Looking for "jiu jitsu near me"?

At GB Sandton we have specific classes for kids, women only and adults, teaching fighting skills, anti bullying techniques and self-confidence.

Why Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the world’s fastest-growing martial arts. Students of all ages and from all walks of life practice the art for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, fitness, camaraderie, stress relief, and fun.

From a complete beginner (white belt) with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defense to a parent searching for an art with discipline and exercise to do with their education.

Health & Fitness

Our students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being. Many students lose weight and achieve the best physical shape of their lives.

Self Defense

Ju Jitsu training helps you identify opportunities to escape conflict situations and how to deal with aggressors.

Build Confidence

Every time you step on the mat you are going to be challenged mentally, physically, and socially.


At Gracie Barra, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement while you have fun.

Our Classes

Gracie Barra

From the streets of Rio de Janeiro, to Studios in California and now Sandton, You can become a part of this modern martial art discipline, a part of our family.

Premium School

State of the art facilities with more than 428 sqm. The first school in Africa to be awarded with the Gracie Barra Premium Status.

World Class Teachers

Our world-class teachers ensure that our members receive top-quality instruction.

Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone

From beginner to pros, from 0 to 99 we have a class for you and your family.

Part of a Community

At GB you are a part of an extended family that will support you in your quest for self-improvement.



This was my first gym training back in South Africa. Had a great time with the team there mixed with some lighter and more heavy rolls. Thanks for welcoming me, look forward to visiting again soon.
Amazing training experience, very knowledgable coaching staff with a very friendly environment for new-comers and skilled fighters.
I absolutely love training here. The atmosphere is inviting, energetic and collaborative. The instructors give so much attention and explain and demonstrate techniques clearly, and every class we have the opportunity to apply techniques learned. If I had more time I'd be here every day!
I have just joined the Gracie Barra in Sandton and everyone has been extremely helpful and friendly throughout the process. The classes are top quality covering all the aspects I was looking for, and the facility is top quality as well. I rate the coaches extremely high in all aspects. Honoured to be training at this Barra. Thank you to the whole Gracie Barra Sandton team! Looking forward to many great classes, improving strength, fitness, health, technique and learning new skills.
The gym and the team supporting the gym have been awesome so far. The experienced rollers are all willing to share ideas and promote an atmosphere of having fun while learning. Facilities are always clean and hygienic.

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