Saturday, 7 December 2019

Training Report: De La Salle & Future Kimonos

This week, James visited the Junior Squad at the De La Salle College.

While, the school term is technically finished.

The boys were keen to have an additional training.

James taught some takedown techniques that he learned at the blue basement.

James also donated some uniforms from his company Future Kimonos to the great pleasure of the Junior squad.

Thank you James and Jay for volunteering and teaching at the school.

Big Thanks to James and Future Kimonos for donating the uniforms (BJJ Gi, Rash Guards, grappling shorts).

Please check out the link for merchandising.

Graduation Pictures

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Training report: Turtle and Serge upgrade to second degree

This week, we taught the topic of the turtle.

It is the last position of our twelve program.

We taught the fundamentals of the position, back take from turtle and three reversals and/or guard retention techniques.

For the submissions, we also taught the clock choke and the rolling crucifix.

James is back from New York where he trained intensily Renzo Gracie Academy.

He was attending the advanced classes on a daily basis under the tutelage of John Danaher.

James has absorbed a vast amount of knowledge during his stay (about 4 months) and we are looking to learn them.

On his first week back, James taught a couple of side control escapes.

James concentrated on nogi training.
Therefore, I would expect him to be teaching nogi in Sandringham on Wednesday and Nogi in Epsom on Thursday.

Laurance also has some merchandise from Future Kimono for sale if you are interested.

Serge received his second degree from the IBJJF.
Another big milestone for the club as we now have 2 IBJJF certified second degrees black belts.

If you are interested to join our club, please come down for a free class or email us if you have any questions.

Come down and join us before the New Year rush as you might miss out as you can close new members if we reach our limits.

Also, we are still taking enrollment for the Junior Squad for term 1 at Sandringham.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Graduation at De La Salle College & training report

On Friday 22 November, we had our first graduation at the De La Salle College.

Jay has been teaching wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at his old college for this year.

Jay will be moving on to teach at Marcellin College next year and will also start a BJJ program at his new work location where he will working at as school teacher.

Marcio will take over the role of coaching the BJJ program at De La Salle next year.

It is great to see our students volunteering by teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in our local schools.

Jay will also be running our Junior classes at Sandringham next year.

We are now taking enrollment for the Junior Squad at our Sandringham location (age group: 10-17)

Also, on Saturday Jay, Richie and Max went on to compete at the Mana Championship.

It is a sub only event with round robin which means you get a match against all the competitors on your division.

The club had refunded half of the entry fees of our competitors.

We will have our Senior Graduation on Monday 02 December at Sandringham.

Auckland Kids BJJ will their graduation on Saturday 14 December.

Back to the topic of the week, we taught bottom half guard for the fundamentals.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2020

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2020

OCEANIA OPEN - February 21 & 22 (Gi / No Gi)
Auckland Eventfinda Stadium
4 Star

Kapiti Wellington
1 Star

DUNEDIN REGIONAL - April 4 (Gi / No Gi)
Mosgiel Dunedin
1 Star

NZ OPEN - May 9 (No Gi)
Auckland Barfoot & Thompson Stadium
3 Star

Auckland Barfoot & Thompson Stadium
2 Star

Kapiti Wellington
1 Star

2 Star

SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS - September 26 (Gi / No Gi)
Mosgiel Dunedin
2 Star
-end of 2019/20 season-

-start of 2020/2021 season-
NZ OPEN - October 24 (Gi)
Auckland Barfoot & Thompson Stadium
3 Star

Lunch, Venue TBA