Sunday, 15 October 2017

Meet our members

Member of the week: 

Mr Linjan Chen.

Mr Chen started our program about 4 years ago when we moved to the Epsom location. 
His attendance is remarkable and he averages 6.5 hours of training per week (Bjj and Judo included). 
Thank you for the support.

Meet our member

I forgot to post that 2 weeks ago.

Member of the week. 

This is Igor Goulart. 

He originates from Rio de Janeiro - Brasil.

He is one of the hybrids that cross train in both martial at our sister Auckland University Judo Club. 

He is a black belt in Judo and purple belt in Bjj. 

One of his favorite Judo throw is called seo nage. 

Thank you for the support.

Competition and Training report

This week topic was 1/2 guard passes.

On Saturday, 6 competitors entered the No Regional BJJ competition organised by the NZ grappler.

The club refunded 1/2 of the entry fee of our competitors which it only costed them $30-35 to compete.

Also, Marcio and Callum shared the prize money of $100 for the most submission as they has one submission each.

The club shouted a "few" jugs of beers and pizzas at the Zookepper son in Royal Oak (after competition venue). Shots of tequila were great but gave me a massive hang over the next day.

Callum suggested to add some competition before the Nogi Regionals.

In terms of result, the team did really well. 6 competitors: 3 medals.

Due the double elimination format which NZ grappler only uses for the Regional event, the team got to have at least 2 matched each and everyone got lot of valuable experience.

The most important part is no one got injured (well apart some cauliflower worsening).

Next week, we will covering 1/2 guard sweeps.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Reinventing the wheel

This the second time I heard of BJJ competitions held in NZ, that are trying to mimic ADCC rules.

Literally, they are NOT following the IBJJF rules which is the standards of BJJ competitions.

Both competitions will be held in remote places in NZ which is great to promote the sport at grass roots level but the question is why using or more like allowing lot of techniques that already banned in IBJJF rules.

Why are they trying the reinvent the wheel?

If the IBJJF has banned specific techniques (even at black belt level), one would think it was due to trial and errors or more like injuries after injuries.

And even if someone managed to win such competitions with the ADDC style of rules, what is next?

Can they enter other competitions in NZ?

Are they on purpose alienating most of the competitors by offering such rules?

Training report: Sweeps and IBJJ rules

On Tuesday night, we covered IBJJF rules for the Regional NOGI competition.

On Thursday, Serge taught some sweeps like hip bump sweep and scissor sweeps.
They go very well with Kimura and Cross chokes.

Some links about IBJJF rules