Sunday, 24 June 2018

Training report: Mount

This week was exciting as we opened our second location in Sandringham.

We are still open for new members (beginners welcome) at our new additional site (681 Sangringham Road).

We covered the topic of the mount which is one of the most devastating position which is rewarded by four points under IBJJF rules.

Next week, we will cover the topic of the back position.

Our coaching staff (Stu, Laurance and Luiz are gone to the Clark Gracie seminar).
I would expect them to come back with with some new techniques and/or new details of techniques.

The club paid for the cost of the seminar for all the coaches.
it is one way to invest back into our instructors and give them motivation and inspiration by training under Clark Gracie.

Also we are having our first inaugural Auckland BJJ Invitational GI competition on Saturday 07 July from 10-12 am.

10-11.55 AM

It is a great way to make new friends and experience one month before the National GI competition which is on 08 August.

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 
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

Spider guard

Week 2 starts Monday 25 June

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

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

Butterfly guard

Week 12 starts Monday 03 September

Question and Answers for Fundamental and advanced

Week 13 starts Monday 10 September

Competition training

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

Week 14 starts Monday 17 September

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

Week 23 starts Monday 19 November


Week 24 starts Monday  26 November

Questions and Answer

Week 25 starts Monday 03 December


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.


The classes are held at St Martins Church Hall 

 681 Sandringham Rd,


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.