Opens 1 February

Johannesburg, South Africa – African MMA has just taken a giant leap forward with the launch of the EFC Performance Institute in Paulshof, Johannesburg. Doors are open to the public on 1 February, and the pioneering training facility is currently host to the hit reality TV series TF2, that sees 10 top female flyweight prospects from around the globe battle it out for the ultimate prize. The state-of-the-art training facility is powered by Technogym, the world’s leading wellness solution and equipment provider.


“The EFC Performance Institute is like no other training facility in Africa,” explains EFC President Cairo Howarth. “With Technogym’s cutting-edge technology and equipment, combined with the best combat sport equipment, gear and facilities, we have a world-class training facility to help anyone wanting improve their performance or simply get a workout and learn skills in a professional and friendly environment. This is a massive milestone for EFC and the sport of MMA in Africa.”


‘“Technogym is proud to be the partner to the EFC Performance Institute. The centre offers the latest in training technologies and equipment for the highest level of athletic performance training. Inspired by sport and Technogym’s 20 year history being the exclusive equipment provider to the Olympic Games.” says Tony Payne Co-CEO, Technogym Southern Africa. “The equipment and training methodologies implemented at the EFC Performance Institute allows for safe, effective and highly engaging training for all those who are looking to advance their training and get real results.” Payne then added, “Using functional training around the OUTRACE Frame with specialised training tools from SIDEA and the ground-breaking training classes in South Africa’s first SKILLATHLETIC Studio, everybody can train to their optimal performance and release THE ATHLETE WITHIN.”



The EFC PI features:

A full-size EFC Hexagon giving athletes a unique opportunity to simulate and train for a fight. It is also the Hexagon where the TF2 contestants compete weekly throughout the tournament.


The newly launched OUTRACE Frame, one of the first in Africa, standing impressively large and versatile at 9m x 7m in the main functional training area.


The SKILLATHLETIC studio including state of the art range or free-running SKILLMILL, SKILLROW and SKILLBIKE.


A Boxfit area, kitted out with numerous 6ft boxing bags and other fitness equipment for daily use.


Over 100m ² of Zebra mats. More than enough space for any Wrestling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu needs. Added to the area is several boxing bags, offering users the ability to mix up their grappling with some striking.


An Olympic lifting, free-weights and cardio area. Fitted with SIDEA free weights, assisted lifting machines, barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, plus Technogym JOG Treadmills, Groupcycle spinning bikes and VARIO elliptical machines.


An equipment and merchandise store to cater for all your MMA, boxing and training needs.


View photos from the EFC Performance Institute: https://efcww.com/2sFkNO4 


The EFC Performance Institute will also play home to Technogym as their official training facility in Africa, where expert trainers and coaches will gather to further knowledge of training techniques and technology.


The facility has also been designed and is ready to host grappling tournaments, press conferences and various other events. With the vantages grandstand and upstairs refreshment bar providing a clear view of the entire facility.