• Learn Practical Self Defense
  • Develop Athleticism
  • Join a community - be part of something greater!
  • De-stress and have fun who you are in an ego free environment!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the world's most effective fighting art developed to teach a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique

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"My only regret is not starting sooner"
The most common statement we hear from new students after they discover the magic of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at
Iron Grip Durbanville, Cape Town.
Lose weight, tone your body and develop new levels of strength.
Be able to defend yourself when you need to.
Developer higher levels of self confidence
Old gym routines are hard to stick by, so why not try something that will actually stick and impart skills that can save your life?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu challenges you physically but also mentally, but you also learn how to defend yourself at the same time. No normal gym membership can give you that.

Jiu-Jitsu is a unique and highly effective martial art, that teaches students how to use leverage (their body weight and mechanics) against someone else. BJJ has evolved into both a self defense art but is also wildly popular as a sport. It's highly addictive and incredibly fun. Most people get the "BJJ Bug". They can't stop thinking, talking and doing Jiu Jitsu!


A safe and friendly environment for men and women.

Build Muscle, Get Strong and Develop Your Athletic Capabilities.

Jiu-Jitsu provides a high intense, full body workout that’s great for losing weight, increase strength and muscle mass, and to get into top shape.

Through cardio and "push-pull" training, BJJ will push your body hard and in doing so learn what you are capable of. 

You'll burn a ton of calories, develop great strength and you'll do it all while actually having fun. 

Doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help get you in the best shape of your life. It's a fantastic way to tone your body, make you much stronger, improve your cardiovascular fitness and also teaches you how to defend yourself. In fact, it's one of the most practical effective self defense martial arts in the world. 

You'll learn practical self-defense

The idea of defending yourself against a much larger, stronger attacker can be a scary thought for most. BJJ was designed to help you demolish those fears.

By teaching students to take the fight to the ground using high percentage, fundamental takedown methods, and showing them how to control and end the fight via a chokehold or other submission techniques, even a small skilled BJJ practitioner can be a real problem for a larger stronger attacker.

BJJ not only builds your strength, but also your agility and overall fight IQ. All 3 which become very important in surviving or winning an attack. 

We're one massive family!

(photo: Rio Grappling Summer Camp)

 As a student spends more time training Jiu Jitsu and become more effective in the techniques, they also see an increase in self-confidence and pride, which in turn carries over to their work life, at home, and all other areas of their personal life.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments provide a unique growth platform.

Students who are naturaly competitive love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because it’s practiced as both a sport as but also a self-defense method.

When the time is right, BJJ requires students to spar in class (and we slowly introduce this when the time is right), but many students choose to test their Jiu-Jitsu versus other BJJ players in tournaments. Preparing for tournaments often speeds up a student's learning. If you're competitive, this is where it's at! 

You make great

At Iron Grip we have a great atmosphere. We respect the requirement of the art, we're disciplined, focused, we train hard and in doing all of this one develops some great friendships.  Friendships that don't just stay on the mats but live outside.


This is called the BJJ life. It has a way of transcending beyond your normal routine and truly enrich every aspect of your life. All you need to do is show up. 

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Sean Verster


" Jiu Jitsu has become a place where I find myself minus all the bullshit and Iron Grip is the family supporting me on this journey and providing that sacred space on the mats where we face our demons.


There is a bond between everyone at Iron Grip that is quite real and honest and it has been wonderful to also see how new members have been welcomed in with respect and with egos left at the door.

I’ve been in martial arts since the 1980’s and trained with some amazing people but also experienced some really bad attitude schools and I have long ago come to the conclusion that the students and their attitudes are always a direct reflection of the coach and as such, coaches shoulder a massive responsibility.


The spirit and the atmosphere at iron Grip, in my view, are the direct results of our two coaches, Reinhardt Galowitz and David Gillespie who exhibit absolutely no hints of a single pretense.


I started MMA and Jiu Jitsu in 2009 but in all honesty, I feel like my true Jiu Jitsu journey only began when I signed up with iron Grip in 2016. I found home. "


BJJ is an incredible stress buster and fantastic for your overall mental well being. 

Training consistently will help you develop flexibility, strength, muscular and cardiovascular endurance.

BJJ will boost your mind-body connection, improves your focus and concentration capabilities, and encourages discipline. 

BJJ is so fun and so addictive that you won't have to worry about those old excuses one typically has when thinking about "working out". It keeps you disciplined and that's the secret to getting you in shape!

Adrian Partridge


"I like the feeling of coming home after a hard class. And make no doubt about it, they can be hard. Hard not in an emotional way: no, the coaches at Iron Grip Martial Arts are able to break a move down into such minute detail that it alleviates all confusion.


Each coach, as they are on their own journey as well, may have a slightly different way of teaching a particular technique and that is a good thing.


Learning the same technique from two different people, Reinhardt the flowy guy and Dave the steady guy, allows you to see where the technique fits into your own body type and way of moving, so that you get the best possible application of it to suit you.


These coaches are absolutely top-notch. I have taken part in enough sports codes and disciplines over the years to recognise world-class when I see it."

People all around the world are experiencing the benefits of BJJ