Feedback

Here you will find feedback given by parents and students alike about their experiences at CJA

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2019-09-10

J (9) had her first chance to enter a Jiu- Jitsu tournament and has been counting the days. It was a mix of nervousness and excitement. On the day we spend the first few hours watching the older groups ( men ) as they showed their skills. “WOW” was all J could say!

When her age group was to start, she watched the first 2 girls. Her face at this point was more nervousness than excitement.. yikes. We kept reminding her to just remember what Alex had taught her in the class and stick to that. When she had her turn, she took one deep breath and put on her game face.

I was nervous for her , and don’t think we realized how tough the girls can be. BUT I was so proud, she did everything she learned in class and I was astonished at how much skills she learned since she started in November 2018.  She had to tap out, the girl had her in a choke and she just could not get out. Once tapped out, the tears came. Some tears and pep talk management after her match, and all is ok.

Now, with all of the above, there were certain things that stood out for us: The CJA members attitudes – no matter where you went. Disciplined, friendly and approachable. This was amazing and super glad to be part the CJA team.

We as parents are really proud, and grateful for the skills you have taught her so far, especially that doing your best and having fun is more important than anything else, such as winning

KM – Mom

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2019-09-10

The twins are absolutely loving the classes and we get demos at home. They even make me video their moves!

KH – Mom

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2019-07-02

Your passion for what you do makes you the best Leader. You guys are the best Martial Art school I have come across. This is not a good bye but till next time. Keep on Shining Alex!

SR – Dad

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2019-06-28

The core values in your lessons are important and will be missed.

SR – Mom

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2019-06-26

Im sure this is not “ the end “.. and our journey will continue sometime in the future. I would like to personally thank ALL at CJA for making our experience with you unforgettable, and for being part of our “ tribe”. Love you guys LONG time !

LM – Mom

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2019-06-14

Your lessons have been a wonderful experience for Caleb and helped him grow is so many areas in which he was struggling. The changes in him have been dramatic and miraculous. Thank you!

TvdH – Mom

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2019-05-22

The interaction ever since we started with CJA has been awesome. Mike, Alex and the other coaches are great to work with. We will definitely miss the CJA family.

NG – Mom

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2019-05-21

You are a FANTASTIC instructor Alex Herbig. I saw the kids hanging onto every word you said yesterday. Thanks for investing into my sons future. Grateful!

IK – Mom

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2019-04-08

Alex is an amazing teacher. He has a very good understanding on how to balance the art of discipline and fun in his classes. My son had a good time in class and always came home with a heap of new moves he had to show us.

MH – Mom

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2019-03-12

Not just excellent training, but also fundamental life values taught in class.

CW – Mom

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2019-03-10

Thank for the journey since Grade R its was awesome

BE – Mom

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2019-02-15

It (CJA) has greatly contributed to John-Robert’s development as a young man, and I will strongly encourage him to continue with it after the break

JU – Mom

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2019-01-15

CJA is a well run jujitsu club with a strong bond between its members and endevours to train their students to the highest levels of excellence. I would most definitely recommend joining the club to other interested parties.

CS – Dad

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2019-01-02

The life lessons my son received contributed significantly to his emotional well-being. Thank you

SM – Mom

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2018-12-05

Thank you. We enjoyed watching the grading so much, and we are also very proud of him 🙂

Thank you for everything you have done for Xander and his team mates. I’ve seen a great improvement since I watched him at practice earlier this year.

Have a wonderful holiday

EdJ – Mom

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2018-12-03

Thank you very much for all your guidance, support and mentorship to Zack this past year.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and New Year.

SvZ – Mom

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2018-12-03

Thank you very much for all the hours put in to train our children. Thank you for the wonderful grading event.
May you and your families be safe and blessed during the festive season.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
BMG – Mom
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2018-11-30

Thank you.
It hasn’t been a journey of 6 months that led up to Noah’s white belt grading, But one of evolutionary time in the making. Noah is elated in achieving his white belt achievement and we are elated that He is in an environment in which to learn life from a ‘Different angle’ than the from the norm.
Your input has impacted our lives in a profound way and we are grateful, and we hope that our reciprocation has the same effect on you.

Our wish is that CJA continues to influence lives in the magnitude that it has, and go from strength to strength. Continuing to Rinse and Repeat!
Sending our love and warmth to you and the rest of the family over this up and coming season.

VH – Dad

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2018-11-30

Just to say thanks a stack for helping Mikayla relax & complete her grading. You are super teachers.

