Serge Morel and Stuart Mitchell are BJJ Black Belt Instructors (IBBJF 2nd degree certified). AucklandBJJ black belts Laurence Pene and Luiz Machado also run classes.
Our fees are $40 for adults and $30 for juniors and $25 for kids per week. We have two instructors per class so we split the class for beginners. Come check us out for a trial class and discounts.
While I am Fiji for the 40th reunion of my high school I decided to visit the South Pacific Judo Centre in Nabua. This gym is run by the Takayawa family and has produced many international level judo players.
Training was hard in the heat and humidity and I was a little scared when I saw the climbing ropes hanging from the ceiling as I had seen a high school squad in Japan go up and down the rips for 10 minutes for warm up. In the end we didn't use them but we did do;
Warm up exercises
Moving uchi komi ending with a throw
4 rounds of newaza
5 rounds of tachiwaza
That was really enough for me, but I'll be back on Thursday.
As we are getting closer to graduation, students that are not getting promoted to the next belt will likely to receive stripes instead. If you do not have a black tab on your belt, we cannot give you stripes. Why do we have stripes? The Gracies decided to have a stripes system in order to be different from Judo. As it takes 1-3 years between belts, it is nice to receive stripes once in a while. How often do we give stripes? It is usually done during graduation which is usually held twice a year (August and December). What if you miss the graduation event? No worries, we will give them during the following classes. How many stripes can I get? You can get up to 4 stripes. Is there a minimum number of stripes in order to get the next belt? No, in fact some schools do not bother with stripes. You can move to the next belt even if you do not have any stripes. What is the red tab for? It is for the instructors. A blue
I will teach you a black belt magic trick in Jiu Jitsu. If you want a student to disappear: give him a blue belt. It is recurring event in the life of an instructor and a club. If you think the drop out of white belts is bad enough, the ratio of drop out of the blue belts is worst. I am not sure if I agree with statistics on this picture. But the issue is not really about arguing about the percentages of drop out but more on discussing the reasons for such drop out and what we can do to prevent it. Reasons for the drop out: It takes a long time to achieve a blue belt. It average between 1-3 years. After 1-3 years of training, people loose interest and wants to start a new sport or hobby. The goal of the student was to achieve the blue belt and not the black belt. Personal situations changes over the years. Lot of people that start training are young single males with disposable income. Lot of them are at university level or are single. Add a few more years and they
Please send an email to enroll your kids for the term 3 which starts on Tuesday 27 July 2021. We have 2 classes available per week depending on age and maturity. The kids classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 03.45 pm to 4.30 pm. The age range starts from 5 years old. The Junior classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 04.30 pm to 06.00 pm. The age range starts from 10 years old. As usual, we will have limited spots to ensure a good ration of teacher/students. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.