Welcome to the Next Generation of Training in a World Class Environment for the Whole Family!
Reps is a concept gym combining the unique and exciting worlds of Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Bully Stop with the traditional gym experience for the whole family, where variety will make all the difference. The Bully-Stop program is a combination of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu designed to give kids the self-confidence to handle dangerous situations and bullying without resorting to violence.
Reps were founded by former SA MMA nr 1 ranked heavyweight champion and 1st-degree black belt Brazilian JIU Jitsu practitioner, Rico Hattingh and Cape Town franchise businessman, Eric Sean Pike, along with other athletes and shareholders.
The four were deciding on a name for their company and Rico initially thought of Reps (short for repetition). Whilst sharing this thought with the other shareholders, he realized that they were sitting at the table in the following order: Rico, Eric, Peter, and Sharon. The first letter of every name spelled out REPS.
Bullystop is a program to empower your child physically and psychologically to handle a bullying situation, either physical or verbal, in an intelligent way.
Program consist out of different styles of martial arts example boxing, wrestling and BJJ to name a few and specifically developed techniques and skills for self-awareness, surrounding awareness and anti-abduction.
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand and it uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. The discipline of Muay Thai is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it combines the use of the fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
It is an extreme combat sport in which contestants are permitted to use the fighting techniques of wrestling and boxing but also those of martial arts such as kickboxing, judo, and karate.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz França.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people, and ultimately a way of life.