Interview with James Smart

James Smart is the owner and head instructor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town, the only certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in South Africa, as well as the owner of STREETSMART, a provider of real world self protection /combative training to Civilians, Law Enforcement, Military and Security. James has been my Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor for 8 years […]

Good Hope FM Bullyproof demonstration.

Recently I was contacted to discuss the Gracie Bullyproof programme on the Good Hope FM Breakfast Show. The interview itself had one or two hiccups, mainly because I woke up half an hour late and didn’t make it to the station by 7:30am. Afterwards however, I was able to demonstrate some Bullyproof techniques as well […]

Jiu jitsu, the best form of self defence for women?

Walk into any GJJ/BJJ gym/club/school and take a look at the split between genders. I’ll guarantee that it’s probably a male to female ratio of something like 1 in 10. Perhaps more. Why is this the case? If jiu jitsu is supposed to be a good form of self defence for women, why don’t more women […]