VB – Mom

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2018-11-30

As I watch you on stage commending our children. I commend you… You have the integrity of your power and use it to save our kids… You sir are the inspiration. You are their mentor. Thank you for your support

KY – Mom

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2018-10-15

Keep up the great work you and you fantastic team do with and for the kiddies.

RW – Granny

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2018-10-12

Just wanted to say a very big and heartfelt thank you for teaching Matthew so many skills.

I think the classes have been beneficial to him on many levels and I’m very grateful towards you and Alex for sharing all this wisdom, skill, life lessons and love with him.

LD – Mom

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2018-10-11

Thanks very much for the notification informing us of Maxim & Kian’s achievement (WP colors). We are super proud of our boys and thrilled that they are not only doing well but more importantly enjoying their time with the CJA family.

Huge thanks to you and the rest of the CJA team for not only the fantastic coaching they have received over the last few years & creating a cool environment for them to learn, but for molding them into the confident yet humble & fun loving boys they have become.

Thanks again, we as a family very much appreciate all your efforts ??

BN – Dad

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2018-10-10

What a great achievement, very proud of him. (achieving WP Colours). I also want to take this opportunity to thank both of you for your hard work and grooming him to achieve such good results. You are awesome mentors 🙂

JG – Mom

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2018-10-02

It was an exciting Destiny and want to thank you for the experience , it does my heart good and you’re doing an awesome job with all the planning of such a big event , job well done , thank you for the privilege to be a part of it

JS – Instructor / Student

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2018-08-20

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Alex for everything. I am grateful for him giving up every Friday and Saturday to come teach complete beginners here in Langebaan which can be very challenging dealing with so many new grapplers at one time, he always manages to keep it interesting. I am super grateful and thankful.

RP – Instructor / Student

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2018-08-15

Noah is having the time of his life with CJA!! Thank you

VH – Dad

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2018-06-15

To the CJA family

This is just a thank you and well done to all of you guys at CJA.

I don’t think you guys and girls realise what influence you have on our kids and more so in there ” maturing and self-confidence ” so for all of that a great thank you and well done.

AvW – Dad

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2018-06-05

As I am writing this letter I am trying to find the words to say how grateful I am for everything you, the instructor course and CJA have taught me. You have taught me how to take care of my body, how to eat healthy, how to control my body better, life skills that I will never forget and all the unforgettable quotes like stretching is something you allow not do, FEAR stands for false evidence appearing real and that you can never lose just win or learn.

Jack – Student

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2018-06-02

All in all a great experience for our son. He has learnt a great deal in classes and through gradings.  Thank you, for everything.
RvE – Mom

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2018-03-16

Havanna was very fond of Alex and the young girl (Jodie)that helps him out and would always speak very highly of them. I am impressed at how efficiently and effectively your business and operations run (largely lacking with most of the other extra mural providers) and your teaching and handling of the kids is brilliant! Really looking forward to hopefully joining up with you guys again in the future.
MR Dad

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2018-03-14

Thank you for your passion in teaching – Caleb has learnt alot about discipline, structure and confidence. Valuable life skills!

SB – Mom

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2018-01-26

Very good: firm organization, yet loving. Life skills, Warm, Family-friendly with an excellent outcome. My son has more confidence and will even stand up for himself after being in your leadership. I would refer anyone to Mike/ Alex and their team!

JvA – Mom

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2018-01-16

We are also very very happy to be a part of your family for another year. You and your staff have taught my angels honesty, integrity and given them so much confidence. Again we are so grateful Mike and truly blessed to know you and to be a part of the CJA family

LL – Mom

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2018-01-16

(CJA) was an eye-opener and really balanced in tackling the mental approach of the young ones coupled with a physical environment!

AdWR – Dad

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2018-01-10

Best outdoor activity ever. Family for life!

NH – Mom

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2017-12-04

Thank you very much for all you guys do, it’s a pleasure seeing old school values implemented with the kids. You should be so proud of the values you instilled.

AH – Dad

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2017-12-02

Best ever! Teaches discipline, without taking the fun away. They coach self defense, self worth and so much more. The one sport I would move mountains for my child to be able to continue.

TJ – Mom

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2017-10-19

Thanks for the great news (re WP Colours), Morgan is so happy and very proud of himself. Just want to say thank you to you and your team, you guys are amazing!

