Tuesday, 19 June 2018

First training at Sandringham.
Beginners welcome. Limited numbers available. 
Please come down for a free class. 
For more information, please email us on info@aucklandbjj.com. 
First in for serve. 
Address is 681 Sandringham road. 
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm. 
Adults only.










Sunday, 17 June 2018

Training program for semester 2

Week 1  starts Monday 18 June

Mount
Spider guard


Week 2 starts Monday 25 June

Back
De La Riva

Week 3 starts Monday 02 Jul

Side Control
Reverse de la riva

Week 4 starts Monday 09 July

Knee on the belly
Lasso gaurd

Gi Inter-club held at Sandringham on Saturday 07 July TBC

Week 5 starts Monday 16 July

North South
Kimura Trap

Week 6 starts Monday 23 July

Guard subs
Sit up guard

Week 7 starts Monday 30 July

Guard pass
50/50

Week 8 starts Monday 06 August

Guard sweep
Competition training

GI Regional on Saturday 11 August


Week 9 starts Monday 13 August

Top 1/2 guard
Kimura Trap

Week 10 starts Monday 20 August

Bottom 1/2 guard
Reverse De La Riva

Week 11 starts Monday 27 August

Turtle
Butterfly guard

Week 12 starts Monday 03 September

Question and Answers for Fundamental and advanced


Week 13 starts Monday 10 September

Mount
Competition training

No -Gi Inter-club held at Sandringham on Saturday 15 SeptemberTBC


Week 14 starts Monday 17 September

Back
X guard

Week 15 starts Monday 24 September

Side Control
Single X

Week 16 starts Monday 1 October

Knee on the belly
Deep half

Week 17 starts Monday 08 October

North South
Competition training

Auckland NOGI Regional on Saturday 13 October

Week 18 starts Monday 15 October

Guard subs



Week 19 starts Monday 22 October
(closed for public holiday Monday 22 October)

Guard pass
Spider guard

Week 20 starts Monday 29 October

Guard sweeps
Sit up guard

Week 21 starts Monday 05 November


Top half guard
Reverse de la riva

Week 22 starts Monday 12 November


Bottom half guard
Butterfly

Week 23 starts Monday 19 November

Turtle
50/50

Week 24 starts Monday  26 November

Questions and Answer


Week 25 starts Monday 03 December

Mount

Graduation
Sandringham Wednesday 05 December
Epsom Wednesday 06 December


Week 26 starts Monday 10 December

Open mats

Weeks 27 starts Monday 17 December

Open mats

Last day of class in Sandringham is Wednesday 19 December
last day of class in Epsom is Wednesday 20 December

Then holidays

Starts again on Week 1 from Monday 08 Jan 2019 In Sandringham and Tuesday 09 Jan 2019 in Epsom.


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Auckland BJJ opens an additional club in Sandringham from Monday 18 June 2018

We are now taking a list of new students for our new location in Sandringham for semester 2.

The program taught at this new location will be based on the fundamental program which is more suitable to beginners.

If you are more advanced BJJ player, you might want to try out at our other club in Epsom as Sandringham will be focusing on beginners to start with.

The starting date will be Monday 18 June 2018.

Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Cost is $20 per week on automatic payment.

We expect to reach maximum capacity really quickly as we are have a limited intake for new students. The reasons are for quality of teaching (to maintain a good ration of teacher and student) and safety on the mats during training.

Once we reach capacity, we will create a waiting list for the rest of semester if a spot opens up.

If you are interested, please send us an email and we will write down your name for your first free class on Monday 18 June or Wednesday 20 June.

PLEASE EMAIL bjjweb@stuartmitchell.com


The classes are held at St Martins Church Hall 


 681 Sandringham Rd,

 Sandringham, 

Auckland 1025



(on the corner or Sandringham and Taumata Roads)





Sunday, 13 May 2018

Looking for one or two instructors to run a new location

I will just write down some of the information instead of repeating myself and missing some people
and information.

We prefer to recruit internally first within our current students.

This is an unique chance to start running a club, teach and getting paid but not having to spend your own cash for start up.

The role will be to teach 2 classes per week (Monday & Wednesday) at a new location in Sandringham.
Each classes will consist of 2 hours.
We understand that at the beginning, the classes might just be for 90 minutes due to low number of students sparring.

We will replicate the fundamental classes format and will create a number of new intake through the semester.
Basically, you will have to follow our 12 weeks program and our class structure.
We will expect to create similar club culture as Epsom.

We do not really want to offer the option for people to "walk-in" as it can disturb the class.

The white belts from Epsom will be allowed to train at Sandringham but the vice versa will not be possible due to the limited space.
Hence the reason why we are expanding outside Epsom.

We will pay for the rental of the site and will pay the instructor $20 per hour.
So we will pay $40 for Monday night and $40 for Wednesday night.
You would be pay as a contractor with bank transfer.
Also, we are offering a profit share.
Once we reach our "break even" target, we are willing to split some of the profit with the instructor (s).
It will encourage to retain more customers as you will be financially benefiting instead of just turning to be paid by the hour.
Also, we will receive free membership at our club and we will pay for all the BJJ competitions that you want to enter in Auckland.

Now, we will accept 2 instructors who can share the tasks.
Stu and myself have been running Auckland BJJ for the past 7 years and the format of partnership has many advantages.
We think it is more easier to have a partner that can cover on your absence but also it is great to have additional help in order to teach.

But in the case that 2 instructors decide to share the duties, they will also have to share the pay and split the potential profit share.

Please let me know if you are serious a soonest as possible as I would like book our space at the new location asap before someone else take the booking.

We are not interested into giving specific days to each instructors, they will have to sort it out by themselves.

Cheers

Serge

Monday, 7 May 2018

Training report: North/South position

This position is often under utilized as it is not rewarded like other dominant positions such a knee on the belly (2 points), mount (4 points) etc..

However, it is still a dominant position that you can achieve in order to establish a guard pass (3 points) just like a side control.

Quiet often, people misunderstand the complex rules of the points system and make the mistake to think that you receive the 3 points for side control but it is actually for passing the guard.

As people are getting more skilled on how to defend the bottom side control, learning how to defend or utilize the north south position become vital.

People have develop specific techniques such as the north south choke which was made popular by Marcelo Garcia.

For more info, please the link of an old blog

http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2014/03/training-report-north-south-choke.html

Otherwise, training has been good.

The new intake of students for year 2018 have settle in.

We made some new gis and patches.

Due to the short turn over from the last month National Gi competition, I think we have less competitors entering the Regional GI. However, it is a good opportunity to test your skills as they have a double elimination format which means you get guaranteed 2 matches.

Also, we have slowly seen some progress with our "NEW" rolling policy where everyone gives way to others and try to reset accordingly.

I got tired of watching senior belts rolling around everywhere and therefore forcing the white belts to have to reset every 30 seconds because they were stoked around too many advanced students.

Of course, the rules does not apply to the black belts instructors.