About Hive

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, a 8-week introduction 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 2nd 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.  

Profile picture of Shanti Abelha

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

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