MvdW – Mom

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2017-10-18

We are incredibly proud of Camryn. Thank you so much for what you and the rest of the CJA leadership do!

EHC – Mom

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2017-10-08

As new members of your club, I just want to say I am so impressed and excited about what my boys are going to learn and how their self-confidence will grow. Thank you for your letters of information. Thank you for what you do!  And Thank you for the way you do it!  Building values and self-confidence into children I believe is one of the most important jobs you can do, I am just so grateful that we found your club!

I am looking forward to seeing my boys grow into confident, strong and wise young men!

FdP – Mom

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2017-10-07

I am left with a feeling of enormous gratitude for the role both of you have personally played in Dian’s development (physically and mentally). His approach in dealing with victory and defeat is healthy, and I was pleasantly surprised during the past week end. Thanks for all you effort, kind words, strong words, words of encouragement and wonderful bear hugs throughout the past year.

I appreciate it hugely!

JG – Mom

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2017-09-08

We began our day with an absolutely mind blowing self defence session led by Mike and his team at CJA Jiu Jitsu Academy. Our group was split in half, where we had an indoor session focused on grappling and Jiu Jitsu techniques, whilst the other group was outside exploring defence techniques whilst under attack. The skills we learnt as a group were completely invaluable and have certainly given everyone a refreshed sense of awareness, and the knowledge & confidence to escape from an attack. Mike and Alex were such inspirational leaders who approached some rather sensitive subjects with a real sense of fun.

Corinna – Event Organizer Sisanda FunDaytion

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2017-08-29

Well done with the great success you guys achieve so “effortlessly” hard work and patience you have such an integral roll in my three ninjas’ lives I can’t thank you enough. #CJA_Way

SA – Dad

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2017-08-26

THANK YOU again!!! Such incredible skills delivered in a really approachable, fun, yet realistic way…you and your team are just wonderful!

Corinna – Event Organizer Sisanda FunDaytion

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2017-08-25

I can honestly say that Lucca thrived in Jiu-Jitsu, he became himself, grew out of his shyness and just plain old loved being there. Thank you very much for everything that you have taught Lucca. He truly loved being a part of your CJA family.  I love your #CJA_Way, its definitely something that we would want him to carry on with into his growing years.

KA – Mom

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2017-08-24

I would like to thank you Mike & Alex  from the bottom of my heart. You have been his second family for many years, since pre-primary. Alex was his role model to whom he looked up to and from whom he would seek advice, even for school fights.

You have given advice & guidance and supported him through difficult times, moulded him through sweat and tears to become the gentle giant that he is today.

He has fantastic morals & values which he lives by exemplary, but most important; you have improved his self esteem and his self confidence, the greatest gift in life.

Jiu-Jitsu the only sport that develops your body & soul and teaches you life skills.

CB – Mom

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2017-08-14

[We] want to thank you for all that you have so wonderfully taught them in their time with you.

TM – Mom

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2017-08-11

Thank you guys for hosting such amazing classes, extra lessons and Grading.  Alex, I am truly blown away by your temperament with the kids, M loves his classes and is such a confident child while attending Jijitsu.

Practicing for the grading brought many laughs to our household, Mom is now a pro at being the opponent of the bend arm lock 😉

CdA – Mom

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2017-06-30

Thank you for all the hard work with S – he enjoyed Alex and the classes extremely!  (And I enjoyed the discipline they are taught.)  Job well done CJA!!

EL – Mom

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2017-06-24

Thank you for the conscientious input that she has received during her time with CJA.

SB – Mom

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2017-06-05

I don’t have the words to thank you enough for the positive impact you have had on all of our lives. I really don’t. The least I can say is my kids would not be what they are without your input….not even close!

Anyway, I am indebted to you and always will be.

SG – Dad

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2017-05-16

Thanks for the amazing values you teach the kids and for the discipline and respect you aim to instill.  Alex is a great teacher.

RJ – Mom

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2017-03-29

I would like to thank both of you your input during the jiu jitsu lessons.  He has learnt a lot and he really had a lot of very positive experiences.  Another comment I would also like to make is that I really liked the little life lessons that Mike, and towards the last couple of lessons Alex as well, gave the boys.  You do awesome work and teach them valuable life principles and lessons.  Thank you for this.

CB – Mom

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2017-03-12

GREAT RESPECT for what you guys do! Thank you for the phenomenal influence that you have in establishing confidence, discipline, respect, love and camaraderie in our children’s lives! Lastly, but not the least – thank you Michele for accepting and loving this extended family with open arms the way you do!

