Jiu-Jitsu and Judo

The Kiora club started out teaching Judo and later Wayne Roscherr and Pierre Botha introduced Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

The syllabus focused on self-defence, lots of sparring and ground grappling, as well as weapons training. This well rounded approach to self-defence influenced the development of the RAT syllabus significantly.

A number of practitioners have also studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which continues to advance the grappling component of the RAT syllabus.