Sunday, 15 September 2019

Training report: Questions & Answers for Fundamentals and surprise graduation

This week, we covered questions and answers for fundamental.

The advanced students drilled their favorites techniques on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Stu taught rubber guard which was the most favorite guard during our facebook questionnaire.

For questions and answers, we covered the pro and cons of breaking the guard standing instead of breaking the closed guard on our knees.

We also covered arm bar from closed guard and arm bar defense.

On Thursday, we had a surprise graduation for our 2 new students (Patolo & Valentino).
They train at De la Salle College where Jay is currently working and teaching Nogi BJJ.

We are still taking new students for our Sandringham location at the moment.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

NZ Open Gi National Championship 2019

Hi Team,

Do not forget about the next event at the end of  this month.

It is the National GI competition organised by NZ Grappler and sponsorsed by Hyperfly NZ

Saturday 28 September
203 Kohimarama

for more information,

Please read the rules as per below link as they are using SJJF

Training report: The turtle position & Stu becomes North Island Judo Champion (Master division)

We covered the topic of turtle for fundamentals and deep half guard for Advanced Topic.

Turtle is not considered dominant position but it is plays a great part in BJJ.

It gives you an option to avoid getting your guard pass.

But also, under SBJJF rules and points system, it could be rewarded by 2 points for sweep and they recognise as a sweep (compare to the IBJJF)

The Judo throw of the week was Osoto Gari.

Next week we will be teaching questions and andswers

Also, Auckland University Judo Club team competed at the North Island Judo Championship on the week end.

Stu won his division at under 90 kilo (Master).

Great to see the rest of team hard work paying off:

Kane with U100kg, U90kg golds and an Open Silver,
 Quentin with an U66kg bronze
 Phoebe with a senior women's U52kg gold.

Stu Veterans U90kg gold and Open silver
*Quentin Veterans U73 30+ gold
*Tank Veterans U73 30+ silver
*Fabio Veterans U73 40+ gold
*Aly Senior Boys U66 gold

For more information on Auckland University Judo Club

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Winter dinner at the Yakitori House restaurant

Last Saturday, we organised a dinner at the Yakitori House restaurant located at 18b Shortland Street,
Auckland, New Zealand.

While the name of the restaurant is Yakitori which means grilled chicken, they do offer a wide variety of skewers like beefs, seafood and vegetable skewers options.

The restaurant also offer other Japanese traditional dishes like Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Donburi, Nabe.

The bar setting makes it ideal for a casual dinner for a sport club.

We definitely will be back for future social events.

Thanks Kan for looking after us.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Future Kimono is looking to sponsor New Zealanders

You could the next person being sponsored!

After signing up Gordon Ryan, I just asked the company what they are planning next..
Future Kimono actually signed up more athletes which we cannot disclose their names at the moment due to their previous contracts finishing soon.
The new athletes are based in USA and Brazil.

The good news is that they are looking for local talents to represent their brand in NZ.

Actually, I like the concept of developing grass roots BJJ and give the opportunity to the older and new up coming talents of New Zealand.

I would suggest that you contact them directly via facebook or instragram.

It could be a NOGI competitor and/or a GI competitor.

Please see links for more information.

Blog on why and how to get BJJ sponsors