The primary objective of Jiu-Jitsu is to empower the weak who, for not having the physical attributes, are often intimidated. My Jiu-Jitsu is an art of self-defense in which rules and time limits are unacceptable.
Grandmaster Helio Gracie
Infinitus Jiu Jitsu is a small Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training group operating in Durbanville, Cape Town. We offer adult group training and children’s classes.
We are a dedicated group of jiu jitsu practitioners who train in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than we were the previous day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you situated?
The training studio is located at 21 Somerset Crescent in Durbanville.
What are the class times?
Adult training sessions
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18:30 to 19:30.
Saturdays (open mat) at 10:00.
Ages 5 – 7: Tuesdays from 16:30 – 17:15
Ages 8 – 12: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:15 – 18:00
How much does it cost?
R200 per month (payable to Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town via debit order)
1x weekly – R200 per month (payable to Infintius Jiu Jitsu)
2x weekly – R275 per month (payable to Infintius Jiu Jitsu)
There are no yearly membership fees or application fees.
What do I need to wear/bring?
Comfortable gym type clothing, (t-shirt/tracksuit pants)
Whatever the child is comfortable in
It is recommended to bring some water and a sweat towel.
Do I need any special equipment?
No. As you progress you may decide to purchase a gi (uniform) but this is not compulsory.
Can I try a free class before I join?
Yes, you are more than welcome to try out a few free classes before making any decisions. You don’t need to book, simply arrive at the time that suits you and join a class.
On the 1st Thursday of every month we may visit Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town, so feel free to check class availability first via email.
Are you a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Centre?
No, we are a small club of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and members of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town, which is the only official Gracie CTC in South Africa. However we live quite far away from the CTC so we have arranged to share the rent of a small studio in Durbanville and train there three times a week.
Are you affiliated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu or the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy?
No, we used to be a Gracie Garage, but the rules of Gracie University state that if we use a public space (not a home garage) we are required to start the process of becoming a CTC after a year. Currently however we are not in a position to follow these steps. However we still follow the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu syllabus as outlined on Gracie University.
Do you have a dedicated instructor?
Our ultimate goal is to open a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Centre in Durbanville. However due to various restricting factors we are currently unable to initiate the CTC process. Our head coach is a brown belt under James Smart from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town and he typically leads the group through the Gracie University syllabus. We also try to visit Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town as a group at least once a month.
What are the benefits of training with you?
Our relationship with Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town has three very positive advantages for our members:
1) Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training mindset – the training sessions conducted at our club are always dedicated to the practice of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in accordance with the curriculum and training methods established by the Gracie Academy.
2) Gracie Jiu-Jitsu syllabus and progression – our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training sessions are directly tied to the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu syllabus as outlined on Gracie University. All our members are required to sign up for their own Gracie University access to ensure our (and their) adherence to the techniques set forth on Gracie University. To assist this, James Smart from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape town has agreed that members of Infinitus Jiu Jitsu are eligible to join Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town, via a special membership. This gives our members the benefits of access to Gracie University as his students do, while continuing their training at our location in Durbanville.
3) Official rank recognition – because we encourage and assist our members in managing their own Gracie University account they have the ability, either through Gracie University or it’s certified instructors at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town, to test for and be awarded a recognised Gracie Academy belt rank.
I will never stop learning.
I won’t just learn the techniques that are taught to me, I will actively seek out useful techniques to share with the group.
I know there’s no such thing as being the best, there is always someone better than me.
I will build a solid understanding of jiu jitsu through my training partners, for they are my most important teachers.
I will never pass up an opportunity to help someone learn a technique, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything.
I am more motivated by self improvement than my next rank, and I know that jiu jitsu is one of the most powerful martial arts of our generation.
I will share my knowledge as much as possible.
Jiu jitsu is a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting in my time on the mats.
Given time, there is no technique that I can’t learn.
The Infinitus Jiu Jitsu Creed.