Wednesday, 13 December 2017

2018 NZ Grappler Time table

As usual, we base our teaching program on the type of competition format and their dates available in our area.

So next year, we will still train nogi on Tuesday to prepare for the NOGI Nationals held on the Saturday 07 April 2018 in Auckland by NZ grappler

That will also mark the end of our nogi season as we will start training gi on-wards to prepare for the Gi Regional which will be held on Saturday 12 May 2018 in Auckland by NZ grappler.

We will have our graduation for semester 1 on the first week of June.

The competitions for semester 2 will be the National BJJ GI on Saturday 11 August 2018 and  BJJ NOGI on Saturday 13 October 2018.

BJJ Saturday classes are cancelled from now on

We are stopping the Saturday classes from now on-wards.

You can still attend the Judo class on Saturday.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Training report: Graduation 2017

Traditionally, we host graduation on the first week of December.

It is usually held during a normal class which falls on Thursday as it is a Gi class.

We will also have our X-mas party at Stu house where we will make some wood fire pizza and eat about 10 kilos of oysters. Beer and Kava will also be provided.

In our club, graduation is very simple.
The graduates demonstrate a couple of techniques.
It is not a test but more an opportunity to show off their skills and put them on the front stage so to speak.
Then we have open mats for sparring for about 45 minutes.
Of course, we complete the ceremony with giving belts and stripes.

Oh, I forgot the pizzas, garlic bread and chips ordered from Domino pizzas and the beers.

Overall, good fun at the club.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Training report: Back Control and Kimura Trap

Last week, we covered the back position for the fundamentals and Kimura trap for the more advanced

The Kimura Trap System was made popular by Mr Avellan.