CL – Mom

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2017-03-10

You are the best!!! Can’t tell you how much your love and support for my boy means to me. You’ve changed him from an insecure little boy to an amazing confident young man!

LC – Mom

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2017-03-07

A truly awesome time of learning: For our two small built boys, CJA has taught the skill of being aware of their own strength, despite (lack in) size – learnt them how to use own strengths without being scared / uncertain. It has given them physical confidence they can use in other contact sports. It has also emphasized discipline in achieving your goals, all while having buckets of fun. We have had a priceless 6 year journey with CJA which had formed a crucial part in both of our sons’ development. Thank you!

RdT – Mom

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2017-03-06

Thanks again to your team and all the best for the further development of the sport, you’ve got a great think going!

FdT – Dad

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2016-12-08

Thank you very much for an excellent year at CJA. R really enjoy’s himself and you guys have a very positive effect in his life. He wears his bracelet every day and lives out the motto fully.

RK – Dad

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2016-12-07

Just a short to of appreciation! Thank you for all your support, guidance and leadership this year. Not only did it benefit R hugely, but even I’ve learnt a few lessons from our “Jiu-Jitsu” Father!!! Thank you Mike for teaching me that winning “the argument” is the last ultimate thing we should worry about! Being right vs. holding the peace in your heart is much more rewarding.

I don’t have enough words to thank both of you strong men for the role you’re playing in R’s life. You both have been instrumental in the beautiful matured and driven young man R is turning into. He has been elected to Prefect next year!

May God bless you both in abundance

LC – Mom

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2016-11-29

Would like to thank you and the team for all the fun M had in class this year.

JG – Mom

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2016-11-27

Dear Mike. A special word of Tx for yesterday. Your own story inspired me again to believe in my own dreams and convictions. Very apt for me. Most importantly, my heartfelt appreciation for what you are doing for D. As a parent I cannot begin to explain the impact you have D’s life. Starting a life with a diagnosis of autism it certainly was a homecoming yesterday! I wish to affirm you and the life you live!

GdW – Dad

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2016-11-08

Thank you for all you do Mike. I’m so blessed to have you and Alex in his life!

LC – Mom

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2016-11-01

Graag wil ek jou en die res van jou span bedank vir alles wat julle vir R geleer en beteken het die afgelope 5 jaar.  Hy het regtig baie geleer en gegroei deur sy Jiu Jitsu.  Ek sal CJA definitief aanbeveel vir enige iemand. Baie dankie vir julle vriendelikheid en ondersteuning deur die jare.  Ons wens vir jou en jou span sterkte toe vir die toekoms en weet dat julle  nog baie suksesvolle competitors sal afrig!!

Nogmaals baie dankie en sterkte vorentoe!!

MC – Mom

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2016-10-29

Please can you also convey to Mike and Alex that I thank them for their lovely attitude and help during the year.  I have another son soon to go to Grade R who I think will love the classes and cannot wait for him to join.

KvdS – Mom

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2016-10-26

[I] think it has helped tremendously wrt their physical development and discipline. Thanks for all the input! It’s been awesome.

RdT – Mom

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2016-10-13

I am so very proud of M! [for achieving WP Colours] Thank you for all that you and the team has done for him this year!

MA – Mom

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2016-10-12

Thank you so much!! We are really so proud of R and his achievements. He sure is a remarkable young man… But Mike, none of this would have been possible without you, Alex and your team! Thank you so much for all your hard work, dedication and the amazing influence that you have in these young people’s lives. They are learning so much more than just what you teach them in class… Combat Jiujitsu Academy has been the best thing that has ever happened to R and for that I will be forever grateful! I wouldn’t have survived this year without you guys…

CL – Mom

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2016-10-11

Well done to your team [on their results at DESTINY] as well as without your input none of this would have been possible.

KK – Dad

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2016-10-10

Thank you so much for your guidance and teaching him the skills he has today 🙂

JG – Mom

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2016-10-09

Ah super cool, (to H getting his WP Colours) – thanks to the excellent Shihan and his awesome team. Student only as good as his teacher!!!

NvS – Mom

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2016-06-27

Iets wat my veral opgeval het en ‘n indruk op my gemaak het – is die besonderse mooi manier hoe daar met die jonger kinders gewerk word! Baie dankie en hou dit so! <3

MBvH – Spectator

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2016-06-21

Mike and Alex thanks very much for your mentoring over the years.

