Saturday, 16 January 2021

Couples of competition dates for February in Auckland

 2 competition events to start the year with.

13th - Mana Championships - Submission King | Queen - Auckland
Venue: TBC
The first one is run by Mana Championship on Saturday 13th February
Mana Championship is known for its round robin submission only format.
It means you get to have a match with everyone in your weight category which will give you lot of experience.
However, they allow knee reaping, toe hold and knee bar from blue belt and heel hooks from purple at the advanced division.
The location is to be confirmed but it is usually held at City Kick boxing.
The entry fee for spectator is $10 but be ready to sit on the mats and stand as no sitting option is available.

27th - NZ Grappler - No-Gi Auckland Regionals
Venue - Auckland - Barfoot and Thompson Stadium 203 Kohimarama Road
This event is run by NZ grappler and they use SIJJF rules.
Regional event usually have a repechage system which means you get one more win in case you lose your first match but that remains to be confirmed.
Also you have to pay an annual Federation membership fee to be allowed to compete in the NZ grappler event.
The entry fee for spectator is $10.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Junior Squad starting date and new training Days

 Kia ora Whanau 

I hope you have all had an awesome and restful holidays, 

Now that we have all had a chance to refresh during the summer it is time to refocus and start putting in the mahi on the mats. 

Training for the Junior team will start back on Tuesday the 26th of January  at 4:30 PM 

Also, we have changed the days for training this year for our junior team. Training for 2021 will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 430 pm. 

2021 is going to be a big year! Thank you all for your continued support, see you all on the mats real soon. 

Nga mihi nui: 

AucklandBJJ Coaching team 

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Training Report: 1

This week, we covered the questions and answers topic. 

 Each class started with 1 step roll where one person does one move at the time and do not offer much resistance. 
 It is considered as a chess game and the idea is to only use techniques which make the student realise that he is missing some techniques or lack of knowledge in certain position.

Instead of tolling with your A game and compensate your lack of techniques with strength and speed, the one step roll is used a learning tool.

Some of the techniques covered were: top half guard, bottom half guard, pendulum sweep, side control escapes.

Doc Alex also introduced us to some fitness exercise to help strenghening the core and therefore prevents lower back pain,

Open mats Saturday was popular. 
It is from 10 am to 12.
Only available for paying members.

The Junior Squad classes should start on the 18/01/20.
The inaugural kids classes (5-12) should start at the beginning of February.
Please email us if you want to put your child on the waiting list.

We also have 

27 February 2021 is the first competition of the the year
NZ grappler NO GI Auckland Regional.

Also we are planning to run some inter clubs competition to gain more experience through the semester.

Also, we are taking new members.
Please come down a free class.
We have classes Mon to Frid (6-8 pm)
$40 per week.


Monday, 4 January 2021


  Q: How many classes do you offer and were are you located?

A: We have evening classes for adults from 6-8 pm from Mondays to Fridays. Our location is 35 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland. 

Juniors (12-17 years old) is from 4.30 to 5.45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The commencing date is to be confirmed. Please email us for starting date and go on our waiting list. email

We are looking at starting a kids (5-11 years old) this year. Please email us if you want to your kid to go our waiting list. email

We have 150 sqm of mats.

Q: Do you give discount for family?

A: Yes, we do please enquire at

Q: What do I bring?

A: Regular work out clothes, no pockets or zips but we also have a loaner uniform available if you choose to attend ghi classes (just need to pay for laundry costs), water bottle and slip on shoes (jandals).

Q: Where can I buy the uniforms?

A: You can buy your uniforms such as Gh and belt from our stock. 

Q: Do you I need to buy the uniform from the club?

A: No, we do not enforce our students to buy our products. 

Q: How much are the fees?

A: For adults, the fees is $40 per week. Juniors and kids will be $25 per week. Enquire for family discount at

Q: What is the structure of the class and do I need to attend the entire 2 hours session?

A: We start our class at 6pm with warm up and takedowns drills for about 20 minutes. Which we follow up with the techniques of the week for 30 minutes. Then we have sparring for the rest of the class (about 1 hour). The class usually finishes around 8 pm. 

Q: How often can I train?

A: It is unlimited training. We also have an adult open mats for members only on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon. 

Q: What is an open mats?

A: It is not a formal class where an instructor is teaching techniques. It consist of students drilling techniques and sparring.

Q: Do you offer privates classes for members?

A: Yes, but at extra cost, enquire with your instructors for time.

Q: How is the grading organised?

A: We have a grading in June and December when students receive their new belt depending on their progress and performance.

Q: Do I need to compete?

A: No. While we encourage and train our student to compete, we also focus on other aspect of this martial such as self-defense and fitness.

A: How do I start?

Q: Just turn up for a free class.

Thursday, 31 December 2020

 From NZ grappler website

FEB 27: No-Gi Auckland Regionals

Mar 20: No-Gi Wellingtown Regionals

Mar 27: No-Gi Christchurch Regionals

May 1: No-Gi Auckland Regionals

June 19: Gi Dunedin Regionals

Jul 3: Gi Wellington Regionals

Aug 7: Gi Auckland Regionals

Sep 11: Gi Rotorua - North Island Championship

Sep 25: Gi Christchurch - South island Championship

Oct 30; GI Auckland Nationals