Gerhard van Niekerk

Martial Arts Somerset West Gerhard v

Teacher Info

I am the owner and coach at Brothers in Grappling.

Brothers in Grappling is a group of friends, a brotherhood, who love the grappling arts – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Submission Grappling.

Our goal is to share our love of these martial arts with as many people as possible – in a competitive, but safe, friendly and non-profit club environment.

Goal
Our mission is to share our love of these martial arts with as many people as possible – in a competitive, but safe, friendly and non-profit club environment. When we train, we train hard – but we leave our egos at the door.

Focus
We focus on the sport and competition aspects of grappling, where these combat sports are performed under a given set of rules. Our members include a number of regular and accomplished competition grapplers. Brothers in Grappling is not a self-defence club.

Affiliation
Brothers in Grappling is proudly affiliated with the Rio Grappling Club – an international martial arts team founded by Roberto Atalla. Our local head coach is Shaughn Vos. That being said, anybody, from any club or team, is welcome to join us on the mat.

Times
We train on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 18:30 – 20:00 in Somerset West. On Wednesdays we train Judo, under sensei Jan Oliver, in Stellenbosch. On Saturday’s we join open mat sessions at Crucifix Rio Grappling Club in Brackenfell.

Join
Anybody is welcome to join us to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo or No-Gi Submission Grappling. All we require from new members are the following: an open mind, competitive mind-set and friendly nature. Basically, just be cool.

Cost Starting from R50 for 60 min
Subjects Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Ages 16 – 50
Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience 1 – 3 Years

Lesson Info

Our lessons focus on grappling fundamentals, which are essential for both sports grappling as well as self-defense.

We also have a ladies class that focuses more on the self defense aspects of grappling.

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