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Utilizing the I-method of coaching (Introduction – Isolation – Integration) and the P-method (Posture - Pressure - Possibilities), new students are taught a solid foundation allowing critical thinking as the material is applied without wasting years on rehearsing meaningless techniques. The fully comprehensive curriculum in Stand-up, Clinch, Ground and Functional Weaponry revolves around the fundamentals of the delivery system. This provides each student the freedom to develop his/her own style, that is optimum for their body, mind and temperament. 

Martial Arts - Chimps (5 to 8 years)
Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu programme

Respect and Responsibility / Discipline with Dignity  / Performance through Play / Fitness as Fun

For boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. The martial art syllabus is designed to stimulate the development of the child through encouragement, support, and fun-filled activities. Also included are eye hand co-ordination, balance, and gross motor skills and exercises. Foundation is established for future martial art training and other sport participation.  This functional martial art exposes the child to flexion and extension in an upright position, rolling and spatial awareness on the ground and bilateral co-ordination exercises - a truly comprehensive programme. Class interaction consists of team work, individual skills, personal performance setting, disciplined task accomplishments and lots of fun! Regular grading and tournaments are also part of the programme. Membership includes holiday classes and weekend workshops.  Regular regional and provisional tournaments are held..Boys-BJJ - interesting lock - don't know how they got untangled

Martial Arts - Spider Monkeys & Gorillas (9 to 17 years)
Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian jiu-jitsu programme

Respect and Responsibility / Discipline with Dignity  / Performance through Play / Fitness as Fun

For boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 17 years old. This comprehensive curriculum focuses on development of balance and structural fitness, gross motor skills as well as age appropriate martial arts skill training. This functional martial art exposes the child to flexion and extension in an upright position, rolling and spatial awareness on the ground and bilateral co-ordination exercises - a truly comprehensive programme. Class interaction consists of team work, individual skills, personal performance setting, disciplined task accomplishments and lots of fun! Membership includes holiday classes and weekend workshops. Regular grading regional and provisional tournaments are held.

Mixed Martial Arts “The complete martial arts!” .. Stand-up, Clinch and Ground curriculum, blending the efficient and proven delivery systems of Boxing, Muay Thai, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu; coached intelligently utilizing SBGi fundamental coaching principles.MMA Ground

Brazilian Jiu-JitsuA ground based martial art that applies technical fundamentals of posture, pressure, leverage, mobility and stability to immobilize opponents through the correct use of weight distribution and submissions such as joint locks and airway/circulation disruptions. Brazilian jiu-jitsu sings the song of efficient position, leverage strength application, movement expression, physical problem solving, cardio and metabolic conditioning. The intelligent martial art for a life time of training!

Martial Arts – Adults

Coaches the delivery systems in Stand Up, Clinch, Ground and Functional Weaponry, utilizing the principles of Aliveness – Energy, Motion and Timing. Our aim is to produce an all-round athlete who is effective, self motivated and can apply critical thinking to developing his/her own purposeful game. Classes focus on the fundamentals of posture, pressure, structural integrity, balance, fight endurance, flexibility and agility.

Our classes provide integrated, functional training, the three primary ranges we focus on are:

Stand-up:
The range in which both combatants are on their feet. Fighting in this range draws extensively from Boxing and Muay Thai  Kickboxing.

Clinch:
The range in which both combatants are in physical contact. Fighting in this range draws extensively from Greco Roman and Free Style Wrestling.

Ground:
Fighting in this range draws almost entirely from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and some wrestling. Whether with a gi or without, BJJ has been shown to be the most effective art for fighting on the ground.

In addition to the empty hand skills we offer classes and workshops in:
Functional Weaponry for adults. A combination of SMAC – Stick Methods and Counters and STAB – Survival Tactics Against Blade.

Class info:

Mixed Martial Arts – “The complete martial arts!” .. Stand-up, Clinch and Ground curriculum, blending the efficient and proven delivery systems of Boxing, Muay Thai, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu; coached intelligently utilizing SBGi fundamental coaching principles.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – A ground based martial art that applies technical fundamentals of posture, pressure, leverage, mobility and stability to immobilize opponents through the correct use of weight distribution and submissions such as joint locks and airway/circulation disruptions. Brazilian jiu-jitsu sings the song of efficient position, leverage strength application, movement expression, physical problem solving, cardio and metabolic conditioning. The intelligent martial art for a life time of training!

Kickboxing for MMA – Learn the art of punching and kicking. Combining footwork, head movement, weight distribution for powerful striking, and clinch strategy for MMA and self defence.

MoveFit Combat Athlete (MMA / Self defence / Fitness) - The ultimate combination of functional fitness (Interval conditioning training, Mobility) and functional martial arts (Kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Weaponry arts, Self defence) ..Get fit and learn a skill! SMAC – Stick Methods And Counters / STAB – Survival Tactics Against Blade.

SBGi Cape Town practise the combination of the above stated skill sets, integrated into a single, effective game. The Coach and seniors will help you develop your skills in a fun, safe and healthy environment. We train in an environment suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, and objectives. Whether an aspiring MMA athlete, or a man or woman in your 50’s looking for a fun way to get in shape… our classes will help you get thereClinch-takedown.

Our conceptual focus is on the following principles:

  • Aliveness
  • Functionality
  • Adaptability
  • Athleticism / Fitness
  • Attitude / Mind Frame

We train and teach with a systematic and athletic perspective:

  • Information and techniques are presented in a logical progression
  • Drilling is done with an emphasis on “Aliveness”
  • Competency and progress is gauged by one simple standard – successful execution of a technique against an uncooperative opponent.

Our top priority is coaching you as an athlete to reach your short-term and long-term goals.

We are first and foremost an open-minded and “alive” gym. We are not concerned with what was, but with what works. As a result, you’ll find our curriculum very streamlined and practical. We don’t waste time on ineffective techniques or outdated training methods. There is simply too much to do and too little time.

What makes our training environment world class is our quality coaching, our proven training methods, our conceptual foundation, and the friendly, supportive attitude of our students.

Fully equipped with the following:Pad training

  • punch bags
  • Full complement of focus mitts and kick shields
  • Grappling mats
  • Indoor Gym
  • Outdoor functional training gym – climbing wall, pull up bars, balance beams, etc.

Supplementary training equipment includes: stability balls, kettle bells,
medicine balls, free weights and TRX suspension trainers

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