Saturday, 24 June 2017

Training report: North South Position and internal competition

This week, we taught North South position which is not rewarded any points under IBJJF position
unless you use it to establish guard pass.

Therefore it often a position that needs to train a lot for.
Also, this week we had a little fun night with an internal team competition with some prices brought from Stuart (from his Judo competition trip in Japan).

The new embroidery patches are now available.

The small one is $5 and the big one is $25.

For cash flow issue, I will only do pre order for the big patch.

Also, the screen print patches are getting ready and they will be $10.

We are using the same person printman that did the hammerhead t shirt and hammerhead screen print patches.

We will be taking orders for t shirts and hoodies as well.











Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The blog is now 4 years old

Facebook is super cool and just reminded me that our blog Aucklandbjj,com started exactly 4 years
ago.

A few screens shots of the some stats to celebrate










238,688 views so far

The article called the curse of the blue belt has 9590 views so far and is our top post.




79722 pages were viewed from New Zealand
Second one was USA with 50111 views.



Monday, 19 June 2017

Training report: Knee on the Belly

Knee on the belly position is rewarded by 2 points.

It is a devastating position as it created pressure for your opponent to force him to make a mistake and create opening for submission.

On Saturday, I went to the seminar of Andre Galvao and got him to autograph his book called drills to win.

I will covering the techniques from the seminar through semester 2.








Sunday, 11 June 2017

Training report: Less is more

The beginners did side control: 2 escapes and the kimura trap
While the advance guys did the exorcist sub and drilling on Thursday.

Also this semester we are introducing the Uchikomi systems.

It means that you already know a throw and want to drill it, you just drill it.

Meanwhile if you do not any throw, you still can learn the throw of the week.

We also making a change for our advance class as I want to stop introducing new techniques as the national gi competition in 7 weeks and let them drill techniques that they already know.

Less is more.