World Class MMA Training in Cape Town

Since November 2001

Pride Fighting Academy is a mixed martial arts training facility that focuses on developing the skills of Boxing, Muay-Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and combat sports conditioning.

Muay Thai

Boxing & Muay Thai

These devastating striking arts are aerobic intense and build speed, power and endurance while learning a new skill. These classes are suitable for both men & women of all skill levels.

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts - MMA

Our MMA sessions are designed to teach students how to combine and transition between grappling and striking elements.

Muay Thai

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Wrestling

Classes cater to all levels from beginners to advanced. We offer Gi and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu as well as wrestling to ensure a well rounded grappling system.

Yoga & Animal Flow

Yoga & Animal Flow

These classes focus on complimentary movement & rehab that aims to add strength, flexibility & mobility to existing primary disciplines such as boxing and BJJ.

Training Schedule

Monday to Saturday

06:00(1)BoxingMuay ThaiBoxingMuay ThaiMMA
06:00(2)BJJ GiNo Gi BJJBJJ GiNo Gi BJJ
08:30No Gi BjjWrestlingNo Gi BjjWrestlingBeginners
10:45BJJ - Open Mat
12:30BJJ GiBoxingBJJ GiBoxingBJJ Gi
14:00Kids Striking
15:00Kids BJJKids MMA
JudoAdvanced NO
17:45Muay ThaiBoxingMuay ThaiBoxingBoxing
PFA Training Schedule

View and download the PFA Infection Control Standard Operating Procedures. The purpose of the SOPs are to create a safe training environment for all our gym members and staff. All members are required to read and adhere to the PFA SOPs.

Membership Fees



  • R350 Joining Fee
  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • MMA & No-Gi BJJ
  • Muay Thai
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MMA Standard


  • R350 Joining Fee
  • Boxing
  • Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & No-Gi)
  • MMA Conditioning
  • Muay Thai
  • R850/month on 12 month contract

Private Classes

Contact Mike for Pricing

  • Boxing
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
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Pride Fighting Academy Coaches

Micheal Mouneimne

Mike is a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a Mixed Martial Arts specialist. He is the head coach and founder of PFA and has been involved in combat sports since the age of seven. He is a passionate coach who has built championship fighters in both MMA and boxing. Mike has adapted his wrestling and grappling skills into rugby specific training with a focus on contact and collision situations. He has worked with schoolboy, varsity and professional rugby teams, some of which include, SACS, Bischops, UCT, and the DHL Stormers and Western Province.

Micheal Mouneimne

Jess Mouneimne

Co-owner of the gym, Jess has a diploma in Sports and Exercise nutrition and is a certified yoga teacher. Jess is competitive on the BJJ & MMA local scene and has a passion for training & uplifting women. She runs various strength & conditioning programs at PFA and teaches beginners BJJ, Women's self-defense as well as yoga. Jess is a female-focused personal trainer, helping women of all shapes and sizes reach their health goals.

Jess Mouneimne

Banele Mniki (Star)

Star (affectionately known as Starbucks for his great coffee) is our PFA's manager and our resident barista at Ringside Cafe. Besides ensuring that members are well caffeinated, Star is a passionate boxer, and coaches boxing and Muay Thai and is available for one one one fitness classes.

Banele Mniki (Star)

Chris Ingram

Chris is one of the very early members of PFA. A brown belt in BJJ, Chris is passionate about passing on his knowledge. He does this through outreach programs in Hout Bay and teaches the daily 1pm BJJ class as well as Sat 10am.

Chris Ingram - PFA Coach

Jailson Sousa

A competitive brown belt under Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Teresina, Jailson is a IBJJF champion as well as Pro Africa UAEJJF champion to name a few. His focus is competition prep and is also great with children and beginners.

Jailson Sousa


Richie has been a BJJ brown belt since 2018 and has more than 8 years of coaching experience under his belt. He has been a competive athlete since 2012, having competed at all belt categories, taking gold at competitions like UAEJJF, ADCC, Gracie nationals and Unanimous.

Richie - PFA Coach

Erick Kaboja

Erick is a seasoned boxing trainer with a wealth of experience in coaching both beginners and pro fighters. Erick teaches both private classes as well as the daily 6:30 pm boxing class.

Erick Kaboja - PFA Coach

Vukile Magwaca

Vukile is a boxing coach at PFA. He is a decorated professional boxer, ranked number 15 in the world. He has won championship belts for: WBF all African, IBO Intercontinental, WBA, International WBF world title and the IBF international. Vukile teaches high energy group boxing classes accessible to all levels, but also works with amatuer and professional fighters. He is available for privates.

Vukile Magwaca - PFA Coach

Zane Anderson

Zane is our of strength and conditioning coach and an avid athlete with a history in Rugby and Judo. He has a passion for healthy living and fitness, as well as helping others. He served as the Lead Advocate of Good Health and Well-Being for World Merit South Africa for a term of two years.

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He was part of the U21 Western Province Rugby Academy, as well as the Villagers Club rugby 1st team in 2015. Zane is a qualified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition based programmer, and Sports Massage Therapist. He is available for group sessions and private sessions. His other qualifications include Emergency First Response: Primary Care, Secondary Care, Childcare and Infant. He has a passion for childcare and has worked with Children of all ages for over four years as a fitness instructor, water sports instructor and camp counselor.

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Zane Anderson - PFA Coach

Chester Kruger

Chester is a seasoned Muay Thai and K1 fighter and coach. He received his SAKA/WAKO Kickboxing 1st Dan Black Belt in November 2015. He currently runs the morning Muay Thai sessions. He focuses on high intensity and high impact drills, while Friday morning classes are focused on more complex technique. His classes are followed by 30 minutes of technical sparring and/or rehearsing the Wai Kru.

Chester Kruger - PFA Coach

Reagan Erasmus

Reagan has 16 years of wrestling experience and has been coaching since 2015. As a competitive wrestler, Reagan is a decorated athlete having medalled in local and international championships numerous times. Reagan placed third in the Commonwealth Champs as a junior and has represented South Africa in the Singapore and African Champs. He teaches wrestling at PFA and is available for private training.

Reagan Erasmus

Carlo Massa

Carlo is a competitive mountain biker who started training Muay Thai in 2007 and has a number of amateur fights under his belt. He Graduated from ETA college in 2014 as a qualified personal trainer. He specializes in Mauy Thai, Boxing, HIIT Training, Group Training, Functional Fitness, Weight loss, Weight gain and Sports Conditioning.

Carlo Massa - PFA Coach

Contact Us

Pride Fighting Academy. Cape Town Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Gym.

Beginners right up to advanced practitioners. Training is divided into MMA fitness and conditioning, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu.

Get in Touch

Or call Mike on:   082 660 2129

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