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Episode 6

Prof David Verster : Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Ricky Schalkwyk published on

Professor David Verster is a passionate student and coach of Brazilian Jui Jiitsu.

He tells of his life journey through various figting disciplines, up to achieving his Carlson Gracie Black Belt and the establishment of the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu gym in Durban. 

David's passion for Jiu Jitsu very soon ignites a love of the sport in his new students. They start out looking to learn this effective form of self-defense, but are soon transformed from new member to friend and part of a very close-knit, caring "family". Each member plays a role in developing the skills of the other students. They grow in strength and confidence in all areas of their lives.

This fighting art is suitable for all, from young children through to the more "mature" citizen, people with large strong builds down to the smallest and "weakest". 

The art of Jiu Jitsu teaches the advantage of using strategy and skill to overcome an aggressor rather than brute force. It is recognised worldwide as the single most effective form of self-defence.


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