a variety of coaching experiences at physical therapy clinics, San Diego State’s Strength and Conditioning department, corporate gyms and freelancing globally as a health coach. Aside from training, she often travels and is building an eco-conscious food company.
Kevin Prompler started training BJJ in 2013, after two friends insisted on joining a trial class. For the next 7 years, he trained with Jordy Peute at Gracie Barra Maastricht. Originally from The Netherlands, he moved to Denmark in 2020 after having spent most of 2019 travelling and visiting a dozen training camps around the world. Besides training in Hive, you may find him on the mats at Arte Suave, at the sales department of a sports/tech company, or playing guitar at a local punk bands’ rehearsal room.