NI – Mom

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2016-06-07

I would also like to extend my thanks to you and the whole CJA team for an absolutely wonderful experience.  It was an honor to be part of the team and I look forward to future events with great excitement

DG – Supporter

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2016-06-03

Thank you to both you and Alex for doing such an amazing job with the kids, as a mom who attended the training on Mondays I could really see how much they enjoy it.

MT – Mom

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2016-06-02

[Cape Classic]… really great results and an indication of the great training and leadership of the CJA team.

JG – Mom

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2016-06-02

A Huuuuge CONGRATULATIONS  to you, your Instructors and all your students! You guys did incredibly well and we are very proud to be part of this family!

CL – Mom

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2016-06-02

Just wanted to thank you and your team of instructors for creating such an amazing environment for our kids to learn and grow.  Its unbelievable to see how M has grown in confidence over the years since starting Jiu Jitsu.  ….., he loves it and it seems to be paying off as his speed and skill has improved leaps and bounds.  K too is having a blast and the sport has taught him so much about winning and loosing and having fun no matter the result.

Thanks again for everything you guys have done for my boys.  Really appreciate it.

BN – Dad

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2016-05-30

Had the most amazing day and experience at the ‪#‎capeclasic‬ today. I think I’ve lost my voice and probably banned from the competitions but so proud to be part of the CJA family

MA – Mom

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2016-05-30

H absolutely loves Jiu-Jitsu.  I have never seen him so excited about an activity.

M&K vdS – Parents

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2016-05-30

Thank you for a great Cape Classic event. Well done to you and your team.

NH – Mom

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2016-05-29

Goeie dag Mike. Dankie weereens vir jou vriendskap en positiewe invloed op my en my familie.

JK – Father

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2016-05-28

Super proud to be part of this amazing family CJA way all day

MN – Mom

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2016-02-22

Thank you very much for the letter. I am happy to hear about your success !!! I am not surprised, you are doing an amazing work with kids.

NR – Mom

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2016-02-11

Thanks for the role you play in C’s life 🙂

EC – Mom

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2016-02-09

Wow. I’m so grateful I got to see that (the class) this afternoon. I’m so proud of J. Thank you for the brilliant education and guidance. Keep up the good work!

RB  -Mom

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2016-02-02

Thank you Mike. J has enjoyed the year that he has been trained under you and now with my other son also joining CJA they have both grown in confidence immensely. I was really impressed with the way you look out for and love the kids. So, well done.

Mom – ActiveActivities Page

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2016-01-28

Ek wil vir jou baie baie dankie se vir dit wat jy vir ons beteken het maar nog meer vir heindrich . Jui jutsu het sy selfbeeld verbeter en vir hom n sense of belonging gegee en daarvoor bedank ek jou net my hele hart

VP – Mom

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2016-01-27

Thank u for yr care today. Viva CJA !!

TT- Mom

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2016-01-26

Baie dankie vir die positiewe ervaring v Jiu Jitsu saam met julle…

…..regtig so beindruk met die manier hoe julle dit bestuur en die mooi manier waarop julle met die kinders werk.

AB – Mom

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2016-01-20

I also know that you and the team are very aware of the incredible growth that he has experienced emotionally and physically, training with and learning from you all. I cannot really ever thank you enough for everything you have done for him.

SH – Mom

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2016-01-18

Thank you for all that you have invested in E last year.

WK – Mom

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2016-01-16

Thank you so much for all the pep talks Mike 🙂 and for all the discipline and teaching you have done for S, Alex.

MH – Mom

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2015-11-28

Feeling very humbled by Mike Herbig’s speech today, filled with humility & witnessing CJA’s long term legacy in the making. I’m very proud that our family & kids have had the long term privilege of being associated with such an honourable & professional institution. It’s great to see that the loyalty & passion of the black belts will ensure that the passing of the torch is in good hands to people with the same values.

NK – Dad

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2015-11-01

You are such a gift to our kids and an inspiration to me. Especially the joy you derive from living your calling

GdW – Dad

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2015-11-01

Thank you so much for a wonderful camp, the boys truly enjoyed every minute of it.

E&H vdL – Parents

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2015-10-31

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU so much for another awesome camp! Every year the dynamic is different but the good lessons and fun is still in abundance!

We’ve had a great time and really appreciate the time and effort you and your entire team invest in teaching and grooming our children into happy and responsible adults.

You all ROCK!

