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.



Gracie Barra Sandton has the best kids program in Gauteng. They are able to keep my children on the mats, engaged, and enjoying the lesson. The level of coaching is exceptional, and I can see how my kids have progressed in a short period of time. I have also enjoyed some evening classes myself, and Storm is an excellent professor. Highly recommend!
My son joined beginning of the year 2023, after a google search of "karate studio near me" which lead me to Gracie Barra Sandton, i reached out and the rest is history . The team was quick to respond , we went for a try out , we both fell in love with the staff , the studio , the professionalism & we got a very warm welcome from the kids to the staff to the parents. We were hooked instantly and signed up for the entire year . Gracie Barra Sandton not only teaches jiu-jitsu but also brotherhood , discipline , passion and most importantly fun whilst learning, it is by far my kid's favourite extra mural activity . Well done team!!!
Dear GB Sandton Team, I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the opportunity to attend my first complimentary Jiu Jitsu class at Gracie Barra Sandton. It was an incredibly enriching experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Based on my positive experience, I am keen to take the next step and become a member of your esteemed organization. Therefore, I would like to proceed with the 10-day trial membership as discussed. Please let me know the necessary steps to formalize my membership and begin the trial period. I am excited about the prospect of furthering my journey in Jiu Jitsu under your guidance and expertise. Thank you once again for the wonderful introduction to your academy, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to train with you further. Sincerely, Lesedi Moloi
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.
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!

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