Arnoud Terpstra

Arnoud is head coach at GFA and has received his brown belt in 2016. He’s been active as a coach for many years now at different locations in Groningen, Drachten and Leeuwarden and eventually started his own team in 2014. Since then, his focus is on teaching and training in Leeuwarden.

Martial arts have always been of great interest to Arnoud and he has been on the mat since he was 12 years old. After practicing Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do and Kickboxing, he found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008 and has been training in this art ever since. He’s always been an active competition fighter and has competed and won medals at every belt level at national and international level.

Arnoud has a very laid back teaching style and always tries to make sure everybody feels at home at his club.

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Relaxed vibe, honest people, good explanation of techniques, sparring for every level. For everyone who wants train on recreational or professional level!

John Niemarkt

Great instructor. The whole group is very welcoming and everyone helps eachother out to get better. Highly recommended!

Peter van der Burgh

Good vibe, challenging training sessions and a great teacher. Awesome!

Marten Plantinga

Professional group with a great vibe. Everyone helps to get the best out of yourself. Great team!

Rodger Nicolai

Came in tired and overweight, now I feel great and love Jiu Jitsu!

Jildert Vellinga

Great vibe and awesome training sessions!

Jordian Kamps

Highly recommended school! Relaxed vibe, enthusiastic group and high level instruction. A great group of people to train with.

Martijn Schadron

I train at GFA for the good vibe, everybody is friendly and the instruction is great. Clear explanation of techniques and attention for everyone. I love to come here and train.

Manuel Costa