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About Us

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy (CJA) – Martial Arts for Kids, Teens & Adults




CJA is the biggest and oldest JIU-JITSU school for children, teens and adults in Cape Town, South Africa. We teach in DURBANVILLE, KENRIDGE & TABLE VIEW

What do we teach?

At CJA, we teach our students life skills, and effective self-defense, in a safe, controlled environment! Jiu-Jitsu includes elements of Judo, Karate, and Grappling. Our program aims to develop vital skills, such as: endurance, flexibility, core strength, balance, co-ordination, and agility.


The children have a huge amount of FUN while learning a very effective martial art: jiu-jitsu (grappling) in a very safe environment, taught by highly skilled instructors, who specialise in teaching and working with children.


For Teens and Adults the Academy will give you a place to discover the art and science of COMBAT JIU-JITSU in an environment that is safe, free from egos and fun place to be able to do grappling, jiu-jitsu and self defence.You are never to old to start training with us now.

Being able to de-stress after a hard day, relax in a comfortable atmosphere, while getting fit should be on your to-do list.

What will you learn?

Besides becoming proficient in JIU-JITSU you will gain…..

  • and learn SELF DEFENCE

What are the CORE values? We promote the 3 R’s:


Who runs the Academy?

The Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy (CJA) is run by Mike Herbig – SA Jiu-Jitsu Coach, SA Team Selector and Chief Arbitrator. He is ably assisted by his highly skilled and trained Instructor Corps

Is CJA Affiliated?

We are affiliated to:

  • South African Jiu-Jitsu Council (SAJJC)

  • SAGA (South African Grappling Association)

  • NMA / ISKA

  • NAGA (North American Grappling Association)


We compete regularly at Local, Provincial, National and International levels. Our competition team is very successful and we have a great number of students with Provincial and National Colours for Jiu-Jitsu.

Last Word

Safety is our highest priority in this realistic all-round fighting art and our instructors are trained to the highest level of competence and skill

Oh and we have a huge amount of FUN!


Come and try out our classes at NO CHARGE and start changing your life NOW!

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