J&K G – Parents

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2015-10-21

Thank you for the valuable skills he has learned over these two years. And all the effort that you Alex, and your team have put into their training.

A&HK – Parents

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2015-10-19

I just wanted to thank you once again for nominating him for the instructors course. It’s made such a huge difference in his world. Thank you so much for the mentoring figure and the role / effect you and all your instructors has on R’s life.

LC – Mom

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2015-10-10

dankie vir jou en Alex vir die wonderlike rolmodelle wat julle is vir ons kinders

E&H vdL – Parents

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2015-08-18

Jiu-Jitsu  challenged my body as well as my mind. I learned that you won’t always get something right the first time and I accept this because one should then only try harder and NOT QUIT.

Lastly I just want to tell you what a great instructor Alex is. His passion and enthusiasm truly rubs off. He is always fair, understanding and always friendly. When he’s tough / strict it’s always justifiable.

Those kids looks up to him in in admiration and I believe he is the true role model. It was a pleasure training with him and I have the utmost respect for him as he deserves nothing less. Just a great guy.

PvG – Student

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2015-08-14

thanks to you, Alex and all the instructors for your dedication to excellence in the sport.

RI – Dad

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2015-07-31

Alex and Mike, two of the teachers I was training with, are very dedicated, compassionate, and care about the kind of students they produce. The academy has a family type environment which makes a person/child feel safe while encouraging them to push themselves as far as they can go.

The school’s motto “Don’t tell me! Show me! “,is something I have experienced at my own company, especially with my superior, whose main focus for his company is to show our clients what we are capable of, rather than acting the part.

I would like to thank the whole CJA team for their hard work and dedication to the sport.

C J A, absolutely all the way.

JB – Student

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2015-06-01

I commend the work you and your staff do with especially the young kiddies!
CH – Mom

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2015-05-13

B knows how to read a calender and he knows Tuesdays means Jiu Jitsu, by the time we get home from practice, he is already making sure it is STILL 6 sleeps till the next one. We feel so privileged that he has found this passion, it somehow makes us grown-ups also re-connect with a healthier lifestyle.

IO – Mom

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2015-05-03

We’d like to thank you and the rest of your coaches for all the hard work and for being a part of our little boy’s journey to becoming a much more confident and secure little man. You guys are doing an AWESOME job. Keep it up!!!! From VERY PROUD parents…

CH&CH – Parents

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2015-03-15

Thank you for the effort and great training C has received during the course of the last 2 years we have learned a lot…

MS – Mom

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2015-02-04

Thanks for the amazing classes to date and she really enjoyed it 🙂

GL – Dad

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2015-02-03

Thank you so much for the time and effort you and Alexander put in to make our boy enjoy his time with you. It was wonderful to see the growth in him. Both physically and emotionally.

CR – Mom

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2014-12-10

It warms my heart to see my children evolving into disciplined young gentlemen, whilst having fun. 🙂 They have good role models in their life’s to look up too and I count you and Alex amongst those role models.
On a lighter note, I barely get them out of their CJA clothes over the weekends, and they are already planning “practice” sessions over the holidays, doing squats etc. Apparently mom has to join them, lol.

EvdL – Mom

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2014-12-06

I’d like to thank you for being a brilliant instructor and teacher that along with the other instructors at CJA; have built a strong foundation and love for the martial arts. CJA will always remain dear to my heart as I have made many wonderful friends and have enjoyed training with them each and every moment.

JK – Student

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2014-11-29

Hope you have a fabulous celebration, you deserve to, you all do a wonderful job with our kids and we appreciate it enormously. L has grown immeasurably in confidence since he started with you and Alex

SH – Mom

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2014-11-20

….it’s been a great and exciting year. Thanks to you and your team, it continues to be a positive experience!

RdT – Mom

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2014-11-03

Thanks for being such a kick ass mentor and inspiration

WG – Student

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2014-11-02

Hi Mike, just to say a big thank you for a well organized camp. S cannot stop talking about all the fun she had (despite all the work outs) 🙂 – she wants to do it again next year. Well done to you and your team!

SW – Mom

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2014-11-02

Thanks for a great camp. You guys rock!

MF – Dad

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2014-10-27

I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible experience H had with CJA and what it has meant for him.

LlC – Dad

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2014-09-29

Big Thank you to both you and your instructors for the valuable lessons he has learned. We think the world of you and your team. We wish you and your team everything of the best. I would highly recommend anyone to participate in Jiu-Jitsu.

