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Welcome to CIT Performance Institute, your premier destination for world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training in Pretoria, South Africa. Established with a passion for martial arts excellence, we take pride in offering a dynamic and supportive environment for enthusiasts of all skill levels.


Meet Our Champions:

Our coaching dream team includes some of the most accomplished fighters in the MMA world. Dricus Du Plessis, the No. 1 UFC Middleweight Contender, leads our charge, alongside Cameron Saaiman, a formidable UFC Bantamweight Fighter. Mark Hulme, EFC Welterweight Champion, and Nkazimulo Zulu, EFC Bantamweight Champion, are integral members of our professional MMA team. Their expertise and dedication to the sport inspire our members to achieve greatness.


Located Near the University of Pretoria:

Situated conveniently near the University of Pretoria, our gym attracts a vibrant community of students and enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fighter or a beginner looking to embark on an exciting martial arts journey, our doors are open to everyone.


Embrace the Talent:

At CIT Performance Institute, we believe in nurturing raw talent. Our incredibly talented amateur MMA division provides a platform for aspiring fighters to hone their skills and showcase their potential in the competitive world of MMA.


Training Excellence:

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to cater to all aspects of MMA, BJJ, and strength and conditioning training. From disciplined drills to intense sparring sessions, our expert coaches ensure each member receives personalized attention and a pathway to achieve their individual goals.


Community Spirit:

Beyond the mats, we foster a sense of camaraderie and mutual support. Our members form a tight-knit community, motivating and encouraging each other to push boundaries and reach new heights in their martial arts journey.

At CIT Performance Institute, we are more than just a gym; we are a family. Join us in the pursuit of greatness, where dedication, passion, and respect converge to create true champions in and out of the cage.

Discover the power within you. Unleash your potential at CIT Performance Institute.

Ready to become part of our winning team? Contact us today to start your journey or drop by for a visit. Let's redefine the world of MMA together.

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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?

BJJ is a ground-based martial art and combat sport that focuses on submission grappling techniques. It emphasizes using leverage and proper technique to control and submit opponents, making it ideal for self-defense and sport competitions.

Are there private sessions available?

Yes, we offer private training sessions with any of our skilled coaches. Contact them directly to book your personalized session.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up at the gym by asking for Claudia, who will guide you through the process. Alternatively, message her at 083 291 8357 for assistance.

What is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?

MMA is a full-contact combat sport that combines techniques from various martial arts disciplines, such as BJJ, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, and more. Fighters use both striking and grappling to compete in the cage.

Is there a student discount?

Absolutely! We offer a 20% discount on all our classes for students.

Is there a free trial?

Yes, we offer a generous 1-week free trial for all our classes. Experience the thrill of martial arts with no obligations

How long are membership contracts?

We offer flexible one-month contracts, billed on a month-to-month basis via debit order for your convenience.

What is the difference between Gi and No-Gi BJJ?

Gi BJJ involves wearing a traditional uniform (gi) while training and allows practitioners to use the gi for grip-based techniques. No-Gi BJJ is practiced without the gi, focusing more on controlling opponents through body and limb control.

Do I need any equipment?

For our Gi BJJ classes, you'll need a Gi. However, for No-Gi classes, just bring water and a positive attitude. We'll provide the necessary MMA or boxing gear for you.

Kelvin Turner

"This is an amazing gym. I am a foreigner but I felt accepted at this gym. The BJJ class has a good curriculum and they have a good community as well. I like the MMA classes, if you want to just get in shape or compete CIT has you covered."

Carien Moller

"Best MMA (Mixed Martial Arts ) Gym! The absolute best coach for kids! He loves the kids teaches them very well! Very caring heart but also strict. My son love it! Never misses a class! Coach Cameron Saaiman is the best! I’ve tried 2 other “kickboxing” classes for my son and not one other one compared to CIT! They are truly the best training the children and adults to also be the best! Amazing Gym for adults as well!"

Theresa Baggerohr

"I have been doing strength training and conditioning with them for over a year now. Friendly, fun and guided training sessions, I enjoy the guidance that the coach gives me ensuring that I am performing the exercise most effectively and encourages me to believe in myself. She.helps me uncover my strength and motivation. I'm at an age where as an older adult woman, it is essential to have a healthy lifestyle and CIT performance institute helps me stay fit and maintain my independence."
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