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.
- 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
Arnar Freyr Vigfússon is one of the pioneers of BJJ in Iceland who came up through the ranks alongside fellow Icelander Gunnar Nelson. He co-founded the first two BJJ/MMA gyms (Mjölnir MMA & Combat Gym) in his native country, serving as CEO and head coach of both. In 2013 he was awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Making him one of the first three Icelanders to do so) by 8th Degree Black Belt Luiz Palhares. Arnar currently holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in addition to being a multiple time National Champion both in Gi and Nogi.
His international coaching experience covers a broad spectrum ranging from cornering at amateur events to cornering at Fight of the Night UFC Co-Main events and everything in between. In the last 5-7 years Arnar has set his focus on working with professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters and has worked with notable names such as Greco Roman Wrestling Olympic silver medallist and undefeated UFC lightweight Mark O Madsen, UFC welterweight Nicolas Dalby, UFC lightweight Damir Hadzovic, UFC bantamweight Pannie Kianzad and many more.
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.