Sunday, 17 February 2019

John Danaher

Contrary to the general belief, Jon Danaher is actually born in the USA.

However, he did grew up in NZ and went back to the states to study at the PHD program at Columbia University in NYC.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Training report: Guard submissions

This week, we covered the topic of guard submissions for the fundamentals.

We did couple of basic arm bar set up by looking at locking the shoulder in order to control the posture of our training partner.

Also, we said farewell to Blain as he is going back home.

He was one of the first students at our new and additional location in Sandringham.

He always rolls hard and never miss a class.

We also went for a curry buffet after training at Paradise restaurant.
Good food and good time.

In this picture, you can see him leading the V for our farewell picture.

We are still taking new students at the Sandringham location.
Come down for a free class or email us for more information.
Adress is 681 Sandringham Road, Sandringham. Auckland
All levels welcome.

Next week, we will be teaching guard passes for fundamentals and I will start introducing the front headlock system instead of the leg locks system.

Please note that the entries for the NZ grappler competition is closing on the 19 February.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Quick update

For the past 2 weeks, I am been off on holidays and therefore have not posted my usual weekly training report.

We have covered the Knee on the belly position and the north south position for the fundamentals while the advanced continued on the back attack system.

This week, we will cover guard submissions for our fundamentals.

Blain from Sandringham Dojo will be leaving back to his home country soon and we will have a farewell dinner tonight after training (Monday 11/02/19). 
It will held at Paradise Restaurand (Indian buffet).

Also, Epsom location is getting near maximum capacity but there are still space available at our latest location (681 Sandringham Road, Sandringham).

If you want to start learning or if you have past experience and would like to continue training, please send us an email or pop in for a free class.

We do not have a contract, $20 per week on automatic payment.
Due to the above factors, we do create a waiting list once we have reach our maximum capacity to ensure a good ratio of instructors and students but also safety on the mats due possible over crowding.

Also, the competition is up soon: Saturday 23 February 2019

Deadline to enter is 19 Feb at midnight.

As usual, the club will refund half of the entries of our competitors.
We also have our $100 Cash bonus for the person that does the most submissions at the event.

If you are looking for a school for your kids, please check out our affiliate club Auckland Kids BJJ.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2019

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2019 (So far) 
26th January - Mana Championship Submission Only - Auckland
9th February - Full Force Submission Only - Hamilton
23rd February - NZ Grappler No Gi Regionals - Auckland
2nd March - Rivercity No Gi Tournament - Whanganui
9th March - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
16th March - NZ Grappler No Gi Regionals - Wellington
6th April - NZ Grappler No Gi Nationals - Auckland
13th and 14th April - TNT Gi and No Gi Invitational - Auckland
13th April - Wellington Open Submission Only No Gi - Wellington
27th April - Māori Nationals - New Plymouth
4th May - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
18th May - NZ Grappler Gi Regionals - Dunedin
15th June - NZ Grappler Gi -Auckland
29th June - Rivercity Gi Tournament - Whanganui
July 13th - Southern Tribes Gi Open - Levin
26th-28th July - Submission Sisters - Nz Girls Grappling Camp - Hamilton
10th August - NZ Grappler Gi - Wellington
21st September - Wellington Open - Submission Only Gi - Wellington
28th September - NZ Grappler Gi Nationals - Auckland
26th October - NZ Grappler No Gi - Dunedin
9th November - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
9th November - Rivercity No Gi Tournament - Whanganui

Training report: Back position

The fundamental topic for the week was the back position.

We also continued in our back attacks (enter the system) for our advanced students.

It was the second week for the year and we can start seeing some good numbers in terms of attendance (especially at Epsom where we had 26 students on Thursday night).

Also, we had 6 female members training last Tuesday which a new record.

We are still open to take more students.
All level welcome.

We will be teaching side control next week for beginners and continue on our back attack system for advanced program.