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.
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 - MMA
Our MMA sessions are designed to teach students how to combine and transition between grappling and striking elements.
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
These classes focus on complimentary movement & rehab that aims to add strength, flexibility & mobility to existing primary disciplines such as boxing and BJJ.
Monday to Saturday
|06:00(1)||Boxing||Muay Thai||Boxing||Muay Thai|
|06:00(2)||BJJ Gi||No Gi BJJ||BJJ Fi||No Gi BJJ|
|08:30||No Gi Bjj||No Gi Bjj||No Gi Bjj||No Gi Bjj|
|13:00||Muay Thai||BJJ Gi||Boxing||BJJ Gi|
|17:30(1)||BJJ Gi||BJJ Gi||BJJ Gi|
|17:30(2)||Muay Thai||Muay Thai||Boxing|
- R350 Joining Fee
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- MMA & No-Gi BJJ
- Muay Thai
- R350 Joining Fee
- Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & No-Gi)
- MMA Conditioning
- Muay Thai
- R850/month on 12 month contract
Contact Mike for Pricing
- Muay Thai
Pride Fighting Academy Coaches
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.
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.
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.
Jailson Sousa is the newest addition to our Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu coaching staff. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kenji is our resident movement specialist. He is a certified personal trainer and professional Parkour and animal flow coach. Kenji is passionate about the science behind how the body moves and helping people reach their body’s potential and build strength and mobility through movement. He teaches animal flow at PFA and is available for one on one coaching in adults and kids.
Saxon is a professional MMA fighter training out of PFA. He offers fitness, boxing, Muay Thai and MMA private training and is a regular sub teacher for group classes. As a dad of two, Saxon is particularly in tune with kids and teaches a number of kids aged between 9 and 16 in a one-on-one setting.
Banele Mniki (Star)
Star (affectionately known as Starbucks for his great coffee) is our resident barista at Ringside Cafe. Besides ensuring that members are well caffeinated, Star is a passionate boxer and teaches boxing focused and fitness one-on-one classes.
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