LR – Mom

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2014-09-21

Thanks for all the news Mike and more especially for giving L such an awesome jiu jitsu experience.

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SH – Mom

2014-09-012

I would like to thank you for the part you played in [their lives] and your guidance, advise and training to the boys.

Once again, thank you for everything you did for the boys and giving them the opportunity to find their feet when they really needed it after relocating from JHB.

You are doing a terrific job with the kids.

LV – Dad

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2014-09-05

We are super proud of M and he has really impressed us with his dedication and fighting spirit.  I always thought M to be too laid back to want to compete but he has proved me very wrong and I am super impressed with how he has learned to be able to switch it on when needed.  He has developed into a strong and confident little man since starting Jiu Jitsu and he is thoroughly enjoying it. So big thanks to you and your team for creating such a fun and enthusiastic environment for M and the other boys and girls to learn.  Its very much appreciated.

BN – Dad

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2014-09-04

Thank you for all your support, training, advice etc. I cannot believe H has only been doing Jiu Jitsu for a year and has already grown so much in self-confidence.

HlC – Dad

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2014-08-29
Just wanted to say a HUGE HUGE thank you to Alex – he’s been absolutely AMAZING with my kids at JJ!!!!! Michael Blok as well. I don’t know if these guys know what an influence they have on kids esteem. I can tell u now that those 2 have made such a positive impact on my boys confidence and self esteem it’s really gratifying! School nowadays can be soul destroying but JJ makes all good again!!!!!!!
SR – Mom
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2014-08-22

dan moet ek jou gelukwens met jou mooi woorde en motivering as jy met die kinders praat en hulle prys…soos  R en C…daai gesiggies het gestraal as jy hulle gelukwens…oor tot oor glimlaggies.  dit was weer awesome om jou klasse hierdie week by te woon en te sien hoe C dit geniet.

SR – Oma

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2014-06-06

Thank you for the lessons you’ve taught E and not only on the blue mats.

MF – Dad

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2014-06-05

Thank you Mike.  J has enjoyed the year that he has been trained under you and now with my other son also joining CJA they have both grown in confidence immensely. I was really impressed with the way you look out for and love the kids. So, well done.

CR – Dad

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 2014-06-06 

I must say that you and your team was outstanding with assistance.  Thank you for the motivation and love you give to R!

LC – Mom

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2014-06-05

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your coaching staff for the dedication and love that you always put into the training and teaching of our children. It was really refreshing and great to see how well each of them fought and what fabulous sportsmanship they show.

Well done and keep up the great work!

LH – Mom

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2014-03-03

Thank you for the part you have played in J’s life –  the mentorship, life lessons, experiences and fun times –  it’s definitely played a part in shaping the person he is today.

 CL – Mom

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2014-02-10

I recently started the adult class and i want to complement you on the behaviour of your instructors both junior and senior.

Last week i attended a class in Durbanville in which i had the opportunity to interact with a number of the instructors on the mat.  From the youngest to the more mature ones and in all instances i was pleasantly surprised to find them all willing to take the time to help, with even the most basic of techniques.

Even more surprising was when we began to roll, there was no ego, no i’m going to show how much better than me they were, in fact i felt they were tailoring their game to just stretch me that little bit. Where i made a particularly bad move they would show me why it was a bad move and what to do to in its place.

I realise how tedious this can be to someone who is so much more experienced than me, but in no way did they convey this to me, in fact i got the impression that they were glad that they could teach me.

Incidently my wife who has also started was just as impressed with the interactions she had with the instructors, who in the most part were different to the ones i had.

The fact that this was evident through all groups of your instructors is both a credit to you and to your instructors and reinforces why i entrust both my children with you for their instruction and why i’ll be back on the mat again next week

TS – Dad & New Student

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2014-01-28

N and I are so grateful for the work you put in. It’s made such a difference to T and his confidence and we are excited about the prospects for C joining this year.

KP – Dad

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2014-01-28

Thank you for what you have done for C. He really enjoyed doing Jiu Jitsu with you guys and I enjoyed the experience as a parent to0.

CG – Dad

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2014-01-21

On behalf of myself and my wife, I just want to say thank you for the role you are playing in S’s life. We are already noticing some of the aspects learnt coming through in what (and how) he is doing at home. I don’t have words to describe the passion he has for Jiu-Jitsu. We are really proud parents!

