Saturday, 15 August 2020

Update: Level 3

We are now level 3.

No more training for at least the next 2 weeks.

Stu will pause the hello club payment so it means that the members are not to pay fees during the period of this lock-down.

If you are still paying via automatic payment directly to the club bank account, please pause your automatic payment.

Looking at the future, we are aiming to open our new gym in Onehunga by the end of September (if everything goes accordingly to plan).

From the last lock-down, we know that both sites (Epsom & Sandringham) did not want to re open until level 1.

Depending on how long this lock-down lasts, it is very likely that we return to BJJ training directly to Onehunga once the site is ready.

Thank you for the support and take care.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Taking new students for Juniors Squad at Sandringham Location

We are now taking new students for term 3 (10 weeks)

Age range is 10-17 years old.

Fees are 10 dollars per week on automatic payment.

If you have more than one kid, we have a special deal for families which is 30 dollars per week on automatic payment.
All the kids can train and including Mum and Dad as well.,

Our kids classes are from 4-6 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays during the term.

The classes are held at St Martins Church Hall 

 681 Sandringham Rd,


Auckland 1025

Rolling Marathon (6 hours) for Variety Charity organised by Bucklands Beach BJJ

I have already shared the facebook event but I wanted to elaborate a bit more.

This a good occasion to roll with different training partners and raise some funds for Variety (the children's charity).

"Following the Covid 19 issues, Variety Children’s Charity have been continuing to support under privileged children and require as much support as they can during these difficult times.
We have decided to continue with the fundraisers in the hope of helping this amazing cause.
We are looking for grapplers from any club to come along and train free of charge with a donation they can afford.
There will be a collection in the day for any donations at our Pakuranga Plaza academy"

Andy Medalf is hosting the event at his new location.

Saturday 4 July 2020.

10 Avlesbury Street

It is located at the Pakuranga Plaza.

The event is 6 hours long and you can choose how long you want to roll for and what time to attend.

Andy mentioned that there are usually lot of of participants at the beginning and at the end.

The event starts at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.

But there were not many participants in the middle.

The challenge of the event is to have people rolling during the entire event.

We do not want to "break" the chain so to speak.

Therefore I might suggest attending around  midday and grab a late lunch later on.

If you are planning to do roll for the entire event, you might want to bring an extra gi.

Regarding Nogi, I am pretty sure that it is ok to roll nogi but I suspect that majority of the participants would be rollling GI.

Of course, do not roll too hard as it is a fund raising but also some of the participants would have been rolling for the entire event.

Pace yourself.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Rise from the ashes: Training report week 1

This week, we finally restarted our classes 
after we closed on 15 March.
It was nice to see that most our members were back on the mats.

There are still a few members missing.

Which brings to the following ideas:

If you do not want to restart straight away and would like to postpone until further, please let us know and we will continue to pause your account.

Also if any of members have financial difficulties, please let us the coaches know.
We will like you to train for free.

If you know any members that are difficulties and are too shy to ask for the free training, please us know and you will try to reach out to see if we can help.

Sandringham is back to normal and we are taking new members.

Epsom has some changes.
Members cannot no longer park on the Woodhall road and need to park in other adjacent streets.

Our Junior squads is back training and we are taking new kids to train.

Also we are proud to be mentioned by the Auckland Police for our partnership between the Mangere East Prevention Team, Mangere De La Salle College and Future Kimonos.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Re Opening Update

Sorry for the late notice but we are reopening all classes 

(including Juniors) on the week beginning the 15th of


Well done NZ we seem to have choked out Covid-19

I will credit everyone who kept paying during lockdown on the weekend, helloclub will allow us to track the money that you have been keeping supporting us.

We will also expect everyone to manage their memberships through hello club going forward, please let us know if this doesn't work for you. We have changed the settings so that the club will pay transaction costs on all payments.

Please register with our club management software

However, we also acknowledge that times may be tough for a lot of us and Auckland BJJ is lucky enough to be able to extend discount memberships to existing members who may have changed circumstances.

Please contact in confidence one of the club's coaches if you need to access this.

Please be kind
Aroha nui,
Vinaka Vakalevu,
Māuruuru roa

Stu and Serge and everyone else on our team