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Accusations of fast promotion

 On a recent post on a Facebook group, an instructor accused another gym owner of promoting his student to black belt very quickly. There were also insinuations that the belt promotion came with the sale of the BJJ gym. I don't really care much about early promotion in other gyms or sale of gym. But what I would like to point out is that every instructors have their own standards for promoting their students. Surely, one cannot expect all the instructors around the world to share the same standards. Hence the reason for "the beauty lies on the eyes of beholder". Some instructors are accused of promoting too fast and therefore devalue the standards of the martial arts. They are called Mc Dojo. Some instructors are accused of promoting too slow which is called sandbagging by some people. It can get really bad when you see the same white belt winning the beginners division years after years. Beginners should be beginners after all. Also, you have students being accused of gy

IBJJF Referee Certificate

  I just completed and passed the IBJJF Referee course  with a 95% Pass.  In order to ensure that the certified black belts are up to date with the current IBJJF rules, we have to complete a referee course for our next degree (which has been every three years for myself.  Usually, we attend a referee seminar in Melbourne or Sydney.  But due to covid 19, I had to do online for the first time .

Special Offer for the month of September

Sign up for 3 months and receive 3 privates classes with a black belt instructor. The private classes are redeemable on Saturday morning during open mats which are held from 10 AM. The private classes duration are 45 minutes long and are worth $100 each.

June 2022 Grading

  We had our long delayed grading on the 7th of June and we gave the following students their new belts. Ben Uy -- Brown Vinicius Tsugi  -- Brown Signy Crowe -- Purple Max Randall -- Purple Nathan Loo -- Purple Sergiy Sevastyanov -- Blue Ryan Shaw -- Blue Nat Glover -- Yellow After grading we had our traditional have free rolling and pizza. At Auckland BJJ we don't have an exam at the graduation, and instead let our students do a demonstration of the abilities that we have seen them demonstrate in our regular classes.  Here are some of the videos Afterwards we have a free rolling and a feed. We like to feed our students after our graduation, which is a practice we have taken from Tikanga Maori, and we believe it really fosters a great sense of belonging and celebration. 

Member of the week -Signy Crowe Signy Crowe (Soon to be Purple Belt) has been with us for many years. Even though she turned up looking for a Judo class she ended up staying with us. Signy's favourite competition memory is getting two subs and winning bronze at nationals

No Gi Tuesday and Fridays

 We are currently running  No -gi classes Tuesday and Friday Yes-gi classes Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. And open mats 10-12 am on Saturday Come along and have some fun!!!