ZM – Dad

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2013-12-18

As the coach of a different club, i would like to congratulate Mike Herbig and the rest of the coaches on the way the Combat Jiu Jitsu team handle themselves at events. Your students are always super kind and polite – and very friendly.

It is a pleasure competing against them! keep up the good work guys!

SV – JJ Coach

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2013-12-13

Z’s confidence has exploded since his grading ….thanks so much for helping Z’s confidence grow in such a positive way. And thanks so much for everything u’ve done for both my boys this year.
NL – Mom
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2013-11-30

Thanx for being such an inspiration to your students. K is absolutely loving Jiu-Jitsu and he can’t wait to get back to classes next year in January.

CH – Dad

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2013-11-30

When I am big I want to be called “Mike”

CR – 6 year old student

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2013-11-30

Thanks to you, Mike and your team for a great 2013! We have all grown so much this year

LH – Mom

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2013-10-30

Mike cares about the community and the social development of the children that attends his academy. One day I hope that I can say that I have the same qualities as Big Mike and that I also can make a difference to those close to me.

CE – 10 year old student in an oral to his English class

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2013-10-29

The camp was truly a great experience for both Dylan and myself. This was Dylan’s first ever camp that he has been looking forward to for a long time now and he really enjoyed himself.

For me it was a chance to learn more about the ethos of CJA and Jiu-Jitsu. I cannot thank you and your instructors enough, it was an amazing experience and really gave me a far better insight into your values and what you are trying to transfer to our kids. As a parent that is entrenched in a very corporate working environment I have not really had the chance to get to grips with Jiu-Jitsu yet other than my only two previous experiences, grading and Destiny competition, which was great to have been present at, but honestly I  still had no idea of the deeper meaning.

I must let you know that the questions you asked and feedback you were looking for on Friday night provided for a lot of thought on my side, especially since I have not got involved in his classes and have not really made a connection up until now.

I was impressed with the structure, discipline and camaraderie at the camp and can only compliment you on the way you go about doing your business. I did not know what to expect on arrival and did not know any of the parents, besides briefly having chatted to two of the dad’s at Destiny competition earlier this year. I hope Dylan will continue to enjoy Jiu-Jitsu and develop into a young man with the discipline and morals that your junior and senior instructors showed at the camp.

 Congratulations and well done on a great weekend that showcases what you are about to parents like me.We will be back!

G.L – Father

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2013-10-29

The camp was great fun and we really appreciate all the effort that you guys are putting into helping us in making our children well adjusted, responsible, respectful little people.

The added benefits of being part of CJA is almost more important than the actual ‘fighting’. The pride that you can see on their faces is priceless.

I am also very impressed with the way the junior instructors conduct themselves and the compassion that they show to the little ones. It speaks volumes about their character and CJA.

J-M.E – Mother

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2013-10-28

I should thank you. J and C had a really great time. J got time to connect to other parents and C had a blast, so much so that everyone heard about it at school today and she cannot wait until the next one. She really has a vibrant healthy glow after the camp.

Y.B – Mother

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2013-10-28

We both enjoyed the camp so much. You guys are an inspiration and true legends.  Thank you for a great camp. To all your young leaders a big WELL DONE! They are awesome guys and gals.

J.F – Father

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 2013-10-28

We must thank you for the awesome camp. We definately enjoyed every second, and D as well. Next year same time, same place indeed.   You and your team must keep up the great work. You guys really mean a lot to the kids.

 N.H – Mother

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2013-10-24

Thank you Mike! We are very proud of him and thankfull for your training, not only physically but also mentally.
He loves it and it has given a lot of confidence.

F&R dT – Parents

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2013-10-22

Keep up the great work you are doing with the kids!

K.S – Mother

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2013-10-14

…hope to be back soon as Mike (CJA) has transformed me into a stronger and better person. I really miss the training and your mentoring, but returning to SA is not really an option right now
G.S – Student

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2013-09-27

thanks for your enthusiasm and delight when working with your students. you are a sincere and honest person and a role model for them.

S.R  – Granny

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2013-09-26

Well bloody done Mike – You are awesome.  So happy you took B on – Hoping he will be winning double gold for you one day!!

M.E – Mother

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2013-09-26

Well done to you and your team Mike – fantastic achievement and congrats on your son’s amazing results – you must be so proud.

C.L – Mother

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2013-09-25

I must just tell you how much J completely loves his Jui Jitsu! He is constantly showing us his moves – it’s awesome!

SR – Mother

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