Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town Tag Team Tournament and new promotions

Congratulations to Dino Calitz, Tian Visser and Jonathan Bossenger on their promotions today at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town belt ceremony. Dino and Tian were awarded 2nd and 1st stripe on their blue belts respectively and Jonathan was awarded his brown belt. Special thanks also to everyone at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town and […]

The recent changes to Gracie University’s belt system.

Recently, Rickson Gracie, Rener and Ryron Gracie and Pedro Sauer took part in a video to discuss their respective paths in the furtherance of jiu jitsu around the world. They also discuss a change to the Gracie University belt system, introducing a new ‘Gracie Combatives’ blue/white belt and the removal of the online promotion process […]

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 […]

Excerpts from my self defence talk at the last Girl Geek Dinners in Cape Town

I recently had the opportunity to do a short self defence talk at the March Cape Town Girl Geek Dinner Below is an abridged version of that talk. “Hi my name is Jonathan, I am a developer, gamer, geek, husband and dad. And from the age of about 5 to about 13, because of my […]