Bear Fight Club

Bear Fight Club Academy in George, teaches classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Our students can also compete in tournaments and earn provincial & national colors in both grappling & sport martial arts.

Please visit us on Facebook to see videos of our classes and tournaments.

We have classes for kids (boys & girls) and adults (men & women)

Juniors MMA Classes (Boys & Girls) 5 years to 6 years (not in grade 1 yet)
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
2 pm – 3 pm

Juniors MMA Classes (Boys & Girls) 7 years to 12 years (Grade 1 to Grade 6)
Mondays to Thursdays 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Senior Boxing Classes:
Monday & Wednesday (5pm – 5:50pm)

Senior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling/Wrestling/MMA Classes:
Mondays & Wednesdays – 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6 pm – 8 pm

Bear Fight Club Class Schedule

What to wear for Submission Wrestling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)/No Gi Grappling?
Rugby shorts, ski pants, t-shirt, any gym/exercise clothing is fine. (Ideally, it would be better to buy a rash vest & MMA shorts) – BFC Rash Vest & MMA Shorts.

Sparring is optional and students can still train by us even if they don’t want to do any sparring.

Students that want to participate in sparring practice will be required to have full protective gear.

Requirements/Training Gear needed for MMA sparring.
Boxing Gloves/MMA Gloves, Mouth Guard, Rugby Head Guard, Foot Pads & Shin Guards.

Sparring is optional and we won’t allow sparring if kids don’t have full protective fight gear on.

Adults may do sparring with minimum requirements which are a mouth guard & propper padded gloves.


Junior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

WORLD CHAMPION – At age seven, little Mia Ryan from George was crowned Junior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion in England.
Mia Gold World BJJ Championships 2019

Mia has had a busy year, training hard and competing all over South Africa and Europe. This youngster has some impressive wins to her name.

She is the current South African champion, took gold in Italy, gold in Lausanne in Switzerland, gold in Geneva, Switzerland, gold at NAGA Germany, is the UK national champion, and now reached her dream and took gold for No-Gi and bronze for Gi at the Junior World Championships.

She’s not alone in her accomplishments. Her brothers Ben (12) and Tim (9) also did very well.

Ben took 3rd place at the world champs.
Ben Bronze World BJJ Championships 2019
Ben took silver on day one in two categories, with a nail-biting final against the current double world champion, then on day two took third in a higher weight category. He has also had a busy year, winning his categories in Italy, Switzerland, UK, and Germany.

Tim got joined 3rd place at the world champs.
Tim Bronze World BJJ Championships 2019
Tim took bronze on day two in a very large, experienced category. He can also boast gold in his categories in Italy, Switzerland, UK, and Germany.

For the past year, the children have been training really hard, seven days a week, on techniques and fitness under the coaching of Robert Harris and Linda van de Merwe of Bear Fight Club and Boxfit in George.

Mia and her family currently live in Switzerland while her dad works there. They will